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Sterling reaches fresh highs against euro

Published:  10 April, 2012

Sterling weakened against the US dollar and rallied to a two and a half month high against the euro on Thursday as fears surrounding Spain dominated the markets.

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First Growth buyers look to other 'hot' Bordeaux wines

Published:  10 April, 2012

Other "hot" wines from the Bordeaux 2011 vintage are being sought out as buyers await First Growth pricing, according to wine retailer Slurp.

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Wines in the press, April 7-10

Published:  10 April, 2012

The Guardian

Eggs are held to be one of the problem foods with wine, so apart from a cuppa - do you drink with them? Asks Fiona Beckett.

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Wine trade stalwart Guy Wilkes dies

Published:  05 April, 2012

Guy Wilkes, 49, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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VIDEO: Future Foundation's Barry Clark on minimum pricing

Published:  05 April, 2012

Proposed regulations around alcohol - such as minimum pricing - are gaining energy, and a greater degree of acceptance with the public, says the Future Foundation's Barry Clark.

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Pancho Campo looks outside wine after 'disgusting attacks'

Published:  05 April, 2012

Pancho Campo MW of the Wine Academy of Spain is switching his business away from wine trade-only events in part response to the "deeply upsetting" attacks he and his family have suffered in recent months.

 

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Olympics to provide Fairtrade boost

Published:  05 April, 2012

The Fairtrade Foundation is hoping the 12% value increase in wine sales in the off-trade, coupled with its Olympic supply partnership deal, will boost its on-trade profile.

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Moët & Chandon to sponsor UK Sommelier of the Year

Published:  05 April, 2012

Champagne house Moët & Chandon has signed a three-year sponsorship deal in support of the UK Sommelier of the Year competition.

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Speakeasy goes flower power for Chelsea Show

Published:  05 April, 2012

Secret speakeasy bar Barts is going flower power crazy in honour of The Chelsea Flower Show which will take place from May 22-26.

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Sterling reaches ten week high against euro

Published:  05 April, 2012

Sterling reached a two and a half month high against the euro yesterday afternoon, but fell against the US dollar.

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Wines of Germany launches 31 Days of German Riesling campaign

Published:  04 April, 2012

Wines of Germany is calling for entries to its first UK, 31 Days of German Riesling promotion, that aims to reinvigorate the image of German Riesling to consumers.

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Champagne Lanson launches Union Jack limited edition

Published:  04 April, 2012

Champagne Lanson has created a limited edition Union Jack bottle (rrp £31.99) to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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Camel Valley launches £300 sparkling wine for jubilee

Published:  04 April, 2012

Camel Valley Vineyard is to launch its most expensive bottle of sparkling wine with a price tag of £299, to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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German Riesling stars in trade promo

Published:  04 April, 2012

In a bid to reinvigorate the image of German Riesling in the UK, Wines of Germany is launching an initiative to highlight the grape's food matching capabilities and versatility.

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Sterling weakens despite strong construction PMI figures

Published:  04 April, 2012

Sterling had a poor day yesterday weakening off against the majority of currencies, despite the release of strong construction PMI figures, which showed the fastest growth in 21 months.

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Chance to buy rare whiskey barrel

Published:  03 April, 2012

Jack Daniel's is offering trade outlets the chance to buy their own personalised barrel of Tennessee whiskey.

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Discovery Wines in on-trade expansion deal

Published:  03 April, 2012

Discovery Wines has joined forces with Bottle Green as part of a major strategic push into the on-trade and independent sector.

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'Mixed' findings from Bordeaux 2011

Published:  03 April, 2012

Initial reports from tastings of the Bordeaux 2011 vintage are mixed - with strict selection and "smart winemaking" some excellent wines have been produced, while others have been less successful.

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Sterling rallies as manufacturing growth hits 10 month high

Published:  03 April, 2012

Sterling strengthened yesterday morning a better than expected manufacturing growth data was released, hitting a 10 month high.

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Tamdhu whisky distillery to re-open with premium brand

Published:  02 April, 2012

Speyside's Tamdhu Distillery has reopened to produce a premium brand in 2013 aimed globally at aspirational and affluent connoisseurs.

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