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Tulips beat balloons for Cognac

Published:  22 February, 2009

Experts have agreed that an elegant tulip glass, rather than the tradition brandy balloon, is the best vessel for tasting Cognac.

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Retailers gear up for Fairtrade Fortnight

Published:  20 February, 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off on Sunday 22 February and retailers across the country supporting it with price promotions on Fairtrade wines.

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Gallo positive amid economic gloom

Published:  20 February, 2009

Booming rosé sales helped wine giant E. & J. Gallo to record positive growth in 2008 despite tough trading conditions.

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Retailers gear up for Fairtrade Fortnight

Published:  20 February, 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off on Sunday 22 February and retailers across the country supporting it with price promotions on Fairtrade wines.

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Retailers gear up for Fairtrade Fortnight

Published:  20 February, 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off on Sunday 22 February and retailers across the country supporting it with price promotions on Fairtrade wines.

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Oddbins boss asks for patience

Published:  19 February, 2009

Oddbins managing director Simon Baile has urged customers to "keep the faith" as the business attempts to revitalise its wine range.

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Lion Nathan wine sales decline

Published:  19 February, 2009

Lion Nathan has admitted that sales revenue from its wine business fell by 10% in the final quarter of 2008.

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Two becomes one for Harpers Wine and Spirit

Published:  19 February, 2009

The first issue of the newly merged Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review was revealed to the UK drinks industry this week following the acquisition of Harpers by William Reed Business Media in November last year.

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Two becomes one for Harpers Wine and Spirit

Published:  19 February, 2009

The first issue of the newly merged Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review was revealed to the UK drinks industry this week following the acquisition of Harpers by William Reed Business Media in November last year.

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Last quarter hits French wine exports

Published:  19 February, 2009

The head of the French Federation of Wine & Spirits Exporters has warned of difficult times ahead after export sales tumbled in the last three months of 2008.

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Smoke casts doubt over Yarra vintage

Published:  19 February, 2009

The entire 2009 vintage in Australia's Yarra Valley could be contaminated by smoke from the bushfires, a grower in the region has warned.

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Hendrix estate wins vodka trademark case

Published:  18 February, 2009

The makers of a vodka named after the rock legend Jimi Hendrix have been ordered by an American judge to withdraw it from sale and pay the musician's estate $3.2 million.

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Constellation unveils giant UK site

Published:  17 February, 2009

Constellation has opened what it claims is Europe's biggest wine warehouse and distribution centre.

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Thandi aims for full black ownership

Published:  17 February, 2009

South Africa's Thandi winery is aiming to become the world's first stand-alone black-owned winery by 2014.

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Foster's to keep wine business

Published:  17 February, 2009

Foster's has decided to hang on to its wine businesses after a review of its operations.

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Constellation unveils giant UK site

Published:  17 February, 2009

Constellation has opened what it claims is Europe's biggest wine warehouse and distribution centre.

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Fine wine sales "strong" in January

Published:  16 February, 2009

After a slow start, fine wine trading was "relatively strong" in January - partly driven by overseas investors snapping up bargains created by the weak pound.

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Pernod expects Billion-euro profit

Published:  16 February, 2009

Pernod Ricard has issued a recession-busting set of financial results, with profit from recurring operations up 24% at Euros 1.2 billion.

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Wines in the press, February 14-15

Published:  16 February, 2009

Our review of what the critics had to say in this weekend's national press

 

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Drinkaware to offer £1m in grants

Published:  13 February, 2009

The Drinkaware charity is hoping to challenge problem drinking at grassroots level with a new £1 million fund.

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