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Adnams launches handcrafted spirits from new distillery

Published:  12 November, 2010

Suffolk brewer and retailer Adnams has set up what it claims is the first brewery and distillery in England.

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Austrian grape harvest smallest in 25 years

Published:  10 November, 2010

This year's grape harvest in Austria is the smallest in 25 years, according to Austrian Wine's general manager, Willi Klinger.

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Pernod Ricard sells New Zealand Wine brands

Published:  18 October, 2010

Pernod Ricard Group has sold some of its New Zealand Wine brands, including Lindauer, to a consortium of buyers from Lion Nathan and Indevin, for NZ $88 million (circa £42 million).

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Small firms question the value of social media

Published:  14 October, 2010

More than half of Britain's small to medium-sized businesses use social media, a new survey has found.

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Bordeaux's second wines in price surge

Published:  13 October, 2010

The second wines of First Growth chateaux in Bordeaux are experiencing a big increase in price, according to data from Liv-Ex.

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Paul Henry quits Wine Australia

Published:  13 October, 2010

Paul Henry, one of the most public faces in the Australian wine business, has resigned from his role at the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Berry Bros wine trading website nets £1m

Published:  11 October, 2010

Berry Bros and Rudd's new online fine wine trading platform has netted £1 million in sales since opening in August.

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Wine Rack opens four new stores

Published:  11 October, 2010

Wine Rack's expansion plans have accelerated with four new shops opening in the last two months.

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National TV campaign for Wolf Blass

Published:  11 October, 2010

Australian wine brand Wolf Blass has launched a national TV advertising campaign.

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Publicly-funded body calls for crackdown on 'supermarket booze'

Published:  08 October, 2010

A publicly-funded alcohol awareness body in the north-east has called on the government to crack down on "cheap supermaket booze" which it claims is closing pubs.

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Beam Global sells Cockburn's Port to Symington

Published:  07 October, 2010

Beam Global is selling Cockburn's Port to Symington Family Estates.

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Lower-alcohol wines and 50cl sizes are inevitable, says Brand Phoenix

Published:  27 September, 2010


By Graham Holter

The wine trade will increasingly gravitate towards 50cl sizes and lower-alcohol styles in order to hit popular price points, according to one major supplier.

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South Africa to shine light on Chenin Blanc

Published:  24 September, 2010

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Burgundy harvest starts early

Published:  23 September, 2010

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Scottish minimum price plan defeated

Published:  22 September, 2010

The Scottish government's plan to introduce a minimum price per unit alcoholic drinks was defeated at Holyrood today.

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Drinkaware: 'Get watered not slaughtered'

Published:  21 September, 2010

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Warning over 22% rise in business rates

Published:  21 September, 2010

English and Welsh retailers could be facing increases of up to 22% in business rates next year, it has been warned.

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Champagne harvest begins after 'chaotic' August weather

Published:  14 September, 2010

Growers in Champagne are being allowed a slightly higher harvest limit this year, following a 16% increase in shipments in the past seven months.

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New focus for Wines of Argentina

Published:  13 September, 2010

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Peckham's looks for franchisees

Published:  13 September, 2010

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