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Bordeaux Index - future en primeur prices will remain high

Published:  10 August, 2011

Top vintages are likely to continue to be priced "aggressively" in future en primeur campaigns, after the 2010 market remained strong in July, according to Bordeaux Index.

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Pub and bar rental values remain in decline

Published:  10 August, 2011

Pub rental values have been taking a hit since the beginning of 2007 and there is no sign of an uplift, according to Fleurets' annual Pub Rental Survey.

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UK Riots:Live Updates and trade reaction

Published:  10 August, 2011

Keep up to date with the latest news, updates and how the trade is reacting to the UK riots with our live news updates through the day.

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Sterling plummets due to UK riots

Published:  10 August, 2011

Sterling plummeted against the US dollar and the euro yesterday as investors became concerned over poor manufacturing data and spreading UK looting and violence.

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Top restaurant attacked by rioters

Published:  09 August, 2011

Top London restaurant the Ledbury was targeted in rioting last night ? staff came to the rescue of diners who hid out in the wine cellar.

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Sainsbury's sees sales increase in bag-in-box range

Published:  09 August, 2011

Sainsbury's has seen a 5% sales value increase after moving its Sainsbury's bag-in-box BIB, wine range over to a 2.25 litre pack.

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William Grant & Sons appoints former Gucci head

Published:  09 August, 2011

William Grant & Sons has announced the appointment of former chief executive officer and president of the Gucci Group, Robert Polet to the company's board.

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'Safe haven' sterling makes gains over euro and dollar

Published:  09 August, 2011

Sterling made gains against both the euro and US dollar as investors bought into what is now seen as a safe haven asset.

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Grant's launches premixed whisky cans

Published:  09 August, 2011

Grant's has launched its first-ever ready to drink product ? Scotch whisky and cola in a can ? which will be on sale from this month.

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UK RIOT UPDATES AND LIVE TRADE REACTION

Published:  09 August, 2011

Retailers, pubs and restaurants are taking precautionary measures to guard against further potential rioting as the trade comes to grips with the violence that has broken out across the UK's major cities. Keep up to date with our regular UK Riot Updates.

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Wines in the press - August 5-7

Published:  09 August, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett has been drinking, Vinho Verde - the light, slightly fizzy and low in alcohol Portuguese wine, which she says is just what you want on a hot summer's day, assuming we ever get one.

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Pop-up bar offers English fizz and oysters

Published:  08 August, 2011

This summer has been the season of the pop-up and it isn't over yet with a glamorous oyster and crustacea bar opening up in Chelsea.

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Black Sheep Brewery revamps logo on back of healthy sales

Published:  08 August, 2011

After reporting solid figures, Masham based Black Sheep Brewery has given its logo a re-vamp for the first time nearly 20 years.

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G&J Greenall sold by De Vere group

Published:  08 August, 2011

Distiller G&J Greenall has been sold by the De Vere Group, in a deal reportedly worth £7.5 million.

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Sterling remains buoyant in turbulent market

Published:  08 August, 2011

In a turbulent week for financial markets, sterling had a relatively positive ride hitting a three month high of €1.1550/£1 against the euro last Thursday.

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Diageo premix range to sponsor Absolute Radio Hometime show

Published:  08 August, 2011

Diageo Great Britain (GB) premix range is to sponsor the Sony, Geoff Lloyd Hometime show on Absolute Radio, in a bid to target end of day drinkers.

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Mount Gay raises profile at Cowes Week

Published:  05 August, 2011

Mount Gay Rum is continuing its long-standing association with sailing by running a series of event and sampling activities at Cowes Week.

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Sterling hits three month high against euro

Published:  05 August, 2011

Sterling has had an interesting week - hitting a three month high against the euro yesterday of €1.1550/£1.

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World first for Shoreditch cocktail bar

Published:  05 August, 2011

The team at Victorian-inspired bar The Worship Street Whistling Shop in Shoreditch have created what they claim is "the world's first multi sensory cocktail experience".

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Sterling climbed against US dollar after service sector expansion

Published:  04 August, 2011

Sterling climbed against the US dollar and briefly touched €1.15/£1 against the euro after data unexpectedly showed that services sector activity expanded at the fastest pace in four months.

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