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Archive for 2008

CHAMPAGNE: OVERVIEW: Could Champagne lose its sparkle?

Following Champagne’s decision to revise its appellation and raise prices for the consumer, Fionnuala Synnott considers the impact these contentious changes might have on the category in the post sub-prime climate

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 No Comments »

ALSACE: Fashion victim

It has the all the characteristics of a modern wine success story: refreshing reds, aromatic whites and good sparklers. Yet, notes Patrick Schmitt, Alsace is held back by its unstylish image

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 No Comments »

FRANCE: L’assurance de qualité

With rising costs and cash-strapped consumers, times look tough for French wine exporters. But, finds Patrick Schmitt, with its reputation for quality and value, France should weather this storm well

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 No Comments »

TRAVEL RETAIL: VODKA: Premium pilgrimage

Travellers love to mark their journey with something special, that perhaps isn’t available elsewhere, and vodka, the fastest growing spirits category in duty free, has some impressive offerings in the fertile airport environment. By Alexis Hercules

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 No Comments »

TRAVEL RETAIL: TRENDS: The sky’s the limit

Despite the multitude of challenges facing travel retail, clever innovations and improvements keep the sector flying high. By Simon Warburton

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 No Comments »

INTERVIEW: All on its own

With Sainsbury’s due to launch a new and improved own-label wine series, Patrick Schmitt meets Warren Anderson to find out how the supermarket formulated the range revamp and where it plans to take it

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 No Comments »

TOP STORY: Surviving the downpour

For most people in the UK, this summer has been characterised by relentless rain but for licensees it has felt more like the perfect storm, reports Alex Eyre

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 No Comments »

Montana to offer a Vintage Experience

Montana is to launch a massive marketing campaign aimed at consumer engagement. The ‘Vintage Experience’ competition will be launched at the beginning of October, offering six winners and their partners the chance to travel to New Zealand and experience the 2009 vintage first hand.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 No Comments »

Lanson goes back to black

Champagne Lanson has repackaged the quartet of wines in its core range, Black Label, Ivory Label, Rosé Label, and Gold Label. The move completes the full range makeover that began last year with the trio of Noble Cuvée.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 No Comments »

Fine wine defies City gloom

Finally, a ray of light among the financial gloom. While the financial markets continue their rollercoaster ride, fine wine sales are doing better than ever, at least, according to Berry Brothers. In a statement, the independent wine merchant said that over £2.5 million worth of fine wine had been sold by Berry Bros and Christie’s Fine Wine Auction in the past few weeks.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 No Comments »

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