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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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En primeur blog: J&B's Tom Jenkins

Published:  08 April, 2011

Tom Jenkins, Bordeaux buyer for Justerini & Brooks, blogs from the en primeur tasting

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Bordeaux 2010: the round-up

Published:  08 April, 2011

This has been a busy week for the trade, who headed off en masse to deliver their verdicts on the en primeur tasting for Bordeaux 2010's "stunning", monumental" wine.

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Bordeaux 2010 tipped for success

Published:  04 April, 2011

Early indications show that Bordeaux 2010 looks set to be an impressive vintage, according to Berry Bros & Rudd's fine wine director Simon Staples.

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Pernod Ricard to push premium spirits

Published:  31 March, 2011

Pernod Ricard plans to push the growth of premium spirits in the UK to match the USA's consumption with the launch of a new on and off-trade initiative.

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Treasury launches rosé wine for younger females

Published:  31 March, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates latest launch Bella Vie, a rosé wine targeting young female consumers, will not be released to major multiples.

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The? Prospector Syrah - more than just a name

Published:  22 March, 2011

More than just a name - the Jordan Wine Estate's new wine The Prospector Syrah 2008, is in acknowledgement of the public support the winery enjoyed in the successful campaign to save the Cape Winelands from a recent application to prospect and mine various minerals.

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WaverleyTBS announces record attendance at portfolio launch

Published:  18 March, 2011

WaverleyTBS announced a record attendance at the launch of its re-vamped wine portfolio, that begins the first of a series of national tasting events.

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Corney & Barrow Beaujolais ad ruled irresponsible

Published:  17 March, 2011

Wine bar operator Corney & Barrow has got a slap on the wrist from the ASA over its Beaujolias breakfast ad, which was ruled irresponsible for encouraging people to drink early in the day.

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