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Berry Bros & Rudd boosts event capacity with state-of-the-art cellar

Published:  26 June, 2015

Wine merchant to the royal family Berry Bros & Rudd has opened a new cellar at its London base, to increase its capacity for private wine events.

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Sales continue to fall at Tesco but rate of decline has slowed under new chief executive

Published:  26 June, 2015

UK sales at Tesco continued to fall in the first quarter of its new financial year - though the decline was less dramatic than during the horror show of 2014/15.

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Off-trade brings growth for BWS, but wine and on-trade both decline as market stays 'fragile' - WSTA

Published:  25 June, 2015

A strong off-trade performance has dragged the UK alcohol market back into volume growth for the first time in five years, according to a report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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Australian body starts search for young hospitality professional for wine scholarship

Published:  24 June, 2015

Young hospitality professionals are being invited to compete for a scholarship with the chance to visit Australia's wine country.

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Lanson Champagne year end results down slightly, but looks to expand globally

Published:  23 June, 2015

Lanson Champagne's year end financial results saw revenue and profit slide for the year, but with renewed investment in the brand, building inventory stocks and expanding internationally, Paul Beavis told harpers.co.uk at Vinexpo, he is optimistic about the future of the brand.

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Australian university students develop software to help wine producers become more efficicent

Published:  22 June, 2015

Students at the University of Adelaide have developed a new software system that they hope will improve the efficiency of production in viticulture.

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Drinks groups reject Scotland's plans for deposit return scheme on drinks bottles

Published:  19 June, 2015

An organisation supported by leading drinks trade associations has rejected plans to introduce a deposit return scheme for packaging in Scotland.

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New Chinese and Australia free trade agreement could benefit the wine trade

Published:  19 June, 2015

A landmark trade could help to increase exports of Australian wine to China.

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MMD adds to Italian range with Tuscans from Mazzei-owned estates

Published:  18 June, 2015

Importer Maisons Marques & Domaines has strengthened its links with Italy's Mazzei family by taking on two of its Tuscan estates.

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Majestic asking investors for 'a lot of faith' - City analyst

Published:  16 June, 2015

A city analyst has said yesterday's year-end profits announcement by Majestic Wine has left investors being asked to "display a lot of faith" as the company looks to get back on track.

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London to get smaller format Majestics as Gormley tests ways to get chain back on track

Published:  15 June, 2015

New Majestic Wine boss Rowan Gormley has spelled out his vision for the future of the company in a bid to return the company to profit growth.

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Campari disposes of Enrico Serafino Italian wine operation

Published:  11 June, 2015

Italian drinks giant Gruppo Campari has sold off its Piedmont-based Enrico Serafino wine operation.

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Moody's warns of more margin and market share misery for multiples

Published:  11 June, 2015

A warning that supermarket margins face more pressure from price deflation in the months ahead has been made by a leading credit rating agency.

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Villa Maria hands top winemaking role to Picone

Published:  10 June, 2015

New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria has promoted Nick Picone to the role of group chief winemaker.

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Vinexpo opens with a new look expecting 48,000 visitors to attend

Published:  10 June, 2015

Vinexpo 2015 is set to begin this weekend in Bordeaux with a new look and is expecting to attract an estimated 48,000 visitors to the bi-annual show in France.

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Hospitality sector visitors up 16% at London Wine Fair

Published:  10 June, 2015

London Wine Fair organiser Brintex has reported a 16% increase in visitors from the hospitality sector to this year's exhibition.

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The modern wine list is not 'dead', just evolving

Published:  09 June, 2015

Despite going through a significant evolution over the past 20-something years, the modern-day wine list is not 'dead' as some say, simply different.

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Analysis: French brands are now adopting sophisticated day brand building plans

Published:  09 June, 2015

France is often seen as the most traditional of the world's wine regions but, as Erin Smith discovers, things are often far more modern than meets the eye.

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Insights: Independents Italian outlets are gaining traction through education and experimentation

Published:  09 June, 2015

Independent Italian outlets are upping the appeal of lesser-known, over-£10 wines by educating consumers and letting them experiment.

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Australia grape growers embark on long term pest management for vineyards

Published:  09 June, 2015

Australia's grape growers have signed deals for two consultancy projects to improve pest management in the country's vineyards.

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