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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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Concha y Toro beefs up UK sales team

Published:  02 October, 2012

Concha y Toro has appointed three sales and merchandising reps to push the Casillero del Diablo brand in the UK impulse sector.

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Steve Gerrard new boss for Barwell & Jones

Published:  02 October, 2012

Wine agency Barwell & Jones has appointed Steve Gerrard as managing director with immediate effect.

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BBX sees online wine trades grow to £11.5m

Published:  01 October, 2012

Berrys' Broking Exchange has seen the volume of online fine wine sales grow by 13% to £11.5 million as collectors and investors get accustomed to the platform.

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Tony Laithwaite and Hugh Johnson discuss wine trends

Published:  28 September, 2012

Wine scoring and trends were two of the subjects discussed between Tony Laithwaite, head of Laithwaite's Wine, and wine writer Hugh Johnson at this year's Henley Literary Festival.

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Julio Faustino Martinez receives award for brand expansion in Rioja

Published:  28 September, 2012

Julio Faustino Martinez of the Faustino Group has been awarded 'Personalidades Ilustres del Rioja', for his contribution to the expansion of the Rioja brand both in Spain and globally.

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Negociants UK Winemaker Tour blog

Published:  28 September, 2012

With more and more kiwi-themed cafes and eateries popping up in London, the UK is increasingly beginning to feel like home for New Zealander Clive Jones from Nautilus Estate, one of the six pioneering winemakers travelling round the country on the The Negociants UK Winemaker Tour.

 

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Bar operator Orchid ups food focus as earnings dip

Published:  28 September, 2012

Food-led pub and bar operator the Orchid Group has seen sales grow by 3.7%, while EBITDAR fell by 5.4% in the full year to December 2011.

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Malibu launches Snowcoco ahead of festive season

Published:  28 September, 2012

Malibu has launched limited edition Malibu Snowcoco in the off-trade ahead of the festive season.

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Government's zeal for minimum pricing means 'pause' in industry co-operation, warns WSTA

Published:  27 September, 2012

WSTA chief executive Miles Beale has warned that the government's U-turn on minimum pricing would lead to a "pause" in the industry's co-operation.

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Negociants UK Winemaker Tour blog

Published:  27 September, 2012

Aussie Louisa Rose, head of winemaking at Yalumba and Hill-Smith Family Vineyard, has been busy sharing her winemaking philosophy with the UK trade in The Negociants Winemaker Tour. She takes some time out to muse on what makes a great wine.

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KWV joins forces with Myliko Wines in renewed UK focus

Published:  27 September, 2012

KWV is looking to re-invent itself in the UK with a new strategy centred on working through Manchester-based wine agency Myliko Wines.

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Cuervo tequila puts focus on UK market

Published:  27 September, 2012

Cuervo is to capitalise on an uplift in sales by significantly increasing the UK marketing spend of its 100% agave tequila over the next three years.

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Wine trade expects five more years of downturn before UK economy improves

Published:  26 September, 2012

The wine trade fully expects to have to deal with five more years of economic pressures in the UK before things start improving.

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Aiden Byrne's Church Green wins AA Restaurant of the Year

Published:  26 September, 2012

Celebrity chef Aiden Byrne's Cheshire restaurant the Church Green British Grill has been named AA Restaurant of the Year for England 2012-13.

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Canard-Duchêne becomes Vinopolis sponsor

Published:  26 September, 2012

London-based Vinopolis has announced Canard-Duchêne as the new Champagne sponsor for its wine experiences, restaurants and events.

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AdVini appoints UK trading director

Published:  26 September, 2012

France's third biggest wine group, AdVini, has appointed Phil Priest as its new UK trading director.

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Radical range revamp for Morrisons

Published:  26 September, 2012

Morrisons plans to boost wine sales by £100 million in the next three years via a radical range revamp, consumer profiling and the launch of online sales.

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Bristol wins southern heat of Brugal cocktail competition

Published:  26 September, 2012

A five-strong team from Bristol have won the southern heat and first leg of the Great Brugal Rumble cocktail competition at London's Boutique Bar Show.

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New blog series: Negociants UK Winemaker Tour

Published:  26 September, 2012

Fresh from The Negociants UK Winemaker Tour is Tom Barry, third-generation family winemaker at Jim Barry Wines, who has been travelling round the country with five fellow Aussie and Kiwi winemakers. He shares his experiences on the road with Harpers.

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