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We must make wine less intimidating say global leaders at Wine Vision

Published:  19 November, 2013

Industry leaders issued stark warnings about making wine less intimidating for consumers and moving the focus away from price at today's Wine Visionconference in London.

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London's biggest ever wine conference kicks off with launch of Wine Vision

Published:  18 November, 2013

The biggest international wine conference ever held in London kicks off this afternoon with the inaugural Wine Vision summit organised by William Reed Business Media, publishers of Harpers.co.uk.

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Fetzer launches new Californian wine blends in to UK with Tesco

Published:  18 November, 2013

Concha y Toro's Fetzer winery in Mendocino, California has launched a red and a white blend into Tesco. The red blend is called Crimson and the white is called Quartz.

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The Wine Society: finding strength in simplicity

Published:  15 November, 2013

Throughout its 140-year existence the Wine Society has continued to prove consistency is key. Glynn Davis discovers why it won't be appearing on the high street any time soon

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Retailers use social media to make more consumer friendly wines

Published:  13 November, 2013

Retailers are increasingly turning to social media to help create new wines they hope will prove popular with consumers.

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Virgin Wines sale: UK market still key, says Direct Wines chief

Published:  12 November, 2013

Direct Wines boss Simon McMurtrie says the UK is still of major importance for the firm's business following the sale of Virgin Wines.

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Virgin Wines aims for faster growth away from Direct Wines

Published:  12 November, 2013

The new owners of Virgin Wines are planning for faster growth outside of the Direct Wines stable with a focus on face-to-face events and customer interaction.

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Jerry Lockspeiser on why we should not turn our backs on sweet wine drinkers

Published:  07 November, 2013

It is said that what America does today the UK follows a few years later. So it's no surprise that wine styles which have become popular over the pond are beginning to show up here. But sweeter reds? Whatever is the world coming to?

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Why creating "magic" in-store is key to our success says Waitrose chief

Published:  05 November, 2013

Doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing and creating magic when customers enter stores are key tactics being used to drive sales across Waitrose, according to managing director Mark Price.

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Windsor 2014, a new wine event for the UK trade

Published:  05 November, 2013

A new trade event, Windsor 2014, is launching in the UK trade that will be a 24 hour business forum where UK's leading wine buyers and suppliers meet with a tailor made agenda of pre-scheduled, face to face meetings, set to take place at Beaumont Estate in Windsor on March 10-11, 2014.

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Wine Rack to unveil new look store concept on November 7 in West Byfleet

Published:  05 November, 2013

The new store concept for Wine Rack is to be officially unveiled on November 7 in West Byfleet, Surrey when owners, Conviviality Retail, open the doors to what it hopes will be a new retail wine offer to high street wine buyers.

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Global bulk wine market opens up says Murphy Wine Company

Published:  01 November, 2013

Buyers are currently experiencing a certain sense of relief as the global bulk wine supply has opened up and created a slight breathing space.   Big harvests this year in the Southern hemisphere helped relieve the pressure from the losses of the 2012 European harvest.  The 2013 Northern hemisphere harvests are indicating  a return to average crop levels in Europe, and California is set to have another big crop which will help to continue the trend.

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Stronger supplier relations are key to tackling global wine shortage says Virgin Wines

Published:  01 November, 2013

If the global wine market is to cope with the on-going issue of consumer demand outstripping wine supply it has to focus on building stronger trade relations between buyers and producers, according to Andrew Baker, head wine buyer for Virgin Wines, the major UK wine retailer, comments on the UK market.

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Third National Wine Week to be held in build up to Christmas

Published:  31 October, 2013

A "National Wine Week" is to be run for the third time in the lead up to Christmas in the hope of bringing focused consumer and media attention to the category.

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Industry leaders confident about global economy says Wine Vision study

Published:  31 October, 2013

Up to 75% of the wine industry executives set to attend next month's inaugural Wine Vision conference said they were "confident" or "very confident" about the global economy and its impact on the sector.

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Key for future sales is teaching next generation about the language of taste

Published:  28 October, 2013

If the wine industry is to attract new consumers to the category it should look to work with the education sector in teaching children about the language of taste and understanding what different tastes are.

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Waitrose aims to be contrary, Price tells 2013 IGD Convention

Published:  23 October, 2013

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Spar Ireland pilots new Wine Wizard app to aid selection

Published:  22 October, 2013

Spar stores in Ireland are piloting a new wine app, available on iPhone and in-store iPad kiosks, designed to aid wine selection.

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Level of wine duty fraud would make it biggest player in UK market, says Conviviality chief

Published:  18 October, 2013

According to Keith Webb, franchise director of Conviviality Retail, a loss of 11% of wine to duty fraud is a "huge proportion of the market" and would "make it the single biggest retailer of wine in the country".

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France Summit to reveal latest off-trade and promotional performance of French wine

Published:  17 October, 2013

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