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WSTA launches campaign for duty escalator to be scrapped early

Published:  25 September, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is today starting a campaign to get the alcohol duty escalator scrapped a year early.

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Sud de France crowns Sommelier of the Year 2013

Published:  25 September, 2013

Sud de France has announced the winner of its coveted Sommelier of the Year title - Adam Pawlowski of Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote.

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Top speakers announced for France Summit 2013

Published:  25 September, 2013

A line-up of top speakers from all sectors of the trade is being pulled together for Harpers' inaugural France Summit, which will be held at London's St Ermin's hotel on October 22.

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Abbotts & Delaunay appoints new oenologist

Published:  25 September, 2013

Languedoc-Roussillon specialists Abbotts & Delaunay have appointed a new agronomist and oenologist, Hilde Chevillot, to replace winemaker Vincent Charleux.

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Seventh edition of the World Atlas of Wine to be released

Published:  24 September, 2013

Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson, authors of the iconic publication The World Atlas of Wine, are releasing the seventh edition both digitally and in hardback on October 7, 2013.

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Rude Wines launches naked campaign

Published:  24 September, 2013

Rude Wines has launched a "revealing" new TV campaign on YouTube in order to get the word out about its new business, which launched in May.

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Indian restaurant offers intruder the chance of a job if he mends his ways

Published:  24 September, 2013

An Indian restaurant in Margate has come up with a novel way of dealing with a persistent intruder who keeps making off with wine and premium cooking ingredients - it is willing to offer them them a job if they can prove they can be a reformed character.

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WSTA to address changing needs of consumer at this week's annual conference

Published:  24 September, 2013

How well equipped the wine and spirits industry is in adapting to changes in consumer demand will be the central focus of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association's annual conference taking place in London on September 25.

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Hine Cognac sold for undisclosed amount

Published:  24 September, 2013

Hine Cognac, which was put up for sale in April by UK-based CL World Brands, a subsidiary of the Caribbean group CL Financial, has been sold to French company EDV SAS for an undisclosed amount.

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Love Your Liver campaign returns early next year

Published:  24 September, 2013

The British Liver Trust has partnered with Eisberg alcohol free-wine, Morrisons and Fibroscan to host pop-up liver clinics, which will offer the public free liver scans and the chance to sample Eisberg wines, as part of the Love Your Liver campaign.

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Scotch Whisky Association appoints new chief

Published:  23 September, 2013

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed a new chief executive.

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Oxford Landing scoops major agricultural awards

Published:  23 September, 2013

Oxford Landing Estates winery manager Ashley Ratcliff has won two major Australian agricultural awards in one week.

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Santa Teresa rum branded cocktail bar opens in London

Published:  23 September, 2013

Mangrove has teamed up with London Venezuelan food specialist Arepa & Co to open a Santa Teresa rum branded cocktail bar in Shoreditch.

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David Dearie leaves Treasury Wine Estates

Published:  23 September, 2013

Treasury Wine Estates has announced the departure of chief executive David Dearie with immediate effect.

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Experimental Group to open Covent Garden outlet

Published:  23 September, 2013

The team behind the Experimental Cocktail Club outlets is to open a wine-focused concept in London.

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Schaafsma: Australia has a lot to shout about

Published:  23 September, 2013

As an Australian working in the UK, Paul Schaafsma, Accolade Wines' chief executive for Europe, is determined to play his part in shouting about what his country can offer the UK wine market.

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Russian sparkling wine producer unveils expansion plans

Published:  23 September, 2013

Russia's oldest sparkling wine producer - Abrau-Durso - has unveiled plans for a programme of significant expansion works over the next 12 months.

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Glenfiddich's Malt Mastermind competition heads home

Published:  20 September, 2013

The fourth Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind competition will take place in October and, for the first time, will see the final held in Glenfiddich's hometown of Dufftown.

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Online global wine marketplace to host virtual shops

Published:  20 September, 2013

A new interactive online global wine marketplace is being launched to challenge "inefficient" retail websites that offer "no social engagement", according to its founder Paul Gerken.

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London to host a day to celebrate 25 years of Albariño

Published:  20 September, 2013

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