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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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Model Laetitia Casta helps launch Cointreau 'Creative Crew' campaign

Published:  10 November, 2015

Cointreau launches the 'Creative Crew' philanthropist programme focused on supporting the creativity of women.

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Lakeland Distillery partners with Cumbrian Wildlife Trust on juniper

Published:  09 November, 2015

Lakeland Distillery has partnered with the Cumbrian Wildlife Trust to source local juniper for its award-winning Lakes Gin.

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Iconic Artesian bar loses several key bar staff members

Published:  09 November, 2015

Is it the end of an era for the iconic Artesian bar, a four-time winner of the World's 50 Best Bars, which lost its two lead bartenders Alex Kratena and Simone Caporale and nine other staff members?

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Big rise in number of consumers trading up on wine, survey shows

Published:  09 November, 2015

UK consumers are spending more on wine, and younger wine drinkers are becoming a key influence in shaping the marketplace, according to the UK Wine Market Landscapes Report 2015 from Wine Intelligence.

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Frizzenti expands wine-on-tap range

Published:  09 November, 2015

Frizzenti, the supplier of wine on tap to the on-trade, has added nine new wines to its range.

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Harpers 2015 Survey: A look back at 2015 and what to expect in 2016

Published:  09 November, 2015

As we approach the end of 2015 and set our sights on 2016, we thought it was an apt time to take stock of the trade and where you, our readers, think the future of drinks is headed.

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Bodega Trivento adds Shiraz to best-selling Reserve brand

Published:  09 November, 2015

Bodega Trivento is adding a new wine to its best-selling range in the UK.

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First sake cocktail competition launches in London

Published:  09 November, 2015

The Hyper Japan Christmas Market has announced its inaugural sake cocktail competition.

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Akintola attacks Network Rail over Oddbins London Bridge eviction

Published:  09 November, 2015

Network Rail is "coldly ripping out the hearts of neighbourhoods across London and the UK", according to Oddbins' managing director, Ayo Akintola.

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Leading Cavas and Proseccos compete for Xmas sparkling wine sales

Published:  06 November, 2015

Two leading producers of sparkling wine have announced new packaging in the run up to Christmas.

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Port harvest survives Cyclone Henry in excellent health

Published:  06 November, 2015

The 2015 port harvest was both early and conducted in ideal conditions for picking, The Fladgate Partnership has revealed.

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Isle of Arran Distillery retains tourist attraction trophy

Published:  06 November, 2015

The Isle of Arran Distillery has been name Best Distillery Visitor Experience for the second year running.

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DJ Rampling samples wine-picking for Kingscote Estate harvest

Published:  06 November, 2015

Sussex-based wine producer Kingscote Estate invited world-famous DJ Danny Rampling to help them close the harvest this year.

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