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Lower-alcohol wines set sights on 1m cases

Published:  04 May, 2012

The fast-growing lighter-style wine category has bumped Argentina out of the UK's top 10, and the 1 million case mark is firmly in its sights.

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Sterling hits fresh highs - the Southern Hemisphere new lows

Published:  04 May, 2012

Sterling had a fairly strong week hitting fresh 22 month highs against the euro, while Australia and New Zealand performed badly.

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Simon Thomas leaves Pernod Ricard

Published:  03 May, 2012

Pernod Ricard has appointed Chris Ellis to the position of commercial director for wines following Simon Thomas's departure.

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Whisky Marketplace to expand across 20 countries

Published:  03 May, 2012

The online price comparison website for whiskies, Whisky Marketplace, has expanded its international reach to go live in 20 countries by the end of the month.

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Maker's Mark brings pop-up bar to London

Published:  03 May, 2012

Maker's + The Machine - a pop-up human-powered vending machine - is to make an appearance for two days this week outside Waitrose in London's Canary Wharf.

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Sterling becomes flavour of the month

Published:  03 May, 2012

Sterling continues to be flavour of the month benefiting from figures that showed the UK construction industry expanded in April and from poor economic data elsewhere.

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Indies targeted with scratch card promo

Published:  03 May, 2012

Independent retailers will have the chance to win instant cash prizes of £10 to £5,000 with E&J Brandy's new scratch card promotion.

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Laithwaites introduces Amazon-style wine recommendations

Published:  03 May, 2012

Laithwaites is introducing Amazon-style recommendations to its website to make it easier for customers to consider new wines.

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English vineyards hope for bumper harvest

Published:  03 May, 2012

English producers are relying on the 2012 vintage for a bumper harvest to raise low stock levels, as demand is outstripping supply.

 

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Napa Valley pushes for greater brand protection

Published:  02 May, 2012

California's Napa Valley Vintners has upped the ante in its quest to protect its brand name.

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China to exhibit at LIWF

Published:  02 May, 2012

Brintex, organiser of the LIWF and Distil, has announced that China will exhibit for the first time this year at its annual trade fair in May.

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St Germain dropped by Global Brands, picked up by Cask

Published:  02 May, 2012

Elderflower liqueur brand St Germain has been taken over by Cask Liquid Marketing after being dropped by Global Brands.

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Hotel TerraVina merges with 10in8 Fine Dining

Published:  02 May, 2012

Gerard Basset's Hotel TerraVina has merged with the 10in8 Fine Dining Group.

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Matthew Clark launches Catalyst Brands

Published:  02 May, 2012

Matthew Clark has launched brand agency Catalyst Brands on the back of its independent arm the Wine Studio Agency, which it launched in 2010.

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Sterling slides as PMI figures point to growth slowdown

Published:  02 May, 2012

Sterling had a poor start to the day as Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) figures came in worse than expected.

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Diageo Reserve Brands adds to Johnnie Walker range

Published:  01 May, 2012

Diageo Reserve Brands has launched two new additions to the core global Johnnie Walker range, in order to tap into the growing consumer trend of trading up to premium whisky blends.

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Peter Lehmann Wines switches distribution to Hallgarten

Published:  01 May, 2012

Australia's Peter Lehmann Wines have switched distribution from Enotria to Hallgarten Druitt.

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Noma wins World's Best Restaurant hat-trick

Published:  01 May, 2012

Copenhagen restaurant Noma has won the World's Best Restaurant title for the third consecutive year, due to chef René Redzepi's "meticulous attention to detail and innovative approach".

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Accolade Wines targets females with RTD sparkling range

Published:  01 May, 2012

Accolade Wines has unveiled a ready-to-drink range aimed at 25 to 35-year-old female at-home drinkers.

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Sterling reaches fresh euro and dollar highs

Published:  01 May, 2012

Sterling broke through more resistance levels yesterday reaching fresh highs of 1.2310 against the euro and 1.6300 against the US dollar before weakening in the afternoon.

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