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Programme announced for fifth annual Great Sherry Tasting

Published:  29 July, 2015

The Sherry Institute has announced the programme for its prestigious annual tasting event, the Great Sherry Tasting 2015.

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Cordoníu hires Bradbury as UK managing director

Published:  28 July, 2015

Bodegas y Viñedos Cordoníu Raventós has appointed Simon Bradbury as managing director of its UK business.

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Bodegas Tierra Hermosa launches sourcing venture

Published:  28 July, 2015

Andalucían wine producer Bodegas Tierra Hermosa is to launch a service sourcing Spanish wines for international importers, distributors and retailers.

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Plantation picks Identity Drinks for UK distribution

Published:  28 July, 2015

Maison Ferrand has appointed the newly established Identity Drinks Brands to distribute its Plantation Rum brand in the UK.

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Crowther moves to Buckingham Schenk

Published:  28 July, 2015

UK wine importer Buckingham Schenk has appointed Emma Crowther as national account manager.

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i heart expands range with two sparkling launches

Published:  28 July, 2015

The i heart Wines brand is set to launch two new products into the UK sparkling wines market.

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Isle of Arran posts record growth despite slump of Scottish whisky sector

Published:  28 July, 2015

Independent whisky producer Isle of Arran Distillers has revealed record results for 2014.

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Borough Wines heads for the coast

Published:  27 July, 2015

London-based independent wine merchant Borough Wines has announced plans for its first shop outside the capital. Borough Wines, Beers & Books will open in Hastings, East Sussex towards the end of the summer.

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Bladnoch Distillery returns to production

Published:  27 July, 2015

Bladnoch, the southern-most distillery in Scotland is to start producing whisky again.

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Champagne Lanson has a 'perfect start' to summer campaign

Published:  27 July, 2015

Champagne Lanson's 'The Perfect Start' programme of sponsorship throughout the British summer is already bearing fruit.

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Nyetimber lands partnership with Goodwood Racecourse

Published:  27 July, 2015

Nyetimber, one of England's leading sparkling wine producer, has announced a three-year partnership with Goodwood Racecourse.

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Strong Fever-Tree results consolidate market position

Published:  27 July, 2015

Fever-Tree, the UK-based manufacturer of premium mixers, has revealed strong growth for the first half of 2015. Its results for the six months to 30 June showed revenue of £24.1m - up 62% on the same period for the previous year.

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Euromonitor: Global spirits grow at the slowest rate in 2014 since 2008

Published:  27 July, 2015

Euromonitor International's most recent report, Trends in the Global Spirits Markets, reveals that despite the hype around spirits, the category grew at the slowest rate in 2014 since the start of the global financial Crisis.

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Diageo facing scrutiny in US over claims of artificially inflating sales

Published:  24 July, 2015

Diageo is facing a probe from the US Securities & Exchange Commission into its distribution activities in the country.

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Euroboozer ships 'biggest range' of US craft beers to hit UK in one go

Published:  24 July, 2015

World beer importer Euroboozer has launched what it claims is the biggest range of American craft beers and ciders to ever land in the UK at one time.

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Retail volumes ahead by 4% over the year but price deflation holds revenue growth back says ONS

Published:  24 July, 2015

Retail sales volume grew in June on an annual basis for the 27th consecutive month according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Waitrose sees mini bottles of wine surge in sales to 82% ahead of a year ago

Published:  24 July, 2015

Waitrose says sales of mini bottles of wine have soared in recent weeks as the trend for single serve sizes accelerates.

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Quintessential to create Manchester base for new Dakin small batch gin

Published:  23 July, 2015

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Alcohol consumption among under-18s at a record low in 2014, UK government statistics show

Published:  23 July, 2015

New government statistics show that the number of 11- to 15-year-olds drinking alcohol has fallen to a record low.

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Suntory agrees sale of Louis Royer Cognac to Tullibardine whisky owner Terroirs Distillers

Published:  23 July, 2015

Japanese drinks giant Suntory has announced in Tokyo that it is to sell the Louis Royer Cognac brand to Terroirs Distillers.

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