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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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Pernod Ricard UK appoints senior roles

Published:  19 January, 2012

Pernod Ricard UK has made three senior appointments to its executive committee and senior management group, with immediate effect.

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Grand Union expands executive management team

Published:  19 January, 2012

London-based bar operator Grand Union, has appointed a new executive management team, ahead of plans to open at least three sites in 2012.

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Sterling rises against dollar due to IMF boost

Published:  19 January, 2012

Sterling hit the highest level against the US dollar for a week yesterday.

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Jascots to distribute Champagne Pannier

Published:  18 January, 2012

On-trade specialist Jascots, is to distribute Champagne Pannier throughout the UK.

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Clem Yates swaps Sainsbury's for Off Piste Wines

Published:  18 January, 2012

Clem Yates MW is to leave her winemaker role at Sainsbury's to join the supply side of the wine industry by becoming the new sourcing and supply director of Off-Piste Wines.

 

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Slurp to use 'SlurpVision' as major sales platform

Published:  18 January, 2012

Online retailer Slurp is celebrating its 'SlurpVision' video channel passing its 100 tasting video mark and its emergence as a major platform supporting online sales.

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WSTA launches trade diary Android app

Published:  18 January, 2012

The WSTA Trade Diary app now available as a free Android app, following the launch of the iPhone version last month.

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Rueda whites rival New Zealand

Published:  18 January, 2012

Rueda is poised to take market share away from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, according to predictions by Clink Wines.

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Sterling slips against euro

Published:  18 January, 2012

Sterling slipped against the euro yesterday as falling inflation reinforced expectations that the Bank of England would ease monetary policy further in the coming months.

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Carmenere deserves promotion to Premiership of grape varieties, says Atkin

Published:  17 January, 2012


Carmenere, the indigenous Chilean grape variety, can now claim to have gained promotion to the so-called "Premiership" of first class wine varieties, according to wine critic and broadcaster, Tim Atkin MW.

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Robin McMillan appointed Wine Society CEO

Published:  17 January, 2012

The Wine Society has appointed chief operator, Berry Bros. & Rudd, Robin McMillan as its chief executive, commencing May 2012.

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Beefeater launches 'Forever London' pack

Published:  17 January, 2012

Pernod Ricard owned, Beefeater, has launched a 'Forever London' limited-edition pack celebrating the brand's heritage in the capital.

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Sterling falls against dollar

Published:  17 January, 2012

Sterling fell against the US dollar yesterday, trading within reach of an 18 month low.

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Argentinian wines in polo link-up

Published:  16 January, 2012

Argentinian wine producers will be offered the chance to promote their wines to the masses at London's O2 arena during The Gaucho International Polo competition.

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