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Wines in the press, October 5-8

Published:  08 October, 2012

The Guardian

Knowing where regional boundaries are - especially when it comes to France, is a handy piece of knowledge to have, according to Fiona Beckett.

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Sud de France to hold first specialist importers' tasting

Published:  05 October, 2012

Sud de France is to hold its first specialist importers' trade tasting of Languedoc-Roussillon wines in a bid to promote the region's strengths.

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More Spirited Wines stores ready for Christmas

Published:  05 October, 2012

Spirited Wines is halfway through making changes to the London stores it bought from Nicolas earlier this year.

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Sud de France to hold first specialist importers' tasting

Published:  05 October, 2012

Sud de France is to hold its first specialist importers' trade tasting of Languedoc-Roussillon wines in a bid to promote the region's strengths.

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South Africa all set to gain more share

Published:  05 October, 2012

South Africa is "very well positioned" to take market share from countries like Australia as it now claims to be able to supply quality wine at all price levels.

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Speakers join the Chile Summit debate

Published:  05 October, 2012

Chilean wine supporters will be going head to head with trade skeptics in the converts versus cynics debate at Harpers' second Chile Summit.

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Brasserie Blanc wins AFWS wine service award

Published:  05 October, 2012

High street chain Brasserie Blanc has won one of the two new Academy of Food & Wine Service awards aimed at establishments achieving excellence in the industry.

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Brasserie Blanc wins AFWS award for Wine Service

Published:  05 October, 2012

High street chain, Brasserie Blanc has won one of the two new Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) awards aimed at establishments achieving excellence in service.

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WaverleyTBS collapse shocks the trade

Published:  05 October, 2012

The sudden collapse of WaverleyTBS into administration earlier this week has sent shock waves across the industry and left an estimated £10 million owing to creditors.

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Isle of Jura Superstition awarded Whisky Shop accolade

Published:  04 October, 2012

The sixth Whisky Shop's Whisky of the Year award has been given to the Isle of Jura Superstition.

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Record primeur sales for Château Angludet

Published:  04 October, 2012

Despite trade criticism that the 2011 primeur campaign has been lack-lustre, Maison Sichel has announced a record year for its family-owned Margaux property Château Angludet.

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Waitrose relaunches own-label range

Published:  04 October, 2012

Waitrose is relaunching its own-label wine, beer and spirit range, which includes 77 lines and wines for under £5.

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Hatch Mansfield upbeat despite difficult climate

Published:  04 October, 2012

Hatch Mansfield is optimistic about the future given its brands operate in the more premium sector.

 

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Calls for recognised norm for valuing wine funds

Published:  04 October, 2012

Wine investment companies are calling for a transparent method of valuing wine funds.

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Bargain Booze reports sales lift as profits slip

Published:  03 October, 2012

Strong price promotions and convenience retail formats have lifted off-licence group Bargain Booze's sales to £395 million.

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Changing old habits with new ethical network

Published:  03 October, 2012

A new scheme to help food and drink businesses become greener and more environmentally aware has been rolled out.

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Thanksgiving service for Patrick Sandeman

Published:  02 October, 2012

A Thanksgiving Mass in memory of Patrick Sandeman is to be held on October 4 at The Church of the Immaculate Conception Farm Street, 114 Mount Street, London, at 3pm.

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French wine bar opens in London's Shoreditch

Published:  02 October, 2012

Advertising magnate Edwin Chan has opened an exclusively French wine bar and restaurant in Shoreditch, London.

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Adminstrators called in at WaverleyTBS

Published:  02 October, 2012

WaverleyTBS has entered administration, with business advisory firm Deloitte's Daniel Butters and William Dawson being officially appointed as the joint administrators.

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European Commission lends weight to minimum pricing opposition

Published:  02 October, 2012

The European Commission has added its weight to the list of countries that have objected to Scotland's plans for minimum unit pricing.

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