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Diageo to fund midwife training programme

Published:  14 June, 2011

Drinks producer Diageo is to fund a training programme for midwives to help them educate expectant mothers about the risks of alcohol to their unborn child.

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Eating and drinking out down slightly in May

Published:  14 June, 2011

Spending on eating and drinking out dropped slightly for the first time this year in May as bad weather and a hangover from April's bumper royal wedding and bank holiday boost were felt across the trade.

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Wines in the press- June 10-12

Published:  14 June, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett asks can you still get a decent bottle of wine for a fiver?

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Sterling hits week high against Euro

Published:  14 June, 2011

Sterling hit its strongest level in more than a week against the euro on Monday.

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Sterling falls against dollar due to contracted UK industrial output

Published:  13 June, 2011

Sterling fell to a two week low against the US dollar on Friday as figures reveal UK industrial output contracted by 1.7% in April as a result of the extra bank holiday.

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Responsibility Deal: Diageo to fund midwife training

Published:  13 June, 2011

Diageo is to fund a training programme for midwives to help educate expectant mothers about the risks of alcohol to their unborn child, as part of the Responsibility Deal.

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Former Inspirit Brands chiefs set up new drinks consultancy

Published:  13 June, 2011

A new drinks branding and development consultancy, CASK Liquid Marketing, has been set up by former directors of Inspirit Brands and Coe Vintners.

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On-pack theatre promo for Blue Nun

Published:  13 June, 2011

A new theatre-themed neck collar promotion will celebrate the relaunch of German wine brand Blue Nun.

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Majestic to double store numbers

Published:  13 June, 2011

High street wine retailer Majestic is set to double the number of its stores to 330 within the next few years.

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Isle of Arran Distillers joins forces with National Trust

Published:  13 June, 2011

Scotch whisky producer Isle of Arran Distillers, has joined forces with the National Trust for Scotland to help maintain the footpaths leading to Goatfell, Arran's highest peak.

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Diageo celebrates Father's Day with gift packs

Published:  10 June, 2011

Diageo GB is hoping to help retailers maximise the sales opportunity from Father's Day with a range of malt and blended whisky gifts.

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ETM Group opens Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

Published:  10 June, 2011

London gastropub operators Tom and Ed Martin have opened their latest venue in the city, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms.

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Quilon launches beer and food matching menu

Published:  10 June, 2011

London's Michelin starred Indian restaurant, Quilon, has unveiled a beer and food matching menu devoted solely to British beer.

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Sterling recovers as investors take profit from euro

Published:  10 June, 2011

Sterling recovered from a one month low against the euro as investors took profits in the euro after the ECB signalled that it would raise interest rates next month.

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Pernod Ricard launches Beefeater London Market Gin

Published:  09 June, 2011

Pernod Ricard UK, has launched a limited edition expression inspired by the diversity of London food markets, the Beefeater London Market Gin.

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Sterling recovers after UK credit rating warning is played down

Published:  09 June, 2011

Sterling recovered earlier losses against the euro and US dollar after investors played down earlier comments by credit rating agency Moody's.

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Grossi Wines - high quality from small producers

Published:  08 June, 2011

Grossi Wines has extended it's portfolio for the independent retail and on-trade.

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Naturally, Feudo di Santa Tresa, Purato

Published:  08 June, 2011

With so much current heated debate about natural wines I was pleased to be able to have a chat to Feudo di Santa Tresa producer, Stefano Girelli at this year's LIWF.

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Absolut Vodka launches cocktail iPad application

Published:  08 June, 2011

Absolut Vodka has launched the Drinkspiration Home Edition - a comprehensive cocktail application for the iPad that can be downloaded for free from iTunes.

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Gains for sterling capped

Published:  08 June, 2011

Today's Smart Currency Exchange update shows sterling gained against a weaker US dollar but gains were capped and it slipped against the euro on soft UK data.

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