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First flavours for Diageo's Ciroc

Published:  04 February, 2010

Diageo has launched two flavoured versions of its Ciroc vodka.

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Cockburn's of Leith rescued

Published:  04 February, 2010

The Cockburn's of Leith name will survive thanks to a deal between its administrators and Edinburgh Wine Importers.

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California hit by UK decline

Published:  03 February, 2010

A decline in exports to the UK has contributed to a fall in California wine shipments for the first time in 16 years, according to data published this week in the USA.

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Green charter for Bordeaux producers

Published:  03 February, 2010

Bordeaux wine consultant Olivier Dauga is launching a Green Winemaking Charter for producers in the region.

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Consumers reassured on chemicals in wine

Published:  03 February, 2010

A new logo could soon be appearing on wine labels, assuring consumers that the product has only received minimal chemical treatments.

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Wolf Blass launches sporting themed campaign

Published:  02 February, 2010

Wolf Blass is launching its largest ever £2 million, sporting themed campaign, which will run throughout 2010.

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Bidders interested in stricken wine merchant

Published:  02 February, 2010

Administrators for Cockburns of Leith say they are hopeful of finding a buyer for Scotland's oldest wine merchant.

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Buckley leaves Oddbins

Published:  02 February, 2010

Staff changes on Oddbins buying team will see Julie Buckley, leave the company and promotions for its two other buyers.

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Clink Wines forges new Australian partnership

Published:  02 February, 2010

Australian wine producer Qualia Wines will join forces in a strategic partnership with UK based, Clink Wines Ltd.

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Wines in the press January 29-31

Published:  02 February, 2010

The Guardian

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South Africa increases market share

Published:  02 February, 2010

The UK's love for South African wine is growing after it achieved the largest increase in UK market share during 2009.

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Wines of Germany launches buy direct website

Published:  01 February, 2010

Wines of Germany has re-launched its website for UK trade and consumers which allows direct links to retailers' websites to enable consumers to buy direct.

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Scotland's oldest wine merchant goes into administration

Published:  01 February, 2010

Scotland's oldest wine merchant, Cockburns of Leith, whose customers once included writers Sir Walter Scott and Charles Dickens has been placed into administration.

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Mumbai wine conference plagued by Indian customs issues

Published:  29 January, 2010


Up to 90 Spanish wines were removed by Indian customs on the second day of the three-day Taste food and wine conference held in Mumbai.

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Aussie crush down but exports rise

Published:  29 January, 2010

Australia's grape crush was down 5.4% in 2008-09, according to official data released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Rise in alcohol-related deaths

Published:  29 January, 2010

Trade groups have responded to government figures showing a rise in the number of alcohol-related deaths.

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Laurent-Perrier sponsors balcony

Published:  29 January, 2010

Champagne Laurent-Perrier has opted to sponsor a VIP balcony at live music venue Matter in London, as one of its key promotional activities in the UK.

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Drinkaware appoints team of advisors

Published:  29 January, 2010

Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware has appointed a national advisory panel to advise it on educating consumers about alcohol misuse.

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Wrigley to take over as Majestic chairman

Published:  27 January, 2010

Former New Look chief executive Phil Wrigley is taking over as chairman of Majestic on August 6, when Simon Burke retires after five years in the role.

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Boutique wineries form NZ alliance

Published:  27 January, 2010

Five boutique wineries from New Zealand have banded together in a new marketing alliance, with the aim of promoting premium Kiwi wines from around the world.

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