Round-Up - London International Wine Fair 2013
The LIWF took place at London's ExCeL centre this week. Here just-drinks offers a round-up of our full coverage of the event
As the curtain came down on the London International Wine Fair, not only for this year, but forever, on Wednesday, I couldn't help but feel a twinge of sadness: No more would I have to wend my way to the veritable desert of East London.
Visitor numbers at this year's London International Wine Fair (LIWF) fell year-on-year as organisers branded it "the most challenging show to date".
The boss of Tesco's wine unit has said the group remains "supporters" of minimum unit pricing, while claiming the measure would not boost the company's profits.
Brazil is aiming to triple its wine exports on the back of next year's World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics, the country's wine body has said.
Earlier this week, just-drinks sat down with the UK and group wine director for Tesco, Dan Jago. Part one of our interview ran yesterday, while today (22 May), we hear Jago's views on minimum unit pricing, the launch of lower-abv wines and the state of the nation in the UK.
A new bio-plant closure for wine bottles could replace plastic corks if oil prices continue to rise, its maker has claimed.
Consolidation and a "few failures" in the English wine industry are likely, despite the country producing some of the world's best sparkling wine, a producer has argued.
India's nascent wine industry remains small but can benefit from a growing interest among the country's youth, Indian vineyard owners have said.
Unique QR codes on alcohol packaging are the only way to eradicate fakes, a counterfeit expert has said.
To coincide with this week's London International Wine Fair, just-drinks managed to secure some time yesterday (20 May) with Dan Jago, the UK and group wine director for Tesco. In the first of this two-part interview, we look at Jago's time in the wine industry, Tesco's relationship with the wine consumer in the UK, and the 'E' word.
The head of a new UK trade body for gin has said that the spirit requires its own representation, because it is “more complex” than vodka.
Wine producers should concentrate on flagging up the category's low-calorie credentials, instead of looking at lowering abvs, a Mintel analyst has argued.
Wine's share of space on UK supermarket shelves has grown in the last year at the expense of beer and cider, according to an industry analyst.
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