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Bacardi sends out team of mixologists to bars

Published:  27 May, 2011

Bacardi is sending out a team of mixologists to bars, music festivals and events across the country to "reduce the pressure on a venues' main bar, provide perfectly served drinks and increase revenue".

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Inglenook appoints New Generation as UK importer

Published:  27 May, 2011

California's Inglenook Winery has appointed New Generation Wines as its exclusive UK importer.

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UK first for Penfolds fortified wine

Published:  26 May, 2011

Penfolds is bringing its collection of fortified wines to the UK for the first time.

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Nomacorc releases closure with 'lowest oxygen transfer rate'

Published:  26 May, 2011

Nomacorc has released a new closure, which it claims has the "lowest oxygen transfer rate commerically available".

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Diageo plans radical shake-up

Published:  26 May, 2011

Diageo is carrying out a major review of its operating model ? which will mean likely job cuts in Europe and North America.

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Collectors and auction houses warned after theft of £1m vintage wine

Published:  26 May, 2011

The Metropolitan police are appealing for information after vintage wine worth up to £1 million was stolen from a warehouse in Bethnal Green in east London.

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President Obama drinks English wine at Buckingham Palace

Published:  26 May, 2011

English sparkling wine, Ridgeview Fitzrovia Sparkling Rosé 2004 was served at the Buckingham Palace state dinner to honour the visit of President Barack Obama.

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Sterling strengthens against dollar due to growth in UK exports

Published:  26 May, 2011

Sterling strengthened for a second day against the US dollar.

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Kingsland appoints sales director

Published:  25 May, 2011

Kingsland Wines and Spirits has appointed Rob Page, formerly of Treasury Wines Estates, into the newly-created role of sales and marketing director.

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Black Tower launches low alcohol wine

Published:  25 May, 2011

The latest firm to catch the low alcohol bug is Reh Kendermann ? it is launching a 5.5% abv wine called B by Black Tower.

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Jascots site allows customers to search for wine by abv content

Published:  25 May, 2011

Independent merchant Jascots has launched a new website which allows customers to search for wine by abv content and closure type.

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Pernod Ricard launches global initiative, Responsib'ALL Day

Published:  25 May, 2011

Pernod Ricard has launched a global awareness day called, Responsib'ALL Day in a bid to tackle drink driving.

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Sterling recovers against US dollar after seven week low

Published:  25 May, 2011

Sterling gained by 0.5% against the US dollar yesterday morning, recovering from an earlier seven week low.

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Campaigners lobby MPs to change smoking ban

Published:  24 May, 2011

The smoking ban has had a devastating impact on community pubs throughout Britain, according to campaigners who claim Scotland has lost 7.1% of its pub estate (467 pubs), Wales 7.3% (274), and England 7.6% (4,148).

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Mumm stengthens its association with food

Published:  24 May, 2011

Champagne G.H. Mumm is rolling out a limited edition neck collar to promote its new Gourmet Explorers' competition.

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Percy Fox hits back at criticism of big brands

Published:  24 May, 2011

Blossom Hill brand owner has hit back at criticism that brands are low quality and overpriced ? Percy Fox boss says brands have consistency, and that consumers decide what they will pay.

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Laithwaites raises £12,600 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Published:  24 May, 2011

Laithwaites Wine has raised £12,600 for for Macmillan Cancer Support after it auctioned eighteen lots of wine on the last night of the London International Wine Fair, LIWF.

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Sterling hits high after UK push to raise interest rates

Published:  24 May, 2011

Sterling hit a two month high against the euro yesterday after Bank of England chief economist Spencer Dale, said its policy makers should increase interest rates to avoid damaging the UK economy.

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Video: Australia needs to make its wines more fun

Published:  23 May, 2011

Buyers, winemakers, marketers and generic bodies are in agreement that Australian wines need to bring the fun back to the category, as well as making it easier for customers to make choices.

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Chivas Regal announces partnership with FilmAid International

Published:  23 May, 2011

Scotch whisky brand, Chivas Regal, official partner of the Festival de Cannes, has announced a new global partnership with the charity, FilmAid International.

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