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G & J Greenall 'Best North West Bartender' announced

Published:  22 March, 2012

Joey Butcher from Manchester's Épernay Champagne Bar, is the winner of the first G & J Greenall, North West Best Bartender competition.

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Waverley wants its wines to do the talking

Published:  22 March, 2012

The results of a radical overhaul of the WaverleyTBS wine operation was on show at last week's national trade tasting in London.

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Speculation of further quantitative easing hampers sterling's progress

Published:  22 March, 2012

Sterling had a poor start to the day as Bank of England's minutes revealed two of its members voted for a further injection of £25 billion into the economy.

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Champagne bosses need to engage consumers

Published:  21 March, 2012

Gimmicky innovations are not the way forward for Champagne, but it's got to try and engage with consumers, say Champagne bosses.

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Sainsbury's loses another BWS buyer

Published:  21 March, 2012

Another Sainsbury's wine buyer is leaving the BWS team - making it the third person to move on since December.

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Budget 2012: alcohol duty escalator continues

Published:  21 March, 2012

As expected the Chancellor announced the continuation of the alcohol duty escalator in today's Budget - meaning alcohol duty rises by 2% ahead of inflation.

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Wine Rack launches online trading

Published:  21 March, 2012

The launch of online trading for Wine Rack has taken off "quicker than expected", according to its chairman Laki Christoforou.

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LIVE Budget 2012: Trade reaction

Published:  21 March, 2012

The Chancellor pulled no punches in delivering his Budget today - the alcohol duty escalator will continue. But what has the trade got to say about it? Read our live updates.

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Duty hike will push average wine price over £5

Published:  20 March, 2012

The average price of a bottle of wine will breakthrough the symbolic £5.00 barrier after a rise in wine inflation and the next set of duty increases, according to the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Real Wine Fair 2012 announces line up

Published:  20 March, 2012

The Real Wine Fair 2012, has announced 160 natural growers and winemakers will participate in its inaugural event in May.

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Wines of Argentina launches UK made Malbec

Published:  20 March, 2012

Wines of Argentina is celebrating the approach of the second Malbec World Day with the launch of the first Argentine Malbec made in the UK.

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New distribution for Cielo wines

Published:  20 March, 2012

Italian wine producer Cielo has set up a joint distribution agreement with World Wine Agencies and Coe Vintners for the on-trade in the south of England. 

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New boss for WSTA comes from DEFRA

Published:  20 March, 2012

Miles Beale, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association's new chief executive, is moving from DEFRA where he is deputy director for EU and international agriculture policy.

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DEFRA deputy director Miles Beale, appointed WSTA chief executive

Published:  20 March, 2012

Miles Beale has been appointed as chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

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Matthew Jukes releases annual NZ Pinot Noir Classification

Published:  20 March, 2012

Matthew Jukes, has released his fifth annual New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification, that places Ata Rangi, Bell Hill, Felton Road and Mt Difficulty, in top 'five star' position.

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Sterling holds firm against the US dollar

Published:  20 March, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day yesterday strengthening against the majority of currencies in the morning before the markets shifted and risk appetite increased.

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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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Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits announces change of distributor

Published:  19 March, 2012

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits announced a change of UK distributor from In-Spirit Global Brands to Cask Liquid Marketing, for its King's Ginger and Pink Pigeon rum.

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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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