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Conviviality Retail confirms £200m deal to buy Matthew Clark

Published:  08 September, 2015

Conviviality Retail has confirmed a deal to buy Matthew Clark from Accolade Wines and Punch Taverns for £200 million.

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Revamped Absolut vodka bottle heads to global markets

Published:  07 September, 2015

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a new-look bottle for Absolut vodka, the first redesign for the brand in over 30 years.

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The future of drinking lies in the cheesy cocktails of the past says top advertising agency in report

Published:  07 September, 2015
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Gonzalez Byass wraps up three prestige Deutz Champagnes in gift pack

Published:  07 September, 2015

Gonzalez Byass UK has launched a Champagne Deutz gift pack featuring three fizzes from the 2008 vintage.

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London Cocktail Week highlights participating bars on new website

Published:  07 September, 2015

The team behind London's Cocktail Week, Wine Week and Beer Week has launched an online guide to bars that participate in the events.

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Luxury cuvée matured in steel, wood and glass released by Möet

Published:  07 September, 2015

Moët & Chandon is to release a prestige cuvée called MCIII in October.

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Chile's Viña Ventisquero lines-up Root 1 additions and Wild Swan for UK debuts

Published:  04 September, 2015

Chilean producer Viña Ventisquero is the latest to line up new UK launches for a big reveal at next week's Mercado Andino tasting in London.

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European spirits body welcomes court statement on minimum pricing for alcohol

Published:  04 September, 2015

The body which represents spirits producers across the EU has welcomed yesterday's European Court of Justice statement that casts doubt on the legality of minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

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Wine review app Quini launches widget to help spread the word

Published:  04 September, 2015

Wine ratings and review app Quini has created a widget for websites, bloggers and wine writers to feature its content.

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IRI launches service to give drinks companies insight into whether digital media campaigns work

Published:  04 September, 2015

Retail intelligence company IRI has launched a new service which it claims will help drinks marketers understand the impact of digital media activity on their brands' sales in shops.

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Bacardi unveils trio of The Deveron single malts

Published:  04 September, 2015

Bacardi has released three single malt whiskies from the MacDuff distillery on Speyside under the name of The Deveron.

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European Court says minimum unit pricing may be illegal

Published:  03 September, 2015
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Alcohol generates more in tax than it costs the government says think tank report

Published:  03 September, 2015

Free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs has produced a report which claims that alcohol revenue generates over twice as much tax revenue as it costs the country in health, policing, crime and welfare expenditure.

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Gordon & MacPhail unveils 75-year-old whisky with a £20,000 price ticket

Published:  03 September, 2015

Whisky supplier and retailer Gordon & MacPhail has launched what it believes to be the world's "most exclusive" single malt Scotch whisky.

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£25m recycling plant will improve glass quality for Scotch whisky makers

Published:  03 September, 2015

A new £25 million glass recycling facility in North Lanarkshire could give a boost to Scotch whisky makers.

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Chilgrove adds vodka made from grape spirit to product range

Published:  03 September, 2015

English gin producer Chilgrove Spirits is adding a vodka made from grape spirit to the gin it launched last year.

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Counterfeit alcohol worth £30k seized at Notting Hill Carnival

Published:  02 September, 2015

The Metropolitan Police says officers seized counterfeit and "overproof" alcohol with a street value of around £30,000 at this year's Notting Hill Carnival in west London.

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Spar adds to wine range and changes to EDLP model for exclusive Champagne

Published:  02 September, 2015

Spar is to move its Marquis Belrive Champagne to an everyday low pricing model.

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Chilean producer to release wine made from wild vines

Published:  02 September, 2015

Chile's Bouchon Family Wines is launching a wine made from Pais vines that grow wild among the trees of its Mingre Estate in Maule Valley.

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Trivento releases 100th anniversary vintage of Eolo Malbec

Published:  02 September, 2015

Leading Argentine wine brand Trivento is releasing a Malbec made from 100-year-old vines.

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