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Archive for 2009

Virgin Wines launches new club

Virgin Wines is about to launch justREDS, its new club which will consist of wines selected exclusively by Daily Mail wine columnist Matthew Jukes. The club will be launched at the retailer’s fifth annual tasting for customers next month.

Monday, September 21st, 2009 No Comments »

Hong Kong Wine Club

The owner of the Sunday Times Wine Club has launched a similar club with a newspaper in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post. Laithwaites launched the club on Saturday 19 September.

Monday, September 21st, 2009 1 Comment »

UK customers remain cautious

UK consumers are still feeling the pinch according to both the Office for National Statistics and the British Retail Consortium.

Monday, September 21st, 2009 No Comments »

Are they wrong about Hong Kong?

Apparently Hong Kong is fine wine’s future epicentre. But do consumption patterns support this? Where does China’s produce fit in? And what of the ‘Asian palate’?

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 No Comments »

New York’s first autumn auction smashes estimates

New York’s first autumn fine wine auction has significantly surpassed estimates, raising over US$2.6m and shifting 97% of the lots on offer.

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 No Comments »

Government shelves mandatory code

Fine wine merchants across the UK will be pleased to hear that the government is indefinately delaying plans to introduce a mandatory code on the sale of alcohol in an attempt to remove "anti-business" measures.

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 No Comments »

Fine wine market: the worst is behind us

One year ago this week the world watched as investment-banking firm Lehman Brothers collapsed, marking the largest bankruptcy ever in the US and the start of a dash for cash which hit the most liquid and highest value fine wines first.

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 No Comments »

UK becomes Hong Kong’s leading wine supplier

In what may at first appear a strange result, Hong Kong Trade Development Council statistics show that the country’s leading wine supplier is the UK.

Thursday, September 17th, 2009 No Comments »

Jewell-encrusted Chambord bottle has the Edge

Chambord has commissioned leading jeweller Donald Edge to design a $2 million diamond, gold and pearl bottle to celebrate the launch of Sean Mathias’ new stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 No Comments »

Off-trade to recover but on-trade set to struggle

The UK off-trade wine market is set to recover slowly over the next 12 months but the on-trade will remain in the doldrums, today’s Wine and Spirit Trade Association annual conference was told.

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 No Comments »

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