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Gérard Basset: the new face of French wines

Published:  19 April, 2012

Gérard Basset, OBE, is to be the UK ambassador for  the French Wines - Wines with Style campaign.

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Sterling hit 20-month high yesterday

Published:  19 April, 2012

Sterling had a very strong day yesterday strengthening against all the major currencies whilst reaching a 20-month high of 1.223 against the euro.

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Wine Australia changes to pay as you go funding model

Published:  18 April, 2012

Wine Australia is changing its generic marketing activity on offer to a user pays format - the body argues it will give it a "neutral position" and allow it to be "more agile".

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Stolichnaya puts Nepal adventure up for grabs

Published:  18 April, 2012

Elit by Stolichnaya is offering an exclusive trip to the Himalayas as part of Christie's Green Auction to raise money for ocean conservation.

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Rare Burgundies a hit at Christie's auction

Published:  18 April, 2012

Collector demand for the rare Burgundies of Henri Jayer contributed towards Christie's sale of Fine & Rare Wines in New York fetching £1,500,443.

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Sterling trades in up and down pattern

Published:  18 April, 2012

Sterling had a strong morning strengthening against the majority of currencies before weakening off against the commodity backed currencies.

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Campo Viejo in film festival link-up

Published:  17 April, 2012

Campo Viejo is aiming to bring to life the vibrancy of Spanish culture with a new film festival sponsorship deal.

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Laithwaites stocks Turkish wine

Published:  17 April, 2012

Laithwaites has added a Turkish wine to its portfolio as part of efforts to champion producers in lesser-known wine regions.

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Gaucho gets behind Malbec World Day

Published:  17 April, 2012

With the world's focus tuned to Malbec, the Gaucho restaurant group is showcasing its 68-strong list and offering diners a free glass of the English Malbec made at Chapel Down from Argentinian grapes.

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Chinese consumer tastes mature

Published:  17 April, 2012

A new Wine Intelligence study has found the Chinese wine market will feature more white wines and sweeter styles of reds in the future.

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Sterling hit 18-month high against Euro yesterday

Published:  17 April, 2012

Sterling reached a new 18 month high against the euro yesterday peaking at 1.2175 before retracing in the afternoon.

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Bordeaux 2011: Lafite price down on last year

Published:  16 April, 2012

News that Château Lafite has dropped the price of its 2011 vintage on last year will have little impact on what other chateaux choose to do, according to top merchants.

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Fine wine market enters 'calmer waters' in Q1

Published:  16 April, 2012

The first quarter of 2012 has seen the fine wine market enter "calmer waters", according to Liv-ex's Fine Wine 100 Index, which is broadly flat.

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Drinks producers to strengthen ad standards across Europe

Published:  16 April, 2012

Major alcoholic drinks producers have agreed to ramp up their voluntary advertising regulations in Europe.

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RAW to hold wine 'transparency' debate

Published:  13 April, 2012

Artisan wine fair RAW, is to host a seminal panel discussion on transparency and wine labeling, at its London event on May 20 and 21.

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Wine trade community website launches

Published:  13 April, 2012

A wine-trade only website combining social networking, a commercial marketplace and worldwide database launched in the UK and France today.

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First past the post - Anna de Codorníu Blanc

Published:  13 April, 2012

Hats off Grupo Codorníu, as Anna de Codorníu Blanc de Noirs (rrp£10.99), goes straight into Searcys Champagne bars, as the first time cava to appear on its wine list.

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Château des Jacques - 'fragrant' offerings

Published:  13 April, 2012

Straight from the Louis Jadot stable is the 2010 vintages of Moulin a Vent 'Clos' wines from Château des Jacques.

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Kumala targets busy consumers in off-trade campaign

Published:  13 April, 2012

Kumala is launching a consumer campaign targeting busy people by offering a chance to win a year's worth of help around the house.

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Malbec World Day grows in popularity

Published:  13 April, 2012

Next week's Malbec World Day is gathering momentum as a host of UK restaurants and retailers have signed up to promote Argentina's flagship grape, joined by key influencers around the world.

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