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Media executive Lord Black to deliver WSTA conference keynote speech

Published:  04 September, 2013

Newspaper executive, Lord Black of Brentwood, will deliver the keynote address at this month's annual Wine & Spirit Trade Association Conference looking at how the media industry has responded to the threat of government intervention and regulation.

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Media executive Lord Black to deliver keynote speech at WSTA conference

Published:  04 September, 2013

Newspaper executive Lord Black will deliver the keynote speech on how an industry needs to respond from potential government regulation at this month's annual Wine & Spirit Trade Association conference.

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Cutty Sark to host the 'Cutty Cargo' tour starting in London

Published:  04 September, 2013

Cutty Sark is preparing to host a new event series, "Cutty Cargo", which looks to promote whisky to a younger audience with a mixture of live music, DJs and street food with a tour across major cities around the world starting in London on September 12.

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Naked Wines looks to raise £3m through new bonds scheme

Published:  04 September, 2013

On the heels of securing an additional £6.4 million from one of its major shareholders, Naked Wines hasannounced it will be issuing Naked Fine Wine Bonds in an effort to raise a further £3m.

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Durham cricket chief buys Newcastle Local Wine School

Published:  04 September, 2013

David Harker, chief executive of Durham County Cricket Club (DCCC), has bought the Newcastle Local Wine School from founder Chris Powell who has built the business up in to a network of franchised schools around the country.

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Mateus Rosé to be distributed by Stevens Garnier

Published:  03 September, 2013

Mateus Rosé is to switch UK distributor from First Drinks Brands to Stevens Garnier.

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Edinburgh Gin spices up autumn

Published:  03 September, 2013

Just three years since launching, small batch specialist Edinburgh Gin has added a third flavour to its portfolio - Spiced Orange.

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Stevens Garnier makes two appointments

Published:  03 September, 2013

UK wine agency Stevens Garnier has appointed two new senior national account managers.

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Adelaide all set for Australia's biggest wine conference

Published:  03 September, 2013

Up to 750 guests from around the world are expected to fly in to Adelaide later this month for Savour Australia for what organisers are claiming is "the most comprehensive exploration of Australian wine ever undertaken".

 

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ProWine sells out of exhibitor space

Published:  03 September, 2013

ProWein's Shanghai-based event ProWine has sold out of exhibition space according to the organisers.

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Morrisons appoints wine sourcing manager

Published:  03 September, 2013

Morrisons has appointed former Waitrose wine buyer Katie Mollet to the role of wine sourcing manager.

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Gusbourne Estate to float after £7m takeover

Published:  03 September, 2013

Gusbourne Estate is to join the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, following a £7 million takeover.

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Jim Beam stillhouse comes to London

Published:  02 September, 2013

Maxxium UK is to open a replica of its Jim Beam stillhouse, in London.

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Conviviality Retail buys Wine Rack for £1.65m

Published:  02 September, 2013

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality Retail has purchased Wine Rack for £1.65 million.

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Trade gears up for Savour Australia 2013

Published:  02 September, 2013

Seven-hundred and fifty guests have signed up for wine conference Savour Australia, which will take place from September 15-18 in Adelaide.

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Irish Distillers launches Paddy Centenary Edition whiskey

Published:  02 September, 2013

Pernod Ricard-owned Irish Distillers has released a single pot still whiskey to celebrate 100 years of the Paddy Irish whiskey brand.

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First wine car boot sale takes place in London on September 1

Published:  31 August, 2013

The first wine car boot fair is set to take place tomorrow in London which if successful could see similar events taking place in car parks and other suitable venues across the capital.

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New speakers lined up for Digital Wine Communications Conference in Rioja

Published:  31 August, 2013

New speakers have been added to the impressive line-up of panellists for the renamed Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC), formerly knon as the EWBC, which is to be held in Rioja, Spain, between October 25- 27.

 

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Italian producer Fulvio Luca Bressan in hot water over online racist storm

Published:  30 August, 2013

Italian wine producer Fulvio Luca Bressan of Bressan Mastri Vinai has found himself in very hot water after making what have been seen as racially offensive comments last Friday on his Facebook page regarding the Italian integration minister Cécile Kyenge ? Italy's first African-Italian minister and the recent implementation of new policies affecting undocumented immigrants in the country.

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Henkell & Co Group takes a 60% stake in Copestick Murray

Published:  30 August, 2013

Sparkling wine giant, Henkell & Co Group, has acquired a 60% stake in UK wine impoorter and distributor Copestick Murray which will help take the company to the next stage of its growth and dramatically strengthen its postion in international markets.

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