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Laura Vickers on what wine brands can learn from success of revamped Black Tower

Published:  17 September, 2013

The iconic black bottle of Black Towerhad its peak back in the 1980s, reaching sales of 18 million bottles a year, but their sales nosedived in the 1990s as New World wines grew in popularity and filled their place in the market. Since then, the company has been striving to recover its previous levels of success.


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Published:  17 September, 2013

Ten German wineries chosen to compete for UK listings in 'Get it On' competition

Published:  13 September, 2013

Wines of Germany has announced the finalists in its "Get it on" competition to try and help German producers gain distribution and listings in the UK.


Last call for entries to Wines of Germany's Get it On... competition

Published:  15 August, 2013

As Wines of Germany's Get it On... competition gathers pace, it is seeing more than 70 wineries jostling for listings in the UK.


New German wine range targets Indian restaurants

Published:  30 July, 2013

South German winegrowers' co-operative Winzer vom Weinsberger Tal has launched a new range, Young Line Wines, and hopes to break into the UK market by exclusively targeting Indian restaurants.


Reichsrat von Buhl appoints co-managing director

Published:  25 July, 2013

Germany's Reichsrat von Buhl Estate Winery in Pfalz has appointed Richard Grosche co-managing director, in charge of sales and exports.


Wines of Germany calls on producers

Published:  18 July, 2013

Entrants have one month before the deadline of Wines of Germany's  "Get it on..." competition, which aims to help...


My Choice: Becca Reeves, former senior buyer, Laithwaite's

Published:  05 June, 2013

My current top wine is Domaine Jones Fitou. It's lovely, rich and warming at this time of year but not at all heavy so very easy to drink.


Prowein and Vinitaly battle it out on the international stage

Published:  12 April, 2013


After attending both ProWein and Vinitaly over the past two weeks, Katherine Canfield (pictured) assesses what the two shows offer their visitors and looks at their influence in the international wine market.


Pre-orders for Naked Wines' ProWein discovery sold in 24 hours

Published:  09 April, 2013

Online wine retailer Naked Wines pre-sold over £37,000 worth of Italian wine in just 24 hours after its maker was discovered by its customer buying team at ProWein.


German wine stocks are at an all-time low

Published:  04 April, 2013

German wine stocks are at their lowest ever levels since reunification, with high demand also driving up prices.


English sparkling wines get rave reviews at ProWein

Published:  29 March, 2013

English sparkling wine was seen as one of the big successes at last week's ProWein with wines from the five participating wineries receiving rave reviews, writes Miguel Cruz Liljegren


Record numbers from around the world visited ProWein 2013

Published:  27 March, 2013

More international visitors than ever before visited the largest ever ProWein this week. The three-day fair hosted 4,783 exhibitors from 48 countries and more than 44,000 trade visitors, up from 40,667 last year.


Organisers said the proportion of international visitors to the show rose by 6% to account for 40%, with particularly strong increases in visitor numbers from the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, France, Spain and Italy.


Retailers, wholesalers and those in specialist trades accounted for almost half of the visitors, followed by members of the restaurant and hotel trade. 70% of visitors held management positions.


"In combination with the large number of decision-makers coming to Düsseldorf this development confirms ProWein's leading position as an international meeting point and central orders platform for the world's wine and spirits sector," said Hans Werner Reinhard, deputy managing director at show organiser Messe Düsseldorf.


Over 300 events including lectures and food and wine matchings were held at the fair, while almost 400 exhibitors presented specialities from the spirits sector.


Some 96% of visitors polled on the final day said they had achieved their goals and were satisfied or very satisfied with their visit to ProWein.


Messe Düsseldorf said its first ProWine China show, which will be held in Shanghai from 13 to 15 November, has generated a lot of interest with the majority of exhibition space already sold. The 20th ProWein will be held 23 to 25 March 2014.


Lidio Carraro to produce official World Cup wines

Published:  25 March, 2013

Lidio Carraro has been named the producer of the official licensed wines for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.


World of wine heads to ProWein 2013

Published:  24 March, 2013

ProWein 2013 opened today in Düsseldorf looking to cement its increasingly respected position as the...


Anne Krebiehl on wines from Pfalz

Published:  21 March, 2013

The notion that Germans allegedly don't have a sense of humour was severely tested last Thursday night: Markus Schneider, a young winemaker from Germany's sunny Pfalz region, was in London to present his unusual wines alongside a specially designed menu at Vinoteca Marylebone.


ProWein 2013: Why it's the place to be

Published:  01 March, 2013

ProWein is going from strength to strength with sell-out exhibition space, high customer satisfaction and new...


Wine Intelligence to host two seminars at ProWein

Published:  27 February, 2013

Wine Intelligence is to hold two seminars at this year's ProWein, which will look at new emerging wine markets and wine tourism.


Winestars World launches ProWein competition

Published:  19 February, 2013

Up to 200 global wineries will compete for millions of dollars of business, at the third Winestars World competition, to be held at ProWein in March.


Exclusive research: indies look to Old World for growth

Published:  15 February, 2013

European wines made from indigenous varieties are providing independent wine merchants with much more scope for growth compared with the New World's offering.