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Friday 25 July 2014

Wine

Halfwine sets sights on expansion

Halfwine, a new UK wine operation specialising in half bottles, has launched a crowdfunding project to help it expand and build on this growing trend.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Fine wine lost in lorry smash

Up to 18,000 bottles of Saint Emilion Grand Cru have been lost after a lorry transporting them overturned in rural France yesterday.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Lidl plots ‘claret offensive’

Discount supermarket chain Lidl is plotting a £12 million autumn “claret offensive” against its rivals in a bid to expand into affluent central London postcodes.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 2 Comments »

Mutant worm could help alcoholics

Scientists in the US have created a “James Bond” style mutant worm that is resistant to the intoxicating effects of alcohol, potentially revolutionising drug treatment for alcoholics.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Plumbers plead guilty to $650k wine heist

Two plumbers have pleaded guilty to stealing US$650,000 worth of wine in a botched wine heist.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

New training programme for HK trade

WineSPIT, a new training programme for staff in Hong Kong has been announced.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 No Comments »

The two faces of Italy’s Lugana wine region

During a recent trip to the Italian wine region of Lugana, I was told by a producer that the area has two different faces. I was intrigued.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Americans drive gran reserva Rioja sales

American consumers have developed a thirst for gran reserva Rioja and are helping to drive sales of the style according to one of the region’s historic estates.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Aussie wine value rises as volume drops

The average value of Australian wine exports has increased, despite volume decreasing by 6% over the past 12 months.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Cono Sur rides high on Tour de France

The success of this month’s Tour de France Grand Départ has helped boost UK sales of the event’s official wine sponsor Cono Sur by 73.6%.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 No Comments »

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