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Restaurateurs welcome steps to name and shame fake online reviewers

Published:  23 November, 2012

UK hotels and restaurants have welcomed steps to name and shame venues that try to boost their online reputation by buying fake reviews.

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João Portugal Ramos releases exclusive wines

Published:  22 November, 2012

Portuguese producer João Portugal Ramos has launched a premium Albariño, to be stocked exclusively by Marks & Spencer, and a red called F'OZ, to be stocked by Waitrose.

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Cono Sur claims title of largest global Pinot Noir producer

Published:  22 November, 2012

Cono Sur is claiming to be the world's biggest producer of Pinot Noir in the wake of diminished harvests for New Zealand and Burgundy.

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Wine merchants complain London rents 'absolutely insane'

Published:  22 November, 2012

Independent wine merchants in London have branded rents "absolutely insane" and one of their main business gripes, while outside the capital increases are more moderate.

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Supermarkets see sales slowdown ahead of Christmas

Published:  22 November, 2012

Supermarket sales of beers, wines and spirits remain flat, reflecting what retail analysts believe is the cautious mood among consumers ahead of December and the festive period.

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Barriques d'Or auction breaks record for second year

Published:  22 November, 2012

The 11th Barriques d'Or auction, organised by Plaimont Producteurs and Cave de Crouseilles, has broken its highest barrel sale record for the second year in a row.

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BWS figures remain flat heading in to festive period

Published:  22 November, 2012


Supermarket sales of beers, wines and spirits remain flat reflecting what retail analysts believe is the cautious mood amongst consumers ahead of December and the festive period.

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EWBC conference hosts 280 bloggers from 40 countries

Published:  22 November, 2012

The fifth annual EWBC - Digital Wine Communications Conference saw communicators from 40 countries attend and 280 wine bloggers and wine industry professionals take part.

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It's a Lodi Boneshaker from Hahn Family Wines

Published:  21 November, 2012

Hahn Family Wines must hope the growing cycling community will get behind its new Californian wine from Lodi, Boneshaker.

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Aldi launches super premium wine range

Published:  21 November, 2012

Discount retailer Aldi has launched a super premium wine range which it claims seriously undercuts prices in other specialists.

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Perrier-Jouët sparkles with gift box

Published:  21 November, 2012

Anyone looking for a gifting idea for any occasion, can't not be attracted by the Perrier-Jouët collaboration with British artist and designer Claire Coles.

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Yealands Estate scoops sustainability award

Published:  21 November, 2012

Yealands Estate has been awarded Most Sustainable Medium Business at the International Green Awards 2012, making it the only New Zealand organisation, and only winery globally, to receive the accolade.

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Australia's leading family wineries focus on China

Published:  21 November, 2012

Australia's top family wineries have turned their attention to the Chinese wine market.

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Chile, Argentina and South Africa join forces for annual wine tasting

Published:  21 November, 2012

Three of the UK's most important generic bodies have ditched their individual tastings and instead have joined forces to offer a larger event in September 2013.

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Southern hemisphere generic bodies team of for tasting

Published:  21 November, 2012

Generic bodies Wines of Argentina, Wines of Chile and Wines of South Africa have teamed up to launch a collaborative generic tasting for September 2013, The Beautiful South.

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Food and wine matching focus for new boot-camp

Published:  20 November, 2012

Hailed as one of the most "intensive, thorough and rewarding wine courses" around, The Extreme Wine Experience 2013 will give delegates a chance to gain an official WSET qualification and learn about food and wine matching.

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WSTA accuses government of 'empty rhetoric' if it presses ahead with minimum pricing

Published:  20 November, 2012

The WSTA's chief executive has accused the government of "empty rhetoric" if it doesn't drop its proposal for a minimum unit pricing policy.

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Harvest report: Muscadet 'superb keeping potential'

Published:  20 November, 2012

Muscadet producers can look forward to some "great cuvées with superb keeping potential", according to Vins de Loire.

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Vinexpo 2013 to take place from June 16-20

Published:  19 November, 2012

Vinexpo has confirmed that its 17th trade show will be held from June 16 to 20, 2013, at Bordeaux's Lake Exhibition Centre.

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Majestic Wine profits grow as customer numbers jump

Published:  19 November, 2012

Majestic Wine's profits are up by 3.9%, driven by an 11.2% jump in customer numbers, according the the group's half year results to October 1, 2012.

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