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Zuma and Roka Japanese earthquake fund raises £150,000

Published:  28 April, 2011


Guest donations across the worldwide Zuma and Roka restaurant have now raised £150,000 for the Japanese earthquake relief fund with the figure expected to rise further over the coming months.

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Warre's marks 2009 vintage with initiative to raise £20,000 for injured soldiers

Published:  28 April, 2011

The oldest British port house, Warre's, is the latest estate to declare its 2009 vintage with an initiative it hopes will raise £20,000 for injured soldiers.

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Mike Paul to speak at English Wine Producers trade tasting

Published:  28 April, 2011

Mike Paul, wine trade marketer to the UK wine industry, is to give a presentation on the current position and future direction of English wine at the English Wine Producers trade tasting, next week.

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Industry experts to host Turkish wine tastings at LIWF

Published:  28 April, 2011

Isa Bal, head sommelier of The Fat Duck and European Sommelier of the Year 2008, will join Charles Metcalfe and Caroline Gilby MW in hosting tastings of Turkish wines at the London International Wine Fair, LIWF.

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Industry experts to promote Turkish wines at LIWF Wines at LIWF

Published:  28 April, 2011

Isa Bal, head sommelier of The Fat Duck and European Sommelier of the Year 2008, will join Charles Metcalfe and Caroline Gilby MW in promoting Turkish wines at the London International Wine Fair, LIWF.

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Sterling surges due to positive GDP figures

Published:  28 April, 2011

Sterling surged overnight against the US dollar to hit $1.67/£1 as GDP figures for the 1st quarter of 2011 revealed that the UK's economy expanded by 0.5%.

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Fladgate Partnership declares fourth vintage in a decade

Published:  27 April, 2011

The Fladgate Partnership, owners of Taylor's, Croft and Fonseca port, is to release 2009 classic vintage ports from all three houses making this the fourth declaration in a decade.

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Diageo launches spirits sales programme

Published:  27 April, 2011

Diageo Great Britain (GB) is to help retailers capitalise on spirit sale opportunities with the launch of FAST (Focusing on Alcohol Sales Together).

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Fluid Movement to recreate 17th century Punch House in London's Kings Cross

Published:  27 April, 2011

May will see the launch of VOC, a Punch House inspired by the Dutch East India Company founded in 1602.

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Shipwrecked Champagne to go to auction

Published:  27 April, 2011

Two bottles of the 1840s vintage Champagne recovered from the shipwreck in the Åland archipelago in Finland last summer, are to be auctioned.

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Sterling falls, ahead of GDP figures

Published:  27 April, 2011

Sterling fell against the euro yesterday, hit by broad euro strength and investor concern ahead of today's GDP figures.

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Gallo launches Californian Merlot rosé to UK

Published:  26 April, 2011

Gallo Family Vineyards has brought its first Californian Merlot rosé to the UK market.

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Whittalls Wine Merchants acquires 37 Oddbins stores

Published:  26 April, 2011

Whittalls Wine Merchants, a subsidiary of EFB Retail, claims it has agreed to buy 37 Oddbins stores from its administrators.

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Top speakers lined up for social media conference at LIWF on May 16

Published:  26 April, 2011

Anyone interested in communicating or making money through the internet is urged to attend the London International Wine Fair's pre-conference event on May 16.

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Wines in the press - April 22-24

Published:  26 April, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett says she's lost count of the number of press releases she's had linking products to the royal wedding, so she's ignoring them all and writing about gin.

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LIWF conference to look at growth in online wine business

Published:  26 April, 2011

The second London International Wine Fair conference, organised by Punch Events on behalf of Brintex, will focus on the growth in online wine business - its diversity and reach.

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Sterling strengthens as retail gains higher than expected

Published:  26 April, 2011

Sterling finished last week strongly, hitting a 16 month high against the US dollar after UK retail sales gained more than had been expected.

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Oxford and Cambridge wine merchants in taste-off

Published:  21 April, 2011

Historic rivals Oxford and Cambridge went head to head in a blind tasting challenge, with Oxford Wine Company emerging as the victors last night.

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Champagne Ambassador's Award calls for entries

Published:  21 April, 2011

The Champagne Bureau has called for entries from wine educators for the annual Champagne Ambassador's award ? this year entrants must demonstrate how they teach students about blending.

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Bid for full Oddbins estate falls through

Published:  21 April, 2011

At least three parties remain in the running to buy Oddbins stores, but former owner Simon Baile's bid for the whole estate has fallen through.

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