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Sud de France Festival returns to London

Published:  15 June, 2012

Throughout this month the Sud de France Festival will be celebrating the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon, the largest wine-producing region of France.

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Tesco shakes up wine buying team

Published:  15 June, 2012

Tesco has made changes to its wine buying team following the departure of category buying manager Claire Lorains.

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Stefano Chioccioli appointed winemaker for the Wine People portfolio

Published:  15 June, 2012

Italian wine consultant Stefano Chioccioli has been appointed winemaker for the Wine People portfolio.

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Smaller New Zealand harvest could spell end of deep discounts

Published:  15 June, 2012

New Zealand Winegrowers is "relaxed" about an 18% fall in the harvest this year - the body had anticipated the crop to fall by up to 25%.

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Sterling has mixed week as risk appetite fluctuates

Published:  15 June, 2012

Sterling had a mixed week staying fairly range bound against the majority of currencies as risk appetite and risk aversion fluctuated.

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Sandeman looks to bring port to younger drinkers

Published:  15 June, 2012

Sandeman port is looking to rejuvenate its image to appeal to a wider audience including younger drinkers.

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German wines leap ahead in £5-£6 category

Published:  15 June, 2012

Germany has become one of the fastest-growing countries in the £5-£6 category, second only to New Zealand, according to the most recent Nielsen report.

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Brand Bordeaux takes a hit - with 2011 merchant sales just one fifth of last year

Published:  14 June, 2012

Sales of Bordeaux's 2011 en primeur campaign reached just 20% of the value of the 2010 campaign for most merchants, says Liv-ex.

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New website to help licensees sell more wine

Published:  14 June, 2012

Pubs and bars can maximise their returns from wine by focusing on product knowledge and visibility, according to a new website for licensees.

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South African wine needs to rejuvenate image, says top winemaker

Published:  14 June, 2012

We need to "jack up brand South Africa" in the UK, says Vergelegen's winemaker, who believes Cabernet Sauvignon should be the country's flagship grape.

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Sterling had poor day yesterday, but remained flat against US dollar

Published:  14 June, 2012

Sterling had a poor day yesterday, weakening against the majority of currencies but remaining fairly flat against the US dollar.

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Marco Pierre White opens Frankie's Bar & Grill in Wirral

Published:  14 June, 2012

A mix of "affordability" and "glamour" is the aim for the new Frankie's Bar & Grill restaurant owned by celebrity chef, Marco Pierre White and champion jockey Frankie Dettori.

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La Riojana and Ceviche team up for Torrontés campaign

Published:  14 June, 2012

Argentinian brand La Riojana will be teaming up with Peruvian restaurant Ceviche as part of Wines of Argentina's Time for Torrontés campaign.

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Marco Pierre White opens third Frankie's Bar & Grill

Published:  13 June, 2012

Celebrity chef, Marco Pierre White has opened his third Frankie's Bar & Grill in collaboration with champion jockey, Frankie Dettori.

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Wine and spirit price increases outstrip inflation

Published:  13 June, 2012

Wine and spirit prices have risen by more than double the rate of inflation in the last year.

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D&D London to convert warehouse into restaurant complex

Published:  13 June, 2012

D&D London is to reopen a warehouse built by the East India Company to incorporate a modern British grill restaurant, cocktail bar, fish restaurant and a specialist wine shop.

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Pernod Ricard UK cyclists begin charity bike ride

Published:  13 June, 2012

A team of cyclists from Pernod Ricard UK have set out on a 570-mile ride this morning in support of The Benevolent.

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Report author calls for crackdown on alcohol sales online

Published:  13 June, 2012

The author of a report into young people buying alcohol online has called for a taskforce to be set up to better regulate how age checks are carried out, and says the government "ought to look into" the matter.

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Sterling strengthens as 'slight' UK growth predicted

Published:  13 June, 2012

Sterling strengthened by one cent against the euro and the US dollar yesterday as estimates from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research GDP suggested UK saw a slight growth of 0.1%.

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Arran Distillery announces record year

Published:  12 June, 2012

Arran Distillery has declared a record year, having doubled its net profits with a reported turnover of more than £3 million, an increase of almost 14% on the previous year.

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