Scotland

Scottish independence: drinks trade on tenterhooks as voters go to polls

18 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

The wine and spirits trade is on tenterhooks as the people of Scotland go to the polls over independence.


Simon Baile

Ex-Oddbins boss, Simon Baile, says standalone wine retailing not sustainable

18 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

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

Buckingham Schenk sees Argentina and Prosecco sales soar

18 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

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.  

North South Wines

New firm North South Wines ramps up activity

16 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

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.

Specialist importers trade tasting 2014

Independents all set for September's Specialist Importers Trade Tasting

16 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

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. 

Global harvest report from Ciatti

Global wine harvest predictions released by Ciatti

16 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

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.

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