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Calls for bartenders to enter Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind

Published:  06 July, 2012

Single malt whisky brand Glenfiddich is calling for the on-trade's most passionate malt enthusiasts to enter its annual competition, the Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind.

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First ever marketing push for Pays d'Oc IGP

Published:  06 July, 2012

Trade association Inter Oc is rolling out its first ever UK marketing campaign in a bid to increase awareness about Pays d'Oc IGP wines.

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Toorank Distilleries launches Rebellion Rum range

Published:  06 July, 2012

Toorank Distilleries, the Netherlands-based company behind Sloane's Dry Gin, has launched the Rebellion Rum range into the on-trade.

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Simon Thomas takes up senior SABMiller management role

Published:  05 July, 2012

Simon Thomas, the former managing director for wine at Pernod Ricard UK, has taken up a new senior role a the brewer, SABMiller.

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Diageo launches Chinese spirit Shui Jing Fang in UK

Published:  05 July, 2012

Diageo has launched Shui Jing Fang into the UK market on the back of its strategic investment into Chinese white spirits.

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Wines of Chile announces annual trade tasting date

Published:  05 July, 2012

Wines of Chile has announced its Annual Trade Tasting in London will take place on September 13.

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Guala Closures to buy into African market

Published:  05 July, 2012

Guala Closures is pushing forward with the acquisition of South African closure manufacturer MCG Industries.

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Sterling slides due to worse than expected PMI figures

Published:  05 July, 2012

Sterling had a poor day yesterday as the services Purchasing Managers' Indices (PMI) figures released were worse than expected.

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Investec provides £25m debt finance for BlueGem's Enotria buyout

Published:  04 July, 2012

Investec has provided a £25 million debt finance facility for private equity BlueGem's buyout of wine distributor Enotria.

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Eric Zwiebel to represent UK in World Sommelier Contest

Published:  04 July, 2012

Eric Zwiebel MS, sommelier at Summer Lodge, Dorset, has been chosen to represent the UK at the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale World Sommelier Contest in Japan in 2013.

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Harveys encourages consumers to 'take a moment'

Published:  04 July, 2012

Harveys Bristol Cream is to drive sales through recruiting new consumers and re-engaging with the old in the first of two on-pack promotions.

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Ibérica wins Spanish gastronomy award

Published:  04 July, 2012

London's Ibérica is to receive the Marques de Busianos award from the Real Academia de Gastronomia for bringing Spanish gastronomy to the world.

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Drinks wholesaler Inverarity Morton eyes fresh acquisitions

Published:  03 July, 2012

Scottish drinks wholesaler Inverarity Morton is aiming to hit £50 million turnover this year, and grow the business by 10% each year over the next three years.

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New private equity backers for Enotria

Published:  03 July, 2012

After seven years as the major investor behind Enotria, ISIS Equity partners sold its shares and BlueGem Capital has now become the main backer.

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Corney & Barrow to supply Goodwood Estate's wine

Published:  03 July, 2012

Corney & Barrow has secured two-year wine supply deal with the Goodwood Estate in Sussex.

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London City Bond secures logistics contract for The Vintner

Published:  03 July, 2012

Logistics firm London City Bond has secured a contract with Chelsea based wine merchants, The Vintner.

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Cambridge wine merchant Smiling Grape launches agency division

Published:  03 July, 2012

Cambridgeshire independent merchant the Smiling Grape Company has launched a new agency division with the aim of sourcing "fun and funky" wines.

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Laithwaite's ups focus on fine wine

Published:  03 July, 2012

Laithwaite's Wine has appointed Averys buying director Emma Roberts to the newly-created role of group fine wine director.

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Top police body backs minimum alcohol pricing

Published:  03 July, 2012

The UK's top police body has lent its support to minimum pricing for alcohol for the first time.

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First Drinks overhauls ?ubrówka vodka

Published:  03 July, 2012

First Drinks has unveiled a brand new positioning and marketing campaign for ?ubrówka vodka.

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