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Dr Von Hyde's liqueur breaches Portman code

Published:  21 June, 2012

Dr Von Hyde's herbal liqueur  has been found in breach of the drinks industry watchdog's marketing guidelines over medical claims made in its promotional material.

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Sterling weakens after no change made to quantitative easing

Published:  21 June, 2012

Sterling weakened off sharply in the morning as the Bank of England's policy meeting minutes revealed that the MPC members voted 5-4 to keep quantitative easing unchanged.

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Naked Wines invests £526k in Jackson Estate head winemaker

Published:  21 June, 2012

Naked Wines has invested £526k in Jackson Estate head winemaker Mike Paterson,  to make three exclusive wines for Naked Wines customers.

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Maison Lillet introduces Lillet Rosé

Published:  20 June, 2012

Bordeaux producer Maison Lillet has launched Lillet Rosé, its first new product for 50 years, which is being marketed as a fine wine rosé apéritif.

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Sterling drops back against euro

Published:  20 June, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day yesterday weakening by 0.75 cents against the euro but strengthened against the U S dollar and Japanese yen.

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Pernod Ricard completes 640 mile Benevolent cycle ride

Published:  20 June, 2012

The Pernod Ricard UK cycle team completed its 640 mile ride from Scotland to London in support of The Benevolent, raising 80% of target funds.

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Liberty Wines takes on Hess Family's Colomé, Amalaya and Glen Carlou

Published:  20 June, 2012

Liberty Wines has taken on the agency for Hess Family Estates' Bodega Colomé and Amalaya and South Africa's Glen Carlou.

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Hammer & Son launches Old English Gin

Published:  20 June, 2012

Boutique spirits producer Hammer & Son has launched an Old English Gin based on a recipe from 1783.

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Majestic boss Steve Lewis on record sales figures

Published:  19 June, 2012

Majestic Wine has just announced pre-tax profit gains of 14.5% - Gemma McKenna catches up with chief executive Steve Lewis to find out the nitty gritty behind the figures.

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Echo Falls gets makeover treatment

Published:  19 June, 2012

Accolade Wines has revealed a fresh new look for Echo Falls after the brand enjoyed a record-breaking year of investment and 8% year-on-year growth.

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Graham's port adds Quinta do Síbio to estate

Published:  19 June, 2012

Graham's port has added to its estate with the purchase of Quinta do Síbio vineyard, which adjoins Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos.

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Bibendum grows pre-tax profits 25%, but is not complacent

Published:  19 June, 2012


Bibendum has grown profits before tax by 25% to £3.5 million for the financial year ending March 31, but the firm insists "there's no room for complacency".

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New campaign to reinvent La?ki rolls out

Published:  19 June, 2012

Slovenian producer P&F Wineries is on a drive to change historical perceptions of the grape variety La?ki and reinvent the style of wine it produces.

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Sterling strengthens against euro

Published:  19 June, 2012

Sterling strengthened by one cent against the euro yesterday as the mild euphoria surrounding the Greek election results on Sunday quickly faded away.

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The Wine Fusion acquires Edition Wines and Pig in a Poke

Published:  19 June, 2012

The Wine Fusion has acquired Edition Wines and Pig in a Poke, with director Alistair Morrell appointed to its board.

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Sancerre tops the appellation polls at Concours des Vins de Bourges

Published:  19 June, 2012

Sancerre leapt ahead as the top appellation at the ninth Concours des Vins de Bourges, winning a total of 12 gold medals.

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Envestors helps raise capital to produce London single malt

Published:  19 June, 2012

Envestors, the private investor network, has helped to raise money for the London Distillery Company to produce a London single malt whisky.

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Vinopolis to invest in multi-million refurb

Published:  18 June, 2012

Vinopolis, Britain's biggest consumer wine tasting venue, is investing in a multi-million pound refurbishment.

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New on-trade wine and spirits division for Carlsberg

Published:  18 June, 2012

Carlsberg UK has branded its wine and spirits division in a bid to bolster its on-trade business and communicate the range and expertise it can deliver to the sector.

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Scottish multibuy drinks ban has negligible effect, says NHS report

Published:  18 June, 2012

The ban on drinks multibuys north of the border has had a negligible effect, according to a report from NHS Scotland.

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