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Isla Negra heads for UK coast with sampling campaign

Published:  13 July, 2012

Chilean wine brand Isla Negra is touring British coastal festivals this summer with its consumer sampling campaign, Inspired by the Coast.

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Sterling holds firm

Published:  13 July, 2012

Sterling held its own this week against most currencies and gained ground against the euro, at one point it reaching €1.27/£1, which was last seen in 2008.

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Grant Burge launches wine sales app

Published:  12 July, 2012

Grant Burge Wines has launched a global iPhone app, so consumers can order wines for friends and family anywhere within Australia.

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Freixenet in Retro Festival link-up

Published:  12 July, 2012

News update: due to extreme, adverse weather conditions White Waltham Airfield has cancelled this year's Retro Festival.

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Wine companies rank in HSBC International Track 200

Published:  12 July, 2012

Six UK wine industry companies have made it into this year's Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, with the Asian market figuring strongly.

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Malibu launches Lady Sunshine TV campaign

Published:  12 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Malibu has launched a new TV campaign that invites consumers to "celebrate the sunset" by introducing them to a new character - Lady Sunshine.

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ACS calls for retailers to sign up to National Minimum Wage Survey

Published:  11 July, 2012

The Association of Convenience Stores is asking local UK retailers to sign up to an online survey to help understand the impact of the national minimum wage and other employment costs.

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Kleine Zalze shifts whole portfolio to Hatch Mansfield

Published:  11 July, 2012

South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has moved its whole portfolio to Hatch Mansfield.

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Drinkaware thrust under the microscope

Published:  11 July, 2012

The Drinkaware Trust's effectiveness in increasing awareness of alcohol harm will be put under the microscope thanks to a new independent audit.

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Port prices set to rise

Published:  11 July, 2012

Port prices are set to rise as the region's governing body has curtailed yields in order to dramatically reduce stocks.

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Jägermeister and Sourz gear up for festival activity

Published:  11 July, 2012

UK drinks brands Jägermeister and Sourz are to appear at summer festivals to promote their brands in an increasingly interactive way.

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Pernod Ricard rewards design talent in Absolut Blank competition

Published:  11 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Absolut rewarded new UK design talent in its second Absolut Blank competition at the New Designers graduate exhibition in London.

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Sterling holds steady as UK exports grow by 6.6%

Published:  11 July, 2012

Sterling gained ground against the euro on Tuesday and held steady against other currencies after the UK trade deficit for May bettered April and exports grew by 6.6%.

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Call for indies to enter Rioja Retailer of the Year

Published:  10 July, 2012

Creative Rioja-loving independent wine merchants are being called on to show their skills in the Wines from Rioja Retailer of the Year Competition.

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Beltrán Domecq appointed president of sherry council

Published:  10 July, 2012

Beltrán Domecq has become the new president of the Board of the Consejo Regulador, where he will help to decide the future of sherry alongside growers and winemakers.

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WSTA's comms chief Partington to move on

Published:  10 July, 2012

The WSTA's communications chief Gavin Partington is moving to the British Soft Drinks Association as director general.

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Wine Intelligence's report on wine labelling in China

Published:  10 July, 2012

Wine exporters wanting to break into the Chinese market should provide labelling that helps give consumer "reassurance",  according to research by Wine Intelligence.

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Sterling holds firm at €1.26/£1.

Published:  10 July, 2012

Sterling holds firm at €1.26/£1.

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Industry figures complete 10k for Benevolent

Published:  10 July, 2012

Runners from Accolade, Codorníu, Concha y Toro, Halewood International and Mentzendorff have completed the British 10k in aid of drinks industry charity The Benevolent

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Wines in the press, July 5-8

Published:  10 July, 2012

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett says one of the grape varieties that has stood out at tastings recently is Viognier.

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