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Kofi Annan to address Spanish wine conference

Published:  25 November, 2010

 

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Balls Brothers denies banking 'crisis talks'

Published:  25 November, 2010
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Sterling hits high as Irish investors sell

Published:  25 November, 2010

Sterling hit a high of €1.1862/£1 against the euro as the situation in Ireland continued to see investors selling the single currency ahead of a finalised bailout plan that is expected later this week.

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Geoffrey Dean: Ashes blog from Brisbane

Published:  25 November, 2010

On the eve of the most eagerly awaited Ashes series in recent times started, I found it quite ironic that statistics should be published revealing that Australian beer sales have hit their lowest level for 60 years.

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George Bagos crowned Disaronno Mixing Star 2010

Published:  24 November, 2010

George Bagos of Kitchen bar, Chalandri, Greece has been crowned winnner of the Disaronno Mixing Star of 2010.

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Traders urged to enrol early in new online excise tracking

Published:  24 November, 2010
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Licensing Act five years on: no need for more powers

Published:  24 November, 2010
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Three UK Master Sommeliers announced

Published:  24 November, 2010

Laura Rhys and Laurent Richet from Hotel Terra Vina and Nicolas Clerc from Le Pont de la Tour have been awarded the title of Master Sommelier.

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Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) relaunches website

Published:  24 November, 2010

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) has relaunched its website to offer new contents and features.

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Pernod Ricard launches campaign for Brancott Estate

Published:  23 November, 2010

Pernod Ricard UK is launching a marketing campaign for its New Zealand brand, Brancott Estate, to raise awareness with UK consumers.

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Amorim helps recork salvaged Champagne

Published:  23 November, 2010

Cork producer, Amorim, has assisted in the preservation of the 200-year-old Champagne discovered on the Baltic seabed by developing a new stopper to the specifications of the antique bottles.

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Wines in the press - November 19-21

Published:  23 November, 2010

The Guardian

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Scotch whisky name gets protection in Panama

Published:  23 November, 2010

Scotch whisky has been granted official protection by the government in Panama, to safeguard against imitations.

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Japanese mixologist beats UK competition to be crowned Maker's Mark best bartender

Published:  23 November, 2010

A Japanese bartender has beaten off the competition, including two UK mixologists, in Maker's Mark's inaugural Battle of the Best bartender competition held in Kentucky.

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Tough conditions for alcohol sales in Greater Manchester

Published:  23 November, 2010
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Surge in prices at Beaune wine auction

Published:  22 November, 2010

The Hospices de Beaune auction in Burgundy has given local producers renewed optimism.

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Brown Brothers joins forces with PLB

Published:  22 November, 2010

 

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Chile Summit kicks off

Published:  22 November, 2010

Harpers Chile Summit has kicked off with an off-trade debate ? buyers from Tesco and Sainsbury's will be addressing delegates along with independent retailers and producers.
Issues on the agenda include varietals, price points, premiumisation, consumer education and where Chile sits in the New World/South American category.
This afternoon an on-trade debate will include Hakkasan's group wine buyer Christine Parkinson and the Cinammon Club's sommelier Laurant Chaniac. They will look at where Chile sits on a wine list, the right varietals for the on-trade, opportunities for premium listings and consumer education will all be addressed.
Trading issues such as currency and distribution will also be up for debate throughout the day at London's Soho Hotel.
Masters of Wine Peter McCombie and Peter Richards will be sharing their expertise on Chilean wine in a series of exclusive masterclasses later on today.
McCombie will challenge perceptions of Chilean wine and show how better sourcing makes it easier to upsell to customers with wines that express the excellence of its winemaking. Richards' masterclass will address diversity within Chile.
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National Wine Month all set for May 2011

Published:  19 November, 2010


The trade is being urged to enthuse consumers next year with the first National Wine Month, an initiative being run by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

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The Famous Grouse launches festive ad campaign

Published:  19 November, 2010

The Famous Grouse has launched its 15th consecutive Christmas TV advertising campaign which is estimated to reach 40 million viewers.

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