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Correction: Wine Australia story 4 September

Published:  11 September, 2009

Due to a subbing error in Harpers Wine and Spirit issue on September 4, issue No 15, it was printed that '40% was the top figure given for fall in Wine Australia's revenue'.

The inaccuracy was printed in a sub-heading in the news story ' Wine Australia: budget on track, and implies that Wine Australia's funding could fall by up to 40% this year.

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WSET announce highest ever number of diploma graduates

Published:  10 September, 2009

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust WSET, has announced the highest number of diploma graduates in its 40 year history.

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First Drinks takes on Tia Maria

Published:  10 September, 2009

First Drinks has announced the UK distribution rights for Tia Maria following Illva Saronno's acquisition of the premium brand from Pernod Ricard.

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Pernod Ricard's profits up 13%

Published:  09 September, 2009

Pernod Ricard has revealed annual profits up 13%, but has forecast a tough year ahead.

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Maxxium's new £1,800 Cognac

Published:  09 September, 2009

Maxxium UK is launching a new luxury Cognac, L'Essence de Courvoisier, aimed at connoisseurs which retails at £1,800 a bottle.

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Romain Henry is Sud de France' sommelier of the year

Published:  08 September, 2009

Romain Henry has won the inaugural Sud de France UK Sommelier of the Year competition to reward the sommelier with the best knowledge of Languedoc-Roussillon wines.

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Gerard Basset to compete for World's best sommelier

Published:  08 September, 2009

Gerard Basset MW, owner of Hotel TerraVina in Hampshire, has been selected to represent the UK in the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) World's Best Sommelier Competition, being held on April 10-16, 2010 in Chile.

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Louis Roederer wine writers' awards announced

Published:  08 September, 2009

This year's winners of the 2009 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards were announced at a ceremony last night at London's The Gherkin venue. The winners included:

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What to expect at Boutique Bar show

Published:  08 September, 2009

Ahead of next week's Boutique Bar show, organiser Andrew Scutts sets out what to expect:

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New foundation spirits course from WSET

Published:  08 September, 2009


The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is introducing a new Foundation Certificate in Spirits.

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Bowmore launches Tempest

Published:  08 September, 2009

Bowmore Single Malt whisky is launching a new limited edition expression - the Bowmore Tempest
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Pack revamp for Glenfiddich range

Published:  08 September, 2009

William Grant has revealed new packaging for its Glenfiddich range of single malts.

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Bowmore launches Tempest

Published:  08 September, 2009

Bowmore Single Malt whisky is launching a new limited edition expression - the Bowmore Tempest.
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Bowmore launches Tempest

Published:  08 September, 2009

Bowmore Single Malt whisky is launching a new limited edition expression - the Bowmore Tempest.
A small batch of 2,000 cases will be released on September 14, from Islay's oldest distillery, established in 1779.
The name aims to capture the rugged and stormy sea qualities that have been associated with its weather beaten Bowmore distillery where for ten years the Bourbon casks have lain in vaults near battering waves of Loch Indaal.
Kirsteen Beeston, Bowmore marketing manager said: "We are so proud to reveal Bowmore Tempest. It's a balanced yet complex dram that really captures the spirit of the distillery on Islay and the craftsmanship that has been applied to make this beautiful tasting single malt."

 

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Wines in the press - September 4-6

Published:  08 September, 2009

Guardian

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Tesco announces next day wine delivery

Published:  07 September, 2009

Tesco customers can now receive next day delivery of Tesco Wine by the Case.

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Tesco announce next-day wine delivery

Published:  07 September, 2009

Tesco customers can now receive next-day delivery of Tesco Wine by the Case.

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New Masters of Wine named

Published:  07 September, 2009

Eight new Masters of Wine have been named bringing the total number to 280 around the world.

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Scottish football fans urged to back Diageo workers

Published:  04 September, 2009

Scottish football fans will be asked to give their support to the 900 Diageo workers who face redundancy across Scotland as part of the company's restructuring plans.

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Indie opens fifth wine shop: Claire Hu

Published:  04 September, 2009

Cheshire-based merchant Corks Out has opened its fifth branch, attributing its success to consumers being more willing to trade up because they are dining out less.

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