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Light and fresh styles on Pernod's radar

Published:  28 March, 2012

Pernod Ricard is turning its attention to "premium light and fresh wines" on the back of recent sales figures that show the £6.50-£8.50 price bracket is the fastest-growing segment by value in the UK.

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Sterling hits high, then loses ground

Published:  28 March, 2012

Sterling hit a four-and-a-half month high against the US dollar yesterday, before losing ground and ending the day where it started.

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Matthew Clark to distribute Freixenet range

Published:  28 March, 2012

Matthew Clark, is to distribute cavas and still wines from Freixenet Group, across all sectors of the on-trade.

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Neil McGuigan: Consumers need education that 'less is more' on flavour

Published:  27 March, 2012

Consumers need to be educated that 'less is more' when it comes to trading up, according to Australian Vintage boss Neil McGuigan.

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Call for entries - Sud de France Retailer of the Year

Published:  27 March, 2012

Harpers Wine & Spirit is calling for independent wine merchants to take part in the Sud de France Festival, with the chance of winning Sud de France Retailer of the Year 2012.

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Newly opened Cinnamon Soho unveils team

Published:  27 March, 2012

Vivek Singh has revealed the names in his new team at the recently-opened modern Indian restaurant Cinnamon Soho.

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Markets shift to risk aversion

Published:  27 March, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day yesterday, strengthening and weakening against a variety of currencies as the markets shifted from risk appetite to risk aversion.

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Enotria employs international staff for Settesoli

Published:  27 March, 2012

Enotria has appointed two staff internationally to be responsible for sales of its Sicilian joint venture project Cantine Settesoli.

 

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Wines of Germany launches Riesling Summit

Published:  27 March, 2012

Wines of Germany is launching the UK's first Riesling Summit, aimed at the trade.

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Wines of Germany launches Riesling Summit

Published:  27 March, 2012

Wines of Germany is launching the UK's first Riesling Summit, aimed at the trade.

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Wines in the press - March 23 -26

Published:  26 March, 2012

The Guardian
Having had years of Delia and Nigella sending products flying off the shelves, it looks as if Gewürztraminer might be subject to the Raymond Blanc effect, after his recent BBC2 programme about Alsace, says Fiona Beckett.

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Kent Malbec is an experiment, but not for sale

Published:  26 March, 2012

A Malbec made in Kent with Argentinian grapes was never destined for sale on the mainstream market, but rather as an "intriguing experiment", says Wines of Argentina.

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LIWF announces new events for 2012

Published:  26 March, 2012

The London International Wine Fair LIWF, has announced a line up of new events that will take place across its calendar in May.

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Online wine sales outperforming the market, says IMRG

Published:  26 March, 2012

Online sales of wines, spirits and beer grew by 20% in 2011, outperforming overall market growth of 16%, according to IMRG Capgemini.

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Retailers' own labels overtaking branded wines

Published:  26 March, 2012

It's a "scary" time for wine brands as supermarkets' own versions are leaving them out in the cold, say experts.

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Majestic Wine's Mark Reynolds dies

Published:  26 March, 2012

Majestic Wine's commerical director Mark Reynolds has died, aged 48.

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England's "newest and largest" vineyard Rathfinny Estate, begins planting

Published:  26 March, 2012

Planting is to start at England's "largest" vineyard, Rathfinny Estate, this week which long term aims to compete in quality with top French Champagne houses.

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Sterling weakens against majority of currencies

Published:  26 March, 2012

Sterling had a poor day on Friday weakening off against the majority of currencies; but, strengthening against the US dollar.

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Inter Rhône to consolidate UK market share with £1m 2012 promotional campaign

Published:  25 March, 2012

Rhone valley wines are to be backed by a £1 million support programme in the UK as Inter Rhône, its generic body, looks to build on its number one position in the French red AOC wine market.

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Cameron sets out minimum price for alcohol

Published:  23 March, 2012

The Prime Minister has announced plans to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol and ban the sale of multi-buy discount deals in a bid to end Britain's binge-drinking culture.

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