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Oxford Wine Company appoints MW as buyer

Published:  06 January, 2012

The Oxford Wine Company has appointed Marcia Waters MW as its new wine buyer.

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Online wine retailers slash prices in January sales

Published:  06 January, 2012

Online retailers are leading the way in slashing prices for the January sales, offering up to 60% discount, while for the high street merchant it's back to business as usual.

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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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CA Grand Crus expands into Burgundy with Chateau de Santenay acquisition

Published:  27 December, 2011

CA Grands Crus, the subsidiary of Credit Agricole, has added to
its strong portfolio of Bordeaux estates with the acquisition of
Chateau de Santenay in Burgundy. The purchase gives the French retail
banking giant some 90 hectares of various Burgundian parcels from
entry level standard to Grand Cru status, a fifth of a hectare having
been taken up in Clos de Vougeot.

 

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Burgundy Wine Board cancels annual UK tasting

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Burgundy Wine Board has cancelled its UK-based generic tasting in 2012 following feedback from the British trade and Burgundy producers.

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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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Acker Merrall & Condit launches "Twelve Days of Christmas" wine auction

Published:  14 December, 2011

US rare wine auction house, Acker Merrall & Condit has launched a "Twelve Days of Christmas", a worldwide auction offering gifts of 'incomparable rarity and lavish value'.

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Penfolds gets its own managing director

Published:  07 December, 2011

Iconic wine brand Penfolds has appointed Gary Burnand as its managing director.

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The Grape Debate continues

Published:  06 December, 2011

Biodynamic winemaker Monty Waldin has responded to criticism that last week's biodynamics debate with viticulturist, Dr Richard Smart failed to live up to expectations. Anne Krebiehl also responds below.

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Eco-certified wines carry clout with consumers

Published:  02 December, 2011

As more wine companies jump on the environmentally friendly bandwagon, achieving full organic or biodynamic certification gives producers greater credibility with the consumer.

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Treasury targets top end with fine wine unit

Published:  28 November, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has set up a fine wine business unit to better showcase its wines in the £15 plus category.

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Call for entries to 'International Gamay Competition'

Published:  25 November, 2011

Inter Beaujolais has called for entries to its second 'International Gamay Competition'.

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Vinotheque to distribute Steep Hill Wines

Published:  25 November, 2011

Vinotheque, part of logistics provider, London City Bond, has secured a contract with family-run independent wine merchant and shipper, Steep Hill Wines.

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Tesco's wine fairs attract 20% more customers

Published:  18 November, 2011

Tesco attracted more than 10,000 consumers - up 20% on last year - to its five wine fairs this autumn, which boosted spending by 18%.

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Future of National Wine Month uncertain

Published:  18 November, 2011

The future of National Wine Month hangs in the balance after WSET boss Ian Harris said he will no longer run it.

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Trade ushers in Beaujolais Nouveau

Published:  17 November, 2011


Beaujolais Thursday is being marked with a flurry of on-trade events, restoring some of the sheen to day that many in the UK trade feel has been steadily losing its gloss.

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Penfolds releases Bin 620 after 40 year wait

Published:  16 November, 2011

After a wait of over 40 years, Australian producer Penfolds has released Bin 620 Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz 2008.

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Pernod Ricard launches Jacob's Creek 'Always Stay True' campaign

Published:  15 November, 2011

Pernod Ricard UK has unveiled a new campaign for its Australian Jacob's Creek brand, 'Always Stay True'.

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Blog: Douglas Blyde reviews Morgenster wines at The Square

Published:  15 November, 2011

Gulio Bertrand and Henry Kotzé came to London restaurant, The Square to introduce the Morgenster range of wines to journalists.

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Pernod Ricard launches Jacob's Creek 'Always Stay True' campaign

Published:  15 November, 2011

Pernod Ricard UK has unveiled a new campaign for its Australian Jacob's Creek brand, 'Always Stay True'.

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