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LIWF launch - Morgenrot introduces Crash

Published:  22 May, 2012

Wine and beer importer The Morgenrot Group is rolling out a range of premium wines from the emerging Ribera de Guadiana region of Extremadura in Spain under the label 'Crash'.

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Day 1 LIWF: live blog

Published:  22 May, 2012

Don't forget to check our live blog for rolling updates of what's been going on each day at LIWF. You can also follow us on Twitter @harperswine #LIWF.

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France tops the leaderboard at the IWC

Published:  22 May, 2012

The top three gold medal-winning nations in the 2012 International Wine Challenge are reigning champions France with 120, Australia with 69 and Portugal with 55.

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Sterling drops to two week low

Published:  22 May, 2012

Sterling was fairly range bound yesterday as very little data was released globally - but it weakened to a two week low against the euro.

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Wines in the Press, May 18 - 24

Published:  22 May, 2012

The Guardian
Nothing gets the wine world hotter under the collar currently than the subject of natural wine, says Fiona Beckett.

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VIDEO: LIWF director on how to get most from fair

Published:  21 May, 2012

As LIWF 2012 prepares to get underway, event director James Murray advises all attendees and exhibitors to "use it to the max".

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If Euro collapses investors will move into wine

Published:  21 May, 2012

If the Eurozone collapses, there will be a move into wine from investors, but it will be short-lived - that's according to the Financial Times' investment columnist John Authers.

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Jancis Robinson picks out lower alcohol, cooler climate and regional varieties as trends

Published:  21 May, 2012

Quality over quantity, celebrating wholesomeness, cutting down on oak and alcohol content, seeking out cooler climates and reintroducing regional varieties are just some of the trends in wine identified by Jancis Robinson MW.

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Benevolent chairman to cycle from Speyside to London

Published:  21 May, 2012

Simon Thomas, chairman of The Benevolent, is to cycle 574 miles from Speyside to London, along with a team from Pernod Ricard.

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Malibutique concept taken to new levels

Published:  21 May, 2012

Rum brand Malibu is joining forces with brand partners to expand its "Malibutique" consumer campaign that focuses on girls getting ready for a night out.

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LIWF: your what's on daily guide

Published:  21 May, 2012

The LIWF organisers have put together a packed schedule of events for fair-goers, with masterclasses, seminars and industry briefings taking place across all three days of the exhibition ? so synchronise your calendar, update your iCloud or simply write it down, and get planning.

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Summer trade - what's in store?

Published:  21 May, 2012

Are the Queen's Jubilee and the Olympic Games going to be a bonanza or a headache for the drinks industry?

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Sterling strengthens against commodity backed currencies

Published:  21 May, 2012

Sterling strengthened against the commodity backed currencies on Friday, but weakened off against the majority of others.

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PLB adds six Champagne houses to its portfolio

Published:  20 May, 2012

PLB has added six family Champagne houses to its portfolio in order to cater to all channels of the market.

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Co-op to segment wines 'more fiercely' by demographics

Published:  20 May, 2012

The Co-operative is planning to segment its wines "more fiercely" by store demographics, adding more brands to the mix throughout and keeping quirkier wines for its premium shops.

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Australia's top family wineries 'pull back' from UK

Published:  20 May, 2012

Australia's top family wineries are finding the UK increasingly tough - leading a number to "pull back" from the market.

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Malbec World Day boosts Argentinian premium sales at Majestic

Published:  18 May, 2012

Majestic Wine saw strong sales of premium Argentinian wines during the second annual Malbec World Day.

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LIWF - hidden gems at Treasury

Published:  18 May, 2012

There's a host of hidden gems over at Treasury Wine Estates, with launches from its world brands Penfolds, Beringer, Wolf Blass and Rosemount.

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LIWF - Seckfords targets indies

Published:  18 May, 2012

If you're an independent on the hunt for some New World wines, Seckford Agencies is hosting winemakers from 17 estates in the newly launched Small Independents Pavilion.

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Novum takes on India's Fratelli Wines

Published:  18 May, 2012

Novum Wines has taken on Fratelli Wines from Akluj, Maharashtra, in order to strengthen its position as the leading importer of Indian wines.

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