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Blossom Hill pushes premium message

Published:  28 February, 2011

Blossom Hill is pushing the premium envelope with a new range of blended wines, as well as revamping its existing varietals selection.

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Portuguese wine exports to UK double in value

Published:  28 February, 2011

Exports of Portuguese wines to the UK have doubled in value, showing increases up to 99.1%, according to the National Statistics Institute of Portugal.

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Wines of Turkey launch to UK market

Published:  28 February, 2011

The inaugural Discover the Roots - Wines of Turkey Conference and Tasting 2011, saw 250 wine trade and press attend the official launch of its wines to the UK market.

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Sterling falls due to contracted UK economy

Published:  28 February, 2011

Sterling fell on Friday as data showed that the UK economy contracted by more than had initially been anticipated for the fourth quarter of 2010.

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Latest push for Discover the Origin

Published:  25 February, 2011

Seminars and tastings around the country for store managers, sommeliers and chefs will form part of a new wave of activity for the Discover the Origin campaign.

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Entry call for Top 100 IGP

Published:  25 February, 2011

The search for France's best Vins de Pays wines, now the Top 100 IGP competition, has begun.

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Sterling/US dollar - best price in a year

Published:  24 February, 2011

Sterling gained against the euro and US dollar yesterday after Bank of England chief economist, Spencer Dale joined Martin Weale and Andrew Sentance in calling for higher interest rates to deal with stubbornly high inflation.

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Best of the best indie merchants crowned

Published:  24 February, 2011

The brightest independent wine merchants in the country have been recognised in Harpers' Top Merchants awards, presented at Vinopolis last night (Wednesday February 23).

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Stone's enters the alcoholic ginger beer category

Published:  24 February, 2011

Constellation is shaking up the alcoholic ginger beer category with the roll out of Stone's Ginger Joe.

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Goedhuis second summer charity rosé tasting launched

Published:  24 February, 2011

Goedhuis & Co, Savills and Weatherbys Private Banking are to launch the second Goedhuis Summer Rosé Tasting in aid of the Starlight Children's Foundation.

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Premium focus for Skalli

Published:  24 February, 2011

Southern French wine producer, Skalli has said it will be focusing its efforts on premium wine production in future.

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Rhône wines in growth, helped by 'aggressive' campaigning

Published:  23 February, 2011

Rhône Valley wines sales are continuing to grow in both volume and value, which has been helped by "aggressive" campaigning, according to its promotional body, Inter Rhône.

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Sterling boost after another call for rise in interest rate

Published:  23 February, 2011

Sterling has gained against the euro and US dollar as another member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee has voted for an interest rate hike.

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Camel Valley scoops world's best sparkling rosé at Bollicini del Mondo

Published:  23 February, 2011

The English producer, Camel Valley Vineyard has won the world's Best Sparkling Rosé Trophy at at Bollicini del Mondo held in Verona, Italy.

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Ravenswood winemaker makes it into Vintners Hall of Fame

Published:  23 February, 2011

Ravenswood founding winemaker, Joel Peterson, has been inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame 2011, for contributions to the California wine industry.

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NZ quake: Waipara wine region escapes harm

Published:  23 February, 2011

The Waipara wine region to the north of Christchurch in New Zealand has been largely unaffected by the earthquake which devastated the area, leaving at least 75 dead earlier this week.

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Sterling slips due to North Africa and Middle East tensions

Published:  23 February, 2011

Sterling slipped against the 'safer haven' currencies yesterday as escalating tension in the Middle East and North Africa saw investors scale back holdings in riskier currencies.

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E&J Gallo to launch chilled red wine

Published:  22 February, 2011

Californian wine firm E&J Gallo is targeting 5 million UK consumers with the launch of its chilled red wine concept Summer Red.

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An operatic offering from De Bortoli

Published:  22 February, 2011

Australian winery De Bortoli has released a new wine to add to its premium Melba range.

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In time for St Patrick's Day

Published:  22 February, 2011

Ahead of St Patricks Day is the launch of a limited edition Jameson Irish Whiskey bottle in collaboration with designer, Paul Daly.

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