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English wines celebrate IWC gold medal wins

Published:  17 May, 2011

The only rosé in the world to win a gold medal at this year's International Wine Challenge is from England.

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Online wine firms encouraged to flout rules

Published:  16 May, 2011

'There are no rules online - that's the beauty of it,' say wine business owners who are finding new ways of working the digital marketplace.

 

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31st LIWF prepares to open its doors

Published:  16 May, 2011

The 31st London International Wine Fair and Distil is preparing to open to the trade for three days of tastings, events and debate, from tomorrow May 17, at ExCeL.

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Waverley TBS wine director slams 'nonsense' on-trade wine margins

Published:  16 May, 2011

One of the country's biggest on-trade suppliers has called on pubs and restaurants to use cash margins on wine sales, dismissing current mark-ups as "nonsense".

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Sterling slips due to strong European GDP figures

Published:  16 May, 2011

Sterling slipped on Friday after stronger than expected GDP growth in Europe reinforced the view that interest rates would rise at a faster rate in the euro zone than in the UK.

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Naked Wines looks to open up UK with new low cost entry for winemakers

Published:  16 May, 2011

Winemakers anywhere in the world can now sell their wines in the UK at virtually zero cost thanks to a new service from Naked Wines.

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McGuigan launches new premium wine range

Published:  13 May, 2011

Australian producer McGuigan Wines has released a new five-strong range of premium wines under the Shortlist banner.

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First Drinks launches whisky gifts for Father's Day

Published:  13 May, 2011

First Drinks launches a range of whisky gift packs for Grants, Glenfiddich and the Balvenie for Father's Day on June 19.

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UKVA secures EU sustainability funding

Published:  13 May, 2011

The United Kingdom Vineyards Association UKVA, has secured EU funding to study and benchmark the sustainability of the English and Welsh wine industry.

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South African producer Overhex signs with Copestick Murray

Published:  13 May, 2011

South African producer Overhex Wines, owner of the Balance label, has partnered with wine broker Copestick Murray in the UK and Ireland.

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WSTA launches counter-fraud unit

Published:  13 May, 2011

The WSTA is cracking down on wine and spirits fraud with the launch of a specialist unit focused on identity theft, counterfeit products and wine investment scams.

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Sterling falls as UK manufacturing figures undershoot expectations

Published:  13 May, 2011

Sterling had a poor end to an otherwise positive week on Thursday, falling against the US dollar and euro after data showed manufacturing rose less than estimated.

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Distell launches Fairtrade accredited, Place in the Sun range

Published:  12 May, 2011

Distell has launched, Place in the Sun, a range of wines that are Fairtrade accredited and based on a "trade rather than aid" initiative.

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Sterling jumps, breaking €1.15/ £1 barrier

Published:  12 May, 2011

Sterling jumped by 1.3% against the euro, breaking the €1.15/ £1 barrier for the first time in six weeks.

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Wines from Rioja in sampling push

Published:  12 May, 2011

Wines from Rioja has joined up with this year's London Restaurant Festival as official wine partner to sample Rioja wines to thousands of consumers.

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Bordelais risk losing buyers for 2010s

Published:  12 May, 2011

The Bordelais are playing a dangerous game by delaying the release of 2010 prices and risk losing potential buyers, fine wine merchants have warned.

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Natural Wine Fair kicks of this Sunday

Published:  12 May, 2011

In a bid to get natural wines out there for everyone to taste, Isabelle Legeron MW and five natural wine importers are running the first Natural Wine Fair from May 15-17.

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Naked Wines shortlisted for New Media Age award

Published:  12 May, 2011

Online wine retailer, Naked Wines has been shortlisted for a New Media Age, NMA Effectiveness Award, in the Best Use of Web category.

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Roberson slashes fine wine prices

Published:  12 May, 2011

London wine merchant Roberson has become the latest retailer to shake up how it sells fine wine ? it will now offer wines over £100 at "eye-wateringly competitive" wholesale prices in its Kensington store.

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Berry Bros ranks 2010 Bordeaux vintage up with the greatest

Published:  11 May, 2011

Fine wine merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd has placed the Bordeaux 2010 alongside the greatest vintages in recent years and predicts prices will remain high.

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