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Sterling weakens after poor PMI results

Published:  02 August, 2012

Sterling has continued its poor week after being further undermined by the purchasing managers index for manufacturing, which showed the largest contraction since May 2009.

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Marblehead adds Davna Bizon vodka to range

Published:  02 August, 2012

Marblehead Brand Development has launched Davna Bizon as part of its new range of premium vodka brands.

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Olympics day six - drinks trade live update

Published:  02 August, 2012

After yesterday's successful medal haul, day six of the London 2012 Olympics see the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Rebecca Adlington and Andy Murray go for gold, while fears of delivery chaos continue to appear unfounded for drinks retailers and suppliers up and down the country.

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Independent Complaints Panel appoints new members

Published:  01 August, 2012

Professors Isabelle Szmigin and Roy Light have been appointed members of the Independent Complaints Panel.

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Brand Phoenix launches FirstCape Light

Published:  01 August, 2012

Brand Phoenix has added to its portfolio with the launch of FirstCape Light.

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Ross Sleet takes up marketing role at DGB in South Africa

Published:  01 August, 2012

Ross Sleet, formerly of Kleine Zalze, is the new marketing manager of DGB wineries Boschendal and Brampton Wines in South Africa.

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Bodegas Salentein collects trophies at Argentina Wine Awards

Published:  01 August, 2012

Argentinian winery Bodegas Salentein has been awarded trophies for two of its wines at the 2012 Argentina Wine Awards.

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The Balvenie releases 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask

Published:  01 August, 2012

The Balvenie has launched The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask (rrp £42) to mark the 50th anniversary of malt master David Stewart joining the distillery.

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Sterling weakens after Moody's downgrades UK growth forecast

Published:  01 August, 2012

Sterling was particularly weak yesterday following the news that one of the big three credit rating agencies, Moody's had downgraded the UK's growth forecast.

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Live update: Day seven - Olympics deliveries running well

Published:  01 August, 2012

Previous fears of delivery chaos continue to appear unfounded for drinks retailers and suppliers in the UK, and news reports state many businesses in London are suggesting the Olympics have actually "deterred" visitors.

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Isle of Arran moves to Indie Brands

Published:  31 July, 2012

Scotch whisky producer Isle of Arran Distillers is switching UK distribution from Blavod to Indie Brands from the beginning of August.

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Havana Club launches 'educational' Mojito pop-up bar

Published:  31 July, 2012

Havana Club has launched an "educational" Mojito Embassy pop-up bar, which aims to teach guests how to make an authentic Cuban Mojito.

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RumFest returns to London for sixth year

Published:  31 July, 2012

Claiming to be the world's largest festival dedicated to rum, RumFest is back for its sixth successive year.

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RumFest returns to ExCeL for sixth year

Published:  31 July, 2012

Trade fair RumFest is to expand its concept as it returns to London's ExCeL in October for its sixth successive year.

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Club Gascon introduces wines from around the world to celebrate the Olympics

Published:  31 July, 2012

Club Gascon is to offer wines from around the world for the first time with a new tasting menu to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Gallo's Barefoot brand triumphs at What Food, What Wine?

Published:  31 July, 2012

E&J Gallo's Barefoot label has fooled MWs who think "big equals bad" after winning three trophies and five 5-star awards in the blindly judged competition What Food, What Wine?

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Sterling undermined by weak economic data

Published:  31 July, 2012

Sterling had a poor day yesterday undermined by the release of a string of weak economic data.

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Wines in the press, July 27-30

Published:  31 July, 2012

The Guardian


Fiona Beckett says, there have been so many occasions this year to invoke patriotic drinks that to do so again for the Olympics seems redundant.

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East London Wine School gets WSET approval

Published:  30 July, 2012

The East London Wine School is the latest in the growing nationwide network of education wine centres that has been approved to teach WSET courses.

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Pernod Ricard and the AA team up in anti-drink-driving campaign

Published:  30 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard UK and the Automobile Association (AA) plan to tackle the issue of drink-driving among young UK adults, through the launch of the fourth phase of their anti-drink-driving marketing campaign.

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