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Tim Wildman MW: Australia in the Goldilocks Zone

Published:  03 February, 2012

In a bright, white gallery space on The Kings Road in Chelsea the annual Australia Day Wine Tasting took place last week. Amid the slurping and spitting, tasters who listened very carefully may have detected a rumbling; deep, subterranean, underground. It could have been a tube train passing below, or a low flying plane overhead. But it was neither of these. The rumbling you may have heard, over the clatter of bottles of Chardonnay and Shiraz, is the sound made as the tectonic plates of the Great Australian Wine Industry shift and rearrange themselves for the first time in a generation.


Emmanuel Charrier elected president of BIVC

Published:  16 January, 2012

Emmanuel Charrier has been elected the new president of the regional trade body for the AOP wines of the Centre Loire vineyard, the BIVC.


Online wine retailers slash prices in January sales

Published:  06 January, 2012

Online retailers are leading the way in slashing prices for the January sales, offering up to 60% discount, while for the high street merchant it's back to business as usual.


Lorgeril takes to the skies

Published:  03 January, 2012



Burgundy Wine Board cancels annual UK tasting

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Burgundy Wine Board has cancelled its UK-based generic tasting in 2012 following feedback from the British trade and Burgundy producers.


Acker Merrall & Condit launches "Twelve Days of Christmas" wine auction

Published:  14 December, 2011

US rare wine auction house, Acker Merrall & Condit has launched a "Twelve Days of Christmas", a worldwide auction offering gifts of 'incomparable rarity and lavish value'.


Record sale of £2.9m for Christie's London

Published:  05 December, 2011

Christie's London recorded its biggest wine sale total since 1997 as Sir Evelyn De Rothschild's collection hit £2.9 million.


Eco-certified wines carry clout with consumers

Published:  02 December, 2011

As more wine companies jump on the environmentally friendly bandwagon, achieving full organic or biodynamic certification gives producers greater credibility with the consumer.


Call for entries to 'International Gamay Competition'

Published:  25 November, 2011

Inter Beaujolais has called for entries to its second 'International Gamay Competition'.


Vinotheque to distribute Steep Hill Wines

Published:  25 November, 2011

Vinotheque, part of logistics provider, London City Bond, has secured a contract with family-run independent wine merchant and shipper, Steep Hill Wines.


Trade ushers in Beaujolais Nouveau

Published:  17 November, 2011

Beaujolais Thursday is being marked with a flurry of on-trade events, restoring some of the sheen to day that many in the UK trade feel has been steadily losing its gloss.


Blog: Behind the scenes at Jancis Robinson MW Wine Future tasting

Published:  09 November, 2011

Wine styles and varieties that "deserve more attention" were the focus of the 15 wines chosen by Jancis Robinson MW for her major tasting at Wine Future in Hong Kong


Sopexa to market Chablis in UK

Published:  04 November, 2011

The Burgundy Wine Board BIVB, has appointed Sopexa to manage public relations for Chablis, with the aim to increase its presence in the UK market.


DoILikeIt? Carries out survey for International Grenache Day

Published:  23 September, 2011

A global wine survey has been carried out for International Grenache Day, September 23 by London-based research company DoILikeIt?


2011 MWs include M&S buyer and Sainsbury's winemaker

Published:  06 September, 2011

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced its eleven new Masters of Wine MW, brings the total worldwide number to 300 for the first time in the title's history.


Inter Beaujolais launches iPhone app

Published:  19 August, 2011

Continuing its investment in the technology field, Inter Beaujolais has launched its own iPhone app.


Justin Keay: a tour of Alsace

Published:  16 August, 2011

Many wine regions lay claim to being the world's most attractive but Alsace has a better claim than most.


Jenny Mackenzie: Blog review of Natural Wine Fair

Published:  03 June, 2011

There has been a lot of response lately in the trade to 'natural wine' which seems to evoke strong opinions, for and against. The Natural Wine Fair was organised by Isabelle Legeron MW with Les Caves de Pyrène, Aubert & Mascoli, Dynamic Vines, Wine Story and Yapp Brothers. Held at London's Borough Market on three days, 15th-17th May, the Sunday was for consumers, Monday and Tuesday for trade.


President Obama drinks English wine at Buckingham Palace

Published:  26 May, 2011

English sparkling wine, Ridgeview Fitzrovia Sparkling Rosé 2004 was served at the Buckingham Palace state dinner to honour the visit of President Barack Obama.


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".