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Cliff Roberson retires from Buckingham Schenk

Published:  08 August, 2012

Cliff Roberson is stepping down as chairman of Buckingham Schenk, the agency he founded almost 40 years ago.

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Rexam and Accolade Wines expand RTS sparkling range

Published:  08 August, 2012

Rexam Beverage Can and Accolade Wines have teamed up to expand their ready-to-serve Sparkling Collection range in a bid to attract new consumers to the wine category.

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Sterling makes early gains, but weakens later in the day

Published:  08 August, 2012

Sterling made gains of nearly a cent against the US dollar and just under half a cent against the euro yesterday morning, due to better than expected industrial and manufacturing data for June.

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Tesco trials virtual store for holidaymakers at Gatwick Airport

Published:  07 August, 2012

Tesco has unveiled what it thinks could be the "future of shopping" with its first virtual store at Gatwick Airport's North Terminal.

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Paul Schaafsma on move to Accolade Wines

Published:  07 August, 2012

The trade is speculating whether Paul Schaafsma, outgoing Australian Vintage general manager for the UK and Ireland, will bring a different culture to Accolade Wines.

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SITT Autumn announces exhibitor line-up

Published:  07 August, 2012

SITT Autumn, incorporating the Boutique Wineries Tasting, has announced the line-up of wineries, winemakers and exhibitors attending its tasting next month.

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Waitrose first UK supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wines

Published:  07 August, 2012

Waitrose is to become the first supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wine in the UK.

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Wines in the press, August 2-5

Published:  07 August, 2012

The Telegraph


Muscat is one of the few grapes to make wines that actually smell like fresh grape juice, and there are some really delicious styles that are lovely to drink on a warm summer's day, says Victoria Moore.

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Sterling weakens due to subdued UK retail sales figures

Published:  07 August, 2012

Another difficult day for sterling due to subdued UK retail sales figures for July.

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Ronan Sayburn leaves Hotel du Vin for Dorchester

Published:  06 August, 2012

Hotel du Vin's group wine director Ronan Sayburn is moving to the Dorchester Collection of hotels as head of wine.

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Fluid Movement to open New York-style restaurant

Published:  06 August, 2012

Fluid Movement, the quartet behind Purl and Worship Street Whistling Shop has taken an "unpredictable" step to launch a premium hot dog, craft beer and whisky restaurant.

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Champagne Bollinger and Bruno Paillard in dispute over bottle design

Published:  06 August, 2012

Bollinger has denied that its new bottle shape copies Champagne producer Bruno Paillard, saying that the redesign is based on 19th-century bottles from its cellars.

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Percy Fox launches Arniston Bay Light

Published:  06 August, 2012

Percy Fox is cashing in on the lower alcohol wine category with the launch of Arniston Bay Light.

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Slurp shifts focus to fine wine

Published:  06 August, 2012

Slurp has announced the appointments of James Woodhead and Alex Gonszor in a move to prioritise its fine wine category.

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Australian Vintage's Julian Dyer steps up as interim UK boss

Published:  06 August, 2012

Australian Vintage's Julian Dyer is to step up as acting general manager for the UK and Ireland as Paul Schaafsma moves to Accolade Wines.

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Radical shake-up in Accolade Wines' management

Published:  06 August, 2012

Accolade Wines has implemented a radical shake-up which sees Australian Vintage's Paul Schaafsma move over to head up the UK business and Ted Popov lead mainland Europe.

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Market conditions continue to be volatile for sterling

Published:  06 August, 2012

Current market conditions continue to be volatile for sterling with rapid movements in either direction, according the exchange specialist for UK businesses, Smart Currency.

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Mount Gay in Cowes Week link-up

Published:  06 August, 2012

Following several years of sponsorship, Mount Gay Rum will once again be the official regatta rum at this year's Aberdeen...

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Chablis producers anticipate smaller harvest

Published:  03 August, 2012

Chablis producers are predicting the harvest could be down by around 20%, thanks to bad weather earlier in the growing season.

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Campari 'cautiously optimistic' as profits grow

Published:  03 August, 2012

Gruppo Campari's net profits have grown by 3.5% to €77.9 million, as sales have grown 5% in the half year to June 30.

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