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Malibu launches limited edition Summer '12

Published:  02 July, 2012

Malibu has launched the limited edition Summer '12 following its first release in 2011, which delivered a significant uplift in sales, according to owner Pernod Ricard.

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The Balvenie launches anniversary batch

Published:  29 June, 2012

The Balvenie Distillery has released The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5 to coincide with malt master David Stewart's 50th year at the company.

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Sopexa UK launches virtual vineyard competition

Published:  29 June, 2012

French wine marketing agency Sopexa UK has launched a competition where entrants can create a virtual vineyard and win a trip to France.

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Dessert wine competition opens for entries

Published:  29 June, 2012

For the fifth year running, sommelier and pastry chef teams from across the UK are being challenged to find the ultimate pairing of a Roussillon Vin Doux Naturel with their own dessert creation.

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D&D Wines creditors meet administrator today in search of £10.5m owed

Published:  29 June, 2012

Tension will be running high today when creditors of collapsed wine agency, D&D Wines International, meet the administrator in the hope of clawing back some of the £10.5m that is said to be owed to them.

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Sterling loses ground against euro

Published:  29 June, 2012

Sterling had a mixed week, strengthening against the euro in the run up the EU Economic summit but quickly losing ground on news that Eurozone's bailout fund would support struggling banks without adding to government debt.

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Anne Krebiehl blogs from The Riesling Summit

Published:  29 June, 2012

In a world of failing financial summits, Wednesday's Riesling Summit seemed like a good idea. After all, rather than trying to rescue a struggling monetary union it set out to celebrate one of the world's most scintillating grape varieties.

 

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Legacy launches Wonder Wines umbrella brand

Published:  28 June, 2012

Legacy Wines, the on-trade division of Manchester-based Kingsland Wines & Spirits, has extended its portfolio to introduce its latest brand, Wonder Wines.

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Cutty Sark adds Storm to core range

Published:  28 June, 2012

Cutty Sark has launched Storm, the first permanent addition to its core range since the brand was acquired by Edrington in 2010.

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Olympic themed pop up comes to Stratford

Published:  28 June, 2012

A new pop up restaurant situated less than 100 meters from the Olympic site in the heart of Stratford will open next month.

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Morrisons adds Caviro wines to range

Published:  28 June, 2012

Morrisons is to take on two new wines from the Italian wine co-operative Caviro - Pinot Grigio Blush delle Venezie IGT and Garganega Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT.

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Sterling weakens due to speculation over quantitative easing

Published:  28 June, 2012

Sterling was particularly weak yesterday, dropping against the majority of currencies; but, remained fairly range bound against the euro.

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WSET rolls out English wine tasting for consumers

Published:  27 June, 2012

The WSET is launching an English wine-tasting club, the Pursuit of English Excellence, for consumers interested in finding out more about the category.

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Riesling gets its day in spotlight at London Summit

Published:  27 June, 2012

Inspired by similar events celebrating a single grape variety held in New Zealand and the US, Wines of Germany UK held its first Riesling Summit today at RIBA in London.

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Harper Wells to add Norwich store to online business

Published:  27 June, 2012

Online wine merchant Harper Wells is moving on to the high street when it opens its own shop in Norwich this autumn.

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Maxxium UK to distribute of Cooley Irish whiskey brands

Published:  27 June, 2012

Maxxium UK is to take over from Eaux de Vie to distribute Cooley Distillery's Irish whiskey brands.

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Retail sales hit Jubilee high, shows CBI research

Published:  27 June, 2012

Retail sales grew at their fastest pace since December 2010 on the back of the Queen's Jubilee, according to a report by business lobbying organisation the CBI.

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Sterling strengthens against ailing euro

Published:  27 June, 2012

Sterling strengthened against the euro, which was one of the worst performing currencies yesterday as fears surrounding Spain intensified.

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Matthew Clark secures financing

Published:  26 June, 2012

Matthew Clark has secured a new credit facility with Barclays Bank.

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Makulu wines launched to forecourt sector

Published:  26 June, 2012

International Brands-owned Makulu wines from South Africa are now available through the forecourt sector, via distributors Palmer & Harvey.

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