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Wines of Germany plans significant UK investment

Published:  07 November, 2012

The German Wine Institute is "significantly" increasing its UK investment to boost its burgeoning growth of the above £5 price bracket.

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CIVL buyers' trip: Laurent Chaniac

Published:  07 November, 2012

Next up in our CIVL buyers' trip series, Laurent Chaniac, food and wine consultant to The Cinnamon Club & Kitchen in London, tells Harpers which wines and producers stood out for him and why carbonic maceration is a real turn-off.

 

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Vodka Emporium opens door to first retail store

Published:  07 November, 2012

Online drinks specialist Vodka Emporium has opened its first retail store in Colchester in partnership with indie wine merchant The Wine Company.

 

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Morrisons online wine store goes live

Published:  07 November, 2012

Morrisons Cellar, the supermarket's online wine store which aims to boost its wine sales by £100 million, has gone live.

 

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Distell launches new sparkler in UK

Published:  06 November, 2012

Distell is hoping to cash in on consumer demand for lower-alcohol wines with its new sparkling white.

 

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UK interest in American whiskey booming

Published:  06 November, 2012

Bourbon Buffalo Trace plans to host more pop-up bars across the country following its success at London Cocktail Week, and the distillery is also launching a limited edition whiskey as UK interest in the category grows.

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Languedoc's white wines growing in popularity in UK

Published:  06 November, 2012

Renowned for its red wines, the Languedoc is seeing an increase in demand from UK buyers for its "fashionable" whites.

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Asda's IPL arm sources 40% of its wine

Published:  06 November, 2012

Asda has revealed its direct sourcing arm IPL is responsible for buying up to 40% of its wine range.

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CIVL buyers' trip: Ana Sapungiu

Published:  05 November, 2012

Encouraging new UK listings of Languedoc wines was the aim behind the recent CIVL study tour to the region, organised in conjunction with Harpers.

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Ex-Waverley wine boss joins Australian Vintage

Published:  05 November, 2012

Ex-Waverley wine boss Henry Moran has joined Australian Vintage.

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Quinn Glass relaunches bottling arm as demand for bulk wine grows

Published:  05 November, 2012

Quinn Glass has relaunched its specialist bottling division to cope with growing market demand for bulk wine filling services.

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Cracking Wines competition winner

Published:  05 November, 2012

Karl Walton from Hennings Wine Merchants' Chichester branch is the lucky winner of a case of Absolutely Cracking French Wines.

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Rental record for new Whisky Shop on Piccadilly

Published:  05 November, 2012

A branch of the Whisky Shop is forking out a new rental record for its latest store, which is scheduled to opposite the Ritz in London.

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Café-bars' all-day offer affords sector growth

Published:  05 November, 2012

Café-wine bars are making up a "disproportionate" amount of all new openings in the on-trade, according to CGA Strategy.

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Bell's Scotch whisky aims to raise £1 million for Help for Heroes

Published:  02 November, 2012

Bell's Scotch whisky has released limited edition Help for Heroes bottles in an effort to raise £1 million for the charity.

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Costco starts selling wine online in UK

Published:  02 November, 2012

Wholesaler Costco has launched its UK ecommerce site, including its wine range, which is open to both members and non-members.

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Virgin Wines on expansion drive

Published:  02 November, 2012

Virgin Wines is on a mission to recruit 100,000 customers in the next year in a bid to swell its 250,000-strong membership even further.

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Drinks industry must champion the positives, says WSTA boss

Published:  02 November, 2012

The drinks industry needs to get "on the front foot" and champion its contribution to the local and national economy, says the WSTA chief executive.

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CIVL buyers' trip: Gordon Coates

Published:  02 November, 2012

Stone, Vine & Sun buyer Gordon Coates was among the lucky few who headed to the Languedoc last week for the CIVL study tour, organised in conjunction with Harpers and designed to open buyers' eyes to the diversity on offer.

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Treasury Wine Estates acquires Rapaura Vintners

Published:  02 November, 2012

Treasury Wine Estates has purchased the remaining 50% of Rapaura Vintners from Babich Wines in a bid to strengthen its foothold in Marlborough.

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