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Courvoisier pedals punch sampling drive

Published:  21 July, 2011

An eight metre high pedal powered punch machine will be the main attraction in Courvoisier's new summer sampling campaign.

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Highland Park launches final edition of Magnus Series

Published:  21 July, 2011

Highland Park has launched its third and final edition of the Magnus Series, Earl Haakon.

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Croatian wine returns to London

Published:  21 July, 2011

Croatia's leading wine producers will be showcasing more than 150 wines at a London-based tasting in September.

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Sterling remains steady against euro at 1.13

Published:  21 July, 2011

Today's currency update shows sterling had a steady day yesterday after the Bank of England's meeting minutes were slightly less downbeat than expected.

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Fine & Rare celebrates an "excellent" 2010 en primeur campaign

Published:  20 July, 2011

The 2010 Bordeaux en primeur campaign was a "massive success" providing brokers were able to pick the best value wines, according to Fine & Rare Wines.

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Pernod Ricard signs deal with premium tequila

Published:  20 July, 2011

Ultra premium tequila brand Avión has joined the Pernod Ricard portfolio.

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Former Plumpton students launch SparklingEnglishWine.com

Published:  20 July, 2011

A website for English sparkling wine has been launched that aims to sell wines from vineyards direct to consumers and trade.

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Sterling gains against US dollar but is hampered against euro

Published:  20 July, 2011

A stock market recovery helped sterling gained against the US dollar on Tuesday.

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Stellar reconciles differences with Fairtrade Foundation

Published:  19 July, 2011

South African producer Stellar Winery has buried the hatchet with the Fairtrade Foundation, after announcing it was moving to an alternative accrediting body.

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Wines in the press, July 15-17

Published:  19 July, 2011

The Observer

David Williams chooses his three wines of the week.

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Sterling remains high due to euro zone debt crisis

Published:  19 July, 2011

Sterling hit a six week high against the euro on Monday as euro zone finance ministers failed to find a solution to the region's worsening debt crisis.

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Half-term holidays boost restaurant sales in June

Published:  19 July, 2011

Half-term holidays and the lack of a major football tournament have boosted pub and restaurant takings in June, as like-for-like sales were up 3.9%.

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Spar wine sales up 11% after annual 'Wine Festival'

Published:  19 July, 2011

Spar has announced its core range of wine sales grew by 11% compared to 2010, after its second consecutive Wine Festival promotion.

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Malibu launches pre-mixed serve range

Published:  19 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned rum brand Malibu, is launching a range of new pre-mixed serves to the off-trade.

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Ibérica Food & Culture to open Canary Wharf venue

Published:  18 July, 2011

Ibérica Food & Culture is to open its second venue in Canary Wharf and will continue the ethos of the original, which is to showcase the best of Spanish produce and wine.

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South African wine in upmarket push

Published:  18 July, 2011

South African wine is going upmarket in a new initiative with independent retailers and restaurants, which aims to show the country's quality and diversity in the more premium sector.

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Loire heading for earliest ever harvest

Published:  18 July, 2011

Winemakers in the Loire Valley are heading for a bumper harvest and one of the earliest ever recorded.

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Asda appoints new BWS head

Published:  18 July, 2011

Asda has appointed Tracy Ford as category director of its beers, wines and spirits category.

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Waiheke winery donated to University of Auckland

Published:  18 July, 2011

A renowned New Zealand winemaking family has donated its vineyard and winery to the University of Auckland.

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Sterling rises due to lack of confidence in euro

Published:  18 July, 2011

Sterling rose to a six week high against the euro this morning, touching €1.1478/£1 due to lack of confidence in the euro.

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