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Online shopping poses threat to January sales

Published:  23 December, 2011

It is estimated that up to £186 million could be spent online on Christmas day, as shoppers try to get ahead of high street January sales, according to online retail platform Shopow.

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Invivo partners Drake & Morgan in New Year lower calorie drinks promo

Published:  23 December, 2011

Kiwi winery Invivo is partnering with London bar group, Drake & Morgan to promote its lower calorie Bella by Invivo, as part of the bar's "skinny cocktail menu".

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Tagus Creek to expand into international market

Published:  22 December, 2011

Portuguese wine brand Tagus Creek is set for further international expansion, on the back of its 50% volume growth.

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Russia's accession to World Trade Organisation, set to boost whisky exports

Published:  22 December, 2011

 

Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been welcomed by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

Sterling hits 11 month high against euro

Published:  22 December, 2011

Sterling hit the highest level against the euro since January 2011, breaking through €1.20/£1 and hitting a high of €1.2043/£1.

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Sterling jumps to 11 month high against euro

Published:  21 December, 2011

Sterling jumped to an 11 month high against the euro yesterday as investors scrambled to buy the pound.

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Retailers should tailor Xmas promos to local level, says IGD

Published:  21 December, 2011

Tailoring the customer experience at a local level and focusing on innovation, is the advice given to retailers on the run up to Christmas by market research company, IGD.

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Legal challenge expected over alcohol pricing plan

Published:  21 December, 2011

The Scottish government has admitted it expects a legal challenge to its plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol.

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Fake Blossom Hill alert in Scotland

Published:  21 December, 2011

Fake Blossom Hill has been found on sale in Scotland.

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Burgundy Wine Board cancels annual UK tasting

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Burgundy Wine Board has cancelled its UK-based generic tasting in 2012 following feedback from the British trade and Burgundy producers.

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Tesco to engage with consumer via online wine community

Published:  20 December, 2011

Tesco is ramping up its consumer engagement outside of the supermarket aisles, with the launch of an online wine community.

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Portman Group extends Code of Practice response deadline

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Portman Group is extending the deadline for responses to its consultation on the Code of Practice for responsible alcohol marketing until January 31, 2012.

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Sterling continues to hold ground against euro

Published:  20 December, 2011

Sterling continued to hover around a 10 month high against the euro as investors favour sterling to the ailing single currency.

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Wine Society keeps prices static for 2012

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Wine Society has announced it will not put up prices in the new January list and has lowered prices on more than 300 wines.

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Xmas wines in the press December 16-19

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett thinks Beaujolais Nouveau comes a month too early and is more fitting for a Boxing Day, with leftover turkey, ham and cold stuffing.

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McGuigan Wines breaks into UK top 10

Published:  20 December, 2011

McGuigan Wines has broken into the top 10 wine brands in the UK for the first time, according to the latest Nielsen figures, making it 8th largest by value.

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Jameson to undergo £80m distillery expansion

Published:  20 December, 2011

Pernod Ricard has announced a £80 million investment in the expansion of its Jameson Irish distillery, due to continued growth.

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London independent wine merchant closes

Published:  20 December, 2011

London independent wine merchant Wines of the World has closed down.

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Pub and restaurant sales up 2.1% in November

Published:  19 December, 2011

Pub and restaurant sales in November grew 2.1% on last year, says Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Sterling holds on to last week's gains

Published:  19 December, 2011

Sterling is holding on to gains against the euro as the euro zone debt crisis cast a shadow over the single currency.

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