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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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Indian whiskies dominate world's fastest-growing spirit brands

Published:  07 August, 2015

Officer's Choice, produced by Mumbai's Allied Blenders & Distillers, is the fastest growing brand. Last year it overtook Diageo's Smirnoff to become the world's leading brand by volume, selling 28.4m cases.

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William Grant invites London's leading bartenders to Highland fling

Published:  07 August, 2015
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Access Uncorked partners with Capital On Tap to unlock cashflow for wineries

Published:  07 August, 2015

Access Uncorked has announced an exclusive global partnership with small-business finance specialists Capital On Tap to provide a range of innovative financial services to wineries.

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Majestic finance chief steps down

Published:  07 August, 2015

Nigel Alldritt, group chief financial officer and company secretary of Majestic Wine, is to leave the company in November.

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AI better than humans at predicting value of wine, new study finds

Published:  07 August, 2015

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be successfully used to predict fluctuations in the price of fine wines, according to a recent study from researchers at University College, London.

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Conviviality Retail invests in perfecting franchise model

Published:  07 August, 2015
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L'Avenir to launch Provence-style premium rosé at Cape Wine 2015

Published:  06 August, 2015

Stellenbosch estate, L'Avenir is to launch a new premium rosé at Cape Wine in September. The wine, named Glenrosé, will be 100% Pinotage.

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McKinley adds award-winning Cognac ABK6 to portfolio

Published:  06 August, 2015

McKinley Vintners has announced the addition of Cognac ABK6 to its portfolio. The Cognac is made by the father-and-daughter team of Francis and Elodie Abécassis under the name Domaines Francis Abécassis.

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Gruppo Campari announces strong half-year sales and margins

Published:  06 August, 2015

Gruppo Campari has posted strong sales and higher margins for the first six months of 2015.

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Louis Latour poaches Nightingale from McKinley Vintners

Published:  06 August, 2015

Louis Latour Agencies has announced the appointment of Guy Nightingale as its new key accounts manager.

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Majestic launches click-and-collect service for Naked Wine customers

Published:  06 August, 2015

Naked Wines has launched a click-and-collect service for its customers through the Majestic network of stores.

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Wines of Chile launches Mercado Chileno event for consumers

Published:  05 August, 2015

Wines of Chile has announced a new consumer event to follow its trade tasting in September. Mercado Chileno will take place at Old Spitalfields Market in London on 11 and 12 September.

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Suntory explores space-aged whisky

Published:  05 August, 2015

Leading Japanese distillery Suntory is to send a batch of its whiskies to the International Space Station. The drinks giant wants to study the effect of zero gravity on the drink's maturing process.

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WSET welcomes Crown Cellars as latest corporate patron

Published:  05 August, 2015

Crown Cellars, the specialist wine and spirits division of Carlsberg UK, has become the latest business to become a patron of The Wine and Spirit Education Trust.

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Cube wins Vinho Verde account

Published:  05 August, 2015

Portuguese wine region Vinho Verde has appointed drinks-sector communications specialists, Cube to handle both consumer- and trade-facing PR.

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Copestick Murray announces key promotions and appointments

Published:  05 August, 2015

Copestick Murray has appointed two new members to its sales team after an extensive recruitment campaign earlier in the year.

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