The Oenophiliac

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Negociants UK to sell direct to independents


Yalumba owned, Negociants UK is to begin selling its wines direct to independent merchants and restaurants. It has added wines from Barossa Valley’s and Brokenwood from the Hunter Valley, as … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

English Wine Producers announces summer trade activities


English Wine Producers (EWP), has announced two key activities this year to help the trade work more closely with the industry during the Queen’s Jubilee and London Olympics. The Annual English Wine … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

By Carol Emmas-Harpers, at Vinisud in Montpellier


French producers are benefiting from the gap left in the mid-range, off-trade market due to the decline in demand for Australian wines. Michel Batille, head of Les Vignobles Foncalieu, a … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trade pledges needed for National Wine Month


Touch PR, the agency behind the first National Wine Month last May, is urging for pledges from the trade, in order for the 2012 campaign to go ahead. The proposal … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Digital Wine Communications Conference announces key speakers


The Digital Wine Communications Conference in Izmir (Turkey) has announced its three keynote speakers. It will feature American author and winemaker Randall Grahm of southern California’s Bonny Doon vineyard, and British … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

International Gamay Competition winners announced


The second International Gamay Competition organised by Inter Beaujolais, has announced 169 medal winners. The competition designed to promote consumer and trade appreciation and awareness of the grape variety, took … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Argentina grows UK exports


The popularity of Argentinian wines continues to forge ahead, with UK exports for 2011 up 8.4% by value, according to the latest figures from Wines of Argentina. UK director Andrew … Continue reading

February 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

UK consumer trading up on price and down on abv


The UK consumer is spending more per bottle and increasingly requesting lower alcohol wines, according to the first Wine Intelligence UK Independent Retailer Report. UK independent wine sector has reported … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Villa Maria vintage update – two weeks behind


Alastair Maling MW, Villa Maria group winemaker, is hoping for a drier February, and forecasts that yields will be down in Marlborough. The region has had a cooler spring and … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Royal Tokaji appoints Bibendum as UK agent


Royal Tokaji has appointed Bibendum as its agent for the UK market. Royal Tokaji’s range of award winning wines includes the Aszú wines on which the region’s fame was founded … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Registration opens for 23rd Wines from Spain Trade Fair


The 23rd Annual Wines from Spain Trade Fair will take place on March 1, in Old Billingsgate. Fifty-eight Spanish wine importers will present new releases from the 2011 vintage as … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Northern Restaurant & Bar trade show calls for registration


The Northern Restaurant & Bar, returns to Manchester Central for its 11th year. The two day event on March 12 and 13, will welcome trade-only exhibitors and visitors including brewers, … Continue reading

January 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Harpers calls for Design Awards entries


Harpers Wine and Spirit is calling for entries to its 2012, Design Awards. The awards are aimed at businesses that have recently re-designed or launched their drinks brand, or to agencies … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · Leave a comment
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