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Vinitaly announces 2012 dates

Published:  09 May, 2011

The official dates for the 46th edition of Vinitaly in 2012, have been announced.

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Laithwaites Wine wins ECMOD, best business award

Published:  08 April, 2011

Laithwaites Wine has won the All Round Best Business Award 2011, organised by the catalogue and home shopping organisation,  ECMOD.

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Vinexpo: World wine industry is robust

Published:  13 January, 2011

Vinexpo insists the world wine industry is in good health - despite big companies looking to dispose of assets.

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Currency analysis December 14: sterling on a three week high

Published:  14 December, 2010

Currency analysis for December 14: sterling on a three week high.
For free bespoke drinks trade currency advice go to www.smartwinespirits.com.

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Sterling continues to hit high against dollar

Published:  14 December, 2010

Sterling hit a three week high against the US dollar yesterday; gaining nearly two cents from earlier lows after concerns hit the US economy that left investors selling the US dollar.

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PLB to import Hungary's Danubiana wines

Published:  02 December, 2010
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Harpers Global Wine Report: the Old World by Laura Clark

Published:  21 September, 2010

Eastern Europe is making its mark on the global wine scene and has the potential to be a major player in the coming 12 months, according to predictions from leading trade figures.

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Harpers Global Wine Report: the Old World

Published:  17 September, 2010

Eastern Europe is making its mark on the global wine scene and has the potential to be a major player in the coming 12 months, according to predictions from leading trade figures.

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Guala Closures acquires Bulgarian company, Danik

Published:  29 July, 2010

Guala Closures Group, has acquired Bulgarian company Danik.

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JF Hillebrand acquires Bora Shipping

Published:  26 July, 2010

Logistics supplier to the wines and spirits industry JF Hillebrand has acquired Bulgarian beverage logistics specialist Bora Shipping.

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Exchange rates hit Pernod profits

Published:  18 February, 2010

Pernod Ricard saw a 5% decline in volume sales of its 15 strategic brands in the half-year to December 31.

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Eastern Europe tipped for success

Published:  01 June, 2009

Eastern Europe, Spain, Argentina and South Africa were the countries tipped for future wine success in the UK market by leading trade figures at the London International Wine Fair.
Speaking at the Harpers debate, Simon Baile, owner of Oddbins, Matthew Dickinson, commercial director of Thierry's and Neil Bruce, wine director at Waverly TBS, highlighted former Eastern Block countries in particular as offering good value.

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Wine countries tipped for success

Published:  19 May, 2009

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

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Agony Aunt - Which countries offer the best value wines in the current climate?

Published:  19 May, 2009

In these tight times, I'm looking for some wines that will give my wine list that something extra - at a reasonable price. What do you suggest?

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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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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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Absolut deal drives Pernod growth

Published:  15 April, 2009

Pernod Ricard saw sales in the nine months to the end of March increase by 9%, to stand at 5.6 billion euros.

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Wines in the press, March 14-15

Published:  17 March, 2009


What our national wine critics had to say for the weekend of March 14-15

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Strong dollar hits Brown-Forman profit

Published:  11 March, 2009

Jack Daniel's and Southern Comfort producer Brown-Forman saw net sales fall by 11% in the three months to Jan 31, largely through the impact of the strong US dollar reducing the value of export sales.

 

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Illicit alcohol consumption is rife, warns new report

Published:  25 November, 2008

The consumption of illicit or noncommercial alcohol is widespread in many countries worldwide and contributes significantly to the global burden of disease, according to a new report by the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP).

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