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New UK bosses for Diageo and Pernod Ricard

Published:  08 July, 2011

Drinks giants Diageo and Pernod Ricard have both appointed new UK bosses.

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John Radford: my thoughts on Valencia's new Vino de Pago

Published:  04 July, 2011


With the news that the regional government of Valencia has ratified its first (and Spain's tenth) Vino de Pago - Finca Terrerazo - perhaps it's time to clear up the confusion about what a 'pago' really is.

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National Wine Month 2012 to kick off with major event

Published:  04 July, 2011

Building on the success of May's inaugural National Wine Month, next year's will kick off with a major event, and be fronted by a mainstream personality.

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Brancott Estate launches Rugby World Cup campaign

Published:  20 June, 2011

Pernod Ricard UK has launched a marketing campaign around Brancott Estate's sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2011.

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ETM Group opens Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

Published:  10 June, 2011

London gastropub operators Tom and Ed Martin have opened their latest venue in the city, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms.

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Adam Speechly: wine merchant by day, DJ by night by Simon Ellis-Jones

Published:  10 June, 2011

Adam Speechly lives a double life: by day he is building a reputation as a fine wine merchant on the Wirral and by night he has an even bigger following as a leading DJ in the north west. Simon Ellis-Jones catches up with the independent who can boast James Bond as one of his regulars

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Pernod Ricard launches Beefeater London Market Gin

Published:  09 June, 2011

Pernod Ricard UK, has launched a limited edition expression inspired by the diversity of London food markets, the Beefeater London Market Gin.

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Jenny Mackenzie: Blog review of Natural Wine Fair

Published:  03 June, 2011


There has been a lot of response lately in the trade to 'natural wine' which seems to evoke strong opinions, for and against. The Natural Wine Fair was organised by Isabelle Legeron MW with Les Caves de Pyrène, Aubert & Mascoli, Dynamic Vines, Wine Story and Yapp Brothers. Held at London's Borough Market on three days, 15th-17th May, the Sunday was for consumers, Monday and Tuesday for trade.

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UK first for Penfolds fortified wine

Published:  26 May, 2011

Penfolds is bringing its collection of fortified wines to the UK for the first time.

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President Obama drinks English wine at Buckingham Palace

Published:  26 May, 2011

English sparkling wine, Ridgeview Fitzrovia Sparkling Rosé 2004 was served at the Buckingham Palace state dinner to honour the visit of President Barack Obama.

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Pernod Ricard launches global initiative, Responsib'ALL Day

Published:  25 May, 2011

Pernod Ricard has launched a global awareness day called, Responsib'ALL Day in a bid to tackle drink driving.

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Video: Australia needs to make its wines more fun

Published:  23 May, 2011

Buyers, winemakers, marketers and generic bodies are in agreement that Australian wines need to bring the fun back to the category, as well as making it easier for customers to make choices.

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Fine Aussie wines applauded in 100 Best list

Published:  19 May, 2011

This year's 100 Best Australian Wines includes 12 producers who have been included in every single list since its inception in 2004.

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Online wine firms encouraged to flout rules

Published:  16 May, 2011

'There are no rules online - that's the beauty of it,' say wine business owners who are finding new ways of working the digital marketplace.

 

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LIWF - Dedicated Wines launch Les Dauphins

Published:  11 May, 2011

Over at the Dedicated Wines stand, Ed Squires and Richard Evans continue on the path of "doing what France does best - bringing profitable sales to the UK retail sector".

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Trade gets behind National Wine Month

Published:  05 May, 2011

The wine trade has pulled out all the stops in support of National Wine Month ? between offering courses and wine consultations online, and opportunities for consumers to meet winemakers.

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Q3 sales up 5% at Pernod Ricard

Published:  05 May, 2011

Pernod Ricard has posted a third quarter sales increase of 5%, thanks to strong growth in emerging markets and premium brands and a 2% recovery in more mature markets. 

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Foster's splits beer and wine operations

Published:  29 April, 2011

Foster's shareholders have approved the demerger of the Australian company's wine and beer businesses.

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Wines of Argentina gears up for Malbec World Day

Published:  15 April, 2011

Wines of Argentina is gearing up for its first ever Malbec World Day, a global celebration of Argentina's 'hero' grape variety.

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Francis Ford Coppola appoints Château Margaux winemaker

Published:  12 April, 2011

Francis Ford Coppola has appointed current estate director at Château Margaux, Philippe Bascaules as estate manager and winemaker at Inglenook, his newly named Napa Valley vineyard.

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