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Davna vodka and Skipper rum brands joins Mangrove spirits agency line-up

Published:  01 July, 2015
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Hi-Spirits adds Lazzaroni amaretto to its liqueur portfolio

Published:  01 July, 2015

The Fireball liqueur and Buffalo Trace bourbon distributor Hi-Spirits has added an authentic Italian amaretto to its armoury.

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Ocado boosts earnings and eyes overseas deal

Published:  30 June, 2015

Strong growth in new customers numbers helped online grocery retailer Ocado post an 11.4% increase in earnings in the 24 weeks to May 17.

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South African wine brand Fish Hoek takes the bait and goes Fairtrade

Published:  30 June, 2015

Accolade Wine's Fish Hoek South African wine range has won Fairtreade certification.

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Write-down of Brugal rum value puts dent in Edrington figures

Published:  30 June, 2015

Famous Grouse producer Edrington has written down the value of its Brugal rum brand to reflect revised future expectations of the brand's performance.

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£4 million Hardys cricket campaign will be 'possibly' biggest ever for a wine in the UK market

Published:  30 June, 2015

Australian wine brand Hardys has launched a £4 million advertising campaign ahead of this summer's Ashes cricket series to support its sponsorship of the England team.

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Bancroft sets out expansion strategy as it chalks up 25 years in the wine business

Published:  30 June, 2015

Agency company Bancroft Wines is aiming to build its business in on-trade national accounts and expand its footprint in independent wine merchants as it enters its second quarter of a century.

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Tomatin releases first batch of 'ongoing' supplies of 36 Year Old single malt whisky

Published:  30 June, 2015
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Admiral launches support package to give first-time on-trade licensess a head start

Published:  29 June, 2015

On-trade employees who fancy having a crack at running their own pub are being offered a new package of support for first-time licensees.

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Romanian producer Cramele Recas doubles bottling capacity to meet surge in demand

Published:  29 June, 2015

Romania's largest wine producer is spending €2 million on an upgrade to its packaging facilities to double its capacity.

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Ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras will head London office for whisky body

Published:  29 June, 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association has recruited the UK's ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras to be its director of global affairs.

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Borough Market showcases craft beer and food in new festival

Published:  29 June, 2015

London's Borough Market is to host a three-day festival of craft beer and food matching next month.

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The Benevolent seeks ambassadors to raise awareness in Buddies revamp

Published:  29 June, 2015

The Benevolent is calling for volunteers to become ambassadors to spread the word about the drinks industry charity and how it can help colleagues in need.

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Berry Bros & Rudd boosts event capacity with state-of-the-art cellar

Published:  26 June, 2015

Wine merchant to the royal family Berry Bros & Rudd has opened a new cellar at its London base, to increase its capacity for private wine events.

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Craft keg available through small brewers' scheme for the first time

Published:  26 June, 2015

The Society of Independent Brewers has begun to sell craft keg beer through a revamped version of its Direct Delivery Scheme for the first time.

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Oddbins sends love letters in attempt to win over Naked Wines staff - report

Published:  26 June, 2015

Oddbins has been accused of trying to poach staff from Naked Wines by sending them wine and love letters.

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Sales continue to fall at Tesco but rate of decline has slowed under new chief executive

Published:  26 June, 2015

UK sales at Tesco continued to fall in the first quarter of its new financial year - though the decline was less dramatic than during the horror show of 2014/15.

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Sherry goes to the cinema with UK premiere at Edinburgh film festival

Published:  26 June, 2015

Sherry producers are hoping for an unexpected boost in profile with the release of a feature film documentary about the fortified wine.

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Schreil to head Absolut production as Asplund steps down after more than three decades

Published:  25 June, 2015

For the first time in 33 years there's to be a change in the person in charge of making Absolut vodka.

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Off-trade brings growth for BWS, but wine and on-trade both decline as market stays 'fragile' - WSTA

Published:  25 June, 2015

A strong off-trade performance has dragged the UK alcohol market back into volume growth for the first time in five years, according to a report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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