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Number of wine importers to China skyrockets

Published:  29 May, 2012

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific to is to give centre stage to the Chinese wine market after a Rabobank report revealed the number of importers has grown by around 73% in one year.

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Sterling strengthens against dollar and yen

Published:  29 May, 2012

Sterling strengthened slightly against the US dollar and Japanese yen yesterday.

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Jacob's Creek claims 2012 vintage 'best in recent memory'

Published:  29 May, 2012

Jacob's Creek has declared 2012 one of the best vintages in recent memory.

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Wines in the press, May 24-27

Published:  29 May, 2012

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett asked our leading supermarkets for recommendations for street party wines under a fiver.

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WaverleyTBS saw 5.5% growth in 2011

Published:  28 May, 2012

Independent drinks distributor WaverleyTBS has announced a 5.5% growth in pre-tax profits to £4.2 million for 2011.

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New Vinisud president to launch event in Shanghai

Published:  28 May, 2012

The newly elected president of Vinisud, Fabrice Rieu, is to launch a Shanghai Vinisud in 2013, to alternate with the French event in Montpellier.

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Wine trade's use of Twitter is like 'verbal Prozac'

Published:  28 May, 2012

The wine trade's use of Twitter is like "verbal Prozac" for consumers, that's according to  Burgundy's School of Business Damien Wilson.

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Majestic mobile website launch sees increase in traffic

Published:  28 May, 2012

Majestic's recently launched mobile commerce site has seen a 60% increase in store page views during its first two weeks.

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Argentina's wine exports to UK rocket

Published:  25 May, 2012

Argentinian wine exports to the UK have rocketed by 25% in value and 12% in volume in the first three months of the year.

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Casillero del Diablo launches Devil's Cellar campaign

Published:  25 May, 2012

Chilean wine producer Casillero del Diablo has launched an interactive national consumer  campaign focusing on the legend of the estate's mythical Devil's Cellar.

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Matthew Dickinson leaves Thierry's

Published:  25 May, 2012

Thierry's marketing director Matthew Dickinson has left the company.

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Ginstitute founder shortlisted for innovation award

Published:  25 May, 2012

Drinks business Leelex has been shortlisted for the Innovator Award at the Yorkshire Business Masters 2012.

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Trade bodies brand Scottish endorsement of minimum pricing bill "disappointing".

Published:  25 May, 2012

Leading trade bodies have questioned the legality of the Scottish minimum pricing bill, and described the measure as "disappointing" and "misguided" as the parliament gave it a ringing endorsement.

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Pernod Ricard recreates Yellow Spot Irish whiskey

Published:  25 May, 2012

Pernod Ricard UK has recreated the 1960s Yellow Spot Single Pot Still Irish whiskey as part of its continued commitment to reinvigorate the category.

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Winners annouced in first WineStars competition at LIWF

Published:  24 May, 2012

 

A host of wineries have been offered multiple opportunities for listings in the UK on and off-trades after the first Winestars competition at the London International Wine Fair.

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Spice Girls hit the nail on the head - Laura Heywood blogs from the LIWF

Published:  24 May, 2012

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want. I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want.

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Negociants UK wants to be number one Australian and New Zealand specialist in the UK

Published:  24 May, 2012


Negociants UK is firmly focused on becoming the number one specialist operator in Britain for Australian and New Zealand wines.

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Jan Konetzki wins Moët UK Sommelier of the Year

Published:  24 May, 2012

Jan Konetzki of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay has been awarded the 2012 Moët UK Sommelier of the Year award.

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LIWF news: UK focus for Provence wines

Published:  24 May, 2012

The Provence Wines Council has set itself a mission of making the UK the second most important export market for Provence wines behind the US.

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House of Townend buys Lakeland Vintners from JW Lees

Published:  24 May, 2012

Hull-based House of Townend has acquired Lakeland Vintners from brewer JW Lees.

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