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Majestic H1 results: profits drop 50% as company launches turnaround plan

Published:  16 November, 2015

Majestic plc's first-half results show that profits dropped by 50% for the 26 weeks to September 28, 2015, with profits before tax sliding to £4.3m, down from £8.5m for the same period the year before.

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We need to talk about old vines, Wine Australia says

Published:  13 November, 2015

Australia needs to talk more about its old vines, according to experts at a Wine Australia seminar yesterday.

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International Sherry Week celebrates successful second year

Published:  13 November, 2015

International Sherry Week, which ran from November 2 to 8, saw over 1,500 events being held across 25 countries on five continents.

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Rare new release from Ardmore

Published:  13 November, 2015

The Ardmore distillery has added a new expression to its portfolio.

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Ron Zacapa launches limited edition Reserva Limitada 2015

Published:  13 November, 2015

Ultra-premium Guatemalan rum brand, Ron Zacapa has launched its third annual limited edition blend, Reserva Limitada 2015.

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Durand takes helm at SAS Larsen

Published:  13 November, 2015

SAS Larsen, producer of Cognac brands, Larsen and Renault, has appointed Jérôme Durand as its new managing director.

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Roots taps rum ambassador Burrell for Caribbean restaurant launch

Published:  12 November, 2015

Entrepreneur, chef and musician Levi Roots has partnered with global rum ambassador Ian Burrell for the launch of his first restaurant.

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Bodegas Beronia offers festive Basque food-and-wine hampers

Published:  12 November, 2015

Rioja winery Bodegas Beronia has launched a range of food-and-wine hampers for the Christmas market in partnership with Basque food specialists San Sebastián Food.

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Benromach takes home top prizes from Hong Kong competition

Published:  12 November, 2015

Moray-based Benromach distillery won several two prizes at the annual Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition last week.

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Red Squirrel opens pop-up Christmas wine bar in Dalston

Published:  12 November, 2015

West London-based wine importer Red Squirrel Wine is to launch its first pop-up wine bar through the Christmas season.

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Conviviality confirms taste for Peppermint, reveals latest figures

Published:  12 November, 2015

Conviviality is to buy London-based bar and events company Peppermint.

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Rioja recognises six key figures at inaugural annual London awards

Published:  11 November, 2015

The work of six leading industry figures was recognized by the Consejo Regulador DOCa Rioja at the inaugural Rioja Recognises awards ceremony in London last night.

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Courvoisier launches Christmas campaign with major cinema ad buy

Published:  11 November, 2015

Courvoisier, the UK's best-selling brand of Cognac, has launched its 2015 Christmas campaign.

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WSTA launches London's first gin-focused tourist tour

Published:  11 November, 2015

Gin has made it onto the London tourist map, thanks to a new tour launched by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association this week.

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Tony Hammond, founder of Hammonds of Knutsford, dies

Published:  10 November, 2015

Tony Hammond, the well-known and much loved founder and chairman of Hammonds of Knutsford plc has died after 55 years in the hospitality sector. He was 79.

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Vinadeis and Origin seal global strategic partnership

Published:  10 November, 2015

French wine producer Vinadeis and South Africa's Origin Wines have signed a formal strategic partnership.

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UKTI takes 23 UK distilleries across the US on major gin-trade initiative

Published:  10 November, 2015

The Arbikie, Portobello Road and Cotswold distilleries were among 23 UK producers invited to showcase their gins in the US by the government's UK Trade & Investment department last month.

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Glenturret steps into limelight with new single malt range

Published:  10 November, 2015

The Crieff-based Glenturret Distillery has launched a new range of single malts to mark the 240th anniversary of distilling on its site.

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Matthew Clark racks up slew of new account signings

Published:  10 November, 2015

Leading on-trade distributor, Matthew Clark, has won seven new premium accounts.

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Oddbins announces quirky #WhatTheFox Christmas campaign

Published:  10 November, 2015

Oddbins, the award-winning high-street drinks chain, has launched its Christmas campaign.

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