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Bordeaux faces New World challenge

Published:  19 August, 2011

New World wines have the potential to challenge Bordeaux's dominance of the fine wine market, according to one leading merchant.

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Tia Maria in bar blitz

Published:  19 August, 2011

Tia Maria has embarked on a six-week blitz of UK bars to promote a range of new serves for the liqueur.

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London restaurant prices jump 11%

Published:  18 August, 2011

London restaurant prices have jumped a record 11% in the past year, while the number of new openings has dropped to its lowest level in 11 years, according to Harden's restaurant guides.

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Rare Cognacs go up for auction

Published:  18 August, 2011

Twenty-five rare Cognacs will go under the hammer at the sixth annual Cognac charity auction.

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Riot relief: free legal advice helpline launches

Published:  18 August, 2011

A helpline aimed at pointing businesses damaged by riots in the direction of free legal advice has been launched.

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Alain Grignon launches Angely Minervois

Published:  18 August, 2011

Sourcing contemporary yet classic wines from the South of France is the motivation of Alain Grignon Wines.

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Diminutive Daas

Published:  18 August, 2011

Small but beautiful is Daas (rrp £2.49), the new diminutive range of premium, organic & handmade artisan craft beers.

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AFWS calls for entries for 2011 front-of-house awards

Published:  18 August, 2011

The Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS) is calling for entries from hospitality employers and staff for its front-of-house annual awards 2011.

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Small businesses fear recession is going to get worse, says FSB

Published:  18 August, 2011

 

Small businesses and retailers fear the economic conditions are going to get worse over the next six months,according to the Federation of Small Businesses, 'Voice of Small Business' Index.

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Drinks watchdog slams Alcohol Concern's 'misleading' report

Published:  18 August, 2011

Drinks watchdog the Portman Group has called Alcohol Concern's claims that the trade is targeting young people through social media "entirely misleading".

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Faustino V Reserva introduces new blend

Published:  18 August, 2011

Cellar Trends has announced the launch of its Faustino V Reserva 2005, the first vintage to feature a Tempranillo and Mazuelo blend.

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Sterling strengthens against dollar as investors reverse bets

Published:  18 August, 2011

Sterling strengthened to a three-and-a-half-month high against the US dollar yesterday after investors reversed bets against the pound and an improvement in risk appetite saw the US dollar drop.

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Havana Club launches 'mintfields experience' to promote Cuban Mojito

Published:  17 August, 2011

Havana Club has teamed up with UK guerrilla gardener, Richard Reynolds to launch a series of pop up urban mint gardens in four UK cities to promote the Cuban Mojito.

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Independents fear for future if business costs keep spiralling

Published:  17 August, 2011

Six out of ten independent retailers fear their business will not survive if costs continue to spiral upwards.

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Relief for riot-hit firms

Published:  17 August, 2011

Relief for riot-hit businesses may be available in the form of deferred rent payments, insurance under the Riot (Damages) Act or cuts in business rates.

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Harpers joins forces with WoA and La Riojana in Torrontés push

Published:  17 August, 2011

Harpers is linking up with Wines of Argentina and La Riojana to launch an initiative to help raise the profile and understanding of Torrontés in the UK.

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Alesha Dixon becomes FirstCape ambassador

Published:  17 August, 2011

Alesha Dixon, singer and Strictly Come Dancing judge has been announced brand ambassador for FirstCape's Café Collection lighter style range.

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Sterling gains due to UK inflation rise

Published:  17 August, 2011

Sterling gained yesterday against the US dollar after figures released showed that UK inflation accelerated more than forecast.

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Australian and US wines under-represented in on-trade, says WDR

Published:  16 August, 2011

Australian and USA wines are being under-represented in pubs and restaurants according to analysis from the Wilson Drinks Report, WDR.

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Rise of sterling hampered due to UK recovery concerns

Published:  16 August, 2011

Sterling gained against the US dollar yesterday, but failed to break beyond $1.64/£1 due to concerns about the UK recovery.

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