3 December 2013
English brewer Hogs Back is today (3 December) launching a new “craft” lager in the UK, as it looks to capitalise on the emerging trend.
18 November 2013
A healthy rise in Prosecco and fine wine sales has helped UK retailer Majestic Wine post a slight lift in first-half profits and sales.
22 July 2013
Last week, the International Wine Challenge announced the winners of its headline awards at the annual IWC dinner in London. Here are the full results.
24 June 2013
SH Jones Wine has acquired Slurp.co.uk for an undisclosed fee, its second purchase of an online drinks retailer this year.
17 June 2013
Majestic Wine has reported a slight rise in full-year profits as online and fine wine sales propped up its performance.
12 June 2013
Viñalba Diane has been made by winemaker Hervé Joyaux-Fabre as a tribute to his wife Diane.
9 January 2013
Majestic Wine has reported a slight rise in Christmas sales in its UK stores, but admitted the period was “challenging”.
20 November 2012
Specialist wine retailer Majestic Wine has seen profits rise as online sales increased to about one-tenth of UK transactions.
18 October 2012
Next week’s TFWA World Exhibition reverts to its traditional late October time slot after last year’s G20 Summit in Cannes forced the show to set up shop a month earlier in sunny September. Yet the prospect of chillier nights and a shower or two on the Croisette is unlikely to dampen the spirits of the 104 liquor exhibitors attending this year’s event. Indeed, all things considered, Joe Bates believes that the duty-free wine and spirit business is in pretty good shape.
6 August 2012
LGI-Alain Grignon Wines' Esprit Soleil Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de France
18 June 2012
Specialist wine retailer Majestic Wines has reported a healthy rise in full-year profits thanks to an increase in sales of bottles priced at GBP20 and above.
19 March 2012
Pernod Ricard's GH Mumm Millesimé 2004
10 January 2012
Christmas trading has helped Majestic Wine to recover from a wine sales wobble and regain momentum in its fiscal year, despite depressed consumer spending power across the UK.
5 January 2012
Grupo Codorníu has appointed Carolyn d'Aguilar as brand manager for its namesake Cava wine in the UK.
29 November 2011
Earlier this month, Majestic Wine brought some colour back to the cheeks of the UK wine market, when it posted a healthy set of figures for the first half of its fiscal year. As good a time as any, then, to find out the secret to the drinks retailer's success, from company CEO, Steve Lewis.
29 November 2011
Steve Lewis, 47, was educated at Bournemouth Grammar School. He then went on to study modern history at UCL.
14 November 2011
When a wine retailer operating in the UK announces half-year profit figures that are not only in the black but are up by over 23%, then the wine producers of the world really ought to reconsider their opinions on this country's wine market.
14 November 2011
Majestic Wine has praised the strong performance of still wines priced above GBP20 (US$31.80) per bottle for helping drive its sales and profits in the first six months of its current fiscal year.
24 October 2011
Moet Hennessy's Champagne Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004
20 September 2011
So, that's us done for another year. Here I sit, in Nice airport, awaiting my return flight to London. Having arrived on Sunday lunchtime, two days at TFWA World Exhibition is about as much as I can cope with, before I begin to believe that, like George Clooney, I am forever 'Up in the Air'.
1 September 2011
Wouldn't the world be a better place if every country had a beer festival? Pete Brown thinks so, and it might even help beer sales. He argues that all companies - from Anheuser-Busch InBev to backyard brewers - should be involved, too.
13 June 2011
Majestic Wine has shown that there is still life in the UK's independent wine retail market by reporting rises in both sales and profits for its fiscal year.
27 May 2011
Proximo Spirits' The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
23 May 2011
Presented earlier this month at the London International Wine Fair, here, for just-drinks members, is a bonus briefing for May, just-drinks' State of the UK Nation 2011 survey. Here's part one of four.
15 February 2011
UK pub group Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has appointed the previous chairman of Majestic Wine as its non-executive chairman.
26 January 2011
Nepenthe Wines' Altitude - Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir
6 January 2011
UK retailer Majestic Wine has reported an increase in sales over the key Christmas trading period, despite concerns that poor weather could have hit retail sales in the country.
22 December 2010
The CEO of the UK's Wine & Spirit Trade Association has said that tough conditions in the country's wine industry are likely to remain in 2011.
15 December 2010
Consumers in the UK spend more on wine when they buy online, according to a YouGov survey that suggests strong growth potential for internet wine sales.
16 November 2010
Majestic Wine has continued to reap benefits from relaxing its minimum order rule, with profits up strongly in the first half of the UK retailer's fiscal year.