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SPI launches new luxury wine division with Arinzano acquisition

Published:  31 July, 2015

International wine and spirits producer the SPI Group has acquired the Spanish Arinzano Winery for its new luxury wine division, HEW Holding.

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Herencia de Plata's award-winning tequila returns to UK shelves

Published:  31 July, 2015

Premium tequila Herencia de Plata is set to return to the UK through an exclusive partnership with Meximport. Earlier this year, it was awarded a silver medal in the Tequila Masters 2015 competition.

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Sparkling reds are the next big thing, Ocado predicts

Published:  30 July, 2015

Sales of sparkling red wine are rocketing, according to leading online retailer Ocado.

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Diageo GB results provide global giant with rare good news

Published:  30 July, 2015

Diageo GB has announced a rise in net sales of 3% in the year to end 30 June, despite mixed fortunes for the group elsewhere in the world.

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Jacquart looks to Gonzalez to drive UK profile and sales

Published:  30 July, 2015

Champagne Jacquart has appointed Diane Gonzalez as its new UK business development manager.

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Port producers see early signs of vintage year

Published:  30 July, 2015

Winemakers in the Douro are predicting a possible vintage crop this year. Plentiful ground water after a wet autumn together with a hot, dry summer has created conditions similar to 2011.

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Arbikie launches Scotland's first single-estate gin

Published:  30 July, 2015

Arbroath-based farm-to-bottle distillery Arbikie has launched a new super premium Scottish gin. Kirsty's Gin takes its name from Arbikie master distiller Kirsty Black, who has spent the last two years developing it.

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The Famous Grouse sets up house at Edinburgh Fringe

Published:  30 July, 2015

Blended whisky brand The Famous Grouse is to set up a pop-up bar for visitors to the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe.

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The Pogues launch their own Irish whiskey

Published:  29 July, 2015

Legendary Irish band The Pogues have joined the select list of artists to have their own branded drink product. The group has collaborated with West Cork Distillers to create The Pogues Irish Whiskey.

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Silent Pool launches world's first gin cordial

Published:  29 July, 2015

Surrey-based distiller Silent Pool has released what is believed to be the world's first gin cordial.

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Enjoy Life By The Glass wins exclusive new contract

Published:  29 July, 2015

Single-serve wine brand Enjoy Life By The Glass (ELBTG) has been chosen as the exclusive wine provider by the 13,000-seater SSE Hydro venue in Glasgow.

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Bibendum PLB strengthens buying team with Pyatt hire

Published:  29 July, 2015

Bibendum PLB has recruited Alastair Pyatt, head buyer at Jascots, to join its buying team. Pyatt will be responsible for sourcing French wine for Bibendum, PLB and Walker & Woodhouse.

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Russian Standard finds spiritual home at Edinburgh Festival

Published:  29 July, 2015

Russian Standard Vodka has been confirmed as an official partner of the annual Edinburgh International Festival for the first time.

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Programme announced for fifth annual Great Sherry Tasting

Published:  29 July, 2015

The Sherry Institute has announced the programme for its prestigious annual tasting event, the Great Sherry Tasting 2015.

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Cordoníu hires Bradbury as UK managing director

Published:  28 July, 2015

Bodegas y Viñedos Cordoníu Raventós has appointed Simon Bradbury as managing director of its UK business.

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Bodegas Tierra Hermosa launches sourcing venture

Published:  28 July, 2015

Andalucían wine producer Bodegas Tierra Hermosa is to launch a service sourcing Spanish wines for international importers, distributors and retailers.

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Plantation picks Identity Drinks for UK distribution

Published:  28 July, 2015

Maison Ferrand has appointed the newly established Identity Drinks Brands to distribute its Plantation Rum brand in the UK.

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Crowther moves to Buckingham Schenk

Published:  28 July, 2015

UK wine importer Buckingham Schenk has appointed Emma Crowther as national account manager.

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i heart expands range with two sparkling launches

Published:  28 July, 2015

The i heart Wines brand is set to launch two new products into the UK sparkling wines market.

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Isle of Arran posts record growth despite slump of Scottish whisky sector

Published:  28 July, 2015

Independent whisky producer Isle of Arran Distillers has revealed record results for 2014.

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