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Lower-alcohol wines and 50cl sizes are inevitable, says Brand Phoenix

Published:  27 September, 2010


By Graham Holter

The wine trade will increasingly gravitate towards 50cl sizes and lower-alcohol styles in order to hit popular price points, according to one major supplier.

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Currency update, September 24: Sterling rises as Euro zone data comes in worse than expected

Published:  24 September, 2010

Sterling rose against the euro yesterday as Euro zone data came in worse than expected and cast doubts over the validity of the region's recovery.

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2008 Cru Bourgeois listings launched

Published:  24 September, 2010

The long awaited and re-invented Cru Bourgeois system has been unveiled that will allow châteaux in Médoc to use the term "Cru Bourgeois" for the 2008 harvest.

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Hyde de Villaine gets UK launch

Published:  24 September, 2010

Hyde de Villaine, the new Californian venture between Aubert de Villaine and Larry Hyde, is launching its range of wines in the UK next month.

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Tsingtao 'Legacy of Taste' finalists announced

Published:  24 September, 2010

Tsingtao, distributed in the UK by Halewood International, has announced the finalists of its search for the nation's favourite Chinese restaurant 2010 'Legacy of Taste' competition.

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One week left to claim backdated rate relief

Published:  24 September, 2010

Small businesses which face losing out on at least £200 million in backdated rate relief are being thrown a lifeline in the form of a free online claims system.

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Sauza Tequila gets Mexican rebranding

Published:  24 September, 2010

Sauza Tequila is rebranding its range to focus on its Mexican heritage.

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South Africa to shine light on Chenin Blanc

Published:  24 September, 2010
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Limited edition Stolichnaya for duty-free

Published:  23 September, 2010

Stolichnaya vodka has linked up with New York-based artist Yuri Gorbachev to create a limited edition bottle for the duty-free market.

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Blossom Hill ends Wimbledon deal

Published:  23 September, 2010
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Burgundy harvest starts early

Published:  23 September, 2010
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Currency update, September 23: Sterling falls to four month low

Published:  23 September, 2010

Sterling fell to a four month low against the euro yesterday of €1.1662/£1 and a two month low against a basket of major currencies.

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Matthew Jukes hosts Australialive tasting

Published:  22 September, 2010

Wine writer Matthew Jukes hosted a consumer wine tasting session promoting the merits of Australian wines and news that the 2010 vintage is going to be "one to remember".

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Scottish minimum price plan defeated

Published:  22 September, 2010

The Scottish government's plan to introduce a minimum price per unit alcoholic drinks was defeated at Holyrood today.

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Constellation ramps up Gran Tierra investment

Published:  22 September, 2010

Constellation is ramping up investment in its mainstream Chilean wine brand Gran Tierra as part of its £1m marketing launch.

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Courvoisier launches UK's first punch competition

Published:  22 September, 2010

Maxxium owned Courvoisier, is launching the UK's first ever official punch competition at London Cocktail Week.

 

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Currency update, September 22: sterling falls to two month low

Published:  22 September, 2010

Sterling fell to a two month low against the euro yesterday after stronger than expected demand for Irish and Greek government bonds eased concerns over European sovereign debt.

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Warning over 22% rise in business rates

Published:  21 September, 2010

English and Welsh retailers could be facing increases of up to 22% in business rates next year, it has been warned.

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Laphroaig to host online interactive tasting

Published:  21 September, 2010

Laphroaig will host its fourth annual interactive tasting later this week, live from the sherry bodegas of Jerez.

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Drinkaware: 'Get watered not slaughtered'

Published:  21 September, 2010
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