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Vinexpo - visitor numbers up on 2009

Published:  23 June, 2011

Early indication of final visitor numbers to Vinexpo 2011 show a rise of 3% on 2009, suggesting that around 48,000 wine and spirits professionals attended the exhibition.

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Familia Zuccardi - there's much more to Malbec

Published:  23 June, 2011

Argentina needs to show consumers that "Malbec is not just one thing" and focus on its different regional styles, according to Familia Zuccardi.

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Producers can only compete below £5 with low-alcohol wines, says Origin Wine's Bernard Fontannaz

Published:  23 June, 2011

Low-alcohol wines will be the only way producers will be able to compete in the sub £5 category in the UK in the future, according to Bernard Fontannaz, chief executive of Origin Wine.

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Origin Wine launches premium Fairtade wine as part of new launches at Vinexpo

Published:  23 June, 2011

Origin Wines is set to introduce three new ranges in to the UK and international wine markets covering low alcohol, organic, Fairtrade and premium wines.

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Sterling drops below €1.12/£1

Published:  23 June, 2011

Sterling fell against the euro yesterday, dropping below €1.12/£1 as the Bank of England minutes raised the possibility of further Quantitative Easing.

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Dow's new port designed to match chocolate

Published:  23 June, 2011

Symington Family Estates is releasing a port especially designed to complement dark chocolate.

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Vinexpo - US finds UK market a 'tough nut to crack'

Published:  22 June, 2011

US producers are finding the UK market a 'tough nut to crack' due to production costs, and a more rigorous UK pricing structure, according to US producers and exporters at Vinexpo.

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Lurton looks to new opportunities in France

Published:  22 June, 2011

Francois Lurton has his eye on vineyard acquisitions in the Languedoc-Roussillon in a bid to develop his white Grenache offering.

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UK is no longer number one wine market, says Mentzendorff's Andrew Hawes

Published:  22 June, 2011


The UK wine trade needs to come to terms with the fact it is no longer the number one market for many international wine producers, according to Andrew Hawes, managing director for Mentzendorff.

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Vinexpo blog: Bordeaux and en primeur rock

Published:  22 June, 2011

Harpers news editor Gemma McKenna blogs on the lively scenes in Bordeaux from Vinexpo

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Investors put off by high en primeur prices rediscover back vintages

Published:  22 June, 2011

Bordeaux wine investors are rediscovering previous vintages after being put off by the double-digit price rises of the 2010 harvest, according to Bordeaux Index.

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Sterling drops sharply due to further Quantitative Easing concerns

Published:  22 June, 2011

Sterling dropped sharply against the euro yesterday after it was signalled that the UK could be in for further Quantitative Easing if deflationary pressures mount.

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Emiliana pushes premium message

Published:  21 June, 2011

Emiliana Vineyards is on a mission to establish itself as Chile's leading premium organic producer thanks to a packaging revamp and newlook logo.

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Wines in the press, June 17-19

Published:  21 June, 2011

The Guardian
There's something about summer that suspends one's critical faculties, says Fiona Beckett.

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Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka launched to UK market

Published:  21 June, 2011

Hollywood actor Dan Aykroyd and artist John Alexander have launched their premium Crystal Head Vodka in the UK.

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Best Value Vin de France competition looks to double in 2012

Published:  21 June, 2011

The Best Value Vin de France selection of wines hopes to increase its range of award winning wines from the 46 chosen in the 2011 competition to at least 100 for the 2012 awards.

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Free Run launches new Champagne with Tesco.com

Published:  21 June, 2011

Free Run Wines is launching a new Champange with Tesco's online wine arm.

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Sterling recovers as fears calmed over stability of Greece

Published:  21 June, 2011

Sterling recovered late yesterday after comments from a top euro zone policy maker helped calm immediate fears over stability Greece.

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Brancott Estate launches Rugby World Cup campaign

Published:  20 June, 2011

Pernod Ricard UK has launched a marketing campaign around Brancott Estate's sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2011.

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Spanish producer Vicente Gandia signs deal with Bottle Green

Published:  20 June, 2011

Spanish wine producer, Vicente Gandia, said it has signed a deal with UK wine agency Bottle Green to help drive its wines in the UK off-trade.

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