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WSET iPhone app notches up 3,000 downloads

Published:  06 June, 2012

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust Wine Game iPhone app, which launched on May 22 and tests players by placing wines in their respective countries, has passed the 3,000 download mark.

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Wines in the press, May 31- June 4

Published:  06 June, 2012

The Financial Times

Jancis Robinson MW is talking about the recent Raw and The Real Wine Fair which were held in London and devoted to natural, organic and biodynamic wines.

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Accolade Wines acquires Geyser Peak

Published:  06 June, 2012

Accolade Wines has acquired Californian brand Geyser Peak, as well as stablemates Atlas Peak and XYZin, from Ascentia Wine Estates, with the aim of spearheading growth in the US.

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Sterling weakens against euro

Published:  06 June, 2012

Sterling weakened against the majority of currencies last week and in particular against the euro as the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) came out worse than expected.

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Bowmore's 'most delicate'

Published:  01 June, 2012

Bowmore has released a Small Batch Reserve (rrp £32.99) an expression, which is deemed to be its "most delicate" and "best balanced" to date.

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British and International Distillers Association set up for craft distillers

Published:  01 June, 2012

 


A new trade association is being set up from September for small and craft spirits producers to represent the interests of the growing number of boutique distillers in the United Kingdom.

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Piccini launches Memoro Vino Bianco

Published:  01 June, 2012

The family owned vineyard Piccini has launched a white partner for its Piccini Memoro Rosso Vino d'Italia, which was launched last year.

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Consumers reluctant to try lower-alcohol wines

Published:  01 June, 2012

The lower-alcohol wine category will reach a natural cap due to consumer reluctance to try lighter style products, new research has indicated.

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Asda adds 60 IPL wines to range

Published:  01 June, 2012

Asda has added over 60 International Produce Limited (IPL) wines to its range.

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Sterling ends week poorly against dollar and yen

Published:  01 June, 2012

Sterling had a fairly poor week weakening against the US dollar to a four month low and dropping against the Japanese yen to a 14 week low.

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Kingsland Wines completes £1m project

Published:  01 June, 2012

Following an investment in excess of £1m, Kingsland Wines and Spirits has completed the installation of 42 new stainless steel tanks to help increase capacity at its bottling plant.

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Benevolent Society AGM date announced

Published:  01 June, 2012

The 125th Annual General Meeting of the Wine & Spirit Trades' Benevolent Society has been announced.

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Ramsgate Brewery breaches Portman Code

Published:  01 June, 2012

A Ramsgate Brewery beer, Dark Conspiracy has breached alcohol responsibility rules for featuring East End gangsters, the Kray twins on its pump clips.

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London on-trade resilient for Mentzendorff

Published:  01 June, 2012

The prestige London on-trade is proving a particularly resilient part of the market for Mentzendorff.

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Consumers reluctant to try low-alcohol wines

Published:  01 June, 2012

The lower-alcohol wine category will reach a natural cap due to consumer reluctance to try lighter style products, new research has indicated. 

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Mentzendorff benefits from London on-trade resilience

Published:  01 June, 2012

The prestige London on-trade is proving a particularly resilient part of the market for Mentzendorff.

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Wines from Rioja focuses on premiumisation for 2012 campaign

Published:  31 May, 2012

Educating consumers towards premiumisation is the focus of this year's Wines from Rioja marketing campaign.

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Wine trade concerned over alcohol statistics

Published:  31 May, 2012

Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware has warned that having a few glasses of wine can be classed as binge drinking.

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Laura Heywood blog: taking green to the extreme

Published:  31 May, 2012

When someone tells you they're playing music to their vines to encourage growth you'd be forgiven for thinking that they've gone a bit doolally. Could this be one step too far in the pursuit of vinous perfection?

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CIVB launches Dine with Bordeaux 2012

Published:  31 May, 2012

The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) is looking for independent wine retailers and restaurants to team up and host a Dine with Bordeaux consumer event.

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