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Sunday 7 February 2016


Too many wine brands not ‘China-ready’

Building wine brands in China requires a novel approach, but few labels are ready for the market, according to Wine Intelligence co-founder Richard Halstead.

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App launched to assess vineyard disease

Two free apps have been launched to help viticulturists digitally assess the impact of powdery mildew on grapes and guide canopy management.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Aussie wineries clash over alleged trademark breach

Two Australian wineries have become embroiled in a legal battle over the use of the Peacock’s Fan trademark, which is used on wines exported to the UK.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Lidl to stock English wines for the first time

Lidl is to stock English wine in its UK supermarkets for the first time, having partnered with Surrey-based producer Denbies.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 1 Comment »

‘Encouraging’ Christmas trading at Majestic

Specialist wine retailer Majestic reported “encouraging” results over the Christmas trading period, with total sales up 42.6%, driven by a strong performance by Naked Wines.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Flagship NZ Syrah producer joins Armit

One of New Zealand’s leading Syrah producers, Stonecroft, has joined UK merchant Armit Wines.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 No Comments »

London restaurants: Top 10 changes in 25 years

What are the 10 biggest changes to London’s restaurant wine business over the past 25 years? One seasoned salesman shares his views with db.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 1 Comment »

California offering a success for Armit

A pre-Christmas offering of top Californian wines by Armit Wines was hailed a success by the merchant as buyers swooped on Diamond Creek and Bien Nacido.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 No Comments »

Fine wine predictions for 2016

We run through a few predictions for the fine wine market in 2016, from more Champagne releases to the rise of California and Piedmont.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 2 Comments »

Thirst developing for Argentine whites

While dwarfed by the country’s red wine production, a thirst is developing for whites made in Argentina, with both domestic consumption and exports on the rise.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 1 Comment »

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