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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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Viñalba secures ninth national listing

Published:  11 August, 2011

Argentinian wine brand Viñalba has secured its ninth national listing, this time at the Co-operative.

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Suppliers hit back at Hutchinson's 'leakage' claims

Published:  01 August, 2011

Suppliers have hit back at Jamie Hutchinson's claims they have not been supporting independents, and say there are enough wines for all sectors to choose from.

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Suppliers hit back at Hutchinson's 'leakage' claims

Published:  01 August, 2011

Suppliers have hit back at Jamie Hutchinson's claims they have not been supporting independents, and say there are enough wines for all sectors to choose from.

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Gonzalez Byass takes on Wirra Wirra

Published:  28 July, 2011

Gonzalez Byass has taken on distribution of the premium Australian McLaren Vale winery, Wirra Wirra.

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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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