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Sterling fell to seven-month low on Friday

Published:  25 October, 2010

Sterling fell to a seven-month low against the euro on Friday after sterling stayed on the back foot after Bank of England suggested that the UK economy might be in store for further Quantitative Easing.

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Sterling hits six month low against euro

Published:  22 October, 2010

Currency analysis October 22 from Smart Currency Exchange. To get bespoke currency advice go to www.smartwinespirits.com.

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Paul Henry defends Wine Australia's UK strategy

Published:  22 October, 2010

Paul Henry defends his position and strategy for the marketing and promotion of Australian wine following his resignation from the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Paul Schaafsma attacks Wine Australia's "flawed" strategy

Published:  22 October, 2010

Paul Schaafsma, Australian Vintage's general manager for UK and Europe speaks out against Wine Australia's export strategy and calls for a change in direction following Paul Henry's resignation as general manager for market development at Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Paul Henry's departure sparks trade rifts with Wine Australia

Published:  22 October, 2010


News of Paul Henry's departure from Wine Australia has brought underlying tensions about the generic body's marketing strategy to the surface, according to a report in today's Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Dragon's firm to set up 23 wine clubs

Published:  22 October, 2010

An online wine supplier bankrolled by Dragon's Den entrepreneur Peter Jones is to develop a range of wine clubs for charities and public sector organisations.

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Drought ends in south-east Australia

Published:  21 October, 2010
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Spirit of Speyside contributes £750k to economy

Published:  21 October, 2010

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival contributed nearly £750,000 to the Scottish economy this year, attracting 26,000 visitors, a survey has shown.

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Pernod Ricard Q1 sales up 10%

Published:  21 October, 2010

Pernod Ricard has reported a 10% rise in first-quarter sales, helped by strong growth in Asia.

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Sterling gained against US$ as spending cuts outlined

Published:  21 October, 2010

Sterling gained against the US dollar yesterday as George Osborne outlined plans for UK spending cuts but it fell against the euro as the Bank of England minutes showed one member voting for further Quantitative Easing.

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Wine drinkers prefer PET to Bag-in-Box and Tetrapak

Published:  20 October, 2010

The PET bottle has edged in front of the Bag-in-Box and Tetrapak in popularity according to Wine Intelligence research.

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Golden Rum Barrel Award winners announced

Published:  20 October, 2010

Winners of the inaugural international Golden Rum Barrel Awards have been announced by The Rum Experience.

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Napa Valley predicts exceptional vintage

Published:  20 October, 2010

Napa Valley winegrowers are predicting exceptional wines from this year's harvest, despite challenging growing conditions from the cooler than average temperatures.

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Sterling slips, ahead of spending review

Published:  20 October, 2010

Sterling slipped across the board yesterday as weak UK factory orders caused concerns amongst investors ahead of today's government spending review.

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Sweet wine drinkers can be best tasters, claims US report

Published:  19 October, 2010

Sweet wine drinkers can be amongst some of the best tasters and judges of wine, according to a new US report released today.

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WSTA rejects calls for drinks ad restrictions

Published:  19 October, 2010

The trade has rejected calls from an alcohol charity for further restrictions on drinks advertising.

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Cox awarded top honour from Chile

Published:  19 October, 2010

The Chilean government has bestowed the highest honour available to non-Chileans on UK director of Wines of Chile Michael Cox.

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Sterling slips from near nine month high

Published:  19 October, 2010

Sterling slips from its near nine month high against the dollar in today's foreign exchange analysis from Smart Currency Exchange. If you would like to receive free bespoke currency advice then go to www.smartwinespirits.com.

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Charities launch Alcohol Awareness Week

Published:  18 October, 2010

Alcohol Awareness Week has got under way with a call for a national enquiry into the way harmful drinking among parents impacts on their children.

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Wines in the press - October 15-17

Published:  18 October, 2010

The Guardian

You know that moment in a restaurant when you open the wine list and feel the pinpricks of a cold sweat: "they're charging how much for that bog-standard Claret?"

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