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Gaucho gets behind Malbec World Day

Published:  17 April, 2012

With the world's focus tuned to Malbec, the Gaucho restaurant group is showcasing its 68-strong list and offering diners a free glass of the English Malbec made at Chapel Down from Argentinian grapes.

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Chinese consumer tastes mature

Published:  17 April, 2012

A new Wine Intelligence study has found the Chinese wine market will feature more white wines and sweeter styles of reds in the future.

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Sterling hit 18-month high against Euro yesterday

Published:  17 April, 2012

Sterling reached a new 18 month high against the euro yesterday peaking at 1.2175 before retracing in the afternoon.

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Bordeaux 2011: Lafite price down on last year

Published:  16 April, 2012

News that Château Lafite has dropped the price of its 2011 vintage on last year will have little impact on what other chateaux choose to do, according to top merchants.

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Fine wine market enters 'calmer waters' in Q1

Published:  16 April, 2012

The first quarter of 2012 has seen the fine wine market enter "calmer waters", according to Liv-ex's Fine Wine 100 Index, which is broadly flat.

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Drinks producers to strengthen ad standards across Europe

Published:  16 April, 2012

Major alcoholic drinks producers have agreed to ramp up their voluntary advertising regulations in Europe.

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RAW to hold wine 'transparency' debate

Published:  13 April, 2012

Artisan wine fair RAW, is to host a seminal panel discussion on transparency and wine labeling, at its London event on May 20 and 21.

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Wine trade community website launches

Published:  13 April, 2012

A wine-trade only website combining social networking, a commercial marketplace and worldwide database launched in the UK and France today.

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First past the post - Anna de Codorníu Blanc

Published:  13 April, 2012

Hats off Grupo Codorníu, as Anna de Codorníu Blanc de Noirs (rrp£10.99), goes straight into Searcys Champagne bars, as the first time cava to appear on its wine list.

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Château des Jacques - 'fragrant' offerings

Published:  13 April, 2012

Straight from the Louis Jadot stable is the 2010 vintages of Moulin a Vent 'Clos' wines from Château des Jacques.

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Kumala targets busy consumers in off-trade campaign

Published:  13 April, 2012

Kumala is launching a consumer campaign targeting busy people by offering a chance to win a year's worth of help around the house.

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Malbec World Day grows in popularity

Published:  13 April, 2012

Next week's Malbec World Day is gathering momentum as a host of UK restaurants and retailers have signed up to promote Argentina's flagship grape, joined by key influencers around the world.

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Sterling has mixed week as risk aversion turns to risk appetite

Published:  13 April, 2012

Sterling had a mixed week as risk aversion turned to risk appetite.

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Stratford's refocuses on Old World Wines

Published:  12 April, 2012

Stratford's Wine Agencies' move back towards Old World wines and away from its New World stronghold has paid off, says managing director Paul Stratford.

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Supermarkets offer Great Yarmouth retailers free sale of alcohol training

Published:  12 April, 2012

Local retailers in Great Yarmouth will be offered free training by supermarkets Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury about the sale of alcohol, as part of a bid to crack down on under-age drinking.

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Hospitality sector split over whether outlook good or shaky

Published:  12 April, 2012

The hospitality sector is split over whether 2012 will be good for business or whether it's on shaky ground, according to a survey by Baker Tilly.

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Late night levy will damage high street firms

Published:  12 April, 2012

A late-night levy to be imposed on the restaurant and bar sector will damage business and degrade the high street, says the Forum for Private Business.

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Sterling strengthens as FTSE recovers from 2012 lows

Published:  12 April, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day as the FTSE recovered from its 2012 lows yesterday, strengthening against the US dollar and the euro.

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New sales director for Barwell & Jones

Published:  11 April, 2012

Wine agency Barwell & Jones has appointed a new sales director to look after its premium wine portfolio.

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More regions look to sparkling

Published:  11 April, 2012

Up-and-coming regions turning their hand to sparkling wine production are giving Champagne a run for its money.

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