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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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David Cox leaves New Zealand Winegrowers

Published:  16 July, 2012

David Cox has stepped down from his post as European director of New Zealand Winegrowers.

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Wines of Portugal appoints industry ambassadors

Published:  13 July, 2012

Wines of Portugal has revealed four new ambassadors will front a campaign to bring Portuguese wines to consumers, as well as strengthen links with independent retailers and sommeliers.

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Demand for premium spirits at all time high

Published:  13 July, 2012

The premium spirits category is the one to watch with sales up double-digit figures in both the on and off-trade, and malt whisky and Cognac taking the biggest value share.

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Isla Negra heads for UK coast with sampling campaign

Published:  13 July, 2012

Chilean wine brand Isla Negra is touring British coastal festivals this summer with its consumer sampling campaign, Inspired by the Coast.

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Sterling holds firm

Published:  13 July, 2012

Sterling held its own this week against most currencies and gained ground against the euro, at one point it reaching €1.27/£1, which was last seen in 2008.

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Grant Burge launches wine sales app

Published:  12 July, 2012

Grant Burge Wines has launched a global iPhone app, so consumers can order wines for friends and family anywhere within Australia.

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Freixenet in Retro Festival link-up

Published:  12 July, 2012

News update: due to extreme, adverse weather conditions White Waltham Airfield has cancelled this year's Retro Festival.

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Wine companies rank in HSBC International Track 200

Published:  12 July, 2012

Six UK wine industry companies have made it into this year's Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, with the Asian market figuring strongly.

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Malibu launches Lady Sunshine TV campaign

Published:  12 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Malibu has launched a new TV campaign that invites consumers to "celebrate the sunset" by introducing them to a new character - Lady Sunshine.

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ACS calls for retailers to sign up to National Minimum Wage Survey

Published:  11 July, 2012

The Association of Convenience Stores is asking local UK retailers to sign up to an online survey to help understand the impact of the national minimum wage and other employment costs.

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Kleine Zalze shifts whole portfolio to Hatch Mansfield

Published:  11 July, 2012

South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has moved its whole portfolio to Hatch Mansfield.

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Drinkaware thrust under the microscope

Published:  11 July, 2012

The Drinkaware Trust's effectiveness in increasing awareness of alcohol harm will be put under the microscope thanks to a new independent audit.

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Port prices set to rise

Published:  11 July, 2012

Port prices are set to rise as the region's governing body has curtailed yields in order to dramatically reduce stocks.

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Jägermeister and Sourz gear up for festival activity

Published:  11 July, 2012

UK drinks brands Jägermeister and Sourz are to appear at summer festivals to promote their brands in an increasingly interactive way.

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Pernod Ricard rewards design talent in Absolut Blank competition

Published:  11 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Absolut rewarded new UK design talent in its second Absolut Blank competition at the New Designers graduate exhibition in London.

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Sterling holds steady as UK exports grow by 6.6%

Published:  11 July, 2012

Sterling gained ground against the euro on Tuesday and held steady against other currencies after the UK trade deficit for May bettered April and exports grew by 6.6%.

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