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Currency update June 29: Sterling climbs to new heights

Published:  29 June, 2010

Currency update June 29: Sterling had a strong day yesterday, climbing to a one and a half year high against the euro and a seven week high against the US dollar.

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Radio 4's Food and Farming awards introduces drinks category

Published:  28 June, 2010

BBC Radio 4's Food and Farming Awards is to give British drinks a dedicated category for the first time in its 11-year history.

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Wines in the Press- July 24-27

Published:  28 June, 2010

Guardian

The Australians originally persuaded us to drink their wine by making it flatteringly easy, says Victoria Moore.

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Currency update June 28: pound hits 19 month high

Published:  28 June, 2010

Currency update June 28: Sterling had a strong week last week as tough spending cuts announced in the emergency Budget eased fears amongst investors that the UK would suffer a debt crisis akin to Greece or Spain.

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Casillero del Diablo in tennis push

Published:  25 June, 2010

Chilean wine brand Casillero del Diablo has launched an on-pack promotion to celebrate being appointed the official wine sponsor of the AEGON Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall in December.

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Tasmania to hold 2012 International Cool Climate Wine Symposium

Published:  25 June, 2010

Tasmania has been selected to host the 2012 International Cool Climate Wine Symposium.

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Currency update June 25: Sterling extends gains

Published:  25 June, 2010

Currency update June 25: pound at a five month high against a basket of major currencies.

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All change for Waitrose buying team

Published:  24 June, 2010

Waitrose is shaking up its buying team following the appointment of Pierpaolo Petrassi MW to head of beers, wines, spirits and tobacco.

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Isle of Arran celebrates 15 years with commemorative bottling

Published:  24 June, 2010

The Isle of Arran Distillery is marking its 15th anniversary by releasing a commemorative bottling of a 1999 vintage.

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Pernod Ricard launches online bartender community

Published:  24 June, 2010

Pernod Ricard UK has launched an online networking and knowledge sharing community for on-trade professionals.

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Currency update June 24: welcome boost for the pound

Published:  24 June, 2010

Currency update June 24: investor concern over the UK eases, resulting in a welcome boost for the pound.

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Scotch Whisky Association celebrates rise in exports to France

Published:  23 June, 2010

Scotch Whisky's growing popularity in France has given rise to a celebration of the category.

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Discover the Origin unveils summer media awareness campaign

Published:  23 June, 2010


Discover the Origin is today launching a new summer initiative to help raise consumer awareness of the European Union campaign to promote products of provenance around the continent.

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Small shops hit hardest by VAT hike

Published:  23 June, 2010

The Coalition government's move to hike VAT to 20% will hit local shops hardest, the Association of Convenience Stores has warned.

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Montana rebrands to become Brancott Estate

Published:  23 June, 2010

Montana Wine has changed its name to Brancott Estate and is to be official sponsor of the 2011 rugby union World Cup.

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Currency update June 23: market reacts positively to yesterday's Budget

Published:  23 June, 2010

Currency update June 23: positive reaction to the Budget helps sterling gain against the euro and the US$.

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No duty increases in Chancellor's emergency budget

Published:  22 June, 2010

The drinks industry is celebrating this afternoon after the new Coalition government's budget revealed there would be no immediate increase in alcohol duties.

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Sign up for Top Merchants day: July 19, Bristol

Published:  22 June, 2010

The second Top Merchants networking and educational seminar is to take place on July 19 in Britol with Angela Mount, Susy Atkins and Wine Intelligence all lined up to take part.

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Gastronomy Team of the Year finalists named

Published:  22 June, 2010

The Academy of Food & Wine has named the five teams through to the final of the 2010 Gastronomy Team of the Year.

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Lanson reveals new brands strategy for UK

Published:  22 June, 2010



Champagne house, Lanson, has announced it is to rename its UK operations Lanson International to reflect its move to offer a wider portfolio of Champagne brands in the UK.

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