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Wines in the press, January 6-8, 2012

Published:  10 January, 2012

The Guardian

The first week in January must be the worst week for a drinks column, says Fiona Beckett.

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Havana Club launches tourist guide to Cuba app

Published:  10 January, 2012

Havana Club, has launched a new Cuban tourist iPhone app - 'Havana Club's Guide to Havana' - an insiders' guide to its essential bars, clubs, restaurants and cultural destinations.

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EU resolves White Zinfandel row

Published:  09 January, 2012

A dispute over the use of the term White Zinfandel in the European Union has been resolved.

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Alcohol units should be revised, say MPs

Published:  09 January, 2012

MPs have called for alcohol unit guidelines to be reviewed and the public to avoid alcohol for at least two days a week.

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Oxford Wine Company appoints MW as buyer

Published:  06 January, 2012

The Oxford Wine Company has appointed Marcia Waters MW as its new wine buyer.

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Online wine retailers slash prices in January sales

Published:  06 January, 2012

Online retailers are leading the way in slashing prices for the January sales, offering up to 60% discount, while for the high street merchant it's back to business as usual.

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Slurp announces online orders up 162%

Published:  06 January, 2012

Online retailer Slurp, has announced record sales over the Christmas period, with orders up 162% in December and a revenue leap of 73.4%.

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New board for Napa Valley Vintners

Published:  06 January, 2012

Napa Valley Vintners has appointed a new board for 2012, headed by Rick Jones of Jones Family Vineyards.

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Sainsbury's in sensible drinking push

Published:  06 January, 2012

Sainsbury's has teamed up with Drinkaware, Diageo and Heineken to push a new responsible drinking campaign in-store.

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Sterling hits 16 month high against euro

Published:  06 January, 2012

Sterling rose to the highest level against the euro for 16 months, hitting €1.2113/£1, the highest since late 2010.

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Sterling hits 16 month high against euro

Published:  06 January, 2012

Sterling rose to the highest level against the euro for 16 months, hitting €1.2113/£1, the highest since late 2010.

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Jacob's Creek seals deal with Andre Agassi

Published:  05 January, 2012

Jacob's Creek has confirmed a three-year partnership with former Wimbledon champion, Andre Agassi.

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'Super-star' fine wine prices plummet as market crashes

Published:  05 January, 2012

Lafite 2008's 45% drop in value is the "pin-up for what's gone wrong in the market", according to Liv-ex's co-founder.

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Calling all independent wine merchants

Published:  05 January, 2012

Harpers is carrying out exclusive research into the size, specialisms and successes of the independent sector in conjunction with the Specialist Importers Trade Tastings.

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Sterling climbs to 15 month high

Published:  05 January, 2012

Sterling climbed to a 15 month high against the euro yesterday after investors moved away from the ailing single currency.

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Harpers calls for Design Awards entries

Published:  05 January, 2012

Harpers Wine and Spirit is calling for entries to its 2012, Design Awards.

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Update: Strong Xmas for independent wine retailers

Published:  05 January, 2012

Independent wine retailers put in a strong performance in December, despite fears that the gloomy economic outlook would squeeze consumer spending.

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Rolling update: Festive wine sales up in supermarkets

Published:  04 January, 2012

Despite the gloomy economic times, wine sales in supermarkets were up during the festive season - with Sainsbury's proclaiming it their "most successful Christmas ever".

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Rémy Martin discontinues existing VSOP

Published:  04 January, 2012

Rémy Martin is withdrawing its original VSOP from the European market and launching a mature cask finish expression in its place.

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Accolade Wines launches website for independents

Published:  04 January, 2012

Independent retailers will be able to get postcode specific information about their customers and which wines appeal to them, thanks to a new website from Accolade Wines.

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