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Euro zone trade balance figures - worse than expected

Published:  19 March, 2012

Sterling had a strong day against the dollar whilst ending fairly flat against the euro, while in Europe trade balance figures showed poor returns.

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G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Millésimé 2004 released

Published:  19 March, 2012

Pernod Ricard has released its 2004,  G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Millésimé, from what is claims to be an "exceptional year".

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Parker: 'I should have scrutinised Jay Miller a lot more'

Published:  19 March, 2012

Robert Parker has admitted that "did not supervise Jay Miller as effectively as I should have" over the scandal surrounding visits to Spanish wineries.

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Third vintage of Balblair 1989 released

Published:  19 March, 2012

International Beverage Holdings has unveiled the third release of the 1989 vintage of Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

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Wines in the press - March 16-19

Published:  19 March, 2012

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett can't think about Irish whiskey without remembering her late mother-in-law, who used to get positively "apoplectic" if she was bought a bottle of anything but Scotch.

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Budget: consumers face 44p hike on bottle of wine

Published:  16 March, 2012

Consumers face a price hike of 44p per bottle of wine in the wake of duty and retailer increases next week.

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Stolichnaya adds Chocolat Razberi to flavour portfolio

Published:  16 March, 2012

Adding to its portfolio of flavoured vodkas, Stolichnaya has launched new flavour variant, Stoli Chocolat Razberi.

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Parker: will there ever be a vintage as good as 2009?

Published:  16 March, 2012

Ahead of 2011 en-primeur tastings in Bordeaux, Robert Parker casts doubt on whether there will ever be a repeat of the 2009 vintage - to which he awarded near-perfect scores.

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Sterling has steady week

Published:  16 March, 2012

Sterling has had a steady week, marginally gaining against the euro and losing against the US dollar.

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Lanson: Champagne shoppers don't buy on price alone

Published:  15 March, 2012

Seven in 10 Champagne consumers buy based on brand and price, according to new research carried out by Lanson International.

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Six in 10 consumers willing to pay £7+ on wine, says Pernod Ricard

Published:  15 March, 2012

Since 58% of shoppers are willing to trade up on wine, but only 11% do, Pernod Ricard is stepping up its premium push.

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Demand drives Champagne Philipponnat to announce allocation only

Published:  15 March, 2012

For the first time in its 490 year history, Champagne Philipponnat has announced allocation only sales for its Clos des Goisses.

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Vinoteca to open third London site

Published:  15 March, 2012

Vinoteca is to open its third wine bar, dining room and wine shop in Soho, in mid April.

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Sterling has mixed day

Published:  15 March, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day yesterday, strengthening against the majority of currencies including New Zealand and Australian dollars, before weaker than expected unemployment data halted the rally.

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Legacy Wines adds New Zealand brand Shorn

Published:  14 March, 2012

Legacy Wines, the recently launched impulse, export and on-trade division of Manchester-based Kingsland Wines & Spirits has added New Zealand brand Shorn to its portfolio.

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Bibendum to promote English wines and spirits

Published:  14 March, 2012

Bibendum is launching a summer campaign to promote English wines and spirits to the on-trade.

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Tesco's fine wine sales grow

Published:  14 March, 2012

Tesco's fine wine revamp has paid off - the retailer has seen sales jump 50% in the past year.

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Prestige Champagne tipped for growth

Published:  14 March, 2012

The popularity of Prestige Cuvée Champagne is on the up and could lead to a resurgence in Vintage and Blanc de Blanc styles, according to the UK Champagne Agents' Association.

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Naked Wines offers $1million in global winemaker competition

Published:  14 March, 2012

Online wine retailer Naked Wines, is launching a global winemaking competition, that will guarantee $1million investment fund for the winners.

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Sterling strengthens against majority of currencies

Published:  14 March, 2012

Sterling had a strong day yesterday strengthening against the majority of currencies and rising more than one cent against the euro to around €1.20/£1 interbank.

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