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Sterling slips as UK manufacturer optimism declines

Published:  28 July, 2011

Sterling slipped against the US dollar, as data showed that UK factory orders declined more than estimated and manufacturer optimism dropped to the lowest level in two years.

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Whisky to turn to rail transport

Published:  28 July, 2011

Whisky distilleries will be forced to transport more freight by rail as the industry continues to expand.

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Sterling hits high due to better than expected UK GPD

Published:  27 July, 2011

Sterling hit a six-week high yesterday against a broadly weaker US dollar after UK GDP figures came in higher than expected.

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Absolut adds 'Mango' to flavoured vodka range

Published:  27 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned Absolut, has added Absolut Mango to its flavoured vodka portfolio.

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Grant Burge returns to Krondorf Winery

Published:  26 July, 2011

Australian producer, Grant Burge is to refurbish his Krondorf Winery in a bid to cement the Burge brand as an icon of the Barossa landscape.

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Alliance Wine to distribute Domaine Baumard

Published:  26 July, 2011

Loire producer, Domaine Baumard, has joined Alliance Wine in a bid to re-establish the distribution and market profile for its Savennières, Côteaux du Layon and Quarts de Chaumes.

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Sterling hits high, but investors wary of low UK GDP

Published:  26 July, 2011

Sterling came off a five-week high against the US dollar yesterday, but investors are wary of UK GDP data activity showing lower than expected figures.

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Wines in the Press, July 22 - 24

Published:  25 July, 2011

The Guardian
School may be out for summer, but as we also come to the end of the supermarket wine tasting season, Fiona Beckett is "not impressed".

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Australian producer loses £675k of wine in forklift blunder

Published:  25 July, 2011

An Australian winery has lost a third of its production after a forklift dropped 462 cases of its wine.

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall becomes president of UKVA

Published:  25 July, 2011

The United Kingdom Vineyards Association has announced HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, as its new president.

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Barwell & Jones to distribute Viña Morandé

Published:  25 July, 2011

Barwell & Jones has gained sole distribution of the Viña Morandé brand in the UK.

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The Restaurant Show calls for registration

Published:  25 July, 2011

The Restaurant Show 2011 has announced a call for registration to this year's three-day event to be held in October at Earls Court.

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Sterling held back against euro, but hits high against dollar

Published:  25 July, 2011

Sterling was held back last week against the euro by poor economic growth as interest rates rise at a faster rate in the euro zone.

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Brancott Estate adds sparkling Sauvignon Blanc to range

Published:  22 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned, Brancott Estate has launched a sparkling Sauvignon Blanc to the UK market.

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It's a No. 3 for me

Published:  22 July, 2011

Winner of the 'Best Overall Product' at the Harpers Design Awards 2011, No. 3 London Dry Gin, (rrp £33.65) owned by Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits and distributed by Maxxium UK has found itself on the shelves at Waitrose with immediate effect.

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Hats off to Mandarine Napoleon

Published:  22 July, 2011

Since De Kuyper acquired Mandarine Napoleon, the Dutch marketing team have been plotting a strategy to reassert the prestige and heritage of its premium mandarin orange liqueur.

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Premium spirits up 11% in on and off-trades

Published:  22 July, 2011

Premium spirits have grown by 11% in value in the on and off-trades in the past year, according to a new report carried out for First Drinks.

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Bottle Green signs Kiwi wine brand Toi Toi

Published:  22 July, 2011

Bottle Green has signed a deal with New Zealand brand Toi Toi.

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Coppola to speak at WineFuture conference in Hong Kong

Published:  22 July, 2011

The acclaimed film director and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola will speak at November's WineFuture Conference in Hong Kong, joining Robert Parker, Jancis Robinson MW and James Suckling, among others on the podium.

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Venues face massive hikes for playing music

Published:  22 July, 2011

Venues could face fee hikes for playing music of between 10 and 20 times current rates, under new proposals from collecting society PPL.

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