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70% more wine bloggers at European conference

Published:  28 October, 2010

The European Wine Bloggers Conference (EWBC), held in Vienna over the weekend, attracted 70% more bloggers this year than last.

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Sterling slips against US dollar

Published:  28 October, 2010

Sterling slipped back against the US dollar on Wednesday after investors pulled out of bets against the US currency.

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Sterling jumps after positive GDP data

Published:  27 October, 2010

Sterling jumped against the euro and US dollar yesterday after surprisingly positive UK GDP data for the third quarter.

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Tennis challenge change of date

Published:  27 October, 2010

Chilean producer Casillero del Diablo has teamed up with Buddies of The Benevolent to host the wine trade's first ever tennis challenge.

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Co-op's Californian wines get lightweighted

Published:  27 October, 2010

The Co-operative is looking to save around 530 tonnes of glass per annum by lightweighting its own-brand Californian wine range.

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Galvin La Chapelle duo scoop Wines of Rousillon Dessert trophy

Published:  27 October, 2010

London restaurant Galvin La Chapelle's head sommelier and pastry chef have scooped the UK Wines of Rousillon Dessert trophy.

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Problem drinkers could face daily alcohol tests to cut crime

Published:  27 October, 2010

A hard-hitting American project, which forces problem drinkers to undertake twice daily breath tests with the aim of cutting alcohol-related crime, is to be trialled in the UK.

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New online club offers up to 50% off fine wines

Published:  26 October, 2010
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Purity Brewing to triple capacity

Published:  26 October, 2010

Warwickshire firm Purity Brewing is to triple capacity with a new 5,000 square foot brewhouse.

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Jura celebrates 200th birthday with new 21-year-old whisky

Published:  26 October, 2010

Jura distillery is celebrating its 200th anniversary with the release of a limited edition 21-year-old which will be available to buy direct from the island or through specially selected whisky partners.

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Foster's aims to demerge wine and beer in early 2011

Published:  26 October, 2010
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Indies could win £15,000 store makeover

Published:  26 October, 2010
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Sterling fell to seven-month low against euro yesterday

Published:  26 October, 2010

Sterling fell to a seven-month low against the euro yesterday after being weighed down by the prospect that the UK economy might be in store for further Quantitative Easing.

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Chile wine sales toast miners' rescue

Published:  25 October, 2010

Tesco has seen Chilean wine sales spike 325% on the previous year as scenes of jubilation at the miners rescue inspired a thirst for Chilean wine in consumers.

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2010 Port Bursary launches tomorrow

Published:  25 October, 2010
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Sterling fell to seven-month low on Friday

Published:  25 October, 2010

Sterling fell to a seven-month low against the euro on Friday after sterling stayed on the back foot after Bank of England suggested that the UK economy might be in store for further Quantitative Easing.

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Sterling hits six month low against euro

Published:  22 October, 2010

Currency analysis October 22 from Smart Currency Exchange. To get bespoke currency advice go to www.smartwinespirits.com.

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Paul Henry defends Wine Australia's UK strategy

Published:  22 October, 2010

Paul Henry defends his position and strategy for the marketing and promotion of Australian wine following his resignation from the Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Paul Schaafsma attacks Wine Australia's "flawed" strategy

Published:  22 October, 2010

Paul Schaafsma, Australian Vintage's general manager for UK and Europe speaks out against Wine Australia's export strategy and calls for a change in direction following Paul Henry's resignation as general manager for market development at Australian Wine & Brandy Corporation.

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Paul Henry's departure sparks trade rifts with Wine Australia

Published:  22 October, 2010


News of Paul Henry's departure from Wine Australia has brought underlying tensions about the generic body's marketing strategy to the surface, according to a report in today's Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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