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Oddbins matches London's mayoral candidates with wines

Published:  25 April, 2012

Oddbins, the 35-strong high street wine retailer, has selected seven wines that "sum up" each of the mayoral candidates.

 

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D&D Wines enters administration

Published:  23 April, 2012

D&D Wines International has gone into adminstration.

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Vintage Seekers launches wine and spirits site, Shop by Celebration

Published:  23 April, 2012

Vintage Seekers, an online site aimed at the luxury market has launched 'Shop by Celebration' a curated collection of wines and spirits to celebrate anniversary years.

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Struggling drinks firms should seek help early

Published:  19 April, 2012

Drinks firms shouldn't wait until they're in distress before seeking help in the form of financial support, one expert has said.

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Oddbins' creditors left hanging

Published:  19 April, 2012

Oddbins creditors still haven't got any money back after the company went into administration and, while "preferential" suppliers will recover all monies owed, unsecured creditors will get just 1p in the £1 back, a creditors' report has revealed.

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Les Vignobles de Foncalieu - coup for co-op

Published:  13 April, 2012

Southern French co-operative Les Vignobles de Foncalieu is witnessing a move to their own branded wines, above own label.

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Kumala targets busy consumers in off-trade campaign

Published:  13 April, 2012

Kumala is launching a consumer campaign targeting busy people by offering a chance to win a year's worth of help around the house.

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Retailers' own labels overtaking branded wines

Published:  26 March, 2012

It's a "scary" time for wine brands as supermarkets' own versions are leaving them out in the cold, say experts.

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Meet the buyers: Tesco

Published:  23 March, 2012

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Gallo's 'summer red' wins Sainsbury's Product Launch 2011

Published:  23 March, 2012

Gallo Family Vineyards Summer Red has been named Sainsbury's Product Launch of the Year 2011, at its BWS supplier conference.

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Sainsbury's loses another BWS buyer

Published:  21 March, 2012

Another Sainsbury's wine buyer is leaving the BWS team - making it the third person to move on since December.

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Wine Rack launches online trading

Published:  21 March, 2012

The launch of online trading for Wine Rack has taken off "quicker than expected", according to its chairman Laki Christoforou.

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LIVE Budget 2012: Trade reaction

Published:  21 March, 2012

The Chancellor pulled no punches in delivering his Budget today - the alcohol duty escalator will continue. But what has the trade got to say about it? Read our live updates.

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David Longford: the undiscovered world of Cognac, cocktails and women

Published:  18 March, 2012

Imagine, a woman - let's say between the ages of 22 and 63 - walks into a cocktail bar, somewhere in the world. She's had a long, hard day bashing away at the glass ceiling at the law firm/pension provider/bank where she works, and she just wants to sit at the bar and forget it all for a while, before heading home to her version of domestic bliss.

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Co-op to rethink its wine range

Published:  09 March, 2012

Suppliers say the Co-operative is taking a more aggressive approach to its wine range, and decreasing its reliance on own-labels and Fairtrade products.

 

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Co-op to rethink its wine range

Published:  09 March, 2012

Suppliers say the Co-operative is taking a more aggressive approach to its wine range, and decreasing its reliance on own-labels and Fairtrade products.

 

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Former Thierry's winemaker joins M&S

Published:  08 March, 2012

Marks & Spencer is expanding its wine team with the addition of a new winemaker.

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Denbies produces first sparkling wine for Sainsbury's Taste the Difference

Published:  01 March, 2012

Dorking based, Denbies Wine Estate, has released its first English Sparkling Brut 2007, exclusively for the Sainsbury's Taste the Difference range.

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Blog: Bespoke Wine Company on South Africa

Published:  17 February, 2012

Six months on from the Human Rights Watch report which criticised alleged abuses on vineyards in South Africa, Gavin Smith of the Bespoke Wine Company talks about the effects still being felt.

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Spar focuses on own and exclusive label wines

Published:  13 February, 2012

Following the success of supermarket exclusive-label Italian brands, convenience retailer Spar is getting in on the act with its new Viottolo range.

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