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Bulk wine driven by price not green issues

Published:  24 April, 2014

Wine buyers who justify bulk shipping by citing the green argument are simply 'ticking boxes' when price is driving sales, say industry experts.

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Tube strikes will mean more losses for London's restaurants and bars

Published:  24 April, 2014

London bars and restaurants face losses as more Tube strikes are lined up, says the British Hospitality Association.

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Hawthorn's gin hits supermarket shelves

Published:  23 April, 2014

Spirits distributor 180East has launched gin brand Hawthorn's into the off-trade this month, with the first bottles landing on Sainsbury's shelves next week.

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Brazilian nightclub to open in Battersea in time for the World Cup

Published:  23 April, 2014

Cocobananas is a new Brazilian nightclub that is set to open in Battersea, south London in time for people to celebrate the World Cup.

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South Africa's 2014 wine harvest set for 'mild decline'

Published:  23 April, 2014

South Africa's harvest is set for a "mild decline" in 2014, as the picking season draws to an end.

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Wine growing in the UK guide to be published

Published:  23 April, 2014

The first practical guide on growing wine grapes in England and across the UK has been written by acclaimed English wine expert, Stephen Skelton MW.

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Fladgate releases three 2012 vintage ports

Published:  23 April, 2014

The Fladgate Partnership has declared the release of three 2012 vintage Ports from Taylor's Quinta do Vargellas, Fonseca's Guimaraens and Croft's QUinta do Roêda on St George's Day.

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Spend on eating out grows

Published:  23 April, 2014

Consumer spending on eating out has risen in the last quarter, according to the latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker.

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Changes in alcohol habits prompt fall in serious violence

Published:  23 April, 2014

The number of people injured in serious violence in England and Wales dropped by 12% in 2013 compared to 2012, coinciding with a fall in binge drinking.

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Tesco offers online shoppers hundreds of pounds a year in savings

Published:  22 April, 2014

Tesco has ramped up the stakes in grocery online retailing by offering potentially hundreds of pounds a year in savings to customers looking to get their shopping delivered to their homes.

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Blossom Hill gets new packaging in £2.1m campaign

Published:  22 April, 2014

Blossom Hill has revamped its packaging - backed by a £2.1 million marketing campaign - to encourage consumers to shop across the brand.

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Broadland Wineries opens flexible bottling line

Published:  22 April, 2014

Broadland Wineries has opened a new bottling line in a bid to offer customers greater flexibility with smaller orders, bottle sizes and formats.

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Argentina's harvest down by 20%

Published:  22 April, 2014

Winemakers across Argentina say heavy rain and low temperatures in February have impacted this year's harvest, with white production down by as much as 30%.

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US approval of powdered alcohol in doubt

Published:  22 April, 2014

Approvals for sale of powdered alcohol in the US were issued in error, a federal representative has stated.

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Pub and restaurant sales jump 4.6% in March

Published:  22 April, 2014

Sales at the UK's largest pub and restaurant groups rose 4.6% on a like-for-like basis in March, compared to the same month in 2013, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Dewar's whisky gets new look

Published:  17 April, 2014
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Future of global rum category up for debate

Published:  17 April, 2014

Two of the leading personalities within the spirits industry will openly debate the future of the global rum category in London next month for the latest annual Distillers Debate organised by the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

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Sipsmith expands distillery to west London

Published:  17 April, 2014

Gin distillery Sipsmith is expanding from its original base in Hammersmith to a larger facility in Chiswick, west London. 

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Mintel tips Sangria for global success

Published:  17 April, 2014

Sangria is set for international success, due to its combination of sweet fruity flavours, the mix of wine and brandy and its social history, according to research from Mintel.

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CyT's Trivento grows by 200% in off-trade

Published:  17 April, 2014

Concha y Toro's Argentinian brand Trivento has grown by more than 200% in value in the past year, moving into the top five Argentinian wine brands in the UK.

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