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Port prices set to rise

Published:  11 July, 2012

Port prices are set to rise as the region's governing body has curtailed yields in order to dramatically reduce stocks.

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Jägermeister and Sourz gear up for festival activity

Published:  11 July, 2012

UK drinks brands Jägermeister and Sourz are to appear at summer festivals to promote their brands in an increasingly interactive way.

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Pernod Ricard rewards design talent in Absolut Blank competition

Published:  11 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Absolut rewarded new UK design talent in its second Absolut Blank competition at the New Designers graduate exhibition in London.

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Sterling holds steady as UK exports grow by 6.6%

Published:  11 July, 2012

Sterling gained ground against the euro on Tuesday and held steady against other currencies after the UK trade deficit for May bettered April and exports grew by 6.6%.

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Call for indies to enter Rioja Retailer of the Year

Published:  10 July, 2012

Creative Rioja-loving independent wine merchants are being called on to show their skills in the Wines from Rioja Retailer of the Year Competition.

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Beltrán Domecq appointed president of sherry council

Published:  10 July, 2012

Beltrán Domecq has become the new president of the Board of the Consejo Regulador, where he will help to decide the future of sherry alongside growers and winemakers.

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WSTA's comms chief Partington to move on

Published:  10 July, 2012

The WSTA's communications chief Gavin Partington is moving to the British Soft Drinks Association as director general.

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Wine Intelligence's report on wine labelling in China

Published:  10 July, 2012

Wine exporters wanting to break into the Chinese market should provide labelling that helps give consumer "reassurance",  according to research by Wine Intelligence.

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Sterling holds firm at €1.26/£1.

Published:  10 July, 2012

Sterling holds firm at €1.26/£1.

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Industry figures complete 10k for Benevolent

Published:  10 July, 2012

Runners from Accolade, Codorníu, Concha y Toro, Halewood International and Mentzendorff have completed the British 10k in aid of drinks industry charity The Benevolent

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Wines in the press, July 5-8

Published:  10 July, 2012

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett says one of the grape varieties that has stood out at tastings recently is Viognier.

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D&D Wines liquidation starts early

Published:  09 July, 2012

D&D Wines International's creditors - who are owed £10.5 million - rejected all the proposals put forward by administrators and called for independent liquidators to be appointed instead.

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Armit takes on Champagne Gratiot-Pillière and Bell Hill

Published:  09 July, 2012

Armit Wines has been appointed exclusive UK agent for the New Zealand winery Bell Hill and the Champagne house Gratiot-Pillière with immediate effect.

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Sterling pushes through €1.26/£1 mark

Published:  09 July, 2012

Sterling gained ground against the euro pushing through the €1.26/£1 level on Friday, a rate last seen three and half years ago.

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Beefeater rolls out celebratory Inside London bottle

Published:  09 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Beefeater gin has launched a Beefeater Inside London bottle to celebrate the city's "diverse" personality, while commanding shelf standout presence for retailers.

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Stress driving three in five Britons to drink

Published:  06 July, 2012

Three in five Britons use alcohol to unwind in the evening, according to research from alcohol education charity Drinkaware.

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Pernod Ricard rolls out Beefeater 'Inside London' bottle

Published:  06 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard owned London Beefeater has launched a Beefeater 'Inside London' bottle to celebrate London's "diverse" personality while commanding shelf stand-out presence for retailers.

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First Drinks adds Reyka

Published:  06 July, 2012

As the popularity of premium Vodka shows no signs of abating, First Drinks has expanded its portfolio to add William Grant & Sons-owned premium Icelandic vodka Reyka (rrp£25) to sit alongside Green Mark and ?ubr?wka.

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All in the garden is Rosé de Léoube

Published:  06 July, 2012

In time for the warmer months is the release of two new rosé vintages from French winery Château Léoube; the Rosé de Léoube (rrp £13.99) and Le Secret de Léoube Rosé 2011 (rrp £19.99).

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D&D wines to go into liquidation

Published:  06 July, 2012

D&D Wines international will go into liquidation on Friday July 13, according to the firm's administrators RSM Tenon.

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