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Changes to Fine + Rare team

Published:  14 May, 2012

Fine wine brokerage firm Fine + Rare is toasting a strong start to 2012 while making changes to its team.

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Sterling breaks through €1.25 barrier

Published:  14 May, 2012

Sterling briefly broke through the 1.2500 level against the euro on Friday morning; before weakening off against the majority of currencies.

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Amorim becomes patron of WSET

Published:  14 May, 2012

Cork producer Amorim has become a patron of the worldwide Wine & Spirit Education Trust and will help fund an expenses-paid study scholarship to Portugal.

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First Drinks launches £2 million Green Mark vodka campaign

Published:  14 May, 2012

First Drinks has launched a £2 million marketing programme for the Russian vodka Green Mark, which joined its portfolio earlier this year.

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Wines in the press - May 10-14

Published:  14 May, 2012

The Guardian

It would be very useful to know when a wine is 'corked' - what to look out for, and when to send it back in a restaurant, wrote a reader to Fiona Beckett.

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James Busby Travel confirms Australia 'trip of a lifetime' names

Published:  14 May, 2012

The first group of wine industry names have been confirmed for this year's James Busby Travel "trip of a lifetime" to Australia.

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Last chance for wineries to get UK listings with Winestars

Published:  11 May, 2012

Wine producers looking for distribution in the UK have until Sunday to enter a competition and stand the chance of gaining national or regional listings in multiple and independent outlets.

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Adnams opens 12th Cellar & Kitchen store

Published:  11 May, 2012

Southwold-based brewer, distiller and retailer Adnams is to open its 12th Cellar & Kitchen store.

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Oxford Landing Estates launches Nice One Sunshine campaign

Published:  11 May, 2012

Oxford Landing Estates is to run a month-long Nice One Sunshine poster campaign in London Underground and National Rail stations to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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Stevens Garnier announces tasting venues

Published:  11 May, 2012

Wine agency Stevens Garnier will be holding portfolio tastings in Bristol, London and Manchester next month.

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Sterling retains current highs

Published:  11 May, 2012

Sterling hit new highs of 1.2495 against the euro this week, challenging the psychological ceiling of 1.25, as fears surrounding the Eurozone dominated the global markets.

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New restaurant showcases Basque cuisine

Published:  10 May, 2012

A new restaurant inspired by the gastronomy of the Basque region is opening in London.

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Bodegas Riojanas opts for EWGA as UK agent

Published:  10 May, 2012

Bodegas Riojanas has appointed Lancashire-based EWGA as its agent for the UK.

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Sterling kept range bound as BRC retail sales monitor drops

Published:  10 May, 2012

Sterling has been kept fairly range bound against the majority of currencies after the British Retail Consortium retail sales monitor dropped to -3.3%.

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Sainsbury's own label wine range performing strongly

Published:  09 May, 2012

Sainsbury's own-label wine range has grown by 13% in the last year, with its Taste the Difference leading the field, up 34%.

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Wine Equals Friends to import Finger Lakes wines

Published:  09 May, 2012

New York wine specialist Wine Equals Friends has become the sole UK importer of eight Finger Lakes producers.

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Naked Wines to open retail operations in Australia and US

Published:  09 May, 2012

Naked Wines is to invest £5.5 million in Australian and US winemakers in 2012, and will be opening low-key retail operations in both countries over the summer.

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Young bartender competition calls for entries

Published:  09 May, 2012

Up-and-coming bartenders can show off their skills in the upcoming UKBG Young Bartender of the Year competition.

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Sterling hits highs - Australian and NZ dollars hit lows

Published:  09 May, 2012

Sterling strengthened to fresh highs against the commodity backed currencies as risk aversion drove the market.

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Brancott Estate 2012 vintage of "exceptional quality"

Published:  08 May, 2012

Marlborough-based winery Brancott Estate has indicated its 2012 vintage is "the finest Marlborough has ever experienced".

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