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Spanish wine stalwart John Radford dies

Published:  29 October, 2012

Spanish wine champion John Radford died on October 19, aged 65.

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ProWein boosts seminars for 2013 event

Published:  29 October, 2012

ProWein is ramping up its programme of seminars on offer for its 2013 event to be hosted at a central lecture forum.

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Hardys ramps up food sponsorship campaign

Published:  29 October, 2012

Accolade Wines is targeting 145,000 consumers through a stepped-up sponsorship and sampling campaign at the BBC Good Food Shows this autumn.

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Biggest ever ad spend for Bargain Booze

Published:  26 October, 2012

Bargain Booze is hoping to reach over 20 million UK adults this Christmas with its biggest ever above-the-line advertising push.

 

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Champagne sales swell after three-year lull

Published:  26 October, 2012

Sales of premium Champagne are hitting record highs again after a three-year lull, according to key industry figures.

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Languedoc winemakers the Outsiders hold London tasting

Published:  26 October, 2012

A group of Languedoc-Roussillon wine producers who call themselves the Outsiders thanks to their alternative approach to winemaking will be coming together on November 1 in London to show a selection of 40 wines.

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González Byass puts in strong sales performance

Published:  26 October, 2012

González Byass has finished its financial year up with "really good growth on wine and Tio Pepe", says marketing director Jeremy Rockett.

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Jancis Robinson scoops award for services to Portuguese wine

Published:  26 October, 2012

Jancis Robinson MW has picked up an award for her services to Portuguese wine from the ambassador to the UK.

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Absolut revamps Drinkspiration app

Published:  25 October, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned vodka brand Absolut has revamped its Drinkspiration iPhone app to provide personalised drink recommendations and fresh cocktail ideas for the new iPhone 5.

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Join us and Champagne Bureau's Françoise Peretti for Global Champagne Day Tweet up

Published:  25 October, 2012


Harpers is kicking off celebrations for this weekend's Global Champagne Day on October 28 by hosting a live tweet up with the Champagne Information Bureau's director Françoise Peretti on Friday afternoon.

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Jo Ahearne MW to present masterclasses at Harpers Chile Summit

Published:  25 October, 2012

Jo Ahearne MW, buying manager for Harrods, is the latest speaker to sign up to the Chile Summit 2012 and will present two masterclasses at the event.

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Liberty Wines appointed UK agent for Valdespino sherries

Published:  25 October, 2012

Liberty Wines has been appointed exclusive UK agent for Valdespino, one of the oldest Sherry bodegas in Jerez de la Frontera.

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Indies haven't benefited from reported economic growth, says ACS

Published:  25 October, 2012

Despite figures from Office of National Statistics showing the economy has returned to growth, a survey carried out by the Association of Convenience Stores shows independent stores have not benefited.

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Buckingham Schenk launches pre-filled wine glasses in Sainsbury's

Published:  24 October, 2012

Buckingham Schenk has launched a range of pre-filled PET wine goblets under the Italian brand Cavatina exclusively to Sainsbury's.

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Wine Cellar - Maidenhead

Published:  24 October, 2012

Buying up the Maidenhead Wine Rack after it went into administration in 2009 was a spontaneous move for owner Susie Warner, but a natural addition to working in wholesale through her partner's business the Maidenhead Wine Company. 

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Burgundy faces smallest harvest since 1950s

Published:  24 October, 2012


Burgundy is facing up to its smallest harvest since the mid-1950s after the vineyards of the Côte d'Or suffered a mixture of frost, hail, mildew and poor flowering.

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'Groundbreaking' East Mediterranean wine tasting planned for EWBC conference

Published:  24 October, 2012

Delegates at the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Turkey next month will have the chance to take part in a Grand Terroir tasting of selected wines from across the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Spirits shoppers ignore ingredient claims, says research

Published:  24 October, 2012

Drinkers aren't influenced by ingredient claims when it comes to buying spirits, says new research.

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Olly Smith to select 50 Great Portuguese Wines

Published:  24 October, 2012

Wines of Portugal has announced wine writer and TV personality Olly Smith will select the 50 Great Portuguese Wines 2013.

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Argentina's Catena family launches new wines in UK through Enotria

Published:  24 October, 2012

Argentinian wine dynasty Catena has launched wines from its new winery Bodega Cuarto Dominio in the UK through Enotria.

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