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New Zealand strengthens hold on premium price points in the UK

Published:  26 November, 2015

New Zealand wines continue to dominate sales at premium price points in the UK market, according to data from Nielsen.

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Matthew Clark adds Champagne Doyard to Wines of Distinction

Published:  26 November, 2015

On-trade distributor Matthew Clark has added Champagne Doyard to its premium Wines of Distinction portfolio

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Slovenia's Puklavec winery finds friends in Waitrose

Published:  25 November, 2015

Slovenian family-owned winery Puklavec & Friends has won nationwide listings for two of its wines in Waitrose.

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English vineyard wins top prize at UK's first Fizz Festival

Published:  24 November, 2015

Cornish winery Camel Valley has taken first prize at the inaugural UK Fizz Festival with its Pinot Noir Rosé.

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Insights: Better exchange rate, high enough quality means buying opportunities for 2014 Burgundy

Published:  24 November, 2015

Panos Kakaviatos reports on the Hospices de Beaune auction and the opportunities he found for Burgundy's 2014 vintage. He found 2015 may raise more headlines, but 2014 may offer better price/quality ratios.

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Variety of Oz wine impresses Wine Australia scholarship winner

Published:  23 November, 2015

UK wine drinkers should explore a wider variety of Australian wines, the winner of the 2015 winner of the Daniel Pontifex Scholarship has said.

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Community Alcohol Partnerships reduce underage drinking-related crime

Published:  20 November, 2015

Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) schemes have decreased alcohol-related crime among young people in many participating communities across the UK, according to a new report published this week called Progress through Partnership: Creating Safer Communities.

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Roberson culls Grand Marques from online list

Published:  20 November, 2015

Roberson Wine is to delist the major Champagnes brands from its website.

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Concha y Toro posts strong third-quarter figures

Published:  19 November, 2015

Sales at leading Chilean wine producer Concha y Toro hit £156.7 million for the third quarter, according to the latest report from the company.

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New Gadget: iSommelier- the oxygenation decanting device

Published:  19 November, 2015

Decanting may soon become an act of minutes rather than hours and be controlled by an app on your phone.

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Enotria chooses Junior for wine director role

Published:  19 November, 2015

Enotria has announced the appointment of Dirceu Vianna Junior MW as wine director.

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Insight: Is Ribera Del Duero in Rioja's shadow?

Published:  19 November, 2015

James Lawrence asks if there is any room for Ribera Del Duero in London's crowded on-trade?

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McKinley Vintners to merge with New Generation Wines

Published:  18 November, 2015

New Generation Wines and McKinley Vintners are to merge from January 1, 2016, Harpers has learned.

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Treasury brings second-tier brands into the limelight

Published:  17 November, 2015

Treasury Wine Estates is to invest in building its smaller regional brands, chief executive Michael Clarke told shareholders at the company's AGM in Adelaide last week.

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Steven Spurrier's Bride Valley wines to be imported by Jean-Claude Boisset in US

Published:  17 November, 2015

Steven Spurrier has contracted with US importer Jean-Claude Boisset to import his Bride Valley wines to the US.

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Insight: Call for multi-national campaign to help boost awareness around Monastrell

Published:  17 November, 2015

Concerns in Spain over the decline in planting of Monastrell there have led one of their leading winemakers to advocate the launch of a joint marketing campaign with the other main growers of the grape - France, Australia and California.

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Nicolas Feuillatte wines Asda listing for Brut Rosé

Published:  16 November, 2015

Champagne house Nicolas Feuillatte has cemented its strong position in the UK off-trade with a listing for its Brut Rosé in Asda.

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González Byass announces launch of Finos Palmas 2015 range

Published:  16 November, 2015

González Byass has announced the fifth annual release of its limited edition Finos Palmas wines.

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Majestic H1 results: profits drop 50% as company launches turnaround plan

Published:  16 November, 2015

Majestic plc's first-half results show that profits dropped by 50% for the 26 weeks to September 28, 2015, with profits before tax sliding to £4.3m, down from £8.5m for the same period the year before.

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We need to talk about old vines, Wine Australia says

Published:  13 November, 2015

Australia needs to talk more about its old vines, according to experts at a Wine Australia seminar yesterday.

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