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Australian producer loses £675k of wine in forklift blunder

Published:  25 July, 2011

An Australian winery has lost a third of its production after a forklift dropped 462 cases of its wine.

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Brancott Estate adds sparkling Sauvignon Blanc to range

Published:  22 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned, Brancott Estate has launched a sparkling Sauvignon Blanc to the UK market.

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Bottle Green signs Kiwi wine brand Toi Toi

Published:  22 July, 2011

Bottle Green has signed a deal with New Zealand brand Toi Toi.

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Pernod Ricard signs deal with premium tequila

Published:  20 July, 2011

Ultra premium tequila brand Avión has joined the Pernod Ricard portfolio.

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South African wine in upmarket push

Published:  18 July, 2011

South African wine is going upmarket in a new initiative with independent retailers and restaurants, which aims to show the country's quality and diversity in the more premium sector.

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The Wine Investment Fund sees confidence return to en primeur market

Published:  12 July, 2011

Investors appear to be snapping up the big name en primeur wines and confidence is returning to the market, according to The Wine Investment Fund director, Andrew della Casa.

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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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