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Champagne market unlikely to pick up until 2014

Published:  19 December, 2012

The Champagne market is unlikely to pick up in 2013 - and not before 2014/15 - according to Dr Steve Charters MW, professor of Champagne management at Reims Management School.

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New Zealand Winegrowers appoints Chris Stroud to head up Europe

Published:  19 December, 2012

New Zealand Winegrowers has appointed Chris Stroud to head up its European operations.

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Looking back on 2012 for the wine trade: part 2

Published:  19 December, 2012

Ready for the next instalment of what's gone on in the wine trade in 2012?

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Call for entries for the third International du Gamay competition

Published:  17 December, 2012

Inter Beaujolais is calling for entries to the third International du Gamay competition, which this year will also feature a new category for sparkling wines.

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Tour de Belfort opens Manchester wine and cookery school

Published:  17 December, 2012

French winemaker Muriel Lismonde, owner of Tour de Belfort, has opened wine and cookery school Le Vin La Table in Hale, Cheshire, which aims to offer variety of wine tastings, cookery classes and workshops.

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Louis Latour Agencies looks to bolster portfolio

Published:  13 December, 2012

Louis Latour Agencies is looking to boost its portfolio with producers from Champagne and Spain.

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Big growth in exhibitors to World Bulk Wine show

Published:  11 December, 2012

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition held in Amsterdam in November saw a 30% increase in exhibitors on last year.

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Coe Vintners keen to boost wine reputation

Published:  07 December, 2012

Coe Vintners is aiming to become as well known for wine as it is for spirits, according to the group's commercial director Nick Gillett.

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Northern Chile offers great potential for non-traditional grape varieties

Published:  06 December, 2012

Chilean producers in the northern valleys of Elqui and Limarí are reporting "commercial promise" for a range of off-the-wall varieties outside Chile's top-five most-planted grapes.

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Enotria partners with the Company of Wine People brands

Published:  04 December, 2012

UK importer Enotria has partnered with wine exporters the Company of Wine People in a bid to grow its South African Category in the UK.

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Belvedere: UK premium vodka market 'very dynamic'

Published:  30 November, 2012

Belvedere president Charles Gibb says the UK vodka market is "very dynamic" and fast-growing and that it wants to be at the forefront of driving awareness of premium products.

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LIWF 2013 ramps up UK focus

Published:  28 November, 2012

Next year's London International Wine Fair will focus heavily on UK business, rather than trying to attract overseas visitors.

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ROLLING UPDATE Alcohol strategy: trade polarised over new measures

Published:  28 November, 2012

The measures proposed by government under its alcohol consultation have polarised opinion within the drinks trade, with the main trade body and producers condemning minimum pricing, while some in the on-trade and smaller merchants believe it is a good idea.

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Drinks trade angst over minimum pricing grows

Published:  27 November, 2012

Angst is growing within the UK drinks trade as the government prepares to release its consultation into minimum unit pricing.

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Fulham's White Horse gets a facelift

Published:  26 November, 2012

The White Horse in Fulham, west London, has just re-opened after an extensive refurbishment, which includes the revamping of the upstairs restaurant and private dining room, as well as the introduction of a new menu.

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Short wine supplies will lead to flexibility on provenance

Published:  26 November, 2012

A new era of tight global wine supplies will weaken the age-old divide between New World and Old World, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers retail analyst.

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Cape Heritage trebles volume growth

Published:  23 November, 2012

South African wine brand Cape Heritage has made it in to the top 10 selling South African wines in the UK, with a volume growth of 198%, in less than a year after its launch.

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Sprizzato - a splash of Italian sunshine

Published:  21 November, 2012

In defiance of the winter weather the new light drink Sprizzatois aiming to bring some Italian sunshine to the UK market.

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Plaimont releases phylloxera resistant cuvée

Published:  21 November, 2012

French producer, Plaimont Producteurs has launched an exclusive cuvée Vignes Préphylloxériques Saint-Mont, 2011, made from Phylloxera-resistant vines.

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Chile, Argentina and South Africa join forces for annual wine tasting

Published:  21 November, 2012

Three of the UK's most important generic bodies have ditched their individual tastings and instead have joined forces to offer a larger event in September 2013.

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