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Nicolas to sell non-London stores

Published:  13 August, 2010

French wine retailer Nicolas has entered into negotiations to sell all 18 of its stores located outside the M25 to a company set up by its former operations director.

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González Byass celebrates 175th anniversary with London tasting

Published:  13 August, 2010

González Byass is presenting its entire range of wines, sherries and brandies to celebrate the 175th anniversary since the Spanish wine company's establishment.

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Currency update, August 13: risk aversion hits global markets

Published:  13 August, 2010

Currency update for August 13 from Smart Currency Exchange: mixed week for sterling which ended the week up against the euro and down against the US dollar as a fresh wave of risk aversion hit global markets.

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Cameron 'irresponsible' over local minimum pricing support

Published:  12 August, 2010

The Association of Convenience Stores has criticised David Cameron's support for local minimum pricing on alcohol.

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Currency update, August 12: uncertainty ahead for UK economy

Published:  12 August, 2010

Currency update for August 12 from Smart Currency Exchange: pound on track for the biggest daily drop against the US dollar since the election.

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WSTA Conference to discuss 'challenges and opportunities' in UK market

Published:  11 August, 2010

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association WSTA, is to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced in the UK market at this year's WSTA Conference.

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Sussex wine merchant opens first shop

Published:  11 August, 2010

Brighton wine merchant Ten Green Bottles is to open a new shop in the centre of the Sussex city.

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Calorie labelling 'not right for wine'

Published:  11 August, 2010

Pubs and restaurants could be forced to list the alcoholic content of the drinks they serve.

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Fine wine trade 'should prepare for six-packs'

Published:  11 August, 2010

Six-bottle cases are likely to become increasingly common in the fine wine market, according to Liv-Ex.

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Chivas sets up home at Vinopolis

Published:  10 August, 2010

Chivas Regal has launched a new branded space at Vinopolis named The Chivas Room.

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Register now for Harpers global conference

Published:  10 August, 2010

Exclusive new data analysing why people do not drink wine more and what it would take to change their behaviour will be revealed at next month's Harpers Wine & Spirit Global Wine Conference.

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González Byass to hold 'Showcase Tasting'

Published:  10 August, 2010

González Byass is to hold a trade tasting to showcase its entire range of wines, sherries and brandies in celebration of the company's 175th anniversary.

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Currency update, August 10: £1 struggles to break through $1.60

Published:  10 August, 2010

Sterling hit a daily high of $1.5998/£1 but slipped away as the pound yet again struggled to break through the $1.60/£1 barrier.

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Currency update, August 9: pound finished up 1.74% on the week

Published:  09 August, 2010

Last week was a strong one for sterling - especially against the US dollar where the pound finished up 1.74% on the week.

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Carte Blanche to launch portfolio

Published:  09 August, 2010

Newly established wholesale wine agency and importer, Carte Blanche Wines, is to launch its portfolio with an inaugural trade tasting in September.

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First Drinks to take on Irish brands

Published:  09 August, 2010

First Drinks has announced that it is taking over the distribution of three brands following the William Grant & Sons acquisition of the C&C Group's spirits and liqueurs business last month.

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First Drinks boosts portfolio

Published:  09 August, 2010

First Drinks is taking over the distribution of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, Carolans cream liqueur and Irish Mist whiskey liqueur in the UK.

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Taittinger to support 2010 Action Against Hunger campaign

Published:  09 August, 2010

Champagne Taittinger has become a corporate supporter of  this year's Action Against Hunger - Fight Hunger, Eat Out campaign.

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Wines in the press - August 5-8

Published:  09 August, 2010

The Guardian

There is something very distinctive about Falanghina, the white grape that has been grown in southern Italy for centuries, say Victoria Moore.

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Currency update, August 6: sterling looks strong

Published:  06 August, 2010

Currency update for August 6 from Smart Currency Exchange: it's been a strong week for sterling - especially against the US dollar.

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