Merchant taps into mature wine demand
A new UK-based wine merchant is attracting international customers by basing its business entirely on sales of mature wine.
Kurniawan sentencing delayed once more
The sentencing of wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan has been delayed for the third time but he has agreed a settlement with billionaire Bill Koch.
Corney & Barrow sells wines on online ‘shop window’
Singapore-based online platform, Winefamily, has secured the support of Corney & Barrow and is now offering over 70 of the merchant’s wines through the site.
In the fourth of our Power Brand round ups, our attention turns to the world of Champagne and sparkling wines.
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New Zealand is now the number two country of origin for wine sold over £7 in the UK, new figures have shown.
Wine-buyers the world over will be green with envy at the news of a small northern French auction-house selling top vintage wines at slashed prices.
JD Wetherspoon will not stock any Diageo-distributed products “for the long- term” in its new pub ventures in Ireland unless it can haggle lower prices from the brewer.
Biodynamic wine, copas of Sherry, seashell cocktails and a Bourbon barrel-aged gin were just some of the topics up for discussion among the drinks trade this week.
The rate of underage drinking among 11 to 15 year olds in England has fallen to its lowest ever rate since records began in 1988.
KFC is to serve beer at two of its restaurants in Toronto in a bid to keep up with increasingly up market “fast-casual” chains.
UK sales of alcoholic drinks for at-home consumption have leapt 15% in the last five years, although volumes are in decline thanks to rising prices and a health conscious younger generation.
the drinks business
Lidl has insisted that its move into higher priced wines does not undermine the European discount retailer’s budget-friendly reputation.
Rosé is a category often unfairly overlooked, thought to be suited only to summer sipping. Here we take a look at 10 rosés that deserve to be taken seriously.
Although Lafite no longer commands the share of trade it used to there are vintages that are still attracting buyers’ interest.
“Vinegar” wine in Japan that’s not all it seems, Tasmanian Pinot Noir, DRC and the last bottle of Burgundy in the shop.