County Down wine merchant James Nicholson is celebrating the Rugby World Cup by listing a New Zealand wine inspired by the All Blacks. Earth's End Pinot Noir comes from Central Otago and features a picture of the haka on the label. Nicholson said: "Just like the New Zealand World Cup squad, it is a formidable blend, hallmarked by sheer excellence."
Harrods' wine shop will be showcasing Portuguese wines throughout October as part of a link-up with the Portuguese tourist office. The promotion, which aims to show the diversity of Portuguese produce, will kick off with a cocktail evening in the store's Georgian restaurant on Oct 9.
West London wine merchant Armit is sponsoring an Australian art exhibition. The Raark exhibition - at the Bargehouse on London's South Bank - features more than 100 Aboriginal-style paintings. Armit is selling a new range of Australian wines to coincide with the start of the exhibition, including the Spitting Spider Field Blend Red 2005 and White 2006 sport labels, designed exclusively for them.