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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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Sterling weakens against majority of currencies

Published:  25 June, 2012

Sterling had a poor day on Friday weakening off against the majority of currencies with trading volumes low due to the lack of data released globally.

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Many IWC trophy-winning wines seek UK importers

Published:  22 June, 2012

Importers looking to expand their listings should consider the many trophy-winning wines from the International Wine Challenge that haven't yet got a UK agent, say organisers.

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Phylloxera-resistant French vineyard awarded protected status

Published:  22 June, 2012

A 200-year-old parcel of vines in the Saint Mont appellation has become the first French vineyard to be recognised as a protected historic landmark due to its phylloxera-resistant vines.

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Former Constellation boss starts online wine retailer

Published:  22 June, 2012

Former Constellation boss Christopher Carson has launched an online wine and spirits retailer CellarVieWines.com.

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Samba Brands to open 24-hour restaurant

Published:  22 June, 2012

Samba Brands is launching London bar and restaurant Duck & Waffle, which will stay open round the clock.

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'Better than expected' retail sales figures provides respite for sterling

Published:  22 June, 2012

Monthly retail sales data released yesterday were much better than expected providing some respite for sterling, but the state of the UK's economy remains extremely fragile.

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Portuguese wine tasting is a sell-out

Published:  22 June, 2012

Wines of Portugal's 50 Great Portuguese Wines annual tasting - which invited consumers to attend for the first time this year - has been a sell-out, according to the UK generic body.

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England's Bacchus gives Loire and NZ wines a run for their money

Published:  21 June, 2012

England's Bacchus grape could give Loire and New Zealand wines a run for their money, according to the chair of this year's English and Welsh Wine Awards.

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Dr Von Hyde's liqueur breaches Portman code

Published:  21 June, 2012

Dr Von Hyde's herbal liqueur  has been found in breach of the drinks industry watchdog's marketing guidelines over medical claims made in its promotional material.

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Sterling weakens after no change made to quantitative easing

Published:  21 June, 2012

Sterling weakened off sharply in the morning as the Bank of England's policy meeting minutes revealed that the MPC members voted 5-4 to keep quantitative easing unchanged.

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Naked Wines invests £526k in Jackson Estate head winemaker

Published:  21 June, 2012

Naked Wines has invested £526k in Jackson Estate head winemaker Mike Paterson,  to make three exclusive wines for Naked Wines customers.

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