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Private label growth for wine & Champagne continues

Published:  02 May, 2024

Private label is stealing a march across Europe, with retailer’s own offerings outperforming national brands across all the major alcohol categories in terms of value.


Rioja Wine Month winners announced

Published:  20 December, 2021

The winners of the inaugural Rioja Wine Month campaign (formerly Shop Rioja) have been announced, after an upsurge of sales throughout the autumn.


Champagne: A rollercoaster year

Published:  25 March, 2021

David Kermode takes the measure of Champagne, which managed to add some sparkle to its sales in 2020 despite the loss of celebratory drinking occasions.


Soapbox: Talking of funny foreigners

Published:  19 January, 2021

Have you ever used the ‘F word’ during a meeting with your biggest client? I have. Several times and, to make it worse, several times during the same meeting. The client was Jon Woodriffe, now of Origin Wines, but then Sainsbury’s buyer for French wines.