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Cutty Sark whisky sales growing 'rapidly'

Published:  05 July, 2013

The Edrington Group-owned Cutty Sark whisky has halted its declining sales to see the brand launch into over 30...

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Soho House opens US-style Soho Diner

Published:  05 July, 2013

Soho Diner, an American style upscale diner, from the Soho House group opened its doors on July 4 on Soho's Old Compton Street in London.

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Duty from alcohol could give Treasury £100m shortfall

Published:  05 July, 2013

Duty levels collected from alcohol fell for the first time on the previous year, and the Treasury could face a further £100 million shortfall for the year ahead, according to figures released by the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Producers see genever's potential in UK

Published:  05 July, 2013

Following the UK's thirst for gin, companies have started to import its forerunner, genever, and the popularity of rum also shows no signs of slowing, with a plethora of new launches at Imbibe Live.

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Sotheby's puts £1m wine up for auction in last sale of the season

Published:  05 July, 2013

Sotheby's final sale of its fine wine auction season will see 648 lots put up for sale at its London auction house on July 17.

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First Sussex distillery set to open in 2014

Published:  05 July, 2013

The Lurgashall winery near Midhurst, West Sussex, which is known for its Silverbirch wine and mead, has...

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Lee Ellis latest to join Broadland Wineries

Published:  05 July, 2013

Broadland Wineries has appointed Lee Ellis as national accounts manager, where he will be responsible for developing its wine range and managing key customers.

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Maxxium UK adds Snow Leopard vodka to portfolio

Published:  05 July, 2013

Maxxium UK has added luxury vodka Snow Leopard to its portfolio of brands with immediate effect.

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Roast introduces its own London gin

Published:  04 July, 2013

Borough Market's Roast restaurant has introduced its own London Dry Gin.

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Quantock Hills brewery uses crowdfunding to raise investment money

Published:  04 July, 2013

A local craft brewery, Quantock Hills in Somerset, is the latest drinks company to use a crowdfunding scheme to raise money to invest in its business.

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Discounters and Waitrose lead the UK retail market

Published:  04 July, 2013

Discounters and Waitrose are continuing to enjoy the best of retail sales, according to the latest trading figures published by Nielsen.

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Barefoot Wines clean-up campaign extended to protect Lake and Peak District

Published:  04 July, 2013

Barefoot Friendly, the environmental campaign launched by Barefoot Wine in 2008 to try and help clean up Britain's beaches, has now been extended to do the same with the country's major lake regions.

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Virgin Wines looks to get even closer to its customers

Published:  04 July, 2013

Consumer engagement will be the main focus for Virgin Wines in the coming year, according to wine buyer, Andrew Baker, speaking at this week's Virgin Wines press tasting.

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Mamont Vodka hosts cocktail competition

Published:  03 July, 2013

New Siberian vodka brand, Mamont Vodka, hosted the EVEREST 60 Challenge last month to develop a...

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Anna Greenhous: on the unique process of making sake

Published:  03 July, 2013

Brewing sake is a complicated business, premium sake-brewing being an incredibly labour-intensive and so, expensive process. This month Anna Greenhous looks at how sake is made and what makes this process unique.

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Inverarity Morton appoints 'the Wine Guy'

Published:  03 July, 2013

Scotland's largest independent drinks distributor, Inverarity Morton, has appointed Guy Chatfield director of wine sales.

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GrapePip.com looks to increase buyer platform

Published:  03 July, 2013

GrapePip.com "the eBay of the wine world" is looking to increase its buyer platform after seeing a demand from merchants to ease the pressure on their cellars.

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Tesco introduces 30 new lines to its premium spirits range

Published:  03 July, 2013

Tesco is this week adding over 30 new lines to its premium spirits range in selected stores including Kavalan, a Taiwanese whisky.

 

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Treasury Wine Estates purchases Tasmanian winery White Hills

Published:  03 July, 2013

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has signed an agreement to purchase the White Hills vineyard in Tamar Valley, Tasmania from Brown Brothers with the final purchase expected to go through in late July 2013.

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Nomacorc releases portable oxygen analyser

Published:  03 July, 2013

Alternative wine closures and oxygen management technology company Nomacorc has launched a new generation portable NomaSense "oxygen analyser" system for wine.

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