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Eco-certified wines carry clout with consumers

Published:  02 December, 2011

As more wine companies jump on the environmentally friendly bandwagon, achieving full organic or biodynamic certification gives producers greater credibility with the consumer.

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Blog: Anne Krebiehl on natural wine book launch

Published:  01 December, 2011

Last night, some of the UK's finest winos braved the November cold to come to Artisan & Vine in Clapham where Kathryn O'Mara welcomed them to the official launch of "Authentic Wine - Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking", a new and inquiring book by Dr Jamie Goode and Sam Harrop MW.

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Vanquish Wine to distribute Tequila Casa Dragones

Published:  01 December, 2011

Vanquish Wine will distribute premium sipping Tequila Casa Dragones in the UK.

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WSTA comms director appointed interim CEO

Published:  01 December, 2011

WSTA's communications director Gavin Partington has to step up to the role of interim chief executive as the hunt for Jeremy Beadles replacement continues.

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D&D London restructures wine buying team

Published:  01 December, 2011

Restaurant group D&D London has restructured its wine buying team - the current buyers have left and decisions on wine willl now be taken by the food and beverage manager.

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First Cape pledges to cut its alcohol content

Published:  01 December, 2011

First Cape is planning to remove 50 million units of alcohol from its wines over the next three years, says the brand's owner, Brand Phoenix.

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Mondial du Merlot winners announced

Published:  01 December, 2011

The fourth Mondial du Merlot competition, organised by the Vinea Association in Sierre, Switzerland saw 300 wines entered, from 21 countries.

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Emergency action by central banks helps boost Sterling against dollar

Published:  01 December, 2011

Sterling jumped by 0.8% against the US dollar yesterday after co-ordinated emergency action by several central banks saw investors jump towards riskier assets.

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Record sales for buying consortium

Published:  30 November, 2011

The Society of Vintners is reporting record sales, up 39% year on year.

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Heritage Wine to distribute Darling Cellars

Published:  30 November, 2011

Gloucestershire based Heritage Wine, has announced it is to distribute South African producer Darling Cellars premium varietal wines in the UK.

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Heritage Wine to distribute Darling Cellars

Published:  30 November, 2011

Heritage Wine is to distribute South African cool climate producer Darling Cellars' premium varietal wines in the UK. 

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Manchester Drinks Company launches My Cocktail website

Published:  30 November, 2011

 

The Manchester Drinks Company has developed an interactive website on the back of its My Cocktail range.

Sterling holds firm despite Chancellor's downbeat forecast

Published:  30 November, 2011

 

Sterling stayed firm against the US dollar and strengthened above €1.17/£1 against the euro despite a downbeat forecast by the Chancellor in his autumn statement.

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Scottish university to research effect of minimum pricing

Published:  29 November, 2011

A Scottish university is to research whether heavy drinkers will change their habits if minimum pricing is introduced.

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Sterling recovers against dollar, but UK hits retail low

Published:  29 November, 2011

Sterling recovered from a seven week low against the US dollar on Monday as risk appetite improved across global markets.

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Maxxium UK launches Red Stag ad campaign

Published:  29 November, 2011

Maxxium UK, has launched its first advertising campaign for Red Stag by Jim Beam, in order to generate customer awareness to its target audience of 18-24 year olds.

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50p tax rate cut would secure on-trade jobs

Published:  29 November, 2011

A cut in the 50p tax rate would help secure jobs in the on-trade, according to the latest edition of the Wilson Drinks Report, WDR.

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Home Office to publish impact of below-cost ban

Published:  29 November, 2011

The Home Office is to publish its assessment of how the below-cost selling ban will impact on problem and underage drinking in the new year.

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French Bubbles to open pop-up Champagne bar

Published:  29 November, 2011

Small grower Champagne retailer, French Bubbles is to open a pop-up Champagne bar and shop for the festive period.

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Wines in the press- November 24-27

Published:  28 November, 2011

The Guardian
The media would have us believe that Christmas involves huge family get-togethers, but we all know that isn't true, says Fiona Beckett.

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