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Napa Valley pushes for greater brand protection

Published:  02 May, 2012

California's Napa Valley Vintners has upped the ante in its quest to protect its brand name.

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China to exhibit at LIWF

Published:  02 May, 2012

Brintex, organiser of the LIWF and Distil, has announced that China will exhibit for the first time this year at its annual trade fair in May.

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St Germain dropped by Global Brands, picked up by Cask

Published:  02 May, 2012

Elderflower liqueur brand St Germain has been taken over by Cask Liquid Marketing after being dropped by Global Brands.

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Hotel TerraVina merges with 10in8 Fine Dining

Published:  02 May, 2012

Gerard Basset's Hotel TerraVina has merged with the 10in8 Fine Dining Group.

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Matthew Clark launches Catalyst Brands

Published:  02 May, 2012

Matthew Clark has launched brand agency Catalyst Brands on the back of its independent arm the Wine Studio Agency, which it launched in 2010.

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Sterling slides as PMI figures point to growth slowdown

Published:  02 May, 2012

Sterling had a poor start to the day as Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) figures came in worse than expected.

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Diageo Reserve Brands adds to Johnnie Walker range

Published:  01 May, 2012

Diageo Reserve Brands has launched two new additions to the core global Johnnie Walker range, in order to tap into the growing consumer trend of trading up to premium whisky blends.

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Peter Lehmann Wines switches distribution to Hallgarten

Published:  01 May, 2012

Australia's Peter Lehmann Wines have switched distribution from Enotria to Hallgarten Druitt.

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Noma wins World's Best Restaurant hat-trick

Published:  01 May, 2012

Copenhagen restaurant Noma has won the World's Best Restaurant title for the third consecutive year, due to chef René Redzepi's "meticulous attention to detail and innovative approach".

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Accolade Wines targets females with RTD sparkling range

Published:  01 May, 2012

Accolade Wines has unveiled a ready-to-drink range aimed at 25 to 35-year-old female at-home drinkers.

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Sterling reaches fresh euro and dollar highs

Published:  01 May, 2012

Sterling broke through more resistance levels yesterday reaching fresh highs of 1.2310 against the euro and 1.6300 against the US dollar before weakening in the afternoon.

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William Grant & Sons appoints Glenn Gordon as chairman

Published:  30 April, 2012

William Grant & Sons has appointed Glenn Gordon as its new non-executive chairman.

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Australian winemakers to march on parliament

Published:  30 April, 2012

Hunter Valley winemakers are leading a march on parliament in Sydney against government plans to allow coal seam gas exploration, which could threaten vine growing land.

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Sterling hits 22 month high against euro

Published:  30 April, 2012

Sterling had a strong day on Friday breaking through new resistance hitting a 22 month high of 1.2292 against the euro and an eight month high of 1.6279 against the US dollar as news from Europe and the US drove the market.

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Sterling hits 22 month high

Published:  30 April, 2012

Sterling had a strong day on Friday breaking through new resistance hitting a 22 month high of 1.2292 against the euro and an eight month high of 1.6279 against the US dollar as news from Europe and the US drove the market.

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Drinks trade makes the Rich List

Published:  30 April, 2012

The drinks trade secured around a dozen spots in the Sunday Times' Rich List 2012, published yesterday.

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Tasting puts Pinot Noir in the spotlight

Published:  30 April, 2012

More than 100 wineries from New Zealand's five major Pinot Noir producing regions will be showing their wares at a dedicated Pinot Noir tasting in Wellington.

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Tio Pepe En Rama launches in May

Published:  27 April, 2012

Gonzalez Byass will release an especially intense blend of Tio Pepe En Rama sherry in May.

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Nyetimber redesign aims to convert Champagne drinkers

Published:  27 April, 2012

Nyetimber has redesigned its packaging with the aim of inspiring Champagne drinkers to choose English sparkling wines over French.

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Bordeaux 2011's success in question due to high prices

Published:  27 April, 2012

Unless prices come down, Bordeaux 2011's en primeur risks being a big flop, merchants have warned.

 

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