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Bordeaux 2010 tipped for success

Published:  04 April, 2011

Early indications show that Bordeaux 2010 looks set to be an impressive vintage, according to Berry Bros & Rudd's fine wine director Simon Staples.

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Visitors to ProWein on the increase

Published:  04 April, 2011

Visitor numbers were up 5% to 38,000 at this year's ProWein show, and there were 200 more exhibitors than last year.

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Interest rates likely to be held

Published:  04 April, 2011

The Bank of England meets this week and the expectation is for interest rates to be kept on hold as the Monetary Policy Committee wait to see how the UK economy is being affected by the government's austerity cuts.

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The Sake Communicator Award - call for entries

Published:  04 April, 2011

The Sake Samurai Association, in partnership with the International Wine Challenge, is offering bloggers, wine writers and journalists the chance to win all expenses paid trip to Japan.

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Deloitte appointed as Oddbins administrators

Published:  04 April, 2011

Lee Manning and Matthew Smith, partners at Deloitte have been appointed as joint administrators to Oddbins and Oddbins Properties.

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Wines in the press, April 1-3

Published:  04 April, 2011

The Guardian


The huge popularity of Rioja in the UK must be incredibly frustrating to red wine producers in other Spanish regions that produce wines from the same grape, Tempranillo, or variants thereof, says Fiona Beckett.

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WSET to fund Oddbins' diploma students

Published:  01 April, 2011

The WSET will fund Oddbins' students on current diploma programmes, after news broke yesterday that the off-licence chain is set for administration.

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Luxardo Original Sambuca wins double gold in San Francisco

Published:  01 April, 2011

Luxardo Original Sambuca has won a double gold medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2011.

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FindWine to launch FindWine 'Demons'

Published:  01 April, 2011

Online retailer FindWine is to launch FindWine 'Demons', an initiative based upon the Naked Wines model that helps winemakers find a route to market.

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Sterling falls as UK data disappoints

Published:  01 April, 2011

Sterling fell to a five month low against the euro yesterday as euro-region inflation data left investors betting that the European Central Bank will raise interest rates before the Bank of England.

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Campo Viejo sponsors London Spanish Film Festival

Published:  31 March, 2011

Rioja wine brand Campo Viejo is sponsoring the upcoming London Spanish Film Festival Spring Weekend which runs from April 1-3.

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Pernod Ricard to push premium spirits

Published:  31 March, 2011

Pernod Ricard plans to push the growth of premium spirits in the UK to match the USA's consumption with the launch of a new on and off-trade initiative.

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Treasury launches rosé wine for younger females

Published:  31 March, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates latest launch Bella Vie, a rosé wine targeting young female consumers, will not be released to major multiples.

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Sainbury's cocktail bay sees spirit sales lift

Published:  31 March, 2011

Sainsbury's has announced and 8% increase in volume in its spirits category following the nationwide launch of its cocktail bay in stores three weeks ago.

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Early interest in Oddbins as CVA fails

Published:  31 March, 2011

Potential buyers for Oddbins are already making enquiries about taking on the stricken off-licence chain as a going concern.

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The British Beer & Pub Association launches 'Pub Life' competition

Published:  31 March, 2011

The British Beer & Pub Association has launched a photography competition and exhibition - Pub Life, in support of the British public house.

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Sterling hits high due to UK service sector growth

Published:  31 March, 2011

Sterling recovered from Tuesday's five month low against the euro and strengthened by 0.7% to hit a high of €1.1424/£1.

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Oddbins creditors will get less through administration

Published:  30 March, 2011

Accountancy firm Deloitte has revised to 7.5p in the pound the amount creditors will get if Oddbins goes into administration.

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Laithwaites appoints managing director

Published:  30 March, 2011

Laithwaites Wine has appointed a new UK managing director, Glenn Caton.

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Sailor Jerry to launch live music events

Published:  30 March, 2011

Sailor Jerry, has announced it will host Sailor Jerry Presents, a series of live music events across the UK, as part of a £1.5million spend for 2011.

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