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Sterling regains ground against euro

Published:  25 January, 2012

Sterling regained ground against the euro yesterday after hitting a four week low against the single currency.

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Harveys teams up to open sherry bar

Published:  24 January, 2012

Harveys Cellars in Bristol is to re-open as an upmarket, contemporary sherry and tapas bar in collaboration with Maxxium owned, sherry brand, Harveys.

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Kingsland Wines and Spirits launches Legacy Wines

Published:  24 January, 2012

Kingsland Wines and Spirits has launched a new division, Legacy Wines which aims to focus on the impulse, on-trade and European export sectors of the company's operations.

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Business experts and masterclass line up for SITT tasting

Published:  24 January, 2012


Visitors to next month's SITT tasting in London on February 29 can look forward to a masterclass on Long Island wine and a seminar offering a "Blueprint for Success" for independent on and off-trade businesses as well as the chance to meet an international line up of independent wine producers.

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The Portman Group calls for final responses to alcohol consultation

Published:  24 January, 2012

The Portman Group urges people to submit their final responses regarding changes to the Code of Practice for responsible alcohol marketing, before January 31.

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Wines in the press, January 19 -22

Published:  24 January, 2012

The Guardian
Fiona Becektt is looking at Australian Shiraz.

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The euro makes short term gains between sterling and US dollar

Published:  24 January, 2012

The euro has had a good few days gaining against sterling and the US dollar.

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Spar launches instore responsible drinking radio ad

Published:  24 January, 2012

Spar UK is urging its retailers to show their commitment to responsible alcohol sales, by promoting government initiatives with an instore radio advert.

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TWIF predicts Liv-ex 100 to rise in 2012

Published:  24 January, 2012

Fine wine investment specialist, The Wine Investment Fund (TWIF) predicts that the main wine index (the Liv-ex 100) will finish 2012 10% above its 2011 year-end level.

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JK Marketing teams up with Wines of Brazil

Published:  24 January, 2012

JK Marketing is to team up with Wines of Brazil to organise UK events throughout 2012.

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WSET awards: 30% more students in 2011

Published:  24 January, 2012

Last night's glittering WSET awards ceremony at London's Guildhall saw Majestic Wines once again take home a huge haul of gongs.

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Consumers eating out less often, says Horizons

Published:  23 January, 2012

Eating out is becoming a treat reserved for special occasions, as the number of times consumers dine out is falling given the squeeze on spending.

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Wine writer Matthew Jukes wins top Australian award

Published:  23 January, 2012

Wine journalist Matthew Jukes has been crowned Honorary Australian of the Year for his contribution to the Australian wine industry.

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Last chance to register for Bibendum annual tasting

Published:  23 January, 2012

Bibendum is calling for last chance to register for its annual tasting 'Just Add... Bibendum: Ingredients for Success in 2012'.

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PLB launches wholesale roadshow

Published:  20 January, 2012

UK importer, PLB is to launch its first regional roadshow in February, in order to unveil its new and improved wholesale portfolio.

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Accolade buys Chinese wine distribution firm

Published:  20 January, 2012

Accolade Wines is expanding into China with the purchase of a majority stake in a Shanghai-based wine distribution business.

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Sterling drops against euro as UK consumer confidence falls

Published:  20 January, 2012

Sterling dropped below €1.20/£1 against the euro after a survey showed that consumer confidence in the UK fell to the lowest level for seven years.

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Julian Dyer to join Australian Vintage

Published:  20 January, 2012

Julian Dyer, senior wine buyer at Sainsbury's is leaving to join Australian Vintage.

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Australian Vintage recruits Sainsbury's Julian Dyer

Published:  20 January, 2012

Australian Vintage is beefing up its off-trade team with the recruitment of Sainsbury's senior wine buyer, Julian Dyer.

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Two US based alcoholic drinks breach Portman Code

Published:  19 January, 2012

Two US based alcoholic drinks, Suck & Blow alcoholic jelly tubes, and Crunk Juce have breached alcohol responsibility rules, as laid out by The Portman Group.

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