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Survey: do independent wine retailers need a suppliers' code of practice?

Published:  28 September, 2011

Harpers Wine & Spirit has opened a consultation with independent wine merchants to find out if there should be a code of practice for suppliers, and if so, what it should cover.

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Bibendum appoints new management board

Published:  28 September, 2011

Bibendum Wine has appointed new management board that includes; Fiona Cochran marketing director, Bob Smyllie operations director and Kirstie Papworth supply director.

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Bottle Green to distribute Barton & Guestier

Published:  28 September, 2011

Bottle Green is the new UK distribution partner for French wine label Barton & Guestier.

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Former Brown-Forman boss dies aged 69

Published:  28 September, 2011

Former Brown-Forman chief executive and chairman Owsley Brown II died earlier this week in Kentucky.

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Diageo opens 'Customer Collaboration Centre' to help off-trade drive growth

Published:  28 September, 2011

Diageo has opened a 'Customer Collaboration Centre' to help off-trade customers drive growth.

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Wines in the press - 22-25 September

Published:  27 September, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett is ready to switch to "fat" whites for the autumn.

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EU wine production risks industrialisation

Published:  27 September, 2011

The EU's decision to phase out planting rights from 2015 will lead to a more industrialised wine sector and result in serious supply imbalances, according to a leading European farmers union, Copa Cogeca.

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Campo Viejo to sponsor London Spanish Film Festival 2011

Published:  27 September, 2011

Campo Viejo, has announced official sponsorship of the 7th London Spanish Film Festival.

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Mosel wine producer hits record-breaking values at auction

Published:  27 September, 2011

A top wine producer from the Mosel Valley thinks German wine is undergoing a renaissance, after reaching record-breaking values at auction last week.

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Sterling strengthens slightly but remains under pressure

Published:  27 September, 2011

Sterling increased by 0.7% against the euro yesterday after demand increased due to concern over the European debt crisis.

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"An abundant harvest" for Badet Clement

Published:  26 September, 2011

An abundant harvest with higher yields than the growers expected, is the result from Badet Clement, in the south of France.

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Brand loyalty highest in a year, says IGD ShopperTrack

Published:  26 September, 2011

Trust in brands has risen among Britain's grocery buyers to the highest levels in a year, according to the latest research from IGD ShopperTrack.

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'Complicated' Bordeaux harvest update - Jean Christophe Mau

Published:  26 September, 2011

Jean-Christophe Mau reports on the harvest at his two estates, Chateaux Brown and Preuillac.

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World Wine Agencies and Heritage Wine join forces to distribute Californian wine

Published:  26 September, 2011

World Wine Agencies and Heritage Wines have joined forced to represent Don Sebastiani & Sons in as their exclusive UK agent for the UK.

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Stolichnaya calls for bartenders to enter LA competition

Published:  26 September, 2011

Stolichnaya Vodka is looking to give one bartender and a plus one an all-expenses trip to LA to party like a star at the Playboy mansion.

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Sterling makes slight gains in gloomy market

Published:  26 September, 2011

Sterling gained against the US dollar on Friday afternoon, but remains close to a one year low due to concerns over the global economic outlook.

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DoILikeIt? Carries out survey for International Grenache Day

Published:  23 September, 2011

A global wine survey has been carried out for International Grenache Day, September 23 by London-based research company DoILikeIt?

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Nielsen plans to capture online data

Published:  23 September, 2011

Nielsen is looking to help the drinks trade better understand online BWS sales by capturing data on this growing sector in 2012.

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Sonoma university launches online wine business management course

Published:  23 September, 2011

Sonoma State University is offering a worldwide online wine business management course, which will be taught by Tim Hanni MW.

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European court rules Anheuser-Busch, must share Budweiser name

Published:  23 September, 2011

Europe's highest court has ruled Anheuser-Busch, maker of US Budweiser beer, must share the 'Budweiser' name in the UK with its Czech rival Bud?jovický Budvar.

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