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Echo Falls ramps up brand investment

Published:  30 August, 2012

Accolade's Echo Falls says it has made an "unprecedented" investment by signing up to major sponsorship deals this year, including key festivals and fashion events.

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LIWF aims to increase on-trade and independent participation with date change

Published:  30 August, 2012

In a bid to attract more on-trade and independents to the London International Wine Fair, organiser Brintex has changed next year's show dates to start on a Monday.

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Bibendum adds Gaja's Ca'Marcanda to Italian portfolio

Published:  30 August, 2012

Bibendum has boosted its Italian portfolio with the additions of Gaja's Tuscan estate Ca'Marcanda.

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London restaurant openings on the rebound

Published:  30 August, 2012

London restaurant openings grew by 25% in the last year, with many newcomers favouring large and ambitious projects, according to a survey by restaurant guide Harden's.

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Best year for Pernod Ricard since 2007/8, despite fall in UK sales

Published:  30 August, 2012

Pernod Ricard's annual results show its best growth since the financial crisis began - up 8% - although UK sales tumbled by 4%.

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New Zealand sees record export rise as UK demand grows

Published:  30 August, 2012

New Zealand wine has seen a record export rise, according to the latest New Zealand Winegrowers annual report, with UK demand growing 11% by value and 8% by volume.

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Importer Guy Anderson recovers in hospital after paragliding accident in Idaho

Published:  30 August, 2012

Guy Anderson, owner and founder of Guy Anderson Wines, is recovering in hospital in the US after a paragliding accident left him stranded in the mountains for two nights.

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Rolling update: English wine harvest predictions

Published:  29 August, 2012

The English wine harvest is looking to be around two weeks later than the previous few years, with average to below-average crops.

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Bowmore teams up with the River Cottage

Published:  29 August, 2012

Bowmore has teamed up with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage to launch a series of seafood and dessert recipes to match its range of Islay single malt whiskies.

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Maker's Mark brings tasting initiative to Big Feastival

Published:  29 August, 2012

Maker's Mark is to bring its Kentucky Born and Bred initiative to Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival next month, with bread and Bourbon tastings, and a live cocktail vending machine.

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Rolling update: Wineries make harvest predictions

Published:  29 August, 2012

As September looms, the wine industry in the northern hemisphere is keeping an anxious eye on its crops, with many having experienced unusual weather conditions earlier this year.

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HMRC lacks crucial data to crack down on alcohol duty fraud, say MPs

Published:  29 August, 2012

The lack of accurate data on wine duty fraud is "unacceptable", HMRC has warned, as new figures show up to £1.2 billion is being lost in unpaid duty.

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Founders of Aqua and Zuma restaurant empires take on the Shard

Published:  28 August, 2012

The restaurateurs behind global empires Aqua and Zuma will run the dining outlets at western Europe's tallest building, London's Shard tower.

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Berry Bros & Rudd launches premium glassware range

Published:  28 August, 2012

Berry Bros & Rudd has launched a new premium handmade glassware range designed to improve the tasting experience.

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Halewood launches Jellus flavoured vodka range

Published:  28 August, 2012

Halewood International has expanded its spirits portfolio with the launch of the Jellus flavoured vodka range.

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Premium Chile a long way off, warn senior trade figures

Published:  28 August, 2012

Chile's transformation into a premium contender will take years, warn senior trade figures.

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Masterclasses revealed for SITT Autumn

Published:  28 August, 2012

New additions to SITT Autumn include the Oregon Wine Board, which will showcase seven wineries, five of those seeking UK distribution, and two masterclasses focusing on Spanish and Romanian wines.

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Wines in the press, August 24-27

Published:  28 August, 2012

The Guardian


If you're thinking of bringing back wine from your holiday, leave room in the boot for a bottle or two of rum, says Fiona Beckett.

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NZ and OZ winemakers hit the road with Negociants

Published:  24 August, 2012

Winemakers from Australia and New Zealand will be hitting the road this month as Negociants embarks on its first ever UK winemaker tour, in order to re-establish close links with the trade.

 

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The Bunch group turns spotlight on wines' provenance

Published:  24 August, 2012

The Bunch, the group of six independents that champions the sector as well as en primeur wines, is upping the focus on wines' provenance.

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