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'Business as usual' for Stratford's under Kingsland ownership

Published:  21 September, 2012

FE Barber, which trades as Kingsland Wine & Spirits and Legacy Wines, has acquired Stratford's Wine Agencies out of administration and has underlined that it is "business as usual".


First South African wines to carry 'ethical seal' announced

Published:  13 September, 2012

The first wines to carry South Africa's new, fully traceable, ethical seal that protects employers against unfair discrimination, are to be showcased at Cape Wine 2012.


HMRC lacks crucial data to crack down on alcohol duty fraud, say MPs

Published:  29 August, 2012

The lack of accurate data on wine duty fraud is "unacceptable", HMRC has warned, as new figures show up to £1.2 billion is being lost in unpaid duty.


Scotch whisky industry legally challenges minimum pricing of alcohol

Published:  20 July, 2012

The Scotch Whisky Association is taking action in Europe and the UK against the Scottish Government's minimum unit pricing legislation, saying it will "artificially distort trade".


Guala launches screwcap closure for sparkling wine

Published:  15 May, 2012

Guala has launched Viiva, a screwcap closure for sparkling wine.


Matthew Clark launches Catalyst Brands

Published:  02 May, 2012

Matthew Clark has launched brand agency Catalyst Brands on the back of its independent arm the Wine Studio Agency, which it launched in 2010.


Laura Heywood blog: stamping down on bootleg wines

Published:  11 April, 2012

A leading Chinese producer has created the world's first traceable Chinese wines in a bid to help consumers distinguish authentic wines from bootleg imitators.


Waverley wants its wines to do the talking

Published:  22 March, 2012

The results of a radical overhaul of the WaverleyTBS wine operation was on show at last week's national trade tasting in London.


Rabobank: mid-tier wine brands increasingly overlooked

Published:  14 February, 2012

Mid-tier wine brands are increasingly overlooked as consumers are drawn to either value or super-premium products - that's according to Rabobank.


Rueda whites rival New Zealand

Published:  18 January, 2012

Rueda is poised to take market share away from New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, according to predictions by Clink Wines.


Tesco introduces lighterweight Champagne bottle

Published:  05 December, 2011

Tesco has launched the first lighterweight Champagne bottles to its range, as part of its drive towards sustainability.


Fine wine must crack supply chain issues to achieve full potential, says Liv-ex chief

Published:  06 November, 2011

The future of the international fine wine market rests on radical changes to the supply chain and accounting systems used by most of the major global players, according to James Miles, head of fine wine trading website, Liv-ex.


Blog: Anne Krebiehl meets the Bonded Warehousekeepers Association

Published:  27 October, 2011

Last Friday, October 21, saw members of the Bonded Warehousekeepers Association sip aperitifs on the sunny terrace of the House of Commons and eat at the Winston Churchill Suite at their annual lunch sponsored by Diane Abbott MP.


Justin Howard-Sneyd, Global wine buyer, Direct Wines

Published:  07 July, 2011

What are we all doing buzzing around like blue-arsed flies, madly trying to do more and more with less and less? Are we going down the wrong road?


Sud de France Festival unveils 2011 plans

Published:  06 July, 2011

The entire supply chain from producers, importers, retailers through to the end consumer will be the focus on the Sud de France Festival 2011.


Susanna Forbes: Can England teach the world about making wine?

Published:  05 July, 2011



The plus £8 wine category is here to stay, says Dedicated Wines' Edward Squires

Published:  24 June, 2011

Higher wine prices can be sustained in the UK as consumers grow to accept them and buyers recognise the higher margins that can be made for all in the supply chain, according to Edward Squires, co-founder of Dedicated Wines.


Video: Jeremy Beadles on minimum pricing

Published:  23 May, 2011

Minimum pricing in Scotland could encourage illegal cross-border alcohol trading, cause serious difficulties for suppliers and internet retailers, and is likely to quickly increase above the suggested 45p per unit.


Tesco's Dan Jago leads line-up for Harpers Debate at LIWF

Published:  06 May, 2011

Dan Jago at Tesco, Chris Mason at First Drinks and Simon Thomas at Pernod Ricard are three of the leading figures from across the drinks industry who will look at the main challenges facing the industry as part of the Harpers Debate at the London International Wine Fair on May 18.


Trade body condemns 15p duty increase on wine

Published:  23 March, 2011

Wine is set to rise by 15p a bottle after the Chancellor went ahead as planned with the alcohol duty escalator in today's Budget.