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Lidl UK buyer Ben Hulme takes up international position

Published:  22 February, 2016

Ben Hulme, BWS buyer for Lidl UK, has been appointed Head of Wine for Lidl International, with immediate effect.

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Bulleit partners with Hop House 13 for London Beer Week

Published:  22 February, 2016

Kentucky bourbon brand Bulleit is partnering with Hop House 13 Lager, as an official boilermaker sponsor for London Beer Week.

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Justerini & Brooks trade tasting announced

Published:  22 February, 2016

Fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks is to hold its annual portfolio tasting on Wednesday, February 24.

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Connoisseur Estates to unveil new M?ori winery at SITT

Published:  19 February, 2016

UK wine agency Connoisseur Estates is to launch its latest premium wine signing, New Zealand producer Tohu, at SITT in Manchester and London next week. 

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Morrisons rap suppliers for lack of collaboration in brand development

Published:  19 February, 2016

The Morrisons wine team is putting out clear messages to suppliers for 2016 and 2017, saying that the team wants to develop a collaborative approach with suppliers and brand developers, to ensure that those suppliers bring out products that suit the supermarket's specific needs.

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Beaujolais outperforms rival French regions with strong UK exports

Published:  19 February, 2016

Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages posted exceptional volume and value growth in the UK in 2015, according to the latest figures from Ubi France.

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Think Gin award nominations revealed

Published:  19 February, 2016

The shortlists have been announced for the second annual Think Gin awards, which will be held in London on March 1.

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Chink & swig! Welcome to the Drinks Wholesaler

Published:  18 February, 2016

We hope you'll enjoy the mix of features, analysis and viewpoints in our launch issue. And, above all, find the content thought-provoking, informative and useful to you, this being the only publication solely dedicated to focusing on the business of wholesaling beers, wines and spirits.

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Canada joins Bibendum-PLB portfolio

Published:  18 February, 2016

Two new Canadian agencies, Stratus Vineyards and Norman Hardie, have been added to the Bibendum-PLB portfolio, representing the company's first foray into the country's wines.

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MMD adds California wines

Published:  18 February, 2016

Maisons Marques et Domaines has extended its California portfolio with the addition of the still wines of Roederer Estate, comprising Domaine Anderson and Carpe Diem, for distribution in the UK.

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Inverarity Morton seals deal with Edinburgh Whisky

Published:  18 February, 2016

Scotland's Edinburgh Whisky, one the newest additions to the whisky scene, has signed a deal with Inverarity Morton, which now becomes the exclusive on-trade distributor throughout the UK

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Millennials drink almost half of all wine consumed in the US

Published:  18 February, 2016

Millennials drank 42% of all wine consumed in the US last year according to new research presented by the Wine Market Council last month at their consumer research conference in New York.

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Treasury Wine Estates strong H1 results show profits double

Published:  18 February, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates released its interim results for the first six months ending on 31 December, 2015 with net profits after tax more than doubling to AUD$87.6m and net sales revenue up 22%.

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Real Wine Fair biggest event to date set for April

Published:  17 February, 2016

The Real Wine Fair is shaping up to be the largest fair yet with 160 growers from 15 countries set to show over 700 wines at the Tobacco Dock on 17 - 18 April, 2016.

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Distell posts strong growth and looks to double the size of the business by 2020

Published:  17 February, 2016

The Distell Group posted strong year-on-year growth following a record festive trading period and strong performances across Africa.

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Armit Wines expands Californian wine offering

Published:  17 February, 2016

Armit Wines announced it will be expanding its California offering and adding four new wineries to its portfolio following the growth in the popularity of wines from the US in the UK.

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Pernod Ricard launches Jacob's Creek Sun Craft range targeting millennials

Published:  17 February, 2016

Pernod Ricard announced that it is planning on launching a new Jacob's Creak wine range called Sun Craft the will be targeting millennials and is expected to launch in March or April in the UK.

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European launch for premium Canadian Okanagan winery

Published:  16 February, 2016

Canada's Okanagan Crush Pad winery will make its European début at ProWein Dusseldorf.

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Russian vodka exports collapse

Published:  16 February, 2016

Russian exports of vodka and other spirits slumped 40% in 2015, according to reports in the Russian media.

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Bacardi challenges US government as battle for Havana Club escalates

Published:  16 February, 2016

Bacardi has demanded that the US government reverse its January 11 decision to grant the Havana Club trademark to Pernod Ricard.

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