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Drambuie saw profits slide in run up to sale

Published:  30 March, 2015

Drambuie saw its profits slide nearly 10%, in the run up to its sale to William Grant & Sons, according to accounts filed at Companies House.

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Naked Wines research finds consumers preferring higher alcohol wine

Published:  30 March, 2015

Naked Wines, the online wine retailer which crowdfunds independent winemakers through its customer base of over 250,000 'angels', has found that its consumers are favouring higher alcohol wines.

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Health body urges Premier League to look beyond booze brands for sponsors

Published:  30 March, 2015

The Alcohol Health Alliance is today calling on the Premier League to follow the lead of sporting organisations in France and look outside the alcohol industry for future high profile sponsorship deals.

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New Zealand Winegrowers to host global events for Sauvignon Blanc Day

Published:  30 March, 2015

New Zealand Winegrowers Association is hosting a series of events to celebrate the sixth annual Sauvignon Blanc Day, which is set to be held on Frday 24 April.

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Coravin targets in home use as it starts to builds a Nespresso-style community

Published:  30 March, 2015

Coravin, the gadget that allows you drink wine without opening the bottle, is looking to broaden its reach in the UK through as it targets in-home users.

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Online wine merchant Swig targets on-trade as it appoints its first brand ambassador

Published:  27 March, 2015

Swig, the independent online merchant is ramping up its focus on the on-trade after appointing a new brand ambassador.

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Kingsland rolls out new insight to help retailers segment the category better

Published:  27 March, 2015

Kingsland wine is rolling out a new insight 'tool' that is says gives a complete mapping of UK wine consumption.

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Vinitaly 2015 sees increase in foreign buyers on back of government support

Published:  27 March, 2015

Vinitaly saw a 16% increase in foreign buyers, following support from government agencies keen to support the wider Italian economy.

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SPI Group 'extremely disappointed' by Dutch ruling returning Stolichnaya brand to Russia

Published:  27 March, 2015

Spirit International said it was "extremely disappointed" that a Dutch court has ordering the company to hand control of three vodka brands back to the Russia state-owned monopoly.

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ACS criticises new health report and calls for positive measures to support the high street

Published:  27 March, 2015

The Association of Convenience Stores has called for more support for the high street in response to yesterday's Royal Society for Public Health's report.

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Duty cuts last year benefited consumers and helped stem volume decline, WSTA claims

Published:  26 March, 2015

Last year's duty cuts have benefited consumers and helped halt volume sales declines, the latest research from the WSTA has found.

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Atherton to open London wine shop and tapas bar

Published:  26 March, 2015

Jason Atherton is opening a new wine shop and tapas bar in Marylebone in June.

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New on-trade campaign to highlight Aussie premium wines

Published:  26 March, 2015

A series of Australian themed wine events will be held in ten of London's top restaurants next month, as part of Wine Australia's new on-trade campaign.

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Benevolent Roof Gardens 'Pink Flamingo' London Wine Fair party tickets go on sale

Published:  26 March, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual 'Pink Flamingo' Roof Gardens Benevolent Party, which marks the end of the London Wine Fair.

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Concha y Toro's new research centre set to benefit wine industry throughout Chile

Published:  26 March, 2015

Concha y Toro hopes its new multi million pound research and innovation centre it has built in the heart of Chile's wine growing country will help the whole Chilean wine industry better understand what is possible from the country's wine producers.

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Adnams aims to double turnover on spirits as it ramps up production

Published:  26 March, 2015

Suffolk brewer and distiller Adnams is aiming to grow its spirits business to around £7m in the next three years as it more than doubles production.

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First single malt whisky to be distilled in Glasgow in over a century, is laid down

Published:  26 March, 2015

The Glasgow Distillery Company has produced and laid the first casks of single malt whisky to be distilled in Glasgow in over a century.

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E&J Gallo extends Californian properties with acquisition of premium US brand J Vineyards

Published:  25 March, 2015
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Pernod Ricard's 'black op's' vodka brand announces London team

Published:  25 March, 2015

An urban micro-distillery initiated by Pernod Ricard is set to open in Hackney in June, headed by two local entrepreneurs from outside the spirits industry.

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Adnams announced £7m expansion as it celebrates strong year

Published:  25 March, 2015

Adnams has announced a major expansion of its Suffolk brewery and distillery as it celebrates strong sales in 2014.

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