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Archive for 2010

Oddbins loses head buyer

The reversal in fortunes of Oddbins was dealt a blow last week as the retailer announced head buyer Richard Verney has quit his role to “pursue new challenges”.

Monday, December 20th, 2010 No Comments »

Currency watch: US woes continue

At the Fed’s meeting this week the focus on was the extension of Bush-era tax cuts. It is obviously too early to tell whether it will work or not but one thing it will do is add to the US’ poor fiscal position.

Friday, December 17th, 2010 No Comments »

Remy tops the 2010 class

It is not a good idea to base investments on the calendar, but the end of the year is a time to take stock. So who were the winners and losers among the global drinks groups and how did their shares fare in 2010?

Friday, December 17th, 2010 No Comments »

Gin & Vodka Association axed

The Gin & Vodka Association (GVA) in the UK is to be disbanded and its work taken over by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 No Comments »

Bordeaux attracts architectural heavyweights

Bordeaux mayor Alain Juppé will this week select five teams of architects from around the world to submit designs for the city’s proposed wine museum.

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 1 Comment »

Value remains in lesser Bordeaux vintages

The 2007 and 2008 vintages of popular Bordeaux brands are looking particularly good value at present, according to the drinks business December Fine Wine Monitor – a monthly market report compiled by Liv-ex.

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 No Comments »

Auctions ride high to the end

Christie’s and Sotheby’s both rounded off their years’ fine wine auctions with positive sales in London and New York dominated by Lafite and top Burgundy.

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 No Comments »

50th anniversary of Champagne case

Fifty years ago today a legal judgement was announced which set a powerful precedent in the protection of the term Champagne and, as a result, other geographical indications of origin.

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 No Comments »

First growths dominate fine wine survey

For the first time ever, all five Bordeaux first growths have taken first five places in the Liv-ex Power 100 fine wine survey, which ranks brands according to their trade and price performance over the last 12 months, as well as average scores and production.

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 No Comments »

A beer for the lady

A huge opportunity exists for beer companies which target new female drinkers, the drinks business has been told.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 No Comments »

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