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Chance to shine in Harpers French Wine Awards

Published:  05 August, 2013

Harpers is looking to recognise the best retailers, restaurants, suppliers, distributors  and ambassadors for the French wine category in the UK over the last 12 months with our inaugural French Wine Awards being run as part of the France Summit on October 22.

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Latin American Free Trade Agreement is a boost to Scotch whisky industry

Published:  05 August, 2013

The Scotch whisky industry has received a boost this month with the removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers to how it trades in areas of Southern and Central America including Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

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Mondel?z International confirms new role for former Laithwaite's chief

Published:  05 August, 2013

Following his departure last month from Laithwaite's, confectionery and good giant, Mondel?z International, has now confirmed that Glenn Caton has joined the business as category director for UK and Ireland.

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Three New Trustees appointed to the Benevolent

Published:  05 August, 2013

The Benevolent, the Drinks Industry Charity, announced changes last week at the AGM on July 30 to the Board of Trustees with Christopher Carson and Tony Dee both stepping down and the appointments of Andrew Hawes of Mentzendorff, John Mills formerly of InterContinental Brands (ICB) Ltd. and Dan Townsend of Treasury Wine Estates.

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Heatwave prompts sales boom in UK off-trade

Published:  05 August, 2013

The summer heatwave has seen sales in alcohol jump across the UK off-trade, with figures showing a "significant" rise on 2012 on top of last year's London Olympics and Silver Jubilee helping hand. 

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Hawksmoor joins forces with One Brand in bottled water charity project

Published:  02 August, 2013

Hawksmoor has teamed up with the One Brand to launch One Water Butterfly Bottles in a bid to raise money for worldwide humanitarian projects.

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Fuller's to list Casa Silva Cool Coast in UK

Published:  02 August, 2013

Casa Silva has announced it has secured a new UK on-trade listing for both its Cool Coast Sauvignon Blanc and Cool Coast Pinot Noir with London-based traditional family brewer Fuller's.

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Tour of the Douro raises £30k for The Benevolent

Published:  02 August, 2013

The 14 cyclists from the wine trade who took part in the 600km Tour of the Douro in June have beaten their fundraising target of £25,000 to raise a huge £30,000, which they presented to drinks industry charity The Benevolent this week.

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Denbies to harvest its first Sauvignon Blanc vintage in October

Published:  02 August, 2013

Denbies Wine Estate is looking forward to harvesting its first Sauvignon Blanc vines. Planted four years ago, they should be ready to harvest mid-October, said the Surrey vineyard's general manager, Chris White.

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Pernod Ricard urges trade to get behind premium sales this Christmas

Published:  02 August, 2013

Pernod Ricard is spearheading its 2013 Christmas campaign with a raft of new products, including a vodka launch already successful in the United States, a lower-alcohol variety for its flagship wine brand, Brancott Estate, and mainstream brandy, Domecq 1820.

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Hatch Mansfield joins forces with the Woodland Trust

Published:  01 August, 2013

Hatch Mansfield has announced the removal 223 tonnes of carbon by planting 1,000 native British trees through the Woodland Trust under the charity's Woodland Carbon scheme.

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Denbies gears up for first Sauvignon Blanc harvest

Published:  01 August, 2013

Denbies Wine Estate has revealed it is looking forward to harvesting its first Sauvignon Blanc vines.

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Sud de France to hold Joie de Vivre festival on South Bank

Published:  01 August, 2013

Sud de France has announced it will be holding a Joie de Vivre festival this month in London to celebrate the wine regions of southern France.

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Leading names sign up to sparkling wine symposium

Published:  01 August, 2013

The International Sparkling Wine Symposium to be held at English winery Denbies in December, continues to attract high-profile speakers.

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Hawes, Mills and Townsend join the Benevolent as Trustees

Published:  01 August, 2013

Drinks industry charity The Benevolent has appointed three new Trustees as it continues to restructure and reposition itself in the trade.

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Australian Vintage launches low-alcohol wine in the UK

Published:  31 July, 2013

Summer Light Miranda is a new low-alcohol wine brand being produced by Australian Vintage for the UK and will be available on retail shelves this autumn.

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Berry Bros unveils whisky range in travel retail exclusive

Published:  31 July, 2013

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Bottle Green looks to the on-trade with Nuba Cocktails

Published:  31 July, 2013

Wine distributor, Bottle Green, has signed up its first non alcoholic agency business by taking on ready-to-drink, pre-mixed bottled cocktail brand Nuba Cocktails as it looks to widen its profile in the on-trade.

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Digby Fine English hopes to become a global sparkling wine brand

Published:  31 July, 2013

Digby Fine English, a new English sparkling wine, launched yesterday in London with grand ambitions to become a global sparkling wine brand.

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Digby Fine English has global ambitions for new sparkling wine

Published:  31 July, 2013

Digby Fine English, a new English sparkling wine, launched yesterday in London with grand ambitions to become a global sparkling wine brand.

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