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Publicly-funded body calls for crackdown on 'supermarket booze'

Published:  08 October, 2010

A publicly-funded alcohol awareness body in the north-east has called on the government to crack down on "cheap supermaket booze" which it claims is closing pubs.

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Prosecco Follador opens UK office

Published:  07 October, 2010

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Brian Julyan receives first Court of Master Sommeliers lifetime award

Published:  07 October, 2010


Brian Julyan, chief executive of the Court of Master Sommeliers, was presented with a
Lifetime Achievement Award on October 6 at 28-50 wine bar in London. This
was the first time that the Court has made such an award.

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Aussie acquisition for Hillebrand

Published:  07 October, 2010

German-based drinks logistics giant JF Hillebrand has brought the Australian wine freight forwarder John Crack Freight Services.

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Beam Global sells Cockburn's Port to Symington

Published:  07 October, 2010

Beam Global is selling Cockburn's Port to Symington Family Estates.

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Drinks trade warned to plan ahead for harsh winter

Published:  07 October, 2010

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Jacob's Creek sponsors TV channel Dave

Published:  07 October, 2010

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Sterling fell to a four and a half month low against euro yesterday

Published:  07 October, 2010

Sterling fell to a four and a half month low against a generally stronger euro yesterday as concerns over more monetary easing hurt sterling.

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Sterling hit two-month high against US dollar yesterday

Published:  06 October, 2010

Sterling recovered to hit a two-month high against the US dollar yesterday after stronger than expected UK services sector data and expectations over further monetary stimulus in the USA.

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Lighter bottles for Brown Brothers

Published:  06 October, 2010

Brown Brothers is to reduce the weight of glass packaging on its core wines.

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Master Sommelier Devaney joins Flint Wines

Published:  06 October, 2010

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Bloggers to compete for Romanian trip

Published:  06 October, 2010

Bloggers who wax lyrical about Romanian wine stand a chance of winning a trip to the country.

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Disaronno Mixing Star London finalists announced

Published:  06 October, 2010

The Disaronno Mixing Star competition has announced its two London finalists as Matthew Dakers from London's Trailer Happiness and Boris Ivan from Hush, Mayfair.

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California winery sets new eco standards

Published:  06 October, 2010

A winery which claims to be the most "environmentally sophisticated" in the world has opened at the University of California's Davis complex.

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Home Secretary to 'tear up' Licensing Act

Published:  05 October, 2010

Home Secretary Theresa May has pledged to "tear up Labour's disastrous Licensing Act" in a speech to the Conservative Party conference today.

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Relaunch for Glen Garioch Scotch whisky

Published:  05 October, 2010

The 200-year-old Scotch whisky brand Glen Garioch has reappeared on the market, after a 15-year hiatus, with three new single malt expressions.

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Wine investors 'misled' over inheritance tax

Published:  05 October, 2010

Wine collections that are inherited by relatives may attract more tax than families have been led to think.

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Fine wine still offers City best investment

Published:  05 October, 2010

Fine wine continues to outperform both the equities and gold markets throughout the year despite a slow down in growth of 0.8% in September.

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Sterling recovered against euro following construction data

Published:  05 October, 2010

Currency exchange rates daily analysis for October 5 from Smart Currency Exchange.

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Woman sues Asda over frog in wine bottle

Published:  04 October, 2010

A woman is claiming compensation from Asda after allegedly finding a frog in a bottle of wine she bought from the supermarket.

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