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Irish Distillers releases Midleton Very Rare 2013

Published:  21 August, 2013

Pernod Ricard-owned Irish Distillers has released the 2013 edition of its Midleton Very Rare Irish whiskey.

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Bottles of wine stolen in South Lanarkshire

Published:  21 August, 2013

A lorry trailer carrying 50,000 bottles of wine worth £300,000, which was parked in a haulage yard in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, has been stolen.

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Scotland stands firm on minimum pricing as drinking falls

Published:  21 August, 2013

Scotland's government has again defended plans for minimum pricing, after drinks industry leaders argued that falling alcohol consumption makes the policy obsolete.

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Retailers sign up for National Calvados Week

Published:  21 August, 2013

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Matthew Clark to offer digital drinks list app

Published:  21 August, 2013

Drinks wholesaler Matthew Clark has partnered with iRiS Software Systems to offer customers digital wine and drinks lists.

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Australian Vintage chief calls for lower-alcohol tax breaks

Published:  20 August, 2013

Australian Vintage chief executive Neil McGuigan wants the UK government to introduce a new tax band to encourage the production of wines naturally lower in alcohol.

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Manchester ups its fine-dining focus

Published:  20 August, 2013

Manchester is to add to its developing fine-dining ethos with a new venture from celebrity chef James Martin and an announcement from Allied London that the Spinningfields area is to become a bespoke high-end dining, leisure and cultural destination.

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Pernod Ricard adds Graffigna Malbec to portfolio

Published:  20 August, 2013

Pernod Ricard UK is to add Argentinian wine Graffigna Centenario Malbec to its portfolio to capitalise on the growing popularity of wines from Argentina.

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EWGA announces warehouse expansion plans

Published:  20 August, 2013

Lancashire-based independent retailer EWGA has announced expansion plans to extend its bonded warehouse facility in order to satisfy growing demand.

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Whisky Show 2013 looks to extreme food pairings

Published:  20 August, 2013

Extreme food pairings and sonic tastings are on the cards for this year's Whisky Exchange Whisky Show.

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Croatia looks to build presence in UK

Published:  20 August, 2013

Vina Croatia has said it plans to harness its country's entry into the European Union to build a stronger presence in the UK.

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Diageo launches Smirnoff Gold vodka with £4.5m campaign

Published:  19 August, 2013

Diageo is adding a bit of affordable bling to the UK vodka category with the launch of Smirnoff Gold, backed by a £4.5-million marketing campaign.

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Corks Out innovates with launch of Taste wine bar

Published:  19 August, 2013

Cheshire-based independent retailer Corks Out has launched a new-concept wine bar, Taste at Corks Out, in a bid to innovate on the back of crippling rent and rates on high street stores.

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Nyetimber to release single vineyard sparkling wine

Published:  19 August, 2013

English wine producer Nyetimber has announced the release of a single vineyard sparkling wine.

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Bottle Green appointed agent for Casa Silva's Doña Dominga

Published:  19 August, 2013

Chilean wine producer Casa Silva has appointed Bottle Green as the new agent for its wine brand Doña Dominga in the UK.

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Trade speaks out on lower-alcohol wines

Published:  16 August, 2013

The trade has hit back at the government's renewed efforts to encourage producers to manufacture lower-alcohol alternatives in a bid to reduce alcohol abuse among the middle-classes.

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Pernod Ricard launches Jameson City Editions

Published:  16 August, 2013

Pernod Ricard-owned Irish Distillers is targeting international jet setters with a new-look range of Jameson whiskey.

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Consumers more brand loyal in recession, finds report

Published:  16 August, 2013

Retailers and leading grocery and drinks brands are ideally placed to win consumer loyalty, according to advertising agency JWT's latest Austerity Index report.

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LIVE NEWS BLOG: Trade split over government's low-alcohol plans

Published:  16 August, 2013

3.30pm, Friday, August 16 The wine and spirits trade is split over the government's renewed efforts to encourage producers to manufacture lower-alcohol alternatives in a bid to reduce alcohol abuse among the middle-classes.

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Stephen Moss appointed chairman of Bibendum

Published:  16 August, 2013

Stephen Moss CBE is to replace Peter Espenhahn as chairman of Bibendum.

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