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Grey Goose and Virgin Atlantic create Heathrow Airport bar

Published:  20 September, 2011

Grey Goose vodka and Virgin Atlantic have teamed up to create an airport bar - the Grey Goose Loft at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow.

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Domino's partners Virgin in food and wine matching deal

Published:  20 September, 2011

Domino's Pizza, has teamed up with Virgin Wines to offer customers food and wine matching in the comfort of their own homes.

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Henry Ashworth replaces David Poley as chief executive officer, Portman Group

Published:  19 September, 2011

Henry Ashworth has been appointed as chief executive of the Portman Group, he replaces David Poley who is leaving the alcohol industry after a career spanning nearly fifteen years.

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New boss for drinks watchdog joins from government's 'nudge' team

Published:  19 September, 2011

The Portman Group's new chief executive Henry Ashworth is moving across from Cabinet Office's nudge team - where he led health policy.

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AFWS calls for entries to 2011 Food & Beverage Challenge

Published:  19 September, 2011

The Academy of Food and Wine Service AFWS,  is calling for chef and front of house entries to enter its AFWS Food & Beverage (FaB) Challenge 2011.

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Russian Standard vodka moves to Whyte & Mackay

Published:  19 September, 2011

Whyte & Mackay has taken over the distribution of Russian Standard vodka from First Drinks Brands.

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Wines in the press - September 16-19

Published:  19 September, 2011

The Guardian

Unless you're a devotee of the classic martini, you may not have given vermouth a second thought - but this underrated drink deserves respect in its own right, says Fiona Beckett.

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Dalmore 1962 sells for £125,000

Published:  19 September, 2011

Whyte & Mackay has announced at the Tax Free World Association Show in Cannes, it has sold the most expensive bottle of retail whisky ever.

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Sterling rises and rand declines for second week

Published:  19 September, 2011

Sterling rose by 0.7% against a weaker euro, and the rand declined for the second week in a row, due to uncertainty over the euro debt problem.

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Villa Maria and Errazuriz 'Get Wine Wise' in Tesco car parks

Published:  19 September, 2011

Villa Maria and Errazuriz wines are to join the 'Get Wine Wise' roadshow sampling campiagn in Tesco car parks, to help drive up value.

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Brancott Estate launches campaign through Rugby World Cup

Published:  16 September, 2011

Kiwi wine brand Brancott Estate is capitalising on its Rugby World Cup sponsorship to launch a new ad campaign encouraging consumers to 'stay curious'.

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'Promising' Alsace harvest kicks off three weeks early

Published:  16 September, 2011

This year's Alsace harvest began three weeks early, with AOC Crémant d'Alsace starting on August 25 and Grand Cru on September 7.

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Bibendum launches on-trade training academies

Published:  16 September, 2011

Bibendum has extended its on-trade training programme to include bespoke academies for larger customers ? combining wine education with business training.

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Sterling declined 6.5% against nine currencies in past year

Published:  16 September, 2011

Sterling declined 6.5% against a basket of nine currencies over the past 12 months, making it the second worst performer after the US dollar.

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Medoc starts harvesting red grapes

Published:  15 September, 2011

The red harvest began in Dourthe's estates in the Medoc on September 13, under clear blue skies.

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Sterling fell to 8-month low against dollar

Published:  15 September, 2011

Sterling fell to an eight-month low versus the dollar and also made losses against the yen, reaching its lowest since January 2009.

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'Atypical' Champagne harvest over already

Published:  15 September, 2011

Champagne has finished its second-earliest harvest on record, which growers describe as "atypical".

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Consumers still dubious about lower-alcohol wines

Published:  14 September, 2011

Consumers are still wary of lower-alcohol wines despite a mini-boom in the fledgling sector, according to new research.

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Health Secretary calls on all drinks firms to sign Responsibility Deal

Published:  14 September, 2011

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has called on all drinks firms to sign up to the Responsibility Deal.

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Alcohol charity starts life with £13m funding

Published:  14 September, 2011

A new alcohol charity has pledged to use research to find a solution to the UK's drink problems.

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