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Barwell & Jones takes on premium Aussie wines

Published:  03 December, 2010

Barwell & Jones has added premium Western Australian winery Willow Bridge Estate to its portfolio.

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Currency update: December 3

Published:  03 December, 2010

Currency analysis for December 3 looks at a setback for sterling. You can access bespoke currency advice from Smart Currency Exchange at www.smartwinespirits.com.

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Confidence restored to investors

Published:  03 December, 2010

Sterling fell against the euro yesterday after bond buying by the European Central Bank restored a level of confidence to investors.

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Glenfiddich crowns Malt Mastermind of the Year

Published:  03 December, 2010

Bartender Colin McMillan of Three Judges in Glasgow was announced the Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind of the Year in the competition's inaugural year.

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JE Fells to represent Warwick Estate & Vilafonté

Published:  03 December, 2010

South African family wineries Warwick Estate of Stellenbosch and Vilafonté have changed their UK representation to JE Fells.

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Drinks businesses cope well with snow

Published:  02 December, 2010

Drinks businesses across the country are coping well with the snowy weather.

 

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PLB to import Hungary's Danubiana wines

Published:  02 December, 2010

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Waipara Hills in range overhaul

Published:  02 December, 2010

Free Run Wines will be unveiling new packaging for Waipara Hills at the New Zealand annual trade tasting to coincide with an overhaul of the range.

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Christmas arrives at Virgin Wines

Published:  02 December, 2010

Online retailer Virgin Wines is rolling out its 12 Days of Christmas promotion for the second year running.

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Meeting could bring euro strength

Published:  02 December, 2010

Sterling slipped against a slightly stronger euro yesterday after investors held back on selling the single currency ahead of today's European Central Bank interest rate policy meeting.

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Oddbins launches new off-licence and convenience store concept

Published:  02 December, 2010

Oddbins has launched a new off-licence and convenience store concept called Oddies.

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Geoffrey Dean: Our man Down Under's Ashes and wine blog

Published:  02 December, 2010

I thought it couldn't get much better when I read headlines of "Ashes Humiliation" in an Australian national newspaper the day after England's total of 517 for one in the drawn first Test in Brisbane.

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Independents urged to enter Top Merchants awards programme

Published:  01 December, 2010

Independent merchants have the chance to prove how good they are by entering the inaugural Top Merchant Awards programme organised by Harpers Wine & Spirit, in association with Gruppo Italiano Vini and Wines of Chile.

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Investors pull out of euro into sterling

Published:  01 December, 2010


Sterling climbed against the euro yesterday as concerns over sovereign debt in the euro zone continued to hamper the single currency.

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Licensing reforms brings power to the people

Published:  01 December, 2010

Councils will be granted new powers to tackle problem pubs and clubs as part of Home Office plans which also gives the public a greater influence on local licensing decisions.

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Ex chief constable calls for minimum pricing in Brighton

Published:  01 December, 2010

The former assistant chief constable with Sussex Police has called for a ban on cheap alcohol in Brighton to call a halt to excessive drinking.

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Georgian Wine Society launches 'Adopt a Vine'

Published:  01 December, 2010


The Georgian Wine Society has launched 'Adopt a Vine' program, for Christmas.

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Wirral consults on regional minimum price

Published:  01 December, 2010

Councils across Merseyside are to consult local residents on whether they think the region should press for a regional minimum price for alcohol.

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Brawn opens ahead of launch on Columbia Road

Published:  30 November, 2010


Brawn, the new restaurant from the team behind the award-winning Terroirs, has opened unoficially this week in London's Columbia Road ahead of its formal launch.

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St-Germain joins with Park Lane Hotel to create festive tea

Published:  30 November, 2010

St-Germain elderflower liqueur has joined forces with the Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly to create a festive afternoon tea.

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