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UK entering the "Prosecco decade"

Published:  28 September, 2010

Prosecco is becoming a favourite tipple among UK wine drinkers, according to the latest consumer research from Wine Intelligence.

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Highland Park's Visitor Centre retains five star rating

Published:  28 September, 2010

Highland Park's Visitor Centre has retained its five star rating from VisitScotland's quality assurance scheme for the seventh year running.

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Wines in the press - September 23-26

Published:  28 September, 2010

The Guardian
Victoria Moore likes crackling so much that she once roasted an entire pork shoulder and managed to eat all the crispy, crunchy, fatty skin in a single sitting.

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Currency update, September 28 - sterling hits seven week high against dollar

Published:  28 September, 2010

Sterling rose against the US dollar to hit a seven week high of $1.5867/£1 as the US currency struggled to shake off concerns that the Federal Reserve would ease monetary policy further to stimulate the flagging recovery.

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Gondola changes name to yourfavouritewines.com

Published:  28 September, 2010

Gondola.co.uk has rebranded its name to yourfavouritewines.com after feedback from a customer survey.

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Bottle Green launches "no-nonsense" website for French Connection Wines

Published:  28 September, 2010

Bottle Green is to launch a new consumer-focused, interactive website for French Connection Wines.

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Sterling hits seven week high against dollar

Published:  28 September, 2010

Currency exchange rates analysis for September 28 from Smart Currency Exchange. For bespoke currency advice go to www.smartwinespirit.com.

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Terroirs to open second site in East London

Published:  28 September, 2010

The team behind the award-winning French, biodynamic-influenced London restaurant, Terroirs, is to open a second site in east London.

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Early boost for sterling against US dollar

Published:  27 September, 2010

Currency rates for September 27 from Smart Currency Exchange. For bespoke currency advice go to www.smartwinespirit.com.

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Asda to roll out its in-store Wine Selector across the country

Published:  27 September, 2010


Asda is to roll out its Wine Selector nationally after a successful trial boosted sales by 4.5%.

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iPad wine lists could risk role of sommelier, warns Rousset

Published:  27 September, 2010


A top restaurateur has warned that venues using iPads to replace paper wine lists risk undermining the sommelier's role.

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Lower-alcohol wines and 50cl sizes are inevitable, says Brand Phoenix

Published:  27 September, 2010


By Graham Holter

The wine trade will increasingly gravitate towards 50cl sizes and lower-alcohol styles in order to hit popular price points, according to one major supplier.

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Currency update, September 24: Sterling rises as Euro zone data comes in worse than expected

Published:  24 September, 2010

Sterling rose against the euro yesterday as Euro zone data came in worse than expected and cast doubts over the validity of the region's recovery.

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2008 Cru Bourgeois listings launched

Published:  24 September, 2010

The long awaited and re-invented Cru Bourgeois system has been unveiled that will allow châteaux in Médoc to use the term "Cru Bourgeois" for the 2008 harvest.

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Hyde de Villaine gets UK launch

Published:  24 September, 2010

Hyde de Villaine, the new Californian venture between Aubert de Villaine and Larry Hyde, is launching its range of wines in the UK next month.

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Tsingtao 'Legacy of Taste' finalists announced

Published:  24 September, 2010

Tsingtao, distributed in the UK by Halewood International, has announced the finalists of its search for the nation's favourite Chinese restaurant 2010 'Legacy of Taste' competition.

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One week left to claim backdated rate relief

Published:  24 September, 2010

Small businesses which face losing out on at least £200 million in backdated rate relief are being thrown a lifeline in the form of a free online claims system.

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Sauza Tequila gets Mexican rebranding

Published:  24 September, 2010

Sauza Tequila is rebranding its range to focus on its Mexican heritage.

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South Africa to shine light on Chenin Blanc

Published:  24 September, 2010

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Limited edition Stolichnaya for duty-free

Published:  23 September, 2010

Stolichnaya vodka has linked up with New York-based artist Yuri Gorbachev to create a limited edition bottle for the duty-free market.

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