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Wine countries tipped for the top

Published:  13 May, 2009

Three of the trade's leading figures revealed which countries they were tipping for future success at today's Harpers Wine & Spirit debate at the LIWF.

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WaverleyTBS reveals extent of job cuts

Published:  13 May, 2009

Leading wholesaler WaverleyTBS has been forced to lose 10% of its workfoce in order to safeguard jobs and the future health of the company, it revealed at today's Harpers Wine & Spirit debate at the London International Wine Fair.

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Peter Williamson dies

Published:  13 May, 2009

The sudden death of well known industry figure Peter Williamson, chairman of Inspirt Brands, has come as a shock to friends and colleagues at this week's London International Wine Fair.

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Riesling wineries under threat

Published:  13 May, 2009

Some of Germany's most famous Riesling wineries are under threat from government plans to construct a major traffic bridge in the Mosel Valley region, visitors to the London International Wine Fair are being told.

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Hail wreaks havoc in Bordeaux

Published:  13 May, 2009

Bordeaux vineyards have been hit by devastating hail storms which pose a threat to the next two vintages and the livelihoods of smaller growers.

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Mandatory code blow for industry

Published:  13 May, 2009

The drinks trade has been dealt a further body blow with news that the government is to indroduce a mandatory code outlawing certain drinks promotions.

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Mandatory code blow for industry

Published:  13 May, 2009

The drinks trade has been dealt a further body blow with news that the government is to indroduce a mandatory code outlawing certain drinks promotions.

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Diam gets thumbs up

Published:  12 May, 2009

New World winemakers are increasingly rejecting natural cork and synthetics in favour of screwcaps and Diam, a seminar at this week's London International Wine Fair has revealed.

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Sud de France launch new wine festival

Published:  12 May, 2009

The UK Sud de France team have announced today that they will be launching the first food and wine festival to be held September 2009.

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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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