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Average profits up in Punch Taverns pubs after non-core disposals

Published:  02 September, 2015

Punch Taverns says it has seen the benefit of a disposal programme of non-core pubs with average profits per outlet up 4% across its estate.

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Whisky broker says investment market is booming with auction sales up 35% in first half of 2015

Published:  01 September, 2015

A record number of bottles of rare Scotch whisky were sold at auction in the first half of 2015 according to figures from analyst and broker Rare Whisky 101.

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Alsace Riesling gets Majestic listing after vote by store managers

Published:  01 September, 2015

A Riesling from Alsace has been added to the Majestic range after winning a poll of the group's 211 store managers.

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Packaging overhaul for Zacapa super-premium rum pair

Published:  01 September, 2015
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Duncan Murray Wines named in list of UK's top 100 small businesses

Published:  01 September, 2015

An independent wine merchant in the Midlands has been named as one of the top 100 small businesses in the UK.

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LGI signs deal with Rhone producer to supply its wines to the UK

Published:  01 September, 2015

Southern French wine specialist LGI is to handle the wines of Rhône producer Dauvergne & Ranvier in the UK.

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Hedonism to offer collection of rare Dom Pérignon vintages

Published:  28 August, 2015

Luxury London retailer Hedonism Wines is to open a cellar devoted to rare vintages of Dom Pérignon Champagne.

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Acquisitive Gallo adds Talbott Vineyards to collection

Published:  28 August, 2015

Gallo's burst of acquisitions has continued with the purchase of Talbott Vineyards in California's Santa Lucia Highlands appellation.

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£2m plan to open malt whisky distillery in the heart of Edinburgh

Published:  28 August, 2015

A former master blender at Macallan is behind plans to open the first single malt whisky distillery in Edinburgh for 90 years.

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Craft brewer hopes canning investment will persuade people to drink Moor Beer

Published:  28 August, 2015

Bristol-based Moor Beer is the latest leading light in the UK craft beer scene to invest in canning capacity for future growth.

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Australia's Barramundi embrances the sun and fun in rebrand

Published:  28 August, 2015

Australian wine brand Barramundi has been given a rebrand in a bid to appeal more to younger adult consumers.

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Bottle Green to merge into Kingsland following acquisition

Published:  27 August, 2015

Wine agency supplier Bottle Green is to be merged into Kingsland Drinks, the company that bought the business in April.

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Greene King report shows 11% rise in eating out during July but on-trade drinking declines

Published:  27 August, 2015

The average family spend on eating out was 11% up on a year ago in July, according to the latest Leisure Spend Tracker Report from pub and brewing group Greene King.

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Scottish alcohol consumption up as off-trade prices stall says health body's report

Published:  27 August, 2015

A report from NHS Health Scotland shows a 1% increase in alcohol consumption last year.

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Champagne provides some fizz for Pernod Ricard as annual sales nudge ahead by 2%

Published:  27 August, 2015

Champagne and Irish whiskey were among the main drivers of global growth for Pernod Ricard in 2014/15, though the spirits giant turned in only a modest overall sales increase of 2%. The company described the performance as "solid".

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Brown-Forman sales take 2% hit in Q1 on back of currency woes

Published:  27 August, 2015

Jack Daniel's producer Brown-Forman reported a 2% decline in net sales to US$900 million (£581.2 million) in the first quarter, to July 31, after being hit by currency exchange fluctuations.

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Cotswolds Distillery invites whisky fans on maturation journey with new-make spirit pack

Published:  26 August, 2015

The Cotswolds Distillery has released a three-bottle pack of new make spirit.

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Model Karembeu joins up with Lanson's Tsarine to launch Champagne

Published:  26 August, 2015

Fashion model Adriana Karembeu has put her name to a new Champagne in the Lanson International portfolio.

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Majestic named wine supplier to Ben Ainslie's America's Cup team

Published:  26 August, 2015
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William Grant in Rugby World Cup ticket giveaway

Published:  26 August, 2015

William Grant has launched a social media campaign for consumers to win Rugby World Cup tickets and merchandise.

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