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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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Penfolds launches limited edition £110k wine

Published:  02 July, 2012

Penfolds is taking wine pricing to new levels by launching a £110,000 Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, in a limited edition glass ampoule.

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Wines in the press June 29- July 2

Published:  02 July, 2012

The Guardian
There are two French descriptions of wine that are really useful but have no exact equivalent in English, says Fiona Beckett.

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Viña Pomal sponsors Rugby 7s for second year

Published:  02 July, 2012

Grupo Codorníu's Rioja brand Viña Pomal is to sponsor the JP Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series for a second year.

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Macallan wins 'most expensive whisky sold at auction'

Published:  02 July, 2012

The Macallan has been awarded the most expensive whisky sold at auction by the Guinness World Records.

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Volatile week expected in currency markets due to LIBOR scandal

Published:  02 July, 2012

Volatility is expected in the markets this week on the back of The Barclay's Bank LIBOR manipulation scandal, which has sent shock waves through the financial sector.

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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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