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Diageo invests a festive £1million for Gordon's gin

Published:  16 December, 2010

Diageo GB has invested £1million to keep the Gordon's gin brand top of mind with consumers during its key sales period.

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Sterling drops against US dollar due to UK unemployment rate

Published:  16 December, 2010

Sterling fell to a 12 day low against the US dollar yesterday after UK jobs data came in much weaker than expected.

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Diageo agrees final settlement with Intercontinental Brands

Published:  15 December, 2010

Diageo Great Britain has agreed a final settlement with Intercontinental Brands (ICB) over its dispute over ICB's Vodkat product.

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Jameson Irish whisky hits case sales of three-million

Published:  15 December, 2010

The Pernod Ricard owned brand, Jameson Irish whiskey has announced global annual sales of three million cases, despite the economic downturn.

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Dedianko scores Belvedere dream job

Published:  15 December, 2010

New York bartender Allison Dedianko has landed the role of global brand ambassador for Belvedere vodka after beating seven finalists from around the globe in the Dream Job competition.

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On-trade boost for wine sales

Published:  15 December, 2010

Wine sales are growing more strongly in pubs and restaurants than they are in the off-trade, according to the latest quarterly report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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Sterling drops off from three week high against US dollar

Published:  15 December, 2010

Sterling dropped from three week highs against the US dollar yesterday after strong US figures helped boost the US dollar.

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Harpers Drinking Out Excellence Awards shortlist announced

Published:  14 December, 2010

The shortlisted restaurant and bars in this year's Harpers Drinking Out Excellence Awards have been announced.

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Currency analysis December 14: sterling on a three week high

Published:  14 December, 2010

Currency analysis for December 14: sterling on a three week high.
For free bespoke drinks trade currency advice go to www.smartwinespirits.com.

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Online wine "too expensive" says YouGov poll

Published:  14 December, 2010

A quarter of consumers said they don't buy wine online because they think it's too expensive, and don't want to wait for a delivery, reported a YouGov poll.

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Wines in the press - December 10-12

Published:  14 December, 2010

The Guardian
Cheese and red wine clash almost as often as they hit it off, says Fiona Beckett.

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Sterling continues to hit high against dollar

Published:  14 December, 2010

Sterling hit a three week high against the US dollar yesterday; gaining nearly two cents from earlier lows after concerns hit the US economy that left investors selling the US dollar.

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Bibendum launches The Wondering Wine Company

Published:  13 December, 2010

Bibendum has launched an outside wine service called The Wondering Wine Company that aims to revolutionise how wine is served at UK sporting, food and cultural events.

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Asda launches interactive beer website

Published:  13 December, 2010

Asda has launched a microsite dedicated to educating customers about its range of international, British and local beers.

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Currency analysis, December 10: sterling slips against US dollar

Published:  10 December, 2010

Currency analysis for December 10 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling slips against US dollar. For bespoke currency advice for the drinks industry go to www.smartwinespirits.com

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Portuguese winemakers urged to band together

Published:  10 December, 2010

Portuguese winemakers have been urged to work together to raise awareness of their country and their products.

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Penny-pinching on wine in decline, says Wine Intelligence

Published:  10 December, 2010

Consumers are increasingly prepared to spend more money on a bottle of wine to drink at home, according to latest research by Wine Intelligence.

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Napa Valley Vintners launches rare wines website

Published:  10 December, 2010

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has launched a new website dedicated to rare wines in the premier Napa Valley portfolio.

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Geoffrey Dean: Ashes and wine blog reports on impact of rain to 2011 vintage

Published:  10 December, 2010


This has been a good week to be an Englishman in Australia following England's crushing victory in the second Test.

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Australia's First Families of Wine launches second year of UK activity

Published:  09 December, 2010

Australia's First Families of Wine (AFFW) has launched its second year of UK activity.

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