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Scots' alcohol consumption down, but still ahead of rest of UK - report

Published:  16 June, 2015

Per capita alcohol consumption in Scotland is in decline - but still far exceeds levels in other parts of the UK, a new report shows.

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Harveys woos bartenders with cocktail push for sherry range

Published:  16 June, 2015

Harveys is asking bartenders to help make sherry more exciting in a new cocktail competition.

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First quarter restaurant sales flat for Beefeater owner Whitbread

Published:  16 June, 2015

Restaurant sales are taking a smaller share of the product mix of Whitbread, the owner of Costa and Premier Inn.

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Ardbeg malt whisky serve recreates Islay mist in bars

Published:  15 June, 2015

Islay's cult Ardbeg distillery has produced a carafe designed to replicate the island's mist in an on-trade serve.

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French President Hollande opens Vinexpo 2015

Published:  15 June, 2015

French President François Hollande opened the 18th bi-annal Vinexpo 2015 yesterday.

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Edinburgh launches gin with flavours of the seaside

Published:  15 June, 2015

The plethora of premium gin launches has continued with Edinburgh Gin launching a product with botanicals sourced from the local coastline.

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Full recall for shattering Wine Society Prosecco

Published:  15 June, 2015

The Wine Society has recalled all remaining bottles of its house Prosecco after more bottles spontaneously shattered in members' wine racks.

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London to get smaller format Majestics as Gormley tests ways to get chain back on track

Published:  15 June, 2015

New Majestic Wine boss Rowan Gormley has spelled out his vision for the future of the company in a bid to return the company to profit growth.

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Celebrate World Gin Day tomorrow June 13

Published:  12 June, 2015

Tomorrow June 13 people the world over will be celebrating the classic English tipple- gin.

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French media given green light to name-check wines in law change

Published:  12 June, 2015

France's controversial Evin law which bans alcohol advertising has been amended to allow the media to talk about wines in copy.

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Stolichnaya grasps the spirit of Ibiza in hotel deal

Published:  12 June, 2015

Stolichnaya Russian vodka is using a new campaign to position itself as the "vodka of Ibiza", the holiday destination of choice for party people.

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Wine body rules out export group for Western Australia

Published:  12 June, 2015

The Australian Grape & Wine Authority has distanced itself from reports there were plans to open an export development office for Western Australian wines.

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Martini looks to its roots for premium vermouth launch

Published:  12 June, 2015

Martini is trying to take the famous vermouth upmarket with the launch of two products under the Riserva Speciale name.

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Campari disposes of Enrico Serafino Italian wine operation

Published:  11 June, 2015

Italian drinks giant Gruppo Campari has sold off its Piedmont-based Enrico Serafino wine operation.

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Pernod Ricard UK turns 40 and celebrates responsibly with its 5th annual "Responsib'all Day"

Published:  11 June, 2015

Pernod Ricard UK celebrated its Ruby Anniversary as well as raised a glass to several key milestones over the last 40 years while also promoting it's "Responsib'all Day".

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Moody's warns of more margin and market share misery for multiples

Published:  11 June, 2015

A warning that supermarket margins face more pressure from price deflation in the months ahead has been made by a leading credit rating agency.

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Industry collective takes a trip down Gin Lane with launch

Published:  11 June, 2015

A mystery cabal of drinks industry professionals is behind the launch of a new range of four gins.

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Brewdog to build brewery and open first bars in US

Published:  11 June, 2015

Brewdog is to build its first brewery outside the UK to supply beer to five bars it intends to open in the US.

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American whiskey challenges Johnnie Walker lead in alcohol power list

Published:  10 June, 2015

Johnnie Walker has retained its title as the world's leading alcohol power brand - but risks losing the crown in future years.

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Villa Maria hands top winemaking role to Picone

Published:  10 June, 2015

New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria has promoted Nick Picone to the role of group chief winemaker.

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