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En primeur blog: J&B's Tom Jenkins

Published:  08 April, 2011

Tom Jenkins, Bordeaux buyer for Justerini & Brooks, blogs from the en primeur tasting

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Bordeaux 2010: the round-up

Published:  08 April, 2011

This has been a busy week for the trade, who headed off en masse to deliver their verdicts on the en primeur tasting for Bordeaux 2010's "stunning", monumental" wine.

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Bordeaux 2010 tipped for success

Published:  04 April, 2011

Early indications show that Bordeaux 2010 looks set to be an impressive vintage, according to Berry Bros & Rudd's fine wine director Simon Staples.

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Pernod Ricard to push premium spirits

Published:  31 March, 2011

Pernod Ricard plans to push the growth of premium spirits in the UK to match the USA's consumption with the launch of a new on and off-trade initiative.

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Treasury launches rosé wine for younger females

Published:  31 March, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates latest launch Bella Vie, a rosé wine targeting young female consumers, will not be released to major multiples.

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The? Prospector Syrah - more than just a name

Published:  22 March, 2011

More than just a name - the Jordan Wine Estate's new wine The Prospector Syrah 2008, is in acknowledgement of the public support the winery enjoyed in the successful campaign to save the Cape Winelands from a recent application to prospect and mine various minerals.

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WaverleyTBS announces record attendance at portfolio launch

Published:  18 March, 2011

WaverleyTBS announced a record attendance at the launch of its re-vamped wine portfolio, that begins the first of a series of national tasting events.

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Corney & Barrow Beaujolais ad ruled irresponsible

Published:  17 March, 2011

Wine bar operator Corney & Barrow has got a slap on the wrist from the ASA over its Beaujolias breakfast ad, which was ruled irresponsible for encouraging people to drink early in the day.

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Spain's Bodega Numanthia looks to widen distribution across specialist UK wine trade

Published:  15 March, 2011


Premium Spanish wine producer, Bodega Numanthia, is looking to widen its distribution of Toro region wines across the UK specialist wine trade.

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De Bortoli Wines moves to new UK offices

Published:  08 March, 2011

De Bortoli Wines is relocating its UK sales office from Blandford Forum in Dorset to Semley in Wiltshire.

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Concha y Toro buys Fetzer for $238m

Published:  02 March, 2011

Concha y Toro has bought Brown-Forman's Fetzer Vineyards in a deal worth US$238 million, the largest transaction in the Latin American wine giant's history.

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Goedhuis second summer charity rosé tasting launched

Published:  24 February, 2011

Goedhuis & Co, Savills and Weatherbys Private Banking are to launch the second Goedhuis Summer Rosé Tasting in aid of the Starlight Children's Foundation.

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Richard Campbell reviews Hallgarten Druitt and Novum Wines annual tasting

Published:  23 February, 2011

Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines Annual Tasting reviewed by Richard Campbell, director, Woodbridge Wine Company, Suffolk.

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Ravenswood winemaker makes it into Vintners Hall of Fame

Published:  23 February, 2011

Ravenswood founding winemaker, Joel Peterson, has been inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame 2011, for contributions to the California wine industry.

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For Villa supporters

Published:  22 February, 2011

Embracing 2011 with some new releases is Villa Maria - and for ardent Villa supporters there's certainly enough variety on the field to keep them occupied for a while.

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E&J Gallo to launch chilled red wine

Published:  22 February, 2011

Californian wine firm E&J Gallo is targeting 5 million UK consumers with the launch of its chilled red wine concept Summer Red.

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Net profits up 10% at Pernod Ricard

Published:  17 February, 2011

Net profits are up 10% at French drinks giant Pernod Ricard thanks to strong sales growth of strategic brands in emerging markets.

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Centre-Loire Wines appoints Sopexa for 2011 programme

Published:  17 February, 2011

Centre-Loire Wines (BIVC) has appointed Sopexa UK, to manage its 2011 UK public relations trade campaign.

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Fosters demerger to go ahead in May

Published:  15 February, 2011

Foster's has announced it will pursue the demerger off its wine business from the core beer division and create two independent ASX listed companies.

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First Gamay Symposium attracts 11 countries

Published:  15 February, 2011

The first Gamay Symposium, aimed at raising consumer and professional awareness of the grape, saw over 600 entries from 11 different countries and 167 medals won.

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