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Currency update: pound hits two week high

Published:  27 May, 2010

The first of our regular analysis of the currency markets from our partners, Smart Currency Exchange, sees sterling hit a two week high.

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Heston passes off Blue Nun as real champagne

Published:  27 May, 2010

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has proved that price doesn't matter by passing off sparkling Blue Nun as expensive champagne.

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New site for Russian restaurant group

Published:  27 May, 2010

A Russian restaurant group is to open its first restaurant in central London.

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Blossom Hill launches £1m advertising campaign

Published:  27 May, 2010

Blossom Hill has ploughed £1 million into a summer advertising campaign centered around its sponsorship of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

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Pimm's enjoys its time in the sunshine

Published:  27 May, 2010

A couple of days of scorching sunshine and everyone is talking about...Pimm's, apparently.

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Most adults drink responsibly, government figures show

Published:  26 May, 2010

Government figures show that most adults are drinking within health guidelines, and that more people are aware that the guidelines exist.

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Supermarkets jump to best sales performance in 2010

Published:  26 May, 2010

Sales across UK supermarkets increased by over 3% in the last month, the first time this year the sector has seen such growth over a four week period.

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Foster's beer and wine division to split

Published:  26 May, 2010

Australian brewer Foster's is to separate its wine arm from its beer business.

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Brintex report LIWF a 'successful event'

Published:  25 May, 2010

Organisers of the 30th London International Wine Fair and Distil, Brintex, has reported a successful event, even though visitor numbers were down by 1%.

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David Hennigan wins UK Restaurant Manager of the Year

Published:  25 May, 2010

David Hennigan of The Crown at Whitebrook and Celtic Manor in Monmouthshire, has won the 2010, UK Restaurant Manager of the Year.

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Wines in the Press- May 20-23

Published:  25 May, 2010

The Guardian
A salad with fruit, rocket and ham covered in dressing is better eaten with a wine that instead of being bone-rattlingly dry, has a small amount of residual sugar, says Victoria Moore.

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Global Brands launches premium wine division

Published:  24 May, 2010

Global Brands has announced the launch of a new premium wines division just weeks after its acquisition of premium drinks agency Inspirit Brands.

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Sainsbury's and Tesco at odds over minimum pricing

Published:  24 May, 2010

Two of the UK's biggest retailers have revealed opposing views on the controversial subject of minimum pricing for alcohol.

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Win a trip to Spain with González Byass

Published:  24 May, 2010

González Byass is offering a trip for six independent merchants to visit the Spanish wineries in its portfolio.

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Inverarity Vaults takes turnover to £7.4 million

Published:  24 May, 2010


Inverarity Vaults, Scotland's largest independent wine merchant, achieved a turnover of £7.42 million in 2009, an increase of 4%.

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Six out of ten want health warnings on drink

Published:  24 May, 2010

Six out of ten UK adults think that alcohol packaging should contain cigarette style health warnings , according to a new YouGov SixthSense report.

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Staying in is the new going out, research finds

Published:  21 May, 2010

New figures appear to show that staying in is the new going out - with consumers spending more on wine to drink at home.

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Gallo 'the most powerful wine brand in the world'

Published:  21 May, 2010

Gallo Family Vineyards, the American winemaker, has been awarded the title of the most powerful wine brand in the world - for a fifth consecutive year.

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Embrace the on-trade or be "doomed"

Published:  21 May, 2010

Industry warned on-trade wine sales are declining every year

The trade must wake up and work harder to improve its offering or face doom, Wine Intelligence said at the London Wine Fair.

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Prince and Duchess to visit Glenlivet Distillery

Published:  21 May, 2010

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will open a new extension to The Glenlivet Distillery on June 4 during a visit to Speyside, Scotland.

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