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Sterling hits five-week high against US dollar

Published:  30 January, 2012

Sterling hit a five-week high against the US dollar on Friday on speculation that agreement would be reached over the weekend in negotiations over Greek debt restructuring.

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Zinfandel winemakers to deliver masterclass at California annual tasting

Published:  30 January, 2012


Visitors to next month's Wine Institute of California's annual tasting on February 27 will be able to take part in a Zinfandel masterclass delivered by a panel of expert Californian winemakers.

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Oxford triumphs in University Wine Championship

Published:  30 January, 2012

As Oxford University scoops the award for Wine Australia's University Wine Champion initiative, the generic body looks to expand the initiative into 2013.

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International Cognac Summit puts the focus on women

Published:  27 January, 2012

The fifth annual International Cognac Summit (ICS) concluded this week, following four days of intensive analysis and discussion by an international panel on the theme of "Cognac and women".

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Own-label wine sales top £1bn

Published:  27 January, 2012

Own-label wine brands have broken through the £1 billion sales barrier for the first time.

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BWS chiefs set the agenda

Published:  27 January, 2012

The top-five supermarket wine supremos unanimously agree that the trade is "overly complex" and failing to engage with consumers.

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Chase Distillery reverts to in-house distribution

Published:  27 January, 2012

Mangrove, is to cease distributing Chase Distillery products, due to its contract coming to an end.

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Chase Distillery reverts to in-house ditribution

Published:  27 January, 2012

Mangrove, is to cease distributing Chase Distillery products, due to its contract coming to an end.

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Sterling falls to four week low against euro

Published:  27 January, 2012

Sterling fell to a four week low against the euro on Thursday as investors became optimistic over progress in Greek debt talks and concerned over UK economic weakness.

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Clink Wines focuses on Spain

Published:  26 January, 2012

Clink Wines is launching six new Spanish wine partners as well as a range of lighter style and sparkling wines from Vinigalicia.

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Truman's asks Eastenders to 'find us a brewery'

Published:  26 January, 2012

East London beer brand Truman's, is offering a year's supply of beer to the person that can find a site for its new brewery.

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Register for SITT to win enomatic machine

Published:  26 January, 2012

Two lucky visitors to SITT will be in with the chance of winning an enomatic machine on a trial basis for 12 weeks.

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Royal Tokaji appoints Bibendum as UK agent

Published:  26 January, 2012

Royal Tokaji has appointed Bibendum as its agent for the UK market.

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Harpers next consumer forum set for March 22

Published:  26 January, 2012

Practical expert advice on how to better understand changing consumer behaviour and the new communication tools and skills needed to engage with them will be the theme of Harpers next consumer forum to be held on March 22 in London.

 

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Cool climate wines could grow Aussie volumes

Published:  26 January, 2012

Cooler-climate wines could be the answer to Australia's problems of shrinking off-trade volumes and under-representation on restaurant lists.

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M&B sees sales growth of 4.4%

Published:  26 January, 2012

Mitchells & Butlers, the 1,600 strong bar group, has reported a sales increase of 4.4% in the last 17 weeks.

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Sterling falls after UK figures show economy contracted by 0.2%

Published:  26 January, 2012

Sterling fell against the US dollar yesterday, coming under pressure after figures showed that the UK economy contracted by 0.2% against an expected drop of 0.1%.

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Brighton alcohol debate to inform policy

Published:  25 January, 2012

A prominent Brighton licensee is disappointed that a debate on alcohol policy in the city failed to recognise the role supermarkets play in contributing to drunken behaviour.

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HMRC urged to step up fight on duty fraud

Published:  25 January, 2012

HM Revenue & Customs needs to do more to fight alcohol duty fraud, which is depriving the UK exchequer of more than £1bn a year, according to The National Audit Office.

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Adnams Cellar & Kitchen closes Richmond store

Published:  25 January, 2012

Adnams Cellar & Kitchen has closed its Richmond store and moved its Holt shop following a review, but is still looking to expand its retail estate.

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