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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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Kleine Zalze appoints new marketing chief

Published:  06 October, 2011

Family-owned South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has appointed Wynand Van Schalkwyk as its marketing and sales manager.

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Regional promo for Chile's Anakena

Published:  29 September, 2011

Chilean producer Anakena is rolling out its annual regional promotion, which kicks off on October 17 and runs for nine weeks.

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DoILikeIt? Carries out survey for International Grenache Day

Published:  23 September, 2011

A global wine survey has been carried out for International Grenache Day, September 23 by London-based research company DoILikeIt?

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Cape Wine Exporters buys Mount Rozier land and brand

Published:  21 September, 2011

Cape Wine Exporters, has bought Mount Rozier land and brand which it will launch in the UK in 2012, through Bibendum.

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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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Mike Paul on why independents do deserve a more disciplined service from suppliers

Published:  16 September, 2011

I've been following the debate around channel strategy with great interest and with some surprise. The UK trade is in my view more professional than ever which implies that the rather ad hoc basis on which many suppliers, and indeed retailers, went about developing their business in the last century has been replaced by a more strategic mindset. And whilst I accept that the recession has put more pressure on companies to take business where they can the intensity of the debate suggests that a surprising number of suppliers are attempting to "run with the hare and also with the hounds".

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Casella's McPherson joins Rosemount team

Published:  14 September, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has named Angus McPherson as the new managing director of Australian wine brand Rosemount.

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Blog: Anne Krebiehl does Australian Shiraz

Published:  13 September, 2011

Anne Krebiehl blogs on Australian Shiraz tasting.

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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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2011 MWs include M&S buyer and Sainsbury's winemaker

Published:  06 September, 2011

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced its eleven new Masters of Wine MW, brings the total worldwide number to 300 for the first time in the title's history.

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Win £2500 worth of wine with Penfolds promo

Published:  01 September, 2011

Aussie wine brand Penfolds is giving away a cellar of wine worth £2500 in a new neck-collar promotion.

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Treasury Wine Estates posts net profit of AUS$64m

Published:  22 August, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates, which owns Penfolds, Lindeman's and Wolf Blass, has posted net profits of AUS$64.1 million as the volume of wine sales fell by 6.6%.

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Inter Beaujolais launches iPhone app

Published:  19 August, 2011

Continuing its investment in the technology field, Inter Beaujolais has launched its own iPhone app.

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Bordeaux faces New World challenge

Published:  19 August, 2011

New World wines have the potential to challenge Bordeaux's dominance of the fine wine market, according to one leading merchant.

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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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Justin Keay: a tour of Alsace

Published:  16 August, 2011

Many wine regions lay claim to being the world's most attractive but Alsace has a better claim than most.

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Pernod Ricard to trial Absolut iPad displays in Tesco stores

Published:  16 August, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned brand Absolut, is to trial in-store iPad displays in selected Tesco stores to encourage purchase of its vodka brand.

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More drinks firms pledge to reduce environmental impact

Published:  12 August, 2011

Several leading drinks companies have pledged to cut down on packaging by signing up to the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment.

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