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Morrisons: suppliers overestimating lower-alcohol category

Published:  08 October, 2013

Wine suppliers are massively overestimating the importance of the lower-alcohol category and investing far too much time in developing new products, according to Morrisons head of wine.

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Morrisons bottles wines in the UK for the first time through Accolade Wines

Published:  07 October, 2013

Morrisons is to use Accolade Wines' bottling facility in Bristol as it looks to pack in the UK for the first time.

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Jackson Estate to build Pinot Noir-specific winery

Published:  07 October, 2013

Marlborough producer Jackson Estate is to build a new Pinot Noir-specific winery on the back of double-digit sales growth.

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Chef Angela Hartnett to open second London restaurant

Published:  07 October, 2013

Angela Hartnett, the chef and proprietor of Michelin-starred Murano in Mayfair, will be opening a second restaurant, Café Murano, in mid-November on the original site of Petrus, where her career began.

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Lakes Distillery to produce first British blended whisky

Published:  07 October, 2013

Cumbria's first whisky distillery for over 100 years, the Lakes Distillery, has created a new concept "British Isles blend" for its inaugural product, called The One.

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Booths encourages trading up with wine-sampling campaign

Published:  07 October, 2013

Booths supermarkets is to step up its wine-sampling campaign in a strategic bid to move consumers away from cut-price offers.

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Laurent-Perrier's Guillaume Deglise to replace Robert Beynat as chief executive of Vinexpo

Published:  04 October, 2013
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Asda tops supermarket wine buys for the biggest bargain

Published:  04 October, 2013

Shoppers looking for supermarket wine bargains best head to Asda, as data collected over the past four weeks shows it is consistently beating the prices of its major competitors.

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Liberty Wines announces winner of 2013 Apprentice programme

Published:  04 October, 2013

Joanna Black is the latest winner of the annual Liberty Wines Apprentice programme that looks to bring in new talent to the company.

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Morrisons wants to increase wine sales by £100m

Published:  04 October, 2013

Morrisons claims it has a minimum extra £100 million in sales to be gained from the wine category alone if it maximises its full potential, according to Steve Mosey, trading director for beers, wines and spirits.

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Tesco signs three-year business plan with Accolade Wines

Published:  04 October, 2013

Tesco has signed a three-year business plan with Accolade Wines, according to the producers of the number-one UK wine brand, Hardys.

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Bruno Paillard releases 2004 vintage and praises family-owned Champagne houses

Published:  04 October, 2013
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Bowness Bay releases Braille Ale for the visually impaired

Published:  04 October, 2013

The Lake District's Bowness Bay Brewing has launched Braille Ale, aimed at blind and visually impaired drinkers.

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Bordeaux breaks away from 'traditional wine advertising'

Published:  03 October, 2013

Rather than a series of regional arrangements, Bordeaux Wines has opted for a single global advertising account.

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Space-saving bag-in-box wines introduced for on-trade outlets

Published:  03 October, 2013

Pacta Connect has introduced a new 5-litre bag-in-box wine range for on-trade outlets, which is designed to sit behind the bar and dramatically cut back on storage.

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Signature Wines calls on indies to put Macedonia on their radar

Published:  03 October, 2013

Signature Wines is looking to put Macedonian wine on the map through independent wine merchants in the UK as it builds up a portfolio of exclusive wines from the country.

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Morrisons Cellar is performing ahead of 'expectations' in first year of sales

Published:  03 October, 2013

Morrisons Cellar, the retailer's first online grocery offer, has surpassed the retailers' expectations in its first year of operation.

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London's only winery switches to Italy after turning down rotten French grapes

Published:  03 October, 2013

London Cru, the first central London winery, has had to turn away seven tonnes of grapes due to arrive from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley as the quality was not deemed to be up to scratch.

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The Glenlivet tasks consumers with selecting next release

Published:  03 October, 2013

The Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky is calling on its consumers to select its next limited edition release.

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Fair spirits company brings Belize rum to the UK

Published:  03 October, 2013

The Fair spirits company has brought its premium rum to the UK, following success in France.

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