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Tussock Jumper wine brand finally arrives in UK thanks to Amazon

21 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Tussock Jumper – a 2 million bottle selling wine brand internationally – has eventually arrived in the UK via Amazon after finding the market’s ‘gatekeepers’ difficult to bypass.  

New limited edition Echo Falls range

Echo Falls links up with British fashion designer for new limited edition range

14 Aug 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Accolade Wines has introduced two new limited edition bottle designs for its leading Echo Falls wine brand that have been created by top British fashion designer, Holly Fulton.

David Atkinson

David Atkinson on how technology is vital in how big drinks brands communicate with consumers

30 Jul 2014

Drinks brands have been among the most enthusiastic adopters of technology for marketing purposes. It’s easy to see why. The social nature of drinking makes digital a natural bedfellow for drinks brands with novel and entertaining content to have a direct conversation with their drinkers such as the Fosters’ Comedian in Your Pocket app, which forges a direct link with drinkers.


Hardys still UK biggest wine brand for 2014

23 Jul 2014 | By Erin Smith

The annual review looks at the 100 biggest alcohol brands in the off-trade and found that over the last year UK consumers spent £400 million more on alcohol, an increase of 5% and consumed more than 70.3 million litres, an increase of 3.3%.

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Back to School: Brand Phoenix's Greg Wilkins

28 Aug 2014

As summer draws to a close, we asked some key figures in the trade to round up events in the wine trade for the year to date, and outline their company’s plans for the rest of the year. Greg Wilkins, managing director of Brand Phoenix reckons Chinese austerity has had a major impact on the wine trade, and picks fruit-flavoured wines as the next big thing.

Americas wine news

The world of wine according to Wine Economist, Mike Veseth

Mike Veseth, the Wine Economist, on the global issues facing the wine industry

15 Aug 2014 | By Jerry Lockspeiser

Mike Veseth is a specialist in globalisation who blogs as The Wine Economist. He is also professor emeritus of International Political Economy at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma near Seattle. After reviewing his books Wine Wars and Extreme ...

Asia Pacific wine news

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Australian wine companies to gain better protection with joint agreement with Woolworths

13 Aug 2014 | By Erin Smith

Australian wine producers are set to gain better protection with the signing of the “Good Wine Buyer and Suppler Principles: A Code of Fairness and Transparency’’ with Australia’s biggest wine retailer Woolworths Liquor Group (WLG).

Europe wine news

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

Grande Dame of wine trade Baroness Philippine de Rothschild dies

26 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Leading light of the global wine trade Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, head of the Rothschild family dynasty, has died aged 80.

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