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British and International Distillers Association set up for craft distillers

Published:  01 June, 2012


A new trade association is being set up from September for small and craft spirits producers to represent the interests of the growing number of boutique distillers in the United Kingdom.


SWA marks 100th anniversary with US made single malt

Published:  29 March, 2012

The first Scottish-style single malt has been made at the George Washington's Distillery, marking the 100th anniversary of the Scotch Whisky Association.


Blog: Anne Krebiehl celebrates Pinot Noir from around the world

Published:  27 February, 2012

This past weekend saw the first international Pinot Noir - Spätburgunder Symposium in the small Spa town of Bad Neuenahr - in one of Germany's smallest and most northerly but completely Pinot Noir - dominated regions, the Ahr Valley.


Cooler climate wines lead the way in Wines of Chile awards

Published:  16 January, 2012

Eleven of the 17 trophies awarded at last week's Chilean Wine Awards were from its cooler climate wine regions including Limari, Elqui, San Antonio, Casablanca and Bío Bío.


Robert Parker admits his influence on wine world is "on the wane"

Published:  07 November, 2011

US wine critic Robert Parker has admitted to Wine Future Hong Kong that his star may be on "wane" but that his influence has always been greatly over played.



China on course for 100 million case market in 10 years

Published:  07 November, 2011

The Chinese wine market is expected to be worth 50 million 9 litre cases within five years, and up to 100 milllion 9 litre cases in 10 years.


UK drinks trade streets ahead on digital marketing

Published:  21 September, 2011

European and the American drinks producers are looking to the UK for help implementing new global digital marketing guidelines.


Exports of Scotch whisky continue to soar

Published:  12 September, 2011

Scotch whisky continues to defy the recession with the announcement that exports have grown strongly by 22%, reaching £1.8 billion between January-June this year.


Nomacorc posts record results

Published:  01 September, 2011

Alternative wine closure manufacturer, Nomacorc has achieved record sales volumes during the first half of 2011.


Sterling gains due to UK inflation rise

Published:  17 August, 2011

Sterling gained yesterday against the US dollar after figures released showed that UK inflation accelerated more than forecast.


Origin Wine launches premium Fairtade wine as part of new launches at Vinexpo

Published:  23 June, 2011

Origin Wines is set to introduce three new ranges in to the UK and international wine markets covering low alcohol, organic, Fairtrade and premium wines.


Collaboration and partnership is way forward for global wine industry, says Vinexpo's Robert Beynat

Published:  19 June, 2011

A key consequence of the 2009/2010 global financial crisis has been the willingness of international wine players to work far more collaboratively and for the world wine industry to act far more as one, according to Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo.


Vinexpo to retun to the United States but not as an exhibition

Published:  19 June, 2011

Vinexpo is set to return to the United States with an as yet to be confirmed event, but it would not be a full blown exhibition similar to the ones in Bordeaux and Hong Kong, revealed chief executive Robert Beynat at Vinexpo 2011 today.


Vinitaly announces 2012 dates

Published:  09 May, 2011

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


New York Times critic praises English wine

Published:  29 April, 2011

Influential US wine critic Eric Asimov has predicted a bright future for English sparkling wines in America, even though virtually none are sold there at the moment.


Fine and Rare wins Queens Award

Published:  21 April, 2011

Specialist Fine Wine broker, Fine and Rare has won the Queens Award for International Trade.


Pancho Campo attacks those who deny climate change as "outdated"

Published:  02 February, 2011

People who still "cast doubt on the existence of climate change are outdated" according to Pancho Campo MW, president of The Wine Academy of Spain and organiser of the World Congress on Climate Change and Wine in April.



Richard Siddle, comment November 19 issue

Published:  23 November, 2010

Stepping off the plane last week, after a 27-hour journey from Argentina into a fog bound London Heathrow, brought home to me how far removed South American winemakers are to the UK market.


Don't miss - Copa Jerez and Sud de France Festival

Published:  03 August, 2010

The Sherry Institute of Spain has announced the 4th International Copa Jerez competition is open for entries.


Sud de France Festival returns

Published:  29 July, 2010

The Sud de France Festival will return to UK shores in 2010.