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South Africa wine collective in premium push

Published:  05 February, 2013

Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa, a collective of like-minded, independent producers, has been launched in a bid to to raise the profile of premium South African wine.

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Retailers raise a glass to Comic Relief

Published:  01 February, 2013

From today online retailers, supermarkets and off - licences will donate a proportion of their sales to help disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa as part of Wine Relief 2013.

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Australian Vintage to build on its branded wine offer in UK

Published:  01 February, 2013

Australian Vintage is teaming up with MasterChef's John Torode as it looks to strengthen its position in the UK branded wine market, both through its core McGuigan portfolio and new product launches.

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Price gap between own-label and branded wines to narrow

Published:  01 February, 2013

Soaring supply prices could be good news for branded wines as the price gap is set to reduce between own labels and big brands, according to Rabobank.

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Real Wine Fair moves to March

Published:  30 January, 2013

The 2013 Real Wine Fair has moved to March to avoid another May clash with rival natural wine fair RAW. The two day event features 120 natural, organic and biodynamic growers and winemakers.

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Connoisseur Estates hires premium wine sales managers

Published:  29 January, 2013

Berkshire-based wine agency Connoisseur Estates has appointed two regional managers to handle sales of its premium wines.

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The Guardian's coverage has potential for "unimaginable damage", warns WOSA

Published:  28 January, 2013

Wines of South Africa has accused The Guardian of potentially causing "unimaginable damage" to the industry.

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Kleine Zalze hires new winemaker

Published:  25 January, 2013

South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has appointed RJ Botha as winemaker.

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How will you be changing your wine list this year?

Published:  24 January, 2013

As we go into 2013, we ask three industry sommeliers from Sketch, Coq d'Argent and Launceston Place how they'll be looking at changing their wine lists this year.

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Bulk wine will boost branded wine

Published:  24 January, 2013

As value rises on the producer side of the supply chain due to reducing global wine stocks and increasing shortages in many key producing countries...

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Ross Carter appointed exhibition director for LIWF

Published:  24 January, 2013

Former event manager for the London International Wine Fair, Ross Carter, has returned as exhibition director, replacing James Murray who left Brintex last week.

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Maison Sichel reports 21% uplift in value

Published:  23 January, 2013

Bordeaux-based producer and négociant Maison Sichel has reported a 21% value growth for 2012, making it the company's second best year since it was established in 1883.

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Last chance to register for South Africa tasting

Published:  23 January, 2013

There are just a few places remaining at Harpers' upcoming Cape Crusaders - Wines for your Business tasting, which will take place on January 29.

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How will you change your wine list in 2013?

Published:  22 January, 2013

As we go into 2013, we ask some industry sommeliers how they'll be looking at changing on their wine lists this year.

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I Heart launches Valentine's Day limited edition

Published:  21 January, 2013

With Christmas safely out the way, the next seasonal trade push is Valentine's Day and neatly jumping on that...

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Global wine consumption rises according to Vinexpo

Published:  18 January, 2013

Global wine consumption has risen despite the global economic crisis, according to Vinexpo chief executive Robert Beynat.

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Legal challenge to Scots minimum pricing in court

Published:  15 January, 2013

Legal action against the Scottish Government's minimum unit pricing legislation by European drinks bodies has begun today.

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BIVB Chablis wine competition winners revealed

Published:  15 January, 2013

The Chablis commission of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) has revealed the award winners from the 2013 annual Chablis wine competition.

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South Africa exports set new record

Published:  14 January, 2013

South Africa smashed its previous record to export the largest amount of wine to date in 2012.

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Vinexpo gears up for 2013 wine and spirits exhibition

Published:  08 January, 2013

Vinexpo has begun its six-month countdown to its 2013 wine and spirits exhibition, which will take place in Bordeaux from June 16-20.

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