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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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Charles Heidsieck Champagne moves to Liberty Wines

Published:  18 May, 2012

First Drinks Brands has announced the distribution of Charles Heidsieck Champagne in the UK will be transferred to Liberty Wines from June 1.

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Chianti classico could have own 'icon' wine

Published:  18 May, 2012

Chianti classico's governing body is considering proposals to introduce an "icon" top-level wine above riserva.

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Kornicis Group opens eighth Jamies Wine Bar

Published:  18 May, 2012

Kornicis Group is expanding its estate with the opening of its eighth Jamies Wine Bar in London.

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French Bubbles takes permanent site in Covent Garden

Published:  18 May, 2012

Grower Champagne supplier French Bubbles is taking on a permanent site in London's Covent Garden following the success of its cheese and Champagne-based pop-up.

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Sterling holds firm against the euro

Published:  18 May, 2012

Sterling hit fresh highs against the euro this week due to the crisis in Greece, before weakening off against the majority of currencies yesterday.

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Free Run launches its own French wine brand

Published:  18 May, 2012

Free Run Wines is launching its own French wine brand - Les Calades - to plug what it sees as a gap in the market.

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Wine is consumers' favourite tipple, says poll

Published:  18 May, 2012

Wine is still the consumers' favourite tipple, but in these cash-strapped times they are cutting down on going out to pubs and restaurants, says a poll commissioned by the WSTA.

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Les Vignobles Foncalieu launches Grands Vins

Published:  18 May, 2012

Southern French co-operative Les Vignobles Foncalieu has launched Grand Vins - a collection of prestige wines that celebrate the "excellent" 2009 vintage.

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Drink-led pubs worst hit by weather

Published:  17 May, 2012

A cold and wet April has hit spending on eating and drinking-out, with pub and restaurant groups seeing  like-for-like sales down 2% for the month.

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Laphroaig's 18 Year Old gets Jubilee treatment

Published:  17 May, 2012

Islay single malt whisky Laphroaig has released a limited run of its 18 Year Old with Diamond Jubilee packaging.

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Whisky Exchange Whisky Show returns to Vinopolis

Published:  17 May, 2012

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show has confirmed it will return to Vinopolis in October 2012 on the back of last year's "sell-out" event.

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Sterling suffers setbacks as UK cuts growth forecasts

Published:  17 May, 2012

Sterling suffered a setback as the Bank of England cut its growth forecasts and noted that events in the Euro zone increased risk of the UK economic recovery faltering.

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Final call for entries for Sud de France Retailer of the Year competition

Published:  17 May, 2012

Independent wine merchants are being called upon to enter the Sud de France Festival with the chance of winning Sud de France Retailer of the Year 2012 and a masterclass hosted by Sarah Jane Evans MW.

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