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Currency update, October 14 - Sterling hits a five month low

Published:  14 October, 2010

Sterling hit a 5 month low against the euro on Wednesday as weak consumer confidence data and mixed employment data saw confidence in the pound drop.

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Pernod Ricard sells Renault Cognac

Published:  14 October, 2010

Pernod Ricard has sold the Renault Cognac brand to the Finnish drinks operation Altia for €10 million.

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Paul Henry quits Wine Australia

Published:  13 October, 2010

Paul Henry, one of the most public faces in the Australian wine business, has resigned from his role at the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Tesco introduces resealable caps for sparkling wine

Published:  13 October, 2010
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Jacob's Creek to be official wine of Wimbledon

Published:  13 October, 2010

Australian brand Jacob's Creek is to be the official wine of Wimbledon.

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Skalli opens tourist centre in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Published:  13 October, 2010

French wine producer, Skalli has opened a new tourist centre at its winery in the heart of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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Bordeaux's second wines in price surge

Published:  13 October, 2010

The second wines of First Growth chateaux in Bordeaux are experiencing a big increase in price, according to data from Liv-Ex.

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Currency update, October 13 - Bank of England comments cause sterling to fall

Published:  13 October, 2010

Sterling fell against both the euro and US dollar yesterday after downbeat comments from yet another member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee saw investors lose confidence in the UK economy.

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Relaunch for Burn Stewart malts

Published:  12 October, 2010

Burn Stewart Distillers is to launch its entire malt whisky range in un-chillfiltered form.

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Sign up now for the Chile Summit 2010

Published:  12 October, 2010

Join Harpers Wine & Spirit for a jam-packed day of masterclasses, educational tasting zones and panel debates at the inaugural Chilean Summit 2010 in association with Wines of Chile.

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Jacob's Creek links up with Wimbledon

Published:  12 October, 2010

Jacob's Creek will be the official wine of Wimbledon from 2011 through to 2015.

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Sterling dips against the US dollar

Published:  12 October, 2010

Sterling dipped marginally lower yesterday against the US dollar as concerns over further monetary easing encouraged investors to sell sterling as it failed to hold above $1.60/£1.

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Drambuie's UK sales up 27%

Published:  11 October, 2010

Whisky liqueur Drambuie grew volumes by 27% in the UK last year, following a £1.7 million marketing campaign around its new bottle design.

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Diageo's Rökk rolls into the US

Published:  11 October, 2010

Diageo has launched a Swedish rival to Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka in the US market.

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National TV campaign for Wolf Blass

Published:  11 October, 2010

Australian wine brand Wolf Blass has launched a national TV advertising campaign.

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Wine Rack opens four new stores

Published:  11 October, 2010

Wine Rack's expansion plans have accelerated with four new shops opening in the last two months.

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Wines in the press - October 7-10

Published:  11 October, 2010

The Times

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Chairman's Reserve Spiced launched to on-trade

Published:  11 October, 2010

Available to the on-trade is Chairman's Reserve Spiced, the latest addition to the St Lucia Distillers range of rums imported by Emporia Brands.

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Dom Pérignon goes Warhol

Published:  11 October, 2010

In the same silk-screen vein as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, Dom Pérignon has decided to pay tribute to the king of pop art, Andy Warhol, with an exclusive collection of pop art design Dom Pérignon Vintage 2002 (rrp £120).

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Berry Bros wine trading website nets £1m

Published:  11 October, 2010

Berry Bros and Rudd's new online fine wine trading platform has netted £1 million in sales since opening in August.

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