Share in Thierry's

Edward Cavendish & Sons, a subsidiary of South African wine producer KWV International, has become part of UK wine company Thierry's Wine Services. KWV said it was reaffirming its commitment to the UK market by taking a minority share in Thierry's.

Luxury pack

As part of Beam Global Spirits & Wine's £2.5m investment behind Courvoisier, the company is launching a luxury gift pack for the VSOP cognac variant in time for Christmas. The gift pack is designed to drive value in the category and encourage Courvoisier consumers to trade up.

French celebration

French wines will get increased promotional activity next month, in French Wines Week from 9 to 15 October, and The Wine Show from 26 to 29 October. The former is described as a seven-day celebration of the quality and diversity offered by the wine regions of France.