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Sterling weakens as UK sinks back into recession

Published:  26 April, 2012

Sterling weakened off against the majority of currencies yesterday morning after it was confirmed that the UK is now technically back in recession.

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Vinoteca unveils new head chefs

Published:  26 April, 2012

Vinoteca has announced two new head chefs for its Marylebone and Farringdon operations, as well as an opening date for Vinoteca in Soho.

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Chefs to showcase talents in Eat Drink Bristol Fashion

Published:  25 April, 2012

Leading chefs and restaurants in Bristol are to showcase their talents in a two week pop-up food and drink event, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion.

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'World's Best Restaurant' comes to Claridge's

Published:  25 April, 2012

René Redzepi, head chef of Noma in Copenhagen, is to launch 'A Taste of Noma at Claridge's' to mark the London Olympics.

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Oddbins matches London's mayoral candidates with wines

Published:  25 April, 2012

Oddbins, the 35-strong high street wine retailer, has selected seven wines that "sum up" each of the mayoral candidates.

 

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Sterling reaches six month high against dollar

Published:  25 April, 2012

Sterling reached a fresh six month high of 1.6160 against the US dollar yesterday, whilst pushing slightly higher against the euro reaching 1.2275.

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Bar group shakes up cocktail list

Published:  25 April, 2012

Drake & Morgan is hoping to capitalise on the US trend for beer cocktails with a new summer menu.

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Washington state's wine industry growing fast

Published:  25 April, 2012

Washington state's wine industry is growing rapidly - in the past seven years the number of wineries has doubled to 700 and it is now valued at $8.6 billion (£5.3 billion) in the state.

 

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Convenience is king for new breed of shopper

Published:  24 April, 2012

New consumer research by Diageo GB has found 93% of shopping trips in the convenience off-trade are for "something for tonight" as opposed to a routine shop or for an event.

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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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