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Gin Guild survey: Six out of 10 on-trade customers ask for a gin by brand name

Published:  23 July, 2015

A survey conducted for The Gin Guild by One Poll showed that almost two-thirds of on-trade customers (62%) ask for a specific gin by name rather than settling for the generic house gin when ordering a G&T. The results suggest half request tonic by name too.

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Brown-Forman starts work on new distillery for Old Forester bourbon

Published:  23 July, 2015

Brown-Forman has begun construction on a new distillery for its Old Forester bourbon brand in a return to West Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky - otherwise known as Whiskey Row.

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Wine Intelligence report: One in three US wine drinkers use internet to source prices but only 11% buy online

Published:  23 July, 2015

American wine drinkers have dramatically increased their use of the internet and social media to source information about wine over the past four years - but only 11% have actually bought wine in the ecommerce sector in the previous six months, a Wine Intelligence has shown.

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International summits drive UK government wine cellar consumption up 15% in a year

Published:  22 July, 2015

Consumption of wine from the government wine cellar rose by 15% in 2014/15, according to the latest annual statement on its use.

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Price moves are positive but wine investment market not yet 'normal' says specialist fund manager

Published:  22 July, 2015

A leading wine investment fund management company says that the fine wine market is "by no means back to anything that can be considered normal" despite a recent recovery in prices.

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Champagne & Fromage bistro and shop concept expands with third London site

Published:  22 July, 2015

Bistro and retail deli concept Champagne & Fromage has opened its third site in London.

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PLB on a high after bagging Hilltop Hungarian wines in off-trade deal

Published:  22 July, 2015

PLB will take on UK take-home distribution of Hungarian wines from Hilltop Neszmély on August 1. Its sister company Bibendum already handles the wines in the on-trade.

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UK market strong for Rémy as China and Greece hit Cognac and liqueur group's sales

Published:  21 July, 2015

Rémy Cointreau enjoyed "healthy momentum" for its Rémy Martin Cognac brand in the UK as the French group reported an 11.2% increase in global sales for the brand in the quarter to June.

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Multi-vintage Lallier Champagne makes UK debut through Boutinot

Published:  21 July, 2015

Champagne Lallier has released the first cuvée in its Série R collection of multi-vintage NV Champagnes through Boutinot in the UK.

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Hallgarten launches campaign to get independents behind 'weird and wonderful' varieties

Published:  21 July, 2015

Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has embarked on a campaign to drive interest from independent wine merchants in the "weird and wonderful" wines in its portfolio.

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Treasury sells Asti wine estate in Sonoma to Gallo

Published:  21 July, 2015

Australia's Treasury Wine Estates has sold its Asti Winery in Sonoma County in California to Gallo.

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Edinburgh gin revamped with bartender-friendly slimline bottle

Published:  21 July, 2015

Spencerfield Spirit has bought out a new slimline bottle for its Edinburgh Gin brand which it says makes it easier to handle for bartenders.

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UK release for Berry Bros & Rudd's Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

Published:  21 July, 2015

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Stanley Gibbons buys Bid For Wine online auction platform

Published:  20 July, 2015

Stamp and antique dealer Stanley Gibbons Group has bought the online fine wine auction platform Bid For Wine.

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Bordeaux group sends wine under the sea in a bid to accelerate ageing

Published:  20 July, 2015

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Gosling's rum and ginger beer set sail with official drink status for the America's Cup

Published:  20 July, 2015

Gosling-Castle Partners has signed a deal for its Gosling's rum and Gosling's Stormy ginger beer to become official drinks of yachting's America's Cup in 2017.

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Wine producers must be alert to the growing threat of cider - Rabobank

Published:  20 July, 2015

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Alizé spirit brand links with Rinse FM in urban music marketing push

Published:  20 July, 2015

The Alizé French spirits brand is being supported by an international marketing campaign linked with contemporary music.

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Winners celebrate after success in the 2015 International Wine Challenge

Published:  17 July, 2015

Laithwaites has been named Merchant of the Year in the 32nd International Wine Challenge announced at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane last night.

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Bulk prices hit value of Australian wine exports to the UK as China's status grows

Published:  17 July, 2015

Shipments of Australian wine to the UK fell 1.5% in the year to the end of June as the country's winemakers saw sales to China soar.

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