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IWC results announced

Published:  12 May, 2009

A winemaker from Cornwall who is convinced "Bacchus grapes can do for England what Savignon Blanc did for New Zealand" is among the gold-medal winners in this year's International Wine Challenge.

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LWIF and Distil to merge

Published:  12 May, 2009

The London Wine International Wine Fair and Distil will be combined and brought back together under the one roof at next year's event at Excel, Harpers Wine and Spirit can reveal.

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LIWF kicks off

Published:  12 May, 2009

One of the world's biggest showcases for wine and spirit producers gets underway today at London Dockland's Excel exhibition centre.

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Critics May 9-11

Published:  11 May, 2009

What the wine critics have to say in the press this weekend.

 

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Matthew Clark to distribute Gonzalez Byass

Published:  11 May, 2009

UK drinks supplier Matthew Clark has added fortified wine producers Gonzalez Byass to its portfolio.

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Tesco targets stay at home wine drinkers

Published:  11 May, 2009

Supermarket giant Tesco is planning to bolster its wine sales in a £150 million revamp of its customer Clubcard.

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White wine is UK's top drink

Published:  11 May, 2009

White wine is the most popular drink of choice for the UK consumer with over half of adult drinkers now saying it is their favourite tipple, new research reveals.

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Scotch exports hit new high

Published:  08 May, 2009

Scotch whisky exports grew by 8% in 2008 to reach a new high of £3.1 billion.

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New business venture for top sommeliers

Published:  07 May, 2009

Three of the world's sommeliers have been appointed to join Winelife with co-founder and sommelier Philippe Messy in order to embark on a new business venture.

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Kleine Zalze named South African No 1

Published:  07 May, 2009

Stellenbosch wine producer Kleine Zalze has been named the most widely distributed South African brand in the UK on-trade in a new trade survey.

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Diageo rum plant construction begins

Published:  07 May, 2009

Diageo has broken the ground on the construction of a state-of-the-art rum distillery in the US Virgin Islands.

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How the British pub has survived is "remarkable."

Published:  07 May, 2009

In the present economic climate and the difficulties the public house trade has had to endure over the past few years the survival of the community pub is "nothing short of remarkable" comes the verdict of a new market report.

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WSTA slams research

Published:  07 May, 2009

The wine trade's main representative body has criticised the findings of a research study that raises fears about alcohol consumption in several sections of society.

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Carlsberg targets cost savings

Published:  07 May, 2009

Danish brewer Carlsberg has said it will focus on reducing costs to ride out the uncertain and challenging market conditions prevailing in the beer industry.

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Chilean blends acclaimed in blind tasting

Published:  07 May, 2009

Chilean wines have held their own in a blind tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon blends in London, attended by sommeliers, journalists, wine buyers and Masters of Wine.

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Potential for growth in India's whisky market

Published:  06 May, 2009

Rijak Rekhi president of India's United Spirits told the World Whisky Conference that he expected volume sales growth of 17% this year and talked of significant potential for growth in the whisky trade in India.

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Wolfblass strikes cricket sponsorship deal

Published:  06 May, 2009

Australian wine brand Wolf Blass has struck a television sponsorship deal for the major cricket events of the summer.

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New website for Thierry's

Published:  06 May, 2009

The UK's largest independent importer of French wines is to launch a new website.

Thierry's has revamped its existing site and will unveil the new-look version at the London International Wine Fair.

A new 'Wine Cellar' section offers advice and recommendations to consumers and the 'Producers' Lounge' is designed to improve communication between Thierry's and its producers.

"We are proudly independent at Thierry's and this is clearly reflected in the website's authentic, slightly quirky look," says Matthew Dickinson, commercial director at Thierry's. "We wanted to bring Thierry's key values to life, rather than churn out an impersonal 'corporate' website." The new site can be visited at www.thierrys.com


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InterContinental Brands Ltd appoints new managing director

Published:  06 May, 2009

John Mills senior vice president of European sales at Constellation Europe has been appointed as new managing director at InterContinental Brands Ltd.

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Binge drinking increases among women

Published:  06 May, 2009

More women are binge drinking, according to a report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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