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Celebrate Day of the Dead with Jose Cuervo tequila

Published:  15 October, 2013

Jose Cuervo has joined forces with Selfridges to celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead festival.

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Largest Croatian wine tasting in the UK to be held in London

Published:  15 October, 2013

On October 17 at the Westbury Hotel in London 150 Croatian wines will be showcased by 30 wine producers, making it the largest tasting of Croatian wines to be held in the UK.

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Italy to host first English sparkling wine tasting

Published:  15 October, 2013

Today will see the first ever English sparkling wine tasting take place in Italy.

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Demijohn brings its 'liquid deli' concept south to Oxford

Published:  14 October, 2013

Demijohn, "the liquid deli", opened its biggest shop yet last week - in Oxford.

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Berry Bros & Rudd set for multi-million pound losses as restructuring continues

Published:  14 October, 2013

Berry Bros & Rudd, the 315 year-old family owned wine merchants, is reported to be filing a £7.3 million pre-tax loss for this financial year.

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Diageo revamps key brand campaigns for Christmas

Published:  14 October, 2013

Diageo will be investing heavily in new media campaigns for its key brands Baileys, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker Red Label for the upcoming festive period.

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Your chance to take part in global international wine survey for Wine Vision conference

Published:  14 October, 2013

Harpers is conducting a major international survey of wine figures around the world to assess how the global wine industry is feeling about the opportunities and challenges facing the sector ahead of the wine leaders conference, Wine Vision, to be held in London next month.

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Chivas Regal joins forces with Savile Row Bespoke Association

Published:  14 October, 2013

Chivas Regal has joined forces with the Savile Row Bespoke Association - its latest in a string of partnerships with key brands in the fashion industry.

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Wemyss Malts releases largest ever parcel of whiskies

Published:  14 October, 2013

Boutique Scottish spirits producer Wemyss Malts is releasing its largest ever parcel of single cask, single malt whiskies this month.

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Corks Out backs Oz Clarke's BBC Watchdog report with charts showing wine value

Published:  14 October, 2013

Corks Out, the north west independent wine merchant, is keeping the momentum going about the real cost of wine in different priced bottles of wine, as highlighted by wine critic, Oz Clarke, on last week's BBC Watchdog programme, with a series of charts it has produced to highlight the issue to its customers.

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Oddbins "positive" about double-digit growth

Published:  11 October, 2013

Oddbins is on track to report double-digit growth for 2013 compared to last year, according to wine buyer, Ana Sapungui.

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Asda is using social media to drive sales and get closer to consumers

Published:  11 October, 2013

Asda is maximising the value of social media, according to its chief marketing officer Stephen Smith.

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The Gin Guild welcomes 19 new members

Published:  11 October, 2013

The Gin Guild has welcomed 19 new members - which include brand owners and ambassadors, distillers, bartenders and writers - to the ranks.

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Grocery industry needs to drive trust via transparency and traceability, says IGD chief

Published:  11 October, 2013

The grocery industry needs to have a revolution in transparency and traceability if it is to rebuild consumer trust, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of the IGD, speaking at its 2013 convention in London this week.

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Bombay Sapphire has grand plans for its new UK distillery

Published:  11 October, 2013

Bacardi claims its new Bombay Sapphire distillery and visitor centre in Laverstoke, Hampshire, will give the gin industry a user experience to rival the Scotch whisky market and bring the Bombay Sapphire brand alive.

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Independents back Oz Clarke's exposure of supermarket half-price wine deals

Published:  10 October, 2013

Wine critic Oz Clarke has been applauded today by many in the trade for putting the spotlight on half-price wine deals in the major supermarkets on this week's edition of the BBC TV consumer affairs programme Watchdog.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  10 October, 2013

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Harvest in Napa Valley is the earliest since late 1980s

Published:  10 October, 2013

While the harvest throughout much of Europe started abnormally late due to the extended winter and cold spring, the Napa Valley in California has experienced its earliest start to a vintage since the late 1980s.

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Gerard Basset to take part in trade wine clinic at France Summit

Published:  10 October, 2013

Master sommelier and former World Sommelier of the year, Gerard Basset, is to take part in a special wine clinic at this month's Harpers France Summit, in which he will give his expert, personal advice on how best to source, range, price and promote French wines on a wine list.

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Oddbins entreprenuer Nick Baile has died

Published:  10 October, 2013

Nick Baile, who was regarded as being one of the key figures in making Oddbins a national success in its heyday during the 1970s and 1980s, has died.

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