The wine and spirits trade is on tenterhooks as the people of Scotland go to the polls over independence.
Former Oddbins-supremo Simon Baile says there’s no future in the world of standalone wine retailing, and has changed his model to include food and entertainment.
Buckingham Schenk see sales of its Argentinian Viñalba brand rocket, with Prosecco also leading the charge while pre-filled goblets hit sales of 1 million.
Newly-created North South Wines is planning to boost its team as it gets ready for a series of product launches in the coming months.
Next week’s SITT (Specialist Importers Trade Tasting) promises another sell out event offering independent wine merchants, restaurants, bars, pubs and sommeliers the chance to taste wines specifically targeted at them from around the world.
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The overall European wine harvest for 2014 looks like being down on last year, according to the latest report from Ciatti, the global grape broking business, but France is set to return to its position as the biggest wine supplier in the world.