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Vin de France selection made

Published:  09 March, 2011

The amount of wines chosen to represent the new French wine classification Vin de France have increased by 70% from last year.

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UK Spanish wine trade welcomes new Caballeros

Published:  09 March, 2011

Mariano Garcia Fernandez, of the Mauro Group and Carlos Read, from Moreno Wine have been honoured as Caballeros, for their hard work and dedication to Spanish wine industry.

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Sterling recovers ground against euro

Published:  09 March, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar as investors sold off positions, but sterling did recover some ground against the euro as sovereign debt worries saw investors selling the euro.

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Jeff Clarke appointed chief winemaker at Ara Wines

Published:  08 March, 2011

Jeff Clarke has been appointed as chief winemaker at Marlborough's single-vineyard producer, Ara Wines.

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Jeff Clarke appointed chief winemaker at Ara Wines

Published:  08 March, 2011

Jeff Clarke has been appointed as chief winemaker at Marlborough's premier single-vineyard producer, Ara Wines.

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De Bortoli Wines moves to new UK offices

Published:  08 March, 2011

De Bortoli Wines is relocating its UK sales office from Blandford Forum in Dorset to Semley in Wiltshire.

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Cable's reforms 'will save business £400m'

Published:  08 March, 2011

The government has announced reforms to the way small companies have to prepare their accounts, in a move it says could save the sector £400 million a year.

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Tim Atkin MW to present WSET 3-Minute Wine School

Published:  08 March, 2011

Tim Atkin MW, is to present nine new films on the The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) YouTube Channel.

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Sterling falls due to talks of euro zone interest rate rise

Published:  08 March, 2011

Sterling fell to a five week low against the euro yesterday as expectations of an interest rate hike in the euro zone saw sterling drop below €1.16/£1.

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Oddbins to close 39 stores

Published:  07 March, 2011

Oddbins is closing 39 branches across the UK as part of its restructuring process.

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Scottish distillers switch power off for WWF

Published:  07 March, 2011
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Scotch Whisky Association to support 'Earth Hour'

Published:  07 March, 2011

The Scotch Whisky Association has announced support for the World Wildlife Fund's annual 'Earth Hour' charity event in aid of wildlife threatened by climate change.

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Survey: how will the Budget affect the drinks trade?

Published:  07 March, 2011

Chancellor George Osborne is dealing with mixed messages from the UK drinks trade as he puts the finishing touches to his March 23 Budget, and Harpers wants to find out how it will affect you.

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Northern Ireland debates 70p-a-unit minimum alcohol price

Published:  07 March, 2011

Northern Ireland could impose a minimum price of up to 70p per unit of alcohol under plans drawn up by ministers.

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Wines in the press, March 3-6

Published:  07 March, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett was thinking about how we never hear much about Merlot any more. Of course you implicitly discuss it if you talk about St Emilion, Pomerol or other Merlot-dominated "right bank" Bordeaux, she says.

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Slurp abandons minimum order to launch 'Slurp Singles'

Published:  07 March, 2011

Slurp.co.uk has abandoned its minimum order restrictions on the Slurp Express catalogue, allowing customers to purchase single bottles of wine for next day delivery at no extra cost.

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Sterling falls to one month low against euro

Published:  07 March, 2011

Sterling fell to a one month low on Friday against the euro, which was boosted by comments from European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet, who said that interest rates could rise as early as next month.

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Restaurant Manager of the Year UK finalists announced

Published:  04 March, 2011

Seven, instead of the usual six, of the UK's top restaurant managers will go through to the finals of the Academy of Food and Wine Service UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2011 competition.

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Shock move by European Central Bank

Published:  04 March, 2011

Sterling fell by nearly 1% against the euro yesterday as poor UK services sector activity sector contrasted sharply with a shock statement from the European Central Bank that the ECB could hike interest rates in the region as early as next month.

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Bibendum picks up Chateau de Saint Cosme agency

Published:  03 March, 2011

Rhone producer Chateau de Saint Cosme has signed an exclusive UK distribution deal with Bibendum.

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