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Courvoisier offers trip to France in on-pack competition

Published:  10 August, 2012

Maxxium UK is running a competition to win a trip to France as part of its Courvoisier's Cocktails on a Grand Scale campaign, in a bid to bring young adults to the category.

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Tesco overhauls wine team

Published:  09 August, 2012

Tesco has poached Bibendum's sales director Emma Biggs as part of a shake-up of its wine team.

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Bombay Sapphire invests £1.5m in glassware launch

Published:  09 August, 2012

Bombay Sapphire has invested £1.5 million in the launch of its new balloon glassware, to capitalise on the growing trend for boutique gins that offer affordable luxury.

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Holidays

Published:  09 August, 2012

 

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Sterling buoyed by Bank of England's interest rate decision

Published:  09 August, 2012

 

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South African wines growing at premium price points

Published:  09 August, 2012

South African wines are growing at more premium price points - those over £5 have grown 25% in last 12 months while the £7+ market has has grown 34%.

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Brancott Estate teams up with Lonely Planet

Published:  09 August, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Brancott Estate has teamed up with travel information provider Lonely Planet to launch an on-pack promotion as part of its Curious Journeys initiative.

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Emporia Brands brings Wild Geese Collection to UK

Published:  08 August, 2012

Emporia Brands has released the Wild Geese Collection of Irish whiskies into the UK market.

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Cliff Roberson retires from Buckingham Schenk

Published:  08 August, 2012

Cliff Roberson is stepping down as chairman of Buckingham Schenk, the agency he founded almost 40 years ago.

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Rexam and Accolade Wines expand RTS sparkling range

Published:  08 August, 2012

Rexam Beverage Can and Accolade Wines have teamed up to expand their ready-to-serve Sparkling Collection range in a bid to attract new consumers to the wine category.

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Sterling makes early gains, but weakens later in the day

Published:  08 August, 2012

Sterling made gains of nearly a cent against the US dollar and just under half a cent against the euro yesterday morning, due to better than expected industrial and manufacturing data for June.

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Tesco trials virtual store for holidaymakers at Gatwick Airport

Published:  07 August, 2012

Tesco has unveiled what it thinks could be the "future of shopping" with its first virtual store at Gatwick Airport's North Terminal.

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Paul Schaafsma on move to Accolade Wines

Published:  07 August, 2012

The trade is speculating whether Paul Schaafsma, outgoing Australian Vintage general manager for the UK and Ireland, will bring a different culture to Accolade Wines.

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SITT Autumn announces exhibitor line-up

Published:  07 August, 2012

SITT Autumn, incorporating the Boutique Wineries Tasting, has announced the line-up of wineries, winemakers and exhibitors attending its tasting next month.

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Waitrose first UK supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wines

Published:  07 August, 2012

Waitrose is to become the first supermarket to stock Chinese and Brazilian wine in the UK.

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Wines in the press, August 2-5

Published:  07 August, 2012

The Telegraph

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Sterling weakens due to subdued UK retail sales figures

Published:  07 August, 2012

Another difficult day for sterling due to subdued UK retail sales figures for July.

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Ronan Sayburn leaves Hotel du Vin for Dorchester

Published:  06 August, 2012

Hotel du Vin's group wine director Ronan Sayburn is moving to the Dorchester Collection of hotels as head of wine.

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Fluid Movement to open New York-style restaurant

Published:  06 August, 2012

Fluid Movement, the quartet behind Purl and Worship Street Whistling Shop has taken an "unpredictable" step to launch a premium hot dog, craft beer and whisky restaurant.

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Champagne Bollinger and Bruno Paillard in dispute over bottle design

Published:  06 August, 2012

Bollinger has denied that its new bottle shape copies Champagne producer Bruno Paillard, saying that the redesign is based on 19th-century bottles from its cellars.

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