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Smirnoff launches new TV ad campaign

Published:  08 April, 2013

Smirnoff has launched its latest TV ad campaign

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Dingle Distillery offers investment opportunity

Published:  05 April, 2013

The first purpose-built whiskey distillery to be built in Ireland for over 200 years is offering 500 investors the opportunity to plough their funds into a single bespoke cask of pot-stilled single malt whiskey.

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Funkin unveils Brazilian cocktail mix variant

Published:  05 April, 2013

Cocktail mixer producer Funkin has unveiled its latest variant, Funkin Brazilian. Combining a blend of mango, passion fruit and orange juice together with Brazilian guarana seeds - which contain twice the caffeine of coffee and are said to be naturally energising - Brazilian funkin is best served with vodka over ice.

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Piccini introduces rosata to Memoro Vino d'Italia range

Published:  05 April, 2013

The family-owned Italian wine producer Piccini has introduced a third wine, a rosata, to its Memoro Vino d'Italia range.

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Drop in profits for Direct Wines

Published:  05 April, 2013

Direct Wines has reported a slump in profits as it invested in overseas expansion and software while domestic sales dipped.

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German wine stocks are at an all-time low

Published:  04 April, 2013

German wine stocks are at their lowest ever levels since reunification, with high demand also driving up prices.

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Wine Investment Association chairman calls on trade to make up its mind on self regulation

Published:  04 April, 2013


The fine wine industry needs to decide now if it is to back the newly formed Wine Investment Association so that it can move on and start to implement the work it has been set up to do.

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Booking deadline approaching for Emerging Regions Tasting

Published:  04 April, 2013

Wineries from lesser-known regions and their agents have been urged to move fast, as the deadline for booking a stand at the first Emerging Regions Tasting closes on April 10.

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'Time running short' for potential Three Wine Men exhibitors

Published:  03 April, 2013

Potential exhibitors have been told to move quickly if they want to be a part of the expanded 2013 Three Wine Men consumer events.

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Pernod Ricard's '1,000 Londoner' Beefeater bottle

Published:  03 April, 2013

A Beefeater limited edition bottle featuring photos from 1,000 people who entered the gin's MyLondon competition last...

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London on-trade tasting for the Armagnac bureau

Published:  03 April, 2013

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l'Armagnac (BINA) is to hold a generic Armagnac tasting at the RAF Club, in London's Piccadilly, next month.

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Fortnum & Mason unveils media awards shortlist

Published:  03 April, 2013

A number of leading wine writers have been recognised in the shortlist for the forthcoming Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards 2013.

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New Zealand's Prophet's Rock to increase production

Published:  03 April, 2013

New Zealand winery Prophet's Rock is set for further expansion "into offshore markets" following its purchase by a group...

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South African winemakers helping to raise reputation of country's wines

Published:  03 April, 2013

The new generation of winemakers in South Africa is helping to increase the prestige and sophistication of wines coming out of the country, according to leading wine critics at last week's ProWein in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Winestars World producers battle it out for international listings

Published:  02 April, 2013

Six out of the 10 competing producers at the inaugural Winestars World competition held at last week's Prowein walked away with significant interest from at least one of the wine buyer judges, writes Erin Smith.

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iPad wine list for Congham Hall

Published:  02 April, 2013

Luxury Norfolk hotel Congham Hall has replaced its paper wine list with an interactive iPad menu.

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World's first €1million bottle of wine goes on sale

Published:  31 March, 2013

The world's most expensive bottle of wine - Domaine of the Bee 'Reductio ad Absurdam' 2010 - goes on sale today with a price tag of €1 million.

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English sparkling wines get rave reviews at ProWein

Published:  29 March, 2013

English sparkling wine was seen as one of the big successes at last week's ProWein with wines from the five participating wineries receiving rave reviews, writes Miguel Cruz Liljegren

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Jukes and Stelzer unveil new Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification

Published:  28 March, 2013


The sixth Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification released this week by wine critics Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer has seen 23 new wineries join the list.

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Sogrape declares its 2011 Port vintage as one of the best in history

Published:  28 March, 2013

Portuguese producer, Sogrape, has announced its 2011 Port vintage could have the "greatest potential for ageing" than any vintage in the history of its Ferreira, Offley and Sandeman ports.

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