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Hotel du Vin to open first London site

Published:  08 February, 2011

Hotel du Vin is opening its first London site ? Bistro du Vin will open in Clerkenwell in April.

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Ehrmanns adds organic Ascella Pure Wines to portfolio

Published:  08 February, 2011

Ehrmanns has announced its appointment as UK agent for organic Australian producer Ascella Pure Wines.

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Wines in the press - February 4-6

Published:  08 February, 2011

The Guardian

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc finds itself in the price war zone of wine retailing, says Fiona Beckett.

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Hickstead wine collection goes under the hammer

Published:  08 February, 2011

Bonhams is selling a collection of wine accumulated by Douglas Bunn, founder of the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, West Sussex.

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A quiet day for sterling, ahead of Bank of England meeting

Published:  08 February, 2011

A quiet day for sterling yesterday with sterling holding onto gains against the euro and the US dollar, as the market waits for the Bank of England meeting on Thursday.

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'Gloomy' consumers to cut back on eating out

Published:  08 February, 2011

Over half of UK consumers plan to cut back on eating out this year and are feeling a lot gloomier about their financial prospects, according to new research.

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'UK still challenging' - Australian Vintage

Published:  07 February, 2011

McGuigan wine firm Australian Vintage has warned that it still faces challenging times ahead in the UK market despite a surge in volumes and profits for the business as a whole.

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UK biggest export market for Chilean wine

Published:  07 February, 2011

The UK has regained the top spot as the biggest export market for Chilean wine, after being overtaken by the USA last year. 

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Colleagues mourn Wine Rack's Rod Rodrigues

Published:  07 February, 2011

More than 200 people attended the funeral of Rod Rodrigues, a well-known figure in the off-licence trade who died in Surrey recently after a battle with cancer.

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Spotlight on wine fraud in TV programme

Published:  07 February, 2011

The spotlight is being turned on wine fraud in a BBC programme tonight.

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Sterling continues positive run against the dollar

Published:  04 February, 2011

Sterling continued its run against the US dollar yesterday, hitting a high of $1.6276/£1.

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WOSA to focus marketing online in 2011

Published:  04 February, 2011

Wines of South Africa will focus on online marketing, push its sustainability message and run a series of wine workshops in the UK in 2011.

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Brown Brothers CEO steps down

Published:  04 February, 2011

Brown Brothers chief executive Ross Brown has stepped down and a replacement has been found outside of the family.

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Fine wine up 3.8% in January

Published:  04 February, 2011

Fine wine started the year strongly, with January prices returning 3.8% growth, but a late rally at the end of the month meant the Dow Jones skipped it into first place with 4% growth.

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Michel Roux's Service winners revealed

Published:  04 February, 2011

After a gruelling training period, three of Michel Roux's apprentices on the TV show which spotlights front-of-house staff, were awarded scholarships with the Academy of Food and Wine.

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Airport shop for Grant's brand

Published:  04 February, 2011

Grant's whisky has opened a dedicated pop-up shop at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.

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New recruit for WSTA public affairs team

Published:  03 February, 2011

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has appointed Carlo Gibbs as its new public affairs executive.

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WSTA urges Treasury to halt alcohol tax escalator

Published:  03 February, 2011

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association WSTA, is urging the Treasury to abandon its alcohol tax escalator on the back of a UK decline in 2010 retail wine figures.

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Finalists announced in the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards

Published:  03 February, 2011

The judging panel for the first round of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards, has selected two finalists of each of the three categories.

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Finalists announced at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards

Published:  03 February, 2011

The judging panel for the first round of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards, has selected two finalists of each of the three categories.

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