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Strictly judge booted off as face of First Cape

Published:  14 December, 2011

Alesha Dixon has been dropped as the face of First Cape's Café Collection, following her "uncharacteristic" behaviour on a TV chat show, where she was filmed drinking wine from the bottle.

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Yvon Mau aims to regain lost ground for Bordeaux in £10 to £20 range

Published:  14 December, 2011

Yvon Mau aims to regain lost ground in the UK's £10 to £20 sector with the launch of new range of wines from Bordeaux.

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Shake-up at Laithwaites Wine

Published:  14 December, 2011

Direct Wines has announced a reshuffle of its buying and merchandising teams which sees current head of buying Thomas Woolrych make a transatlantic move to take up the role of wine director in the US.

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New green 'milk man' scheme from Jascots

Published:  14 December, 2011

Jascots Wine Merchants has turned milk man in its new eco-friendly scheme.

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Acker Merrall & Condit launches "Twelve Days of Christmas" wine auction

Published:  14 December, 2011

US rare wine auction house, Acker Merrall & Condit has launched a "Twelve Days of Christmas", a worldwide auction offering gifts of 'incomparable rarity and lavish value'.

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VIDEO: Big Wine Festival wants to attract families

Published:  14 December, 2011

The Big Wine Festival wants to attract "average customers" and families to its June event, in an effort to broaden the appeal beyond "crusty wine buffs".

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Burgundy and Bordeaux Super Seconds fill First Growth trade gap

Published:  14 December, 2011

Burgundy's top wines and lower-ranking Bordeaux Crus Classes are filling the trade gap left by lack of demand for First Growths, according to Liv-Ex data.

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Stolichnaya launches ultra-premium, Himalayan Edition

Published:  13 December, 2011

Stolichnaya Vodka has launched the The Himalayan Edition, the first in a series for Stolichnaya's ultra-premium reference, Elit.

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Inflation may prompt 15p-a-bottle wine duty hike

Published:  13 December, 2011

The wine trade is braced for a 15p-a-bottle duty hike in the spring Budget.

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Sainsbury's survey shows gin to be Xmas spirit of choice

Published:  13 December, 2011

Gin is tipped to be the spirit of choice for consumers at Sainsbury's this Christmas, after it recorded a yearly uplift in sales of 61%1 amongst city dwelling 18-24 year olds.

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Wines in the press- December 8-11

Published:  13 December, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett says at Christmas just as easy to find yourself jaded with festive drink choices as it is food ones.

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Sterling hits high of €1.18/£1

Published:  13 December, 2011

Sterling surged against the euro yesterday after investors shed the single currency.

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Tax hikes blamed for wine sales fall

Published:  13 December, 2011

Tax increases are mainly responsible for the drop in wine sales volumes - which has accelerated in the last quarter, falling by 4% - according to the WSTA's market report.

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On-trade mergers and acquisitions set to surge in 2012

Published:  12 December, 2011

Mergers and acquisitions in the UK bar and restaurant trade are expected to surge in 2012, according to BDO's 'Restaurant and Bars Report'.

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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book available as app

Published:  12 December, 2011

Octopus published, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2012, is available as an app for iPhone and iPod touch.

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Sterling ends week strong against euro

Published:  12 December, 2011

Sterling had a relatively strong week against the euro, but failed to push higher on Friday as analysts were left to digest the outcome of the EU summit.

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Sterling ends week strong against euro

Published:  12 December, 2011

Sterling had a relatively strong week against the euro, but failed to push higher on Friday as analysts were left to digest the outcome of the EU summit.

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Italian wines take top scores at IWC Library Collection

Published:  09 December, 2011

Results for this year's International Wine Challenge Library Collection 2006 and 2001 vintages have been announced, with Italian wines taking the top slots.

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The Wine Society appoints Tim Sykes head buyer

Published:  09 December, 2011

The Wine Society has announced Tim Sykes, will take over from Sebastian Payne MW as head of buying.

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Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino to join WSET patron scheme

Published:  09 December, 2011

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust WSET, has announced the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino joined its Corporate Patron scheme.

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