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Six in 10 consumers willing to pay £7+ on wine, says Pernod Ricard

Published:  15 March, 2012

Since 58% of shoppers are willing to trade up on wine, but only 11% do, Pernod Ricard is stepping up its premium push.

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Legacy Wines adds New Zealand brand Shorn

Published:  14 March, 2012

Legacy Wines, the recently launched impulse, export and on-trade division of Manchester-based Kingsland Wines & Spirits has added New Zealand brand Shorn to its portfolio.

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New Zealand pulls out of LIWF

Published:  06 March, 2012

New Zealand Winegrowers has pulled out of London International Wine Fair - but organisers insist it is no reflection of how Kiwi wines are performing in the UK.

 

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Sir George Fistonich awards first Master Sommeliers Scholarship

Published:  14 February, 2012

Master sommelier Damien Detcheverry, is the first person to be awarded the Sir George Fistonich - Villa Maria Estate - Court of Master Sommeliers Scholarship.

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New chief winemaker for Craggy Range

Published:  14 February, 2012

 

New Zealand winery Craggy Range has appointed Matt Stafford as its chief winemaker.

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Villa Maria vintage update - two weeks behind

Published:  06 February, 2012

Alastair Maling MW, Villa Maria group winemaker, is hoping for a drier February, and forecasts that yields will be down in Marlborough.

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Villa Maria vintage update - two weeks behind

Published:  06 February, 2012

Alastair Maling MW, Villa Maria group winemaker, is hoping for a drier February, and forecasts that yields will be down in Marlborough.

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Rueda whites rival New Zealand

Published:  18 January, 2012

Rueda is poised to take market share away from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, according to predictions by Clink Wines.

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Brancott Estate unveils new look

Published:  04 January, 2012

New Zealand wine brand, Brancott Estate, is to unveil its final transition from Montana to Brancott Estate, with a contemporary new look and extensive re-packaging.

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Amps Fine Wines scoops New Zealand award

Published:  19 December, 2011

Amps Fine Wine is heading to New Zealand after coming top in a competition encouraging on-trade buyers to boost wine sales.

 

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Enotria tops on-trade wine league

Published:  15 November, 2011

Enotria has been named the top on-trade wine distributor in the UK in terms of market share.

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Brancott Estate opens Marlborough heritage centre

Published:  01 November, 2011

The Pernod Ricard owned brand Brancott Estate, has opened a heritage centre in Marlborough.

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Cloudy Bay targets "culture loving urbanites"

Published:  28 October, 2011

 

Cult New Zealand wine brand Cloudy Bay is extending its presence in the UK with a new wine bar at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Andrew O"Connor reviews New Zealand Winegrowers new releases tasting, September 2011

Published:  07 October, 2011

Of the 207 wines on show a full 65 were Sauvignon Blanc, 49 Pinot Noir, 20 Riesling, 18 Pinot Gris, 18 Chardonnay, 13 Red blends (Cabernet Merlot predominantly) and a paltry two Syrah.

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Villa Maria and Errazuriz 'Get Wine Wise' in Tesco car parks

Published:  19 September, 2011

Villa Maria and Errazuriz wines are to join the 'Get Wine Wise' roadshow sampling campiagn in Tesco car parks, to help drive up value.

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Brancott Estate launches campaign through Rugby World Cup

Published:  16 September, 2011

Kiwi wine brand Brancott Estate is capitalising on its Rugby World Cup sponsorship to launch a new ad campaign encouraging consumers to 'stay curious'.

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Sir George Fistonich receives IWC Lifetime Achievement Award

Published:  07 September, 2011

Sir George Fistonich, owner and managing director of Villa Maria Estate, has received the International Wine Challenge Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Brancott goes sparkling

Published:  18 August, 2011

Launching Sauvignon Blanc into a sparkling market is Pernod Ricard with its Brancott Estate, sparkling Sauvignon Blanc (rrp£12.99).

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Rising dollar hits New Zealand winemakers

Published:  02 August, 2011

New Zealand winemakers are warning that the strong Kiwi dollar could make exports unviable for some producers.

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Gonzalez Byass takes on Wirra Wirra

Published:  28 July, 2011

Gonzalez Byass has taken on distribution of the premium Australian McLaren Vale winery, Wirra Wirra.

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