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Chance to buy rare whiskey barrel

Published:  03 April, 2012

Jack Daniel's is offering trade outlets the chance to buy their own personalised barrel of Tennessee whiskey.

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Discovery Wines in on-trade expansion deal

Published:  03 April, 2012

Discovery Wines has joined forces with Bottle Green as part of a major strategic push into the on-trade and independent sector.

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'Mixed' findings from Bordeaux 2011

Published:  03 April, 2012

Initial reports from tastings of the Bordeaux 2011 vintage are mixed - with strict selection and "smart winemaking" some excellent wines have been produced, while others have been less successful.

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Sterling rallies as manufacturing growth hits 10 month high

Published:  03 April, 2012

Sterling strengthened yesterday morning a better than expected manufacturing growth data was released, hitting a 10 month high.

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Tamdhu whisky distillery to re-open with premium brand

Published:  02 April, 2012

Speyside's Tamdhu Distillery has reopened to produce a premium brand in 2013 aimed globally at aspirational and affluent connoisseurs.

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Louis Latour Agencies expands sales team

Published:  02 April, 2012

Louis Latour Agencies expand its London sales team due to positive year-on-year growth.

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Sterling breaks through 1.60 barrier against dollar

Published:  02 April, 2012

Sterling strengthened against the US dollar on Friday breaking through the 1.60 barrier for the first time since November 2011.

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Wines in the press, March 30 - April 1

Published:  02 April, 2012

The Guardian
The end of March marks the beginning of a shift to lighter, fresher flavours, says Fiona Beckett.

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APP Wine Law launches producer's legal guide

Published:  30 March, 2012

Specialist law firm, APP Wine Law, has launched a free guide to help producers understand the risks involved when taking on UK agents or distributors.

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LIWF organisers bullish despite show shrinking

Published:  30 March, 2012

London International Wine Fair organisers are confident this year's show will be a success despite the show shrinking by 7.5 to 10% after high-profile exhibitors pulled out.

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Blavod launches Red Leg spiced rum

Published:  30 March, 2012

Blavod Wines and Spirits has launched premium brand Red Leg, a spiced Caribbean rum, to the on-trade.

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UK disposable income falls to 1921 low

Published:  30 March, 2012

Sterling has had a turbulent week, alongside data showing the UK's disposable income has fallen to its lowest level since 1921.

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Amarula targets restaurants with new recipes

Published:  30 March, 2012

South African cream liqueur Amarula has teamed up with celebrity chef Jo Pratt to develop a series of recipes for the UK on-trade.

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SWA marks 100th anniversary with US made single malt

Published:  29 March, 2012

The first Scottish-style single malt has been made at the George Washington's Distillery, marking the 100th anniversary of the Scotch Whisky Association.

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Second 28-50 restaurant to open in Marylebone

Published:  29 March, 2012

Restaurateurs Xavier Rousset and Agnar Sverrisson, are to open their second 28-50 Wine Workshop and Kitchen in Marylebone, two years after their first.

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Sterling weakens against majority of currencies

Published:  29 March, 2012

Sterling had a poor day yesterday weakening off against the majority of currencies as the fourth quarter GDP figures for 2011 were unexpectedly revised down to -0.3%; furthermore, annual GDP figures were also revised down to 0.5%.

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Blossom Hill in £1.2m rosé wine push

Published:  29 March, 2012

Blossom Hill is hoping to drive the appeal of rosé to a wider audience this summer with a £1.2 million marketing campaign.

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New English vineyard to target independents

Published:  28 March, 2012

England's largest vineyard is planning to target independents when it releases its first sparkling wines in 2017.

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Light and fresh styles on Pernod's radar

Published:  28 March, 2012

Pernod Ricard is turning its attention to "premium light and fresh wines" on the back of recent sales figures that show the £6.50-£8.50 price bracket is the fastest-growing segment by value in the UK.

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Sterling hits high, then loses ground

Published:  28 March, 2012

Sterling hit a four-and-a-half month high against the US dollar yesterday, before losing ground and ending the day where it started.

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