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Shortlist announced for Harpers French Wine Awards

Published:  10 October, 2013

The shortlist for the inaugural Harpers French Wine Awards has been announced and includes who the trade see as being the best performing retailers, supplilers and indiviudals in promoting and selling French wine in the UK.

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Whisky research reveals taste can be affected by environment

Published:  09 October, 2013

A change of environment can enhance the experience of enjoying whisky by up to 20% according to new research.

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First Sherry Trail to be held in London this month

Published:  09 October, 2013

The Sherry Institute of Spain is to hold its first Sherry Trail in designated London bars from October 14-27. 

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William Grant releases experimental Scotch whisky

Published:  09 October, 2013

First Drinks-distributed William Grant & Sons is breaking with convention to release a new expression that comes from its 50-year-old Girvan Patented still.

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Grignan-les-Adhémar AOC looks to drive awareness in UK

Published:  09 October, 2013

Wine producers of the southern Rhône Valley's northernmost AOC, Grignan-les-Adhémar, are launching a campaign to generate awareness of its wines in the UK on the back of a 20% rise in exports.

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Accolade revamps WinningWithWine.com

Published:  09 October, 2013

Accolade Wines-owned WinningWithWine.com - an online tool for wine retailers and on-trade outlets - has revamped its website to offer a user-friendly platform with more advice than ever.

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Robinsons broadens horizons with Argentinia's Casarena

Published:  08 October, 2013

Robinsons Brewery has become the exclusive UK supplier for Casarena Bodega Y Viñedos on the back of double-digit growth in the Argentinian category.

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Nyetimber 'excited' as grape picking commences across UK

Published:  08 October, 2013

English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber is "excited" to have begun grape picking alongside other English producers after it wrote off last year's because of poor-quality grapes.  

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Lindeman's £1m ad campagin aims for top spot

Published:  08 October, 2013

Treasury Wine Estates-owned Australian wine brand Lindeman's has unveiled a £1 million UK digital advertising campaign in a bid to become the "biggest Australian wine brand in the world".

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Courvoisier launches campaign to attract younger consumers

Published:  08 October, 2013

Courvoisier hopes to attract key targeted premium spirit consumers to the Cognac category with a new campaign that looks to bring fresh excitement to what has often been seen as a traditional and elite drink.

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Morrisons: suppliers overestimating lower-alcohol category

Published:  08 October, 2013

Wine suppliers are massively overestimating the importance of the lower-alcohol category and investing far too much time in developing new products, according to Morrisons head of wine.

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Morrisons bottles wines in the UK for the first time through Accolade Wines

Published:  07 October, 2013

Morrisons is to use Accolade Wines' bottling facility in Bristol as it looks to pack in the UK for the first time.

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Jackson Estate to build Pinot Noir-specific winery

Published:  07 October, 2013

Marlborough producer Jackson Estate is to build a new Pinot Noir-specific winery on the back of double-digit sales growth.

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Chef Angela Hartnett to open second London restaurant

Published:  07 October, 2013

Angela Hartnett, the chef and proprietor of Michelin-starred Murano in Mayfair, will be opening a second restaurant, Café Murano, in mid-November on the original site of Petrus, where her career began.

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Lakes Distillery to produce first British blended whisky

Published:  07 October, 2013

Cumbria's first whisky distillery for over 100 years, the Lakes Distillery, has created a new concept "British Isles blend" for its inaugural product, called The One.

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Booths encourages trading up with wine-sampling campaign

Published:  07 October, 2013

Booths supermarkets is to step up its wine-sampling campaign in a strategic bid to move consumers away from cut-price offers.

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Laurent-Perrier's Guillaume Deglise to replace Robert Beynat as chief executive of Vinexpo

Published:  04 October, 2013
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Asda tops supermarket wine buys for the biggest bargain

Published:  04 October, 2013

Shoppers looking for supermarket wine bargains best head to Asda, as data collected over the past four weeks shows it is consistently beating the prices of its major competitors.

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Liberty Wines announces winner of 2013 Apprentice programme

Published:  04 October, 2013

Joanna Black is the latest winner of the annual Liberty Wines Apprentice programme that looks to bring in new talent to the company.

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Morrisons wants to increase wine sales by £100m

Published:  04 October, 2013

Morrisons claims it has a minimum extra £100 million in sales to be gained from the wine category alone if it maximises its full potential, according to Steve Mosey, trading director for beers, wines and spirits.

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