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Greenall's launches North West Best Bartender competition.

Published:  02 March, 2012

Warrington-based Greenall's, is asking for entries to its first, North West Best Bartender competition.

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APP Wine Law launches importer's protection package

Published:  02 March, 2012

In a bid to help UK importers gain maximum security from their producer relationships, UK law firm, APP Wine Law, has launched a Wine Importer Contracts Package.

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Olly Smith and Oz Clarke receive awards from APWI

Published:  02 March, 2012

Wine writers, Olly Smith and Oz Clarke are amongst those given awards by The Association of Portuguese Wine Importers (APWI) for their "outstanding contributions" to Portuguese Wine.

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Sterling rises as figures show UK consumer spending on the up

Published:  02 March, 2012

Sterling has had a strong week gaining two cents against the euro and one cent against the dollar.

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Denbies produces first sparkling wine for Sainsbury's Taste the Difference

Published:  01 March, 2012

Dorking based, Denbies Wine Estate, has released its first English Sparkling Brut 2007, exclusively for the Sainsbury's Taste the Difference range.

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Celebration service for Alan Lodge to be held on March 9

Published:  01 March, 2012

A service of celebration for the Drinks Business journalist Alan Lodge, who died of a brain haemorrhage on 17 Februrary, will be held on March 9 in West Wickham, Kent.

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Appleton Estate 21 Year Old given new look

Published:  01 March, 2012

Appleton Estate 21 Year Old Jamaica Rum has revamped its packaging in keeping with its luxury positioning.

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Trade figures line up to appear on Harpers new YouTube service

Published:  01 March, 2012

It's time to grab a cup of coffee and catch up on Harpers new Youtube service full of interviews and catch ups with key trade figures, starting with Laurie Webster of Las Bodegas at this week's SITT tasting in London.

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Sterling strengthens against euro and dollar

Published:  01 March, 2012

Sterling performed well yesterday strengthening against both the euro and the dollar as the markets absorbed the news out of Europe and the US.

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Laithwaites buys third Bordeaux vineyard

Published:  01 March, 2012

Laithwaites Wine, has bought its third vineyard, Chateau du Bois, near Castillon in Bordeaux, France.

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Sterling gains, as UK consumer spending climbs to eight month high

Published:  29 February, 2012

Sterling held its own yesterday and even gained against some currencies.

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Diageo promotes Ivan Menezes to chief operating officer

Published:  29 February, 2012

Diageo has promoted its current North America and Asia Pacific boss Ivan Menezes to chief operating officer.

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Moreno to distribute Rocca delle Macìe and Barceló wines

Published:  29 February, 2012

Moreno Wines is taking on the distribution of Chianti Classico producer Rocca delle Macìe and the wines from Grupo Barceló.

 

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Inverarity Morton invests in £400k restructure

Published:  29 February, 2012

Inverarity Morton, the company formed from the merger of Scotland's Inverarity Vaults and Wm Morton, is to invest £400,000 in a reorganisation.

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Snow Queen vodka given revamp

Published:  29 February, 2012

The super premium organic vodka from Kazakhstan,  Snow Queen, has introduced a new design to its 70cl, to give greater shelf impact.

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Searcys shakes up Champagne menu

Published:  28 February, 2012

Searcys is sexing up its Champagne list by ditching the "boring old" traditional categories.

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Napa breaks auction record

Published:  28 February, 2012

Winemakers in the Napa Valley are hopeful of a better-than-expected 2012 following a record-breaking fundraising auction.

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Independent Blueprint for Success seminar to take place at 2pm at London SITT

Published:  27 February, 2012

Anyone visiting the London SITT tasting on Wednesday, February 29 are reminded the Blueprint for Success seminar with expert first hand advice on running an independent business by leading merchants and on-trade wine consultants will take place at 2pm and not 11am as advertised.

 

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Is UK set for Moscato explosion?

Published:  27 February, 2012

As many as 3 million UK consumers aren't happy with the white wine on offer in stores - paving the way for a Moscato explosion.

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Drinkaware: campaigns start to effect behaviour change

Published:  27 February, 2012

Drinkaware's message is getting through - research into how effective the charity's campaigns are has shown the beginnings of behaiour change.

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