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Sterling had strong week against euro

Published:  20 July, 2012

Sterlinghad a strong week against the euro reaching fresh highs of €1.2830/£1 as fears surrounding the Eurozone were once again at the forefront of traders' minds.

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Halfwine.com sees rapid sales growth

Published:  20 July, 2012

Halfwine, the website specialising in selling 37.5cl bottles, has seen sales growth of 37% in the first quarter of 2012.

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Oversupply pressures ease following reduced harvests around the world

Published:  19 July, 2012

 

Global wine stocks are at their lowest point of the past decade, thanks to below-scale harvests in many of the major wine-producing regions, as well as rising grape and bulk wine prices, according to the Rabobank Wine Quarterly.

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Alcohol industry doesn't deserve 'brownie points' for Responsibility Deal, says Health Committee

Published:  19 July, 2012

The drinks industry doesn't deserve "brownie points" for signing up to the Responsibility Deal, says the chair of the Health Select Committee.

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First Drinks Market Report: part two, the off-trade

Published:  19 July, 2012

In the second instalment of the First Drinks Market Report, Harpers gets to grips with the off-trade channel and explores...

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Joan Torrents quits Mitchells & Butlers for Enotria as head of wine buying

Published:  18 July, 2012

Enotria has poached Joan Torrents from Mitchells & Butlers to head up its wine buying operation.

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12x75 launches online fine wine search service

Published:  18 July, 2012

12x75.com has started up its own online fine wine searcher service.

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Sterling hit by lower Consumer Price Index figures

Published:  18 July, 2012

Sterling faces a knock back as latest Consumer Price Index lowers City expectations.

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Michael Cox named Master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners

Published:  18 July, 2012

Michael Cox, the UK and European head of Wines of Chile, has become the 518th Master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners for the year ahead.

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New ad campaign for Bacardi

Published:  17 July, 2012

Bacardi has launched a new advertising campaign celebrating its 150th anniversary as part of its £20m marketing spend for 2012.

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Tesco lists first wine after Dragons' Den initiative at LIWF

Published:  17 July, 2012

Tesco has commended innovation as it lists its first wine on the back of its Dragons' Den-style initiative at London International Wine Fair.

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Sterling reached 3.5 year highs yesterday against euro

Published:  17 July, 2012

Sterling had a strong day yesterday reaching fresh 3.5 year highs of €1.2765/£1 against the euro while performing relatively well against the majority of other currencies despite the IMF downgrading the UK's growth forecast in 2012 from 0.8% to 0.2%.

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Free delivery on orders over £40 from Corks Out

Published:  17 July, 2012

Independent wine merchant Corks Out will offer free national delivery for orders with a value of £40 or over.

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Laithwaite's Wine gets behind bloggers

Published:  17 July, 2012

Laithwaite's Wine is sponsoring the next edition of the European Wine Blogger's Conference, which takes place in Turkey from November 9 to 11.

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New sales director at United Wineries

Published:  17 July, 2012

United Wineries has promoted Nathan Last to sales director with the aim of consolidating its position as the largest supplier of branded Spanish wines in the UK and driving growth in its Italian brands.

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Graham's relaunches Tawny Ports

Published:  16 July, 2012

Graham's has relaunched its range of cask-matured Tawny Ports and will use only wines matured in its 1890 Lodge by the Atlantic Ocean.

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Patriarche to distribute New Zealand winery Tiki

Published:  16 July, 2012

Patriarche Wine Agencies has signed a distribution deal with Marlborough producer Tiki.

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New wine category manager for Tesco

Published:  16 July, 2012

Tesco's new wine category manager Alain Guilpain has come on board following a stint as trading director for non-food in the Czech and Slovak republics.

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Wine Fusion to create new brands

Published:  16 July, 2012

Private label wine firm the Wine Fusion, which recently acquired Pig in a Poke and Edition Wines, is planning to ramp up its service to UK customers, create more brands and expand overseas.

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Currency: chances of volatility high as raft of UK data comes out

Published:  16 July, 2012

A raft of UK economic data will be released this week meaning currency volatility could be high - inflation, retail sales data, unemployment figures and the minutes from the last Bank of England meeting will all come out.

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