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Klein Constantia goes back to cork closures

Published:  01 February, 2011

Top South African vineyard Klein Constantia has decided to go back to using natural cork for its premier wine Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc - because of fears of the wine developing sulphide characters under screwcap.

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Asda's McKeon moves to Netto

Published:  01 February, 2011

Asda's BWS boss Adrian McKeon has moved to discount supermarket chain Netto after one year heading up the category.

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Constellation renamed Accolade Wines as sale finalised

Published:  01 February, 2011

Constellation has completed the sale of its Australian and European business to private equity firm Champ, and will be known as Accolade Wines from July 1.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with Southern Comfort

Published:  01 February, 2011

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands is urging publicans and bar owners to get into the true spirit of New Orleans with bespoke party kits.

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The Macallan to sponsor Royal Photographic Society awards ceremony

Published:  01 February, 2011

The Royal Photographic Society and The Macallan have announced a sponsorship deal in support of the annual Royal Photographic Society awards ceremony.

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Sterling boosted by prospect of tightening monetary policy

Published:  01 February, 2011

Sterling rose against the US dollar on Monday, boosted by a strong day for the euro.

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Treasury pulls support from Wine Australia

Published:  31 January, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has withdrawn its support from Wine Australia in the UK ? saying the body does not do enough to "promote and represent our total portfolio of brands".

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UK restaurants to offer deals via Facebook

Published:  31 January, 2011

UK restaurants, bars and shops willl now be able to showcase special offers through Facebook Deals, a new mobile phone discounting system.

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Greene King buys Cloverleaf for £56 million

Published:  31 January, 2011

Pub company Greene King has acquired the 12-strong pub restaurant chain Cloverleaf Restaurants for £56 million.

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Sterling steadied against euro after turbulent week

Published:  31 January, 2011

Sterling steadied against the euro at the end of a turbulent week for the UK economy and sterling's prospects.

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Analysis: Gloom lifts off the on-trade

Published:  28 January, 2011

Property agent Christies sees conditions improving for restaurants and pubs, whether they're staying in business or selling up.

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Blue Nun to relaunch in UK

Published:  28 January, 2011

Blue Nun wines is reaching out to 35-55 year-old women with its UK relaunch ? it aims to position the wines as "unpretentious".

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Wine drinkers trust merchants over bloggers

Published:  28 January, 2011

Independent bloggers are one of the least trusted sources for wine information in the UK, USA and France, according to research published by the Wine Intelligence.

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Hillebrand signs import contract with Waitrose

Published:  28 January, 2011

JF Hillebrand has signed a three-year contract to manage all wine imports for Waitrose.

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FindWine launches fine wine portfolio

Published:  28 January, 2011

Online merchant FindWine has launched a 50-strong fine wine portfolio following the success of its Australian Wendouree tasting.

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Sterling gains against US dollar after Bank comments

Published:  28 January, 2011

Sterling gained against the US dollar yesterday as the currency continued to gain support following Wednesday's Bank of England minutes, hitting a daily high of $1.5991/£1.

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Jameson celebrates St Patrick's Day

Published:  28 January, 2011

Jameson Irish whiskey is launching a limited-edition bottle conceived by designer Paul Daly to capitalise on St Patrick's Day.

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Heidsieck under starter's orders with Jockey Club

Published:  27 January, 2011

Piper-Heidsieck has been named as the official Champagne partner to Jockey Club racecourses.

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Alcohol deaths fall, official figures show

Published:  27 January, 2011

There were 8,664 alcohol-related deaths in 2009, 367 fewer than recorded in 2008, according to the Office for National Statistics. But the number of deaths is still up 26% on a decade ago.

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Trade bodies step up fight to protect smaller shops

Published:  26 January, 2011
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