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Sterling hits low against US dollar

Published:  06 September, 2011

Sterling depreciated by 0.7% against the US dollar yesterday, hitting the lowest level since mid-July, but gained slightly against the euro.

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Manchester Drinks puts nutritional and calorific content on packaging

Published:  06 September, 2011

Manchester Drinks has announced it is to put nutritional information and calorie content on its My Cocktail drinks packaging.

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Managing director of Morgenrot dies, aged 47

Published:  05 September, 2011

Ray Flynn, managing director of The Morgenrot Group passed away last weekend aged 47, after a battle with cancer that was diagnosed earlier this year.

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Sterling hits $1.6172/£1 low against dollar

Published:  05 September, 2011

Sterling hit a low against the dollar on Friday, as data showed a fall in UK construction activity- the slowest expansion since December 2010.

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WSTA rubbishes link between off-licence density and underage drinking

Published:  05 September, 2011

The WSTA has rubbished claims from Alcohol Concern that there is a link between off-licence density and alcohol harms in under 18s.

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Wines in the press - September 2-4

Published:  05 September, 2011

The Guardian

If you're taking a late UK holiday, there's a chance you'll find yourself somewhere where the only place to buy wine is a corner shop or small supermarket, says Fiona Beckett.

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Diageo extends Christmas focus across winter

Published:  02 September, 2011

Diageo is moving its focus away from Christmas-themed advertising and promotions in favour of capitalising on the occasions when consumers drink from as early as September and right through to the New Year.

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Bibendum to hold late night trade tasting

Published:  02 September, 2011

Bibendum is to host its first late night 9pm to 1am tasting to suit sommeliers and retailers who work in establishments with late opening hours.

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Picking in the Loire and Pessac-Léognan begins ahead of schedule

Published:  02 September, 2011

Both the Loire and at Dourthe, Château La Garde in Pessac-Léognan, vintage has arrived two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Sterling undermined as worries over UK recovery continue

Published:  02 September, 2011

A week of disappointing economic data has undermined sterling, as worries over the UK recovery continue.

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"Bargain Booze owners seek to sell," claims the Independent

Published:  01 September, 2011

The private-equity owners of Bargain Booze have put the off-licence chain up for sale, according to a report in the Independent newspaper.

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Win £2500 worth of wine with Penfolds promo

Published:  01 September, 2011

Aussie wine brand Penfolds is giving away a cellar of wine worth £2500 in a new neck-collar promotion.

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Record sales of premium brands lift Pernod

Published:  01 September, 2011

Pernod Ricard has reported a strong performance in its annual results thanks in part to record sales of its top 14 brands.

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Crus Bourgeois 2009 official selection to be unveiled

Published:  01 September, 2011

L'Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc is to unveil the Official Selection of Crus Bourgeois 2009, the second vintage to be assessed under the new "Reconnaissance" system.

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Sterling steadies against dollar and euro

Published:  01 September, 2011

Sterling had a steady day on Wednesday and managed to strengthen slightly against both the euro and the US$.

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Nomacorc posts record results

Published:  01 September, 2011

Alternative wine closure manufacturer, Nomacorc has achieved record sales volumes during the first half of 2011.

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First chance to taste new Kiwi releases

Published:  01 September, 2011

On September 21 the trade will have a chance to taste their way through the first UK showing of New Zealand's 2011 vintage white wines and 2010 red wines, together with newly released wines from past vintages.

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Finalists announced for Champagne Jacquart Rising Stars Trophy

Published:  31 August, 2011

Eight chef and sommelier teams have been chosen for the Grand Final of the Champagne Jacquart Rising Stars Trophy.

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Business panel announced for WSTA Conference

Published:  31 August, 2011

A panel of leading figures from the wine and spirit trade has been announced to round off this year's Wine and Spirit Trade Association, WSTA Conference on September 14.

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Malibu pushes mixing message

Published:  31 August, 2011

Malibu is investing heavily in above-the-line support this summer to promote its new range of serve suggestions, cocktail pouches and pre-mixed cans.

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