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Sterling trades in tight range as risk appetite drives market

Published:  08 March, 2012

Sterling traded in a fairly tight range against both the US dollar and the euro yesterday as markets fears subsided and risk appetite began to drive the market.

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Bristol to have Love Wine Festival

Published:  07 March, 2012

The creator and founder of Bristol and Bath's food festivals Love Food, has launched a Love Wine Festival, that aims to focus on natural wines and English producers, and showcase local merchants.

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Galvin at Windows launches St George's Day British beer menu

Published:  07 March, 2012

London's Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows is to launch a British beer and food matching menu for St George's Day.

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Negociants UK to sell direct to independents

Published:  07 March, 2012

Yalumba owned, Negociants UK is to begin selling its wines direct to independent merchants and restaurants.

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Nicole Rolet launches The Extreme Wine Experience 2012

Published:  07 March, 2012

Nicole Rolet, owner of Chene Bleu wines has created The Extreme Wine Experience 2012, a five day intensive wine course which includes hands-on experience in the vineyard.

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Sterling has "poor" day against euro and dollar

Published:  07 March, 2012

Sterling had a poor day yesterday, losing over one and a half cents against the US dollar and falling against the euro as risk aversion drove the market.

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New Zealand pulls out of LIWF

Published:  06 March, 2012

New Zealand Winegrowers has pulled out of London International Wine Fair - but organisers insist it is no reflection of how Kiwi wines are performing in the UK.

 

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On-trade hit hardest as consumers rein in spending

Published:  06 March, 2012

The on-trade is being hit the hardest, as consumers continue to rein in their spending, according to the latest WSTA Market Report.

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FirstCape gets behind rugby sponsorship

Published:  06 March, 2012

South African wine brand FirstCape is kicking off its sponsorship of the forthcoming British and Irish Lions Tour of Australia with the launch of an online wine club.

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Auchentoshan launches exclusive travel sector range

Published:  06 March, 2012

Auchentoshan is to launch an exclusive range for the travel retail sector, consisting of four core permanent expressions, plus two limited editions released each year.

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Sterling strengthens despite weak PMI data

Published:  06 March, 2012

Sterling had a strong day yesterday strengthening against the majority of currencies although it did remain fairly flat against the euro.

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German wine exports to UK fall by one fifth

Published:  05 March, 2012

German wine exports to the UK fell by a fifth in volume terms last year, although the drop was mostly in the under £4 segment.

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Accolade launches mid-tier Australian wines

Published:  05 March, 2012

Accolade is launching a new mid-tier to its Australian wine range to act as a bridge between its Nottage Hill and Hardys Ooomoo wines.

 

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English Wine Producers announces summer trade activities

Published:  05 March, 2012

English Wine Producers (EWP), has announced two key activities this year to help the trade work more closely with the industry during the Queen's Jubilee and London Olympics.

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Chilean wines growing fastest in independents

Published:  05 March, 2012

Chilean wines are growing fast in the independent sector - having displaced Italy from fourth place by volume - they now have a 10% share of that market.

 

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Robinsons Brewery hands over to sixth generation

Published:  05 March, 2012

Stockport based Robinsons Brewery, has announced chairman Peter Robinson and brothers Dennis and David, are to step down to hand over to the sixth generation.

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Glenfiddich revamps 21 Year Old Gran Reserva

Published:  05 March, 2012

Glenfiddich has unveiled new packaging for its 21 Year Old Gran Reserva, to reflect its quality and provenance.

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Prowein: Organic viticulture under the spotlight

Published:  05 March, 2012

Spain is leading the charge when it comes to growth in organic vine production - it has tripled in the last two years to more than 54,00 hectares.

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Wines in the press - March 2-5

Published:  05 March, 2012

The Guardian
Are the descriptions wine writers use helpful? Asks Fiona Beckett.

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Sterling weakens against dollar

Published:  05 March, 2012

Sterling had a fairly stable day against the euro on Friday whilst weakening against the US dollar.

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