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Wines in the press, April 20 -23

Published:  24 April, 2012

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett says she's not a great one for flag-waving, but St George's Day gives her an excuse to focus on some of the great drinks we make.

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Sterling hits fresh highs against euro

Published:  24 April, 2012

Sterling hit fresh highs of 1.2270 against the euro yesterday, as fears surrounding the Eurozone were once more at the forefront of traders' minds.

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EWP launches Celebrate with English Wine

Published:  24 April, 2012

English Wine Producers is to launch its new branding, Celebrate with English Wine, at its trade and press tasting next week.

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D&D Wines enters administration

Published:  23 April, 2012

D&D Wines International has gone into adminstration.

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Consumers and winemakers to interact on Naked Wines app

Published:  23 April, 2012

Naked Wines has launched an interactive iPhone app, allowing its customers to chat directly to its winemakers.

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Vintage Seekers launches wine and spirits site, Shop by Celebration

Published:  23 April, 2012

Vintage Seekers, an online site aimed at the luxury market has launched 'Shop by Celebration' a curated collection of wines and spirits to celebrate anniversary years.

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Brasserie Blanc to open 11 sites in 2012

Published:  23 April, 2012

Brasserie Blanc, the creation chef Raymond Blanc, is set to open 11 new sites throughout 2012, to join the nine currently open.

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Sterling reaches six month high against dollar

Published:  23 April, 2012

Sterling reached a six month high against the US dollar of 1.6140 last week and monthly retail sales figures came in much better than anticipated.

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Cracks show in en primeur with Latour's withdrawal

Published:  20 April, 2012

Despite assurances to the contrary, Château Latour's withdrawal from the en primeur system could be bad for business and threaten the traditional Bordeaux marketplace.

 

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No Australia Day Tasting in 2013

Published:  20 April, 2012

Wine Australia is ditching its annual trade tasting in 2013, and will now hold the event once every two years.

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Leading Italian producer calls for greater professional standards

Published:  20 April, 2012

A leading Italian wine producer says there is too much confusion with labelling, and called for greater professional standards to be introduced, given the industry's rapid expansion.

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Drinkaware boss steps down

Published:  20 April, 2012

Drinkaware's chief executive Chris Sorek has stepped down.

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Mischief and Mayhem buys Aloxe-Corton vineyard

Published:  20 April, 2012

Micro-négociant, Mischief and Mayhem, has bought its first domaine in Aloxe-Corton.

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Drinks firms fear Olympic restrictions will limit sales boost

Published:  20 April, 2012

Drinks retailers' hopes for an Olympics sales boost could be dashed as "draconian" restrictions limit the opportunity.

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Strong performance from sterling this week

Published:  20 April, 2012

Sterling performed extremely well this week reaching a 20-month high of 1.2250 against the euro, a five-month high against the US dollar of 1.6075 and strengthened against the majority of other currencies.

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Diageo and Coca Cola launch £3.5m summer campaign

Published:  19 April, 2012

Diageo has teamed up with Coca Cola to celebrate the British Summer in £3.5 million off-trade campaign centred around the season's patriotic events.

 

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Struggling drinks firms should seek help early

Published:  19 April, 2012

Drinks firms shouldn't wait until they're in distress before seeking help in the form of financial support, one expert has said.

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Oddbins' creditors left hanging

Published:  19 April, 2012

Oddbins creditors still haven't got any money back after the company went into administration and, while "preferential" suppliers will recover all monies owed, unsecured creditors will get just 1p in the £1 back, a creditors' report has revealed.

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Casa Silva: harvest report

Published:  19 April, 2012

Casa Silva's technical director Mario Geisse's posts his harvest review for 2012

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Gérard Basset: the new face of French wines

Published:  19 April, 2012

Gérard Basset, OBE, is to be the UK ambassador for  the French Wines - Wines with Style campaign.

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