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Bargain Booze waives franchise fees and offers free 24-hour refit for first 100 new recruits

Published:  13 August, 2015

Conviviality Retail is wooing potential new Bargain Booze franchisees with the promise of a free overnight refit.

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UK rises 11% as WSET sees global take-up of courses increase for 13th year in a row

Published:  13 August, 2015
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Torres claims a Chilean first for wine from slate terraces

Published:  13 August, 2015

Bodegas Torres has produced what it claims is the first Chilean wine to be grown on terraced slate terrain.

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London bars and shops prepare for first ever Rum Experience Week

Published:  13 August, 2015

Gerry's Wines & Spirit's in London's Soho has been named official rum shop for a week of events under the banner of Rum Experience Week.

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Adnams revamps Copper House vodka under East Coast name

Published:  12 August, 2015

Suffolk brewer and distiller Adnams has renamed its Copper House barley vodka as East Coast Single Malt Vodka.

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Jago to join Berry Bros & Rudd as chief executive

Published:  12 August, 2015

Tesco wine boss Dan Jago will join Berry Bros & Rudd as chief executive in October.

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Northern Lights inspire Aurora expression for Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head vodka

Published:  12 August, 2015

Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head vodka will launch a new expression in the UK in October.

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Bryant takes the hot seat as chief winemaker for Jacob's Creek

Published:  12 August, 2015

Pernod Ricard has appointed Ben Bryant as chief winemaker for its Jacob's Creek Australian wine brand, replacing Bernard Hickin, who will retire in June 2016.

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Release lined up for first single malt ever to be bottled in Shetland

Published:  12 August, 2015

The first ever whisky bottled in Shetland is scheduled to go on sale at the start of September.

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Cape Wine launches video campaign to help delegates prepare for their visit

Published:  12 August, 2015

Video interviews with South African winemakers, viticulturalists and other wine personalities are being used to prepare visitors to Cape Wine 2015 for their trip.

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On-trade venues line up programme of events to celebrate National Champagne Week

Published:  12 August, 2015

Nineteen on-trade venues have signed up for National Champagne Week which runs from October 1-7.

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'Halves more popular than pints for beer' - Camra survey

Published:  12 August, 2015

The half has usurped the pint as the favourite measure for draught beer drinkers according to a survey commissioned by the Campaign for Real Ale.

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Gosling's rum owner Castle Brands sees sales surge by 37.8% in Q1

Published:  11 August, 2015

The owner of Gosling's rum and Jefferson's bourbon has reported a 37.8% increase in net sales in the first quarter of its financial year, to June 30.

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Whisky Show to host 'world's most expensive tasting' to raise money for Nepal

Published:  11 August, 2015

What is being billed as the world's most expensive whisky tasting will be held in London in October.

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Most mums-to-be think official alcohol guidance stricter than it is, Drinkaware research shows

Published:  11 August, 2015

New and expectant mums have stricter views on drinking during pregnancy than the current government guidelines according to research from the responsible alcohol information charity Drinkaware.

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Spanish chef Pizarro signs as ambassador for wine producer Codorníu in the UK

Published:  11 August, 2015

Spanish wine producer Codorníu Raventos has signed up chef José Pizarro as its ambassador in the UK for the next two years.

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Quiet Man opens Derry's first new whiskey distillery in 150 years

Published:  10 August, 2015

Cream liqueur manufacturer Niche Drinks is to open a distillery in Derry, Northern Ireland, the city's first in 150 years.

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'No reason' UK gin exports can't match Scotch whisky's £4 billion says environment secretary

Published:  10 August, 2015

The environment secretary Elizabeth Truss has said the UK government has ambitions to help the gin industry match the UK's whisky exports, which topped £4 billion in 2014.

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KWV plans export sales for Cruxland premium gin made from Kalahari truffles

Published:  10 August, 2015

South African wine and spirit producer KWV is planning an assault on export markets for a new craft London dry gin made with truffles.

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Indian whiskies dominate world's fastest-growing spirit brands

Published:  10 August, 2015

Four out of the five fastest-growing spirits brands in the world are Indian whiskies, according to new research from the IWSR.

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