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Meet the buyers: Sainsbury's

Published:  07 October, 2011
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New addition to Majestic buying team

Published:  28 September, 2011

Majestic Wine has appointed Andy Lloyd to the position of buyer for Chile, Argentina, beer and cider.

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Waitrose success at IWC awards

Published:  07 September, 2011

Waitrose and Majestic scooped the top gongs for best supermarket and high street retailers at this year's International Wine Challenge awards.

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2011 MWs include M&S buyer and Sainsbury's winemaker

Published:  06 September, 2011

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced its eleven new Masters of Wine MW, brings the total worldwide number to 300 for the first time in the title's history.

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Sainsbury's sees fine wine sales soar

Published:  26 August, 2011

Sainsbury's has put the growth of its fine wines by 47% over the last 12 months down to the fact that consumers don't want to forego luxury in the recession.

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Faustino V Reserva introduces new blend

Published:  18 August, 2011

Cellar Trends has announced the launch of its Faustino V Reserva 2005, the first vintage to feature a Tempranillo and Mazuelo blend.

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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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Sainsbury's sees sales increase in bag-in-box range

Published:  09 August, 2011

Sainsbury's has seen a 5% sales value increase after moving its Sainsbury's bag-in-box BIB, wine range over to a 2.25 litre pack.

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Waitrose poaches Asda wine buyer

Published:  04 August, 2011

Waitrose has appointed former Asda wine buyer Katie Mollet to its team ? she will have special responsibility for  Italian, bag-in-box, small bottle and low alcohol wines.

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Robin Copestick, co-founder of Copestick Murray

Published:  07 July, 2011

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. So said Churchill, and I think he was right.

 

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France dominates IWC trophy leaderboard

Published:  29 June, 2011

France dominates the trophies honours list in this year's International Wine Challenge, coming first for the third consecutive year with 34 wines being awarded a trophy - a 62% increase on last year.

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UK is no longer number one wine market, says Mentzendorff's Andrew Hawes

Published:  22 June, 2011


The UK wine trade needs to come to terms with the fact it is no longer the number one market for many international wine producers, according to Andrew Hawes, managing director for Mentzendorff.

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Baile: Oddbins collapse was 'absolute tragedy'

Published:  03 June, 2011

Former Oddbins owner Simon Baile said the collapse of the high street chain was an "absolute tragedy", and that he did all he could to save it, including suggesting someone else run it.

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English wines celebrate IWC gold medal wins

Published:  17 May, 2011

The only rosé in the world to win a gold medal at this year's International Wine Challenge is from England.

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Portuguese wine exports to UK double in value

Published:  28 February, 2011

Exports of Portuguese wines to the UK have doubled in value, showing increases up to 99.1%, according to the National Statistics Institute of Portugal.

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It's Absolut Brilliance

Published:  22 February, 2011

Absolut is going bigger as Pernod Ricard UK announces plans to roll out a 1-litre format of Absolut Limited Edition across the multiple grocery channel.

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Colleagues mourn Wine Rack's Rod Rodrigues

Published:  07 February, 2011

More than 200 people attended the funeral of Rod Rodrigues, a well-known figure in the off-licence trade who died in Surrey recently after a battle with cancer.

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Hillebrand signs import contract with Waitrose

Published:  28 January, 2011

JF Hillebrand has signed a three-year contract to manage all wine imports for Waitrose.

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Penny-pinching on wine in decline, says Wine Intelligence

Published:  10 December, 2010

Consumers are increasingly prepared to spend more money on a bottle of wine to drink at home, according to latest research by Wine Intelligence.

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Morrisons brings in 50cl wine bottles

Published:  06 December, 2010

Morrisons has introduced 50cl wine bottles for the first time to show its support for responsible drinking.

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