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Naked Wines launches English sparkler to be named by British public

Published:  25 August, 2016

An online crowd-funded wine business is asking the British public to get involved in the production, branding and naming of a new English sparkling wine.

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Casarena champions Cabernet Sauvignon at launch of premium Argentine DNA wines into UK

Published:  24 August, 2016

Bodegas Casarena introduced its DNA Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon and blended Icono wine at the UNA Argentina pop up restaurant in St Pancras Clock Tower on 23 August, marking a firm commitment to growing premium Argentine wines in the UK.

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Second annual London Greek Wine Festival to be hosted in October

Published:  24 August, 2016

The second annual London Greek Wine festival is set to be hosted on 8th and 9th of October 2016 and will showcase over 130 wines from a wide selection of producers.

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Boutique RumFest and RumFest unveil programme for October events

Published:  24 August, 2016

RumFest, which celebrates its tenth year this year, and the Boutique RemFest, which is a trade only event, will be hosted in London at the end of October.

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Breaking News: Conviviality announces new group buying structure

Published:  24 August, 2016

Conviviality PLC have today advised suppliers of fundamental changes to the group's wine buying structure.

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Millennials: Fishing the $1.62 trillion pond

Published:  24 August, 2016

Millennials are the key to wine's future fortunes, but we need to know how to talk to them.

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Nielsen: Alcohol sales boom off the back of hot weather

Published:  23 August, 2016

Brits are celebrating the summer weather and alcohol sales have soared over the last four weeks according Nielsen most recent data out today.

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Wines of Portugal partners with D&D London for 'Viva Portugal!' throughout September

Published:  23 August, 2016

Wines of Portugal has partnered with premium casual dining group, D&D London, to host "Viva Portugal!" a month long campaign in September across 20 of their outlets.

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Over 100 producers to be on show at WOSA's Intrepid South Africa tasting

Published:  23 August, 2016

Wines of South Africa's 2016 annual tasting titled Intrepid South Africa will be showcasing wines from over 100 producers.

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Kantar Worldpanel: Weather turns heat up on grocery sales

Published:  23 August, 2016

According to Kantar Worldpanel figures out this week, the good weather helped UK consumers increase their spend with grocers, with market growth hitting 0.3%.

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New Zealand wine hits 21st consecutive year of 'significant' growth

Published:  23 August, 2016

In New Zealand Winegrowers' 2016 annual report, the country has achieved yet another year of double digit growth, with exports rising 10% to $1.6bn.

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Post-Brexit casual dining figures show mixed results across the UK

Published:  22 August, 2016

According to the most recent figures from Coffer Peach Business Tracker the resilience of consumer spending in causal on-trade outlets seems to be mixed across the UK.

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The Epicurean event signs three drink ambassadors

Published:  22 August, 2016

From the same team behind the London Wine Fair, The Epicurean, the first direct to consumer event for the group, has appointed three drinks ambassadors as part of the larger event set to be hosted at the end of October.

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Inverarity Morton appoints former brewery boss to board

Published:  22 August, 2016

Inverarity Morton has appointed former chief executive officer of Tennent Caledonian Breweries, Brian Calder, to its board.

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Languedoc producers latest victims of hail storms in France

Published:  22 August, 2016

The Languedoc was the most recent region to suffer at the hands of extreme weather, when a severe hailstorm hit last week.

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CMO's messaging around moderate drinking recommendations could potentially be diluted

Published:  22 August, 2016

The new moderate drinking guidelines which created a stir at the beginning of the year are still set to move forward, but the messaging the government is taking may be more diluted than what the chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies recommended earlier in the year.

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The rise of rum Part 3: Shedding the "pirates and parties" image

Published:  19 August, 2016

While rum is making gains in the bar and club scene providing appealing highs for party-loving millennials, its image as a hip party drink needs to be balanced with its credibility as a quality spirit if it wants to surpass expectations.

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Cocktail craze responsible for soaring sales of gin at Waitrose

Published:  19 August, 2016

Sales of gin at Waitrose are up 17% on last year thanks to a new wave of millennials discovering gin-based cocktails.

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The new order at boutique merchants Friarwood

Published:  19 August, 2016

Facing fierce competition is a daily reality of selling fine wine in and around London.

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Kyoto Distillery granted production licence to produce Japan's first gin

Published:  19 August, 2016

Japan's first artisan gin producer, The Kyoto Distillery, has been granted a production licence, to begin producing its inaugural release KI NO BI Dry Gin.

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