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Sterling gains after UK sales data beats expectations

Published:  20 May, 2011

Sterling gained against the euro and US dollar yesterday after UK retail sales data beat expectations.

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Fine Aussie wines applauded in 100 Best list

Published:  19 May, 2011

This year's 100 Best Australian Wines includes 12 producers who have been included in every single list since its inception in 2004.

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A further 29 Oddbins stores go on sale

Published:  19 May, 2011

The joint administrators of Oddbins have put a further 29 stores across the country on sale, with the deadline for offers before 5pm of May 27.

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On-trade must explain natural wines to diners

Published:  19 May, 2011

Restaurants that fail to explain the concept of natural wines to diners are hindering consumer acceptance of the category, according to sommelier Romaine Henry from Hibiscus.

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Harpers debate: industry leaders slam big brands

Published:  18 May, 2011

Big brand wines were slammed for being over-priced, poor quality and lacking in self-confidence by industry leaders at Harpers debate.

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11 million UK regular wine drinkers go online for wine info

Published:  17 May, 2011

Almost 40% of regular wine drinkers in the UK , or 11 million people, search for wine information online - that's according to Wine Intelligence.

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Bottling in green glass could reduce CO2 emissions by 20%

Published:  17 May, 2011

Businesses could reduce their CO2 emissions by 20% by bottling in green glass according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme, WRAP.

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Freixenet claims Mia is biggest still wine launch of the year

Published:  17 May, 2011


Freixenet has launched a new mainstream Spanish wine brand aimed at attracting more women to the Spanish wine category.

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Consumer buying habits revealed

Published:  17 May, 2011

The simplicity of a label, the wine's colour and price are factors which most sway people to buy a certain a bottle.

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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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