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Supply shortages for Spanish bulk wine

Published:  23 February, 2012

Spanish co-operatives are going to find it difficult to cope with demand for their bulk wines this year, a leading brokerage company has warned.

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The Symingtons donate over £18,000 to Help for Heroes

Published:  22 February, 2012

Renowned Port producing family the Symingtons have donated over £18,000 to Help for Heroes - the profits from Warre's 2009 Vintage.

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Greek bailout makes for volatile day in currency markets

Published:  22 February, 2012

The €130 billion Greek bailout deal resulted in a fairly volatile day with sterling finishing the day weaker against the euro.

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Trade pledges needed for National Wine Month

Published:  22 February, 2012

Touch PR, the agency behind the first National Wine Month last May, is urging for pledges from the trade, in order for the 2012 campaign to go ahead.

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E.&J. Gallo reveals 'film club' as part of 2012 activity

Published:  22 February, 2012

E.&J. Gallo plans include the launch of the Gallo Film Club brand platform, and a Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato, as part of its 2012 activity.

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Ehrmanns takes on Robert Oatley Vineyards

Published:  22 February, 2012

Ehrmanns has become UK agent for Australian producer, Robert Oatley Vineyards, ROV.

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Nicolas Feuillatte appoints Cavendish Wines as on-trade distributor

Published:  22 February, 2012

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has appointed the Thierry's owned, Cavendish Wines as its new on- trade distributor for the UK.

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Pinnacle to distribute SSG brands in the UK

Published:  21 February, 2012

Pinnacle Drinks Partnership is set to distribute a selection of Stock Spirits Group brands in the UK.

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Vin de France has "come of age"

Published:  21 February, 2012

Vin de France has "come of age" this year, after 60% more wines were picked by a team of international judges to respresent the category.

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Expert independent seminar at London SITT tasting

Published:  21 February, 2012

Anyone visiting the London SITT tasting on Wednesday, February 29 are reminded the Blueprint for Success seminar with expert first hand advice on running an independent business by leading merchants and on-trade wine consultants will take place at 2pm and not 11am as advertised.

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Alan Lodge: a tribute

Published:  21 February, 2012

Everyone at Harpers Wine & Spirit would like to pass on their personal condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of Alan Lodge, news editor for The Drinks Business and deputy editor for The Spirits Business, who has so sadly died of a brain haemorrhage at the age of 29.

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Guala buys Australian screwcap maker

Published:  20 February, 2012

Guala Closures is continuing its buying spree - which has seen it acquire five firms within the last 18 months - with the purchase of Australian screwcap manufacturer ASA.

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Bibendum launches on-trade spirits training

Published:  20 February, 2012

Bibendum's on-trade training programmes will now include spirits for the first time.

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MMD takes on agency for Tommasi Vitacoltori

Published:  20 February, 2012

Maisons Marques et Domaines has taken on a new Italian Valpolicella and Amarone producer, Tommasi Viticoltori.

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Programme on Britain's Hidden Alcoholics turns spotlight on wine drinkers

Published:  20 February, 2012

A programme focusing on middle class professionals "for whom one glass of wine is never enough" is the subject of a BBC Panorama episode to be screened tonight.

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Trade bodies slam "doomsday" predictions on alcohol deaths

Published:  20 February, 2012

Trade bodies have slammed projections from leading UK doctors that up to 210,000 people will die from avoidable alcohol-related diseases in the next 20 years as "doomsday scenarios".

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Consumer confidence boosted by falling inflation

Published:  17 February, 2012

Although 2012 may be a "rollercoaster ride" for shoppers, falling inflation is beginning to boost consumer confidence, according to grocery insights company, IGD ShopperVista.

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Isabelle Legeron MW, launches natural wine fair, RAW

Published:  17 February, 2012

Isabelle Legeron MW, is launching an independent wine fair RAW, a two-day celebration featuring natural wines from around the world.

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Treasury Wine reports solid half year growth

Published:  17 February, 2012

Despite falling volumes and a drop in sales revenue, Treasury Wine Estates has reported solid growth in earnings in its half year results.

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Wemyss launches range of regional malts

Published:  17 February, 2012

Wemyss Malts has launched four single cask malt whiskies, as a celebration of the contrasting appeals of the different Scotch whisky regions.

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