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WaverleyTBS collapse shocks the trade

Published:  05 October, 2012

The sudden collapse of WaverleyTBS into administration earlier this week has sent shock waves across the industry and left an estimated £10 million owing to creditors.

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Isle of Jura Superstition awarded Whisky Shop accolade

Published:  04 October, 2012

The sixth Whisky Shop's Whisky of the Year award has been given to the Isle of Jura Superstition.

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Record primeur sales for Château Angludet

Published:  04 October, 2012

Despite trade criticism that the 2011 primeur campaign has been lack-lustre, Maison Sichel has announced a record year for its family-owned Margaux property Château Angludet.

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Waitrose relaunches own-label range

Published:  04 October, 2012

Waitrose is relaunching its own-label wine, beer and spirit range, which includes 77 lines and wines for under £5.

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Hatch Mansfield upbeat despite difficult climate

Published:  04 October, 2012

Hatch Mansfield is optimistic about the future given its brands operate in the more premium sector.

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Calls for recognised norm for valuing wine funds

Published:  04 October, 2012

Wine investment companies are calling for a transparent method of valuing wine funds.

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Bargain Booze reports sales lift as profits slip

Published:  03 October, 2012

Strong price promotions and convenience retail formats have lifted off-licence group Bargain Booze's sales to £395 million.

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Changing old habits with new ethical network

Published:  03 October, 2012

A new scheme to help food and drink businesses become greener and more environmentally aware has been rolled out.

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Thanksgiving service for Patrick Sandeman

Published:  02 October, 2012

A Thanksgiving Mass in memory of Patrick Sandeman is to be held on October 4 at The Church of the Immaculate Conception Farm Street, 114 Mount Street, London, at 3pm.

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French wine bar opens in London's Shoreditch

Published:  02 October, 2012

Advertising magnate Edwin Chan has opened an exclusively French wine bar and restaurant in Shoreditch, London.

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Adminstrators called in at WaverleyTBS

Published:  02 October, 2012

WaverleyTBS has entered administration, with business advisory firm Deloitte's Daniel Butters and William Dawson being officially appointed as the joint administrators.

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European Commission lends weight to minimum pricing opposition

Published:  02 October, 2012

The European Commission has added its weight to the list of countries that have objected to Scotland's plans for minimum unit pricing.

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European Commission lends weight to minimum pricing opposition

Published:  02 October, 2012

The European Commission has added its weight to the list of countries that have objected to Scotland's plans for minimum unit pricing.

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Concha y Toro beefs up UK sales team

Published:  02 October, 2012

Concha y Toro has appointed three sales and merchandising reps to push the Casillero del Diablo brand in the UK impulse sector.

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Steve Gerrard new boss for Barwell & Jones

Published:  02 October, 2012

Wine agency Barwell & Jones has appointed Steve Gerrard as managing director with immediate effect.

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BBX sees online wine trades grow to £11.5m

Published:  01 October, 2012

Berrys' Broking Exchange has seen the volume of online fine wine sales grow by 13% to £11.5 million as collectors and investors get accustomed to the platform.

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Tony Laithwaite and Hugh Johnson discuss wine trends

Published:  28 September, 2012

Wine scoring and trends were two of the subjects discussed between Tony Laithwaite, head of Laithwaite's Wine, and wine writer Hugh Johnson at this year's Henley Literary Festival.

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Julio Faustino Martinez receives award for brand expansion in Rioja

Published:  28 September, 2012

Julio Faustino Martinez of the Faustino Group has been awarded 'Personalidades Ilustres del Rioja', for his contribution to the expansion of the Rioja brand both in Spain and globally.

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Negociants UK Winemaker Tour blog

Published:  28 September, 2012

With more and more kiwi-themed cafes and eateries popping up in London, the UK is increasingly beginning to feel like home for New Zealander Clive Jones from Nautilus Estate, one of the six pioneering winemakers travelling round the country on the The Negociants UK Winemaker Tour.

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Bar operator Orchid ups food focus as earnings dip

Published:  28 September, 2012

Food-led pub and bar operator the Orchid Group has seen sales grow by 3.7%, while EBITDAR fell by 5.4% in the full year to December 2011.

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