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New MW boosts Berry Bros total to six

Published:  13 September, 2012

Berry Bros & Rudd now has six Masters of Wine on its staff, following the news that its marketing manager Catriona Felstead MW, has gained the qualification.

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Morrisons to launch first dedicated sales website for wine

Published:  06 September, 2012

Morrisons is to launch its first dedicated online transactional website for wine this autumn as part of a wider shake up of its overall ecommerce offer.

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Morrisons Arabella Woodrow leaves supermarket

Published:  03 September, 2012

Morrisons wine development manager Arabella Woodrow MW has left the supermarket following a restructure.

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WineStars initiative returns with a Twist

Published:  03 September, 2012

WineStars, the initiative launched at the LIWF that helped unrepresented producers showcase their wines in front of a panel of judges, is to return to the Wines of Argentina Annual Trade Tasting.

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Waitrose appoints new wine buying manager

Published:  31 August, 2012

Waitrose has appointed Ken Mackay MW to the role of Champagne and sparkling wine buying manager.

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Independent wine merchants return to Norwich

Published:  23 August, 2012

Norwich is seeing the return of the independent wine merchant, as Harper Wells becomes the second to open in the past three months.

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Norwich sees second independent return to city

Published:  22 August, 2012

Norwich is seeing the return of the independent wine merchant, with Harper Wells as the second to open in the last three months.

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Co-op's wine manager Paul Bastard departs

Published:  15 August, 2012

The Co-operative's long-standing wine development manager Paul Bastard is to leave the business on Friday, August 17.

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Morrisons' wine buyer to open Leeds bar

Published:  14 August, 2012

A Morrisons' wine buyer is set to open a new upmarket wine bar in Leeds later this week, alongside her technology entrepreneur business partner.

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Waitrose first UK supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wines

Published:  07 August, 2012

Waitrose is to become the first supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wine in the UK.

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Gallo's Barefoot brand triumphs at What Food, What Wine?

Published:  31 July, 2012

E&J Gallo's Barefoot label has fooled MWs who think "big equals bad" after winning three trophies and five 5-star awards in the blindly judged competition What Food, What Wine?

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Naked Wines opens California winery

Published:  25 July, 2012

Naked Wines has opened a winery in California and is offering winemakers the opportunity to crush their own grapes.

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Oddbins takes stand against Olympics marketing rules

Published:  24 July, 2012

Oddbins has called on small businesses to find creative ways to circumvent the "legal straitjacket" surrounding the Olympics, and has developed its own off-the-wall marketing push.

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Geoffrey Dean: hits the spot in Languedoc-Roussillon

Published:  23 July, 2012


When La Revue de Vin de Fance, the esteemed French wine magazine, gave Foncalieu one of its coveted annual awards in Paris in January, the wine world sat up and took note. Les Vignobles Foncalieu, to give them their full name, was crowned French co-operative of the year, following in the footsteps of La Chablisienne in Chablis and Embres et Castelmaure in Corbieres. Twenty years after its formation as a union of co-operatives, the Languedoc-centred Foncalieu had won a most notable accolade.

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Bibendum poaches Waitrose's Andrew Shaw as head of buying

Published:  23 July, 2012

Bibendum has appointed Waitrose's wine buying manager Andrew Shaw as its new head of buying.

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New sales director at United Wineries

Published:  17 July, 2012

United Wineries has promoted Nathan Last to sales director with the aim of consolidating its position as the largest supplier of branded Spanish wines in the UK and driving growth in its Italian brands.

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Trade hits back against wine "rip offs" on Twitter

Published:  16 July, 2012

Some high-profile members of the trade have hit back against supermarkets' cut-price wine deals, which they brand "cynical and misleading".

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Jenny Mackenzie: My take on Vinho Verde "Boys of Summer" tasting

Published:  03 July, 2012

Vinho Verde is a wine marketing gift: alliterative headlines; light, aromatic white wines; numerous indigenous grape varieties; moderate alcohol; affinity to tapas style food; and is helping to put Portugal firmly on the interesting wine regions radar.

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Meet the buyers: Asda

Published:  29 June, 2012

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Morrisons adds Caviro wines to range

Published:  28 June, 2012

Morrisons is to take on two new wines from the Italian wine co-operative Caviro - Pinot Grigio Blush delle Venezie IGT and Garganega Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT.

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