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How will you be changing your wine list this year?

Published:  24 January, 2013

As we go into 2013, we ask three industry sommeliers from Sketch, Coq d'Argent and Launceston Place how they'll be looking at changing their wine lists this year.


My hopes for 2013: Simon Thorpe of Negociants UK on the need to plan ahead

Published:  09 January, 2013

Can you remember what you were doing a decade ago, or would you have an idea as to what you will be doing in 10 years time? I don't, and secretly I'm quite glad about that - my diary is generally planned a month in advance and any further ahead than that seems too far off.


Wine Australia to hold global wine forum

Published:  20 December, 2012

Wine Australia is holding a global Australian wine forum in September 2013, which is hopes will usher in a "new era" for Australian wine.


Australian wine most popular in off-trade but France leads on-trade

Published:  07 December, 2012

Australia is the most popular wine in the UK off-trade, while France tops on-trade sales, according to the Wine & Spirit Trade Association Market Report.


Australia's leading family wineries focus on China

Published:  21 November, 2012

Australia's top family wineries have turned their attention to the Chinese wine market.


Ex-Waverley wine boss joins Australian Vintage

Published:  05 November, 2012

Ex-Waverley wine boss Henry Moran has joined Australian Vintage.


Stevens Garnier launches premium hand-crafted Australian wines

Published:  23 October, 2012

UK agent Stevens Garnier is further broadening its international portfolio by launching a series of premium, hand-crafted Australian wines from Pyren Vineyard.


Australian Vintage launches wine-based sparkler Vinni

Published:  19 October, 2012

A "new category" called Vinni (rrp £3.49) has been launched by Australian Vintage for consumers who enjoy wine but with a less alcohol and more fizz.


Bill Hardy vows to protect family name

Published:  10 October, 2012

Bill Hardy, winemaker and family member at the leading Australian wine brand, is intent on safeguarding his heritage and has no intention of stepping down from the firm his family built.


DeBortoli adds to Willowglen range

Published:  28 September, 2012

Two new additions to DeBortoli's Willowglen range are the Willowglen Pinot Grigio 2011 and Willowglen Gewürztraminer Riesling 2011 (rrp £7.29).


New blog series: Negociants UK Winemaker Tour

Published:  25 September, 2012

Six winemakers from Australia and New Zealand hit the road last week as Negociants embarked on its first ever UK winemaker tour, in order to re-establish close links with the trade. In the first of a new series, Virginia Willcock, chief winemaker at Vasse Felix in the Margaret River, blogs about her return to the UK and what's happening at the vineyard back home in Oz.


Julian Dyer to head up Australian Vintage in Europe

Published:  10 September, 2012

Wine producer Australian Vintage, (AVL) has confirmed its interim general manager UK & Europe, Julian Dyer has been appointed to the role on a permanent basis.


McWilliams to launch Weight Watchers endorsed wine range in the UK

Published:  10 September, 2012

Australian producer McWilliams is the first winery to sign an endorsement deal with Weight Watchers, the international diet programme, aimed at bringing lower alcohol wines to a new wider audience.


At Your Service events - September and October

Published:  06 September, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade events for September and October.


James Busby Travel confirms Australia 'trip of a lifetime' names

Published:  03 September, 2012

The list of overseas visitors has been confirmed for the third James Busby Travel "trip of a lifetime" to Australia.


NZ and OZ winemakers hit the road with Negociants

Published:  24 August, 2012

Winemakers from Australia and New Zealand will be hitting the road this month as Negociants embarks on its first ever UK winemaker tour, in order to re-establish close links with the trade.


Australian Vintage's Julian Dyer steps up as interim UK boss

Published:  06 August, 2012

Australian Vintage's Julian Dyer is to step up as acting general manager for the UK and Ireland as Paul Schaafsma moves to Accolade Wines.


Winemaker Tour hits London, Manchester and Bristol

Published:  02 August, 2012

Independents are invited to meet six of Australia and New Zealand's leading winemakers during the Negociants UK Winemaker Tour.


Wine Australia hosts specialist Semillon tasting

Published:  30 July, 2012

Wine Australia is to host a specialist seminar looking at the various styles of Semillon the country can now produce at Australia House in London on September 18.


Penfolds launches limited edition £110k wine

Published:  02 July, 2012

Penfolds is taking wine pricing to new levels by launching a £110,000 Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, in a limited edition glass ampoule.