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Calls for entries to Bols Around the World bartending competition

Published:  24 February, 2012

Bols is calling for entries to its Bols Around the World, global bartending competition.

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Exclusive: Pernod to push Tempranillo as Spain's NZ Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  24 February, 2012

Tempranillo can become as synonymous with Spain among wine drinkers as Sauvignon Blanc has with New Zealand, according to Pernod Ricard UK's wine chief.

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Pre-sale wine estimates smashed at Christie's

Published:  24 February, 2012

Burgundy took centre stage at the first Christie's London wine sale of the year, with all lots exceeding pre-sale estimates.

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Ventisquero: Chilean winemakers taking more risks than Argentinians

Published:  24 February, 2012

Chilean winemakers are taking risks and experimenting with plantings, while their Argentinian neighbours are "playing it safer".

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Craggy Range's Rod Easthope joins Naked Wines

Published:  24 February, 2012

New Zealand winemaker Rod Easthope is leaving Craggy Range to make an exclusive range in a £300k project for Naked Wines.

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Sterling weakens over concerns of further quantitative easing

Published:  24 February, 2012

This week has seen sterling weaken against the majority of currencies amid concerns that we could see further quantitative easing in the UK.

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Sterling has "torrid" day

Published:  23 February, 2012

Sterling had a torrid day, losing ground against the majority of currencies after Bank of England monetary policy committee meeting minutes hinted at further quantitative easing.

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Chinese red for Moët Hennessy

Published:  23 February, 2012

Moët Hennessy has announced plans to produce a red wine in China.

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AFWS calls for entries to Sommelier of the Year

Published:  23 February, 2012

The Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS) is seeking entries to its 2012 UK Sommelier of the Year competition.

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Pernod brings cocktail trend to retailers

Published:  23 February, 2012

Pernod Ricard is hoping to help retailers tap into the on-trade populairty of the Espresso Martini with a new cocktail pack.

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Pernod Ricard launches off-trade Espresso Martini pack

Published:  23 February, 2012

Pernod Ricard has launched a Espresso Martini pack as part of its premium edge initiative to allow off-trade retailers to tap into the popular cocktail trend.

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Vinisud: French producers grow mid-tier wine sales

Published:  23 February, 2012

French producers are benefiting from the gap left in the mid-range, off-trade market due to the decline in demand for Australian wines.

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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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