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Lanson engages with Champagne drinkers

Published:  11 May, 2011

Educating consumers and the trade about Champagne is at the heart of Lanson International's new L'Académie de Lanson concept.

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LIWF - Dedicated Wines launch Les Dauphins

Published:  11 May, 2011

Over at the Dedicated Wines stand, Ed Squires and Richard Evans continue on the path of "doing what France does best - bringing profitable sales to the UK retail sector".

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LIWF - Copestick Murray introduce 'I ?' range

Published:  11 May, 2011

There's plenty of new stuff going on over at Copestick Murray as it unveils a range of wines and announces partnerships.

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Sterling slips from one month high against euro

Published:  11 May, 2011

Sterling slipped from a one month high against the euro and dropped against the US dollar yesterday as investors braced themselves for further losses ahead of today's Bank of England quarterly inflation report.

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Drinks industry pledges £500,000 to Best Bar None scheme

Published:  11 May, 2011

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, Diageo, Heineken and Molson Coors have pledged half a million pounds to the Best Bar None scheme to help tackle national alcohol related crime.

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Parker scores promote pre-order surge in 2010 en-primeur

Published:  10 May, 2011

Interest in en-primeur pre-orders have surged after wine critic Robert Parker spoke of 2010 being a "prodigious vintage", says Bordeaux Index.

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Sterling dragged down by euro weakness

Published:  10 May, 2011

Sterling fell to its lowest in nearly three weeks against the US dollar yesterday.

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Guala Closures receives TOP eco-responsible award

Published:  10 May, 2011

Guala Closures Group, manufacturer of aluminium screwcaps, has been awarded the Association pour l'Optimisatio TOP, label for eco-responsible liquid food packaging.

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Minimum pricing back on Scottish agenda

Published:  09 May, 2011

The SNP's overwhelming victory in the Scottish Parliamentary election last week means that minimum pricing is back on the political agenda.

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Vinitaly announces 2012 dates

Published:  09 May, 2011

The official dates for the 46th edition of Vinitaly in 2012, have been announced.

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Glenmorangie to release Pride 1981

Published:  09 May, 2011

The Glenmorangie distillery is to release Pride 1981, a single malt characterised by the longest extra-maturation period of any Glenmorangie expression.

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Chilean winery Viu Manent moves to Louis Latour Agencies

Published:  09 May, 2011

Chilean winery Viu Manent has moved to Louis Latour Agencies in the UK.

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CIVB invites wine merchants to host Bordeaux Dinner

Published:  09 May, 2011

The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) is inviting independent wine retailers to team up with a good local restaurant and host a Bordeaux dinner as part of its Bordeaux Dinners initiative 2011.

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Sterling climbs due to higher than expected producer price inflation

Published:  09 May, 2011

Sterling climbed against the euro and US dollar on Friday as higher than expected producer price inflation left many speculating that the Bank of England could raise interest rates sooner than expected.

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Wines in the Press, May 6-8

Published:  09 May, 2011

The Guardian
According to conventional wisdom, asparagus is well up on the list of "tricky ingredients to pair with wine", says Fiona Beckett.

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Survey: what are the biggest issues facing the drinks trade

Published:  06 May, 2011

As the trade prepares for the biggest event on the UK drinks calendar ? London International Wine Fair ? Harpers wants you to have your say on the biggest issues facing the industry.

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Tesco's Dan Jago leads line-up for Harpers Debate at LIWF

Published:  06 May, 2011

Dan Jago at Tesco, Chris Mason at First Drinks and Simon Thomas at Pernod Ricard are three of the leading figures from across the drinks industry who will look at the main challenges facing the industry as part of the Harpers Debate at the London International Wine Fair on May 18.

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Virgin announces National Wine Month offers

Published:  06 May, 2011

Virgin Wines has announced it is to offer its customers a fortnight of special wine offers as part of National Wine Month.

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Bowmore releases limited edition, 1982

Published:  06 May, 2011

Bowmore, has released the second in its vintage series, the limited edition, Bowmore 1982.

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Sterling recovers from 13-month low

Published:  06 May, 2011

Sterling recovered from a 13-month low against the euro on Thursday after European Central Bank President Jean- Claude Trichet signalled interest-rate increases may be delayed.

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