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Sterling pushes through €1.26/£1 mark

Published:  09 July, 2012

Sterling gained ground against the euro pushing through the €1.26/£1 level on Friday, a rate last seen three and half years ago.

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Beefeater rolls out celebratory Inside London bottle

Published:  09 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Beefeater gin has launched a Beefeater Inside London bottle to celebrate the city's "diverse" personality, while commanding shelf standout presence for retailers.

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Stress driving three in five Britons to drink

Published:  06 July, 2012

Three in five Britons use alcohol to unwind in the evening, according to research from alcohol education charity Drinkaware.

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Pernod Ricard rolls out Beefeater 'Inside London' bottle

Published:  06 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard owned London Beefeater has launched a Beefeater 'Inside London' bottle to celebrate London's "diverse" personality while commanding shelf stand-out presence for retailers.

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First Drinks adds Reyka

Published:  06 July, 2012

As the popularity of premium Vodka shows no signs of abating, First Drinks has expanded its portfolio to add William Grant & Sons-owned premium Icelandic vodka Reyka (rrp£25) to sit alongside Green Mark and ?ubr?wka.

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All in the garden is Rosé de Léoube

Published:  06 July, 2012

In time for the warmer months is the release of two new rosé vintages from French winery Château Léoube; the Rosé de Léoube (rrp £13.99) and Le Secret de Léoube Rosé 2011 (rrp £19.99).

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D&D wines to go into liquidation

Published:  06 July, 2012

D&D Wines international will go into liquidation on Friday July 13, according to the firm's administrators RSM Tenon.

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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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