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WSET rolls out English wine tasting for consumers

Published:  27 June, 2012

The WSET is launching an English wine-tasting club, the Pursuit of English Excellence, for consumers interested in finding out more about the category.

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Riesling gets its day in spotlight at London Summit

Published:  27 June, 2012

Inspired by similar events celebrating a single grape variety held in New Zealand and the US, Wines of Germany UK held its first Riesling Summit today at RIBA in London.

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Harper Wells to add Norwich store to online business

Published:  27 June, 2012

Online wine merchant Harper Wells is moving on to the high street when it opens its own shop in Norwich this autumn.

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Maxxium UK to distribute of Cooley Irish whiskey brands

Published:  27 June, 2012

Maxxium UK is to take over from Eaux de Vie to distribute Cooley Distillery's Irish whiskey brands.

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Retail sales hit Jubilee high, shows CBI research

Published:  27 June, 2012

Retail sales grew at their fastest pace since December 2010 on the back of the Queen's Jubilee, according to a report by business lobbying organisation the CBI.

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Sterling strengthens against ailing euro

Published:  27 June, 2012

Sterling strengthened against the euro, which was one of the worst performing currencies yesterday as fears surrounding Spain intensified.

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Matthew Clark secures financing

Published:  26 June, 2012

Matthew Clark has secured a new credit facility with Barclays Bank.

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Makulu wines launched to forecourt sector

Published:  26 June, 2012

International Brands-owned Makulu wines from South Africa are now available through the forecourt sector, via distributors Palmer & Harvey.

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The Macallan to launch new whisky range

Published:  26 June, 2012

The Macallan is planning to introduce a new range of single malt whiskies, the 1824 Series, to the UK market in the autumn.

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Best of Vinho Verde winners announced

Published:  26 June, 2012

The Best of Vinho Verde Competition 2012 has announced its five best wines.

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EU fines Italy, Spain, Greece for illegal vine plantings

Published:  26 June, 2012

European Union officials have ordered Spain, Italy and Greece to repay millions of euros for illegally planting vines.

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Suppliers fret over D&D Wines International debt

Published:  26 June, 2012

Suppliers to the collapsed D&D Wines International could lose millions of pounds unless administrators can salvage cash from the stricken company.

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Christie's launches online-exclusive auctions

Published:  26 June, 2012

Christie's is to launch Signature Cellars, its first global online-exclusive auction of fine and rare wines.

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Independent Complaints Panel looks to appoint chairman

Published:  26 June, 2012

The Independent Complaints Panel, which rules on complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing, is looking to appoint a new chairman.

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Best of Vinho Verde Competition announces 2012 winners

Published:  26 June, 2012

The Best of Vinho Verde Competition 2012 had announced its five best Vinho Verde wines.

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Sterling holds firm against euro, but weakens against dollar

Published:  26 June, 2012

Sterling held its own against the euro and the commodity backed currencies yesterday.

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Wines in the press- June 22-26

Published:  26 June, 2012

The Guardian
When Fiona Beckett was in the States recently, she says the buzz was about Moscato.

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Bright Food to buy control of DIVA Bordeaux

Published:  25 June, 2012

Bright Food has become the latest Chinese investor in French wine, after agreeing to buy a controlling share of DIVA Bordeaux.

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User recommendations vital for selling luxury goods online

Published:  25 June, 2012


Consumers are increasingly looking for user recommendations they can trust when buying luxury goods online, according to a new poll.

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Vinexpo unveils new logo

Published:  25 June, 2012

Vinexpo has adopted a new logo and graphic identity that aims to highlight its international presence, innovation and dynamism.

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