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Lloyd Webber's wine sells for £3.5m at auction

Published:  24 January, 2011

A selection of Andrew Lloyd Webber's wine collection went under the hammer in Hong Kong this weekend, raising $5.6 million (£3.5 million). 

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Home Office joins trade for new alcohol conference

Published:  24 January, 2011

The Home Office has linked up with key trade bodies for a new alcohol conference "Is Big Society a partnership?" which aims to allow the industry to debate new legislation.

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A volatile week for sterling

Published:  24 January, 2011

Sterling finished slightly stronger against the US dollar on Friday after following the euro higher against the US currency.

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Cognac sales up 30% in 2010

Published:  24 January, 2011

2010 was a record year for Cognac, as shipments reached an all-time high of 1.86 billion Euros (£1.58 billion).

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Wikio rates Bibendum wine blog as 'most influential'

Published:  24 January, 2011

Bibendum's Bibendum Times website has been named as the UK most influential wine blog by Wikio in its January 2011 rankings.

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Champagne Laurent-Perrier releases its Vintage 2002 to the trade

Published:  21 January, 2011

Champagne Laurent-Perrier has revealed it is to release its latest vintage to the trade, the Vintage 2002.

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Bacardi launches Originals ready to serve cocktail range

Published:  21 January, 2011


Bacardi is introducing a new range of ready to serve authentic cocktail drinks which it believes could open up a new drinks category to outlets unable to currently offer a credible cocktail service.

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New boss for Louis Latour Agencies

Published:  21 January, 2011

Louis Latour Agencies has appointed Bibendum's Dan Bolton as its new managing director.

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Emporia to offer spirits training to indies

Published:  21 January, 2011

Emporia Brands is launching spirits training days for independent merchants and specialist outlets across the country.

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Nick Clegg toasts Scotch whisky

Published:  21 January, 2011

The Deputy Prime Minister praised the Scotch whisky industry as it was announced that global exports are heading for a record year ? up 12% in the first 10 months of 2010.

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Sterling struggles as industry orders fall

Published:  21 January, 2011
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Revamped wine service from Hillebrand

Published:  21 January, 2011

Drinks logistics firm JF Hillebrand has launched an expanded distribution service for the European wine market.

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Sterling slips due to high inflation figures

Published:  20 January, 2011

Sterling slipped yesterday against the euro and US dollar dropping from the highs seen on Tuesday, after UK inflation came in much higher than expected.

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German Winegrowers Association supports planting ban

Published:  19 January, 2011

The German Winegrowers Association, supports plans to extend the German planting ban on new vineyards beyond 2015.

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Sterling surges to eight week high

Published:  19 January, 2011

Sterling surged to an eight week high of $1.6060/£1 against the US dollar.

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The International Food & Drink Event, IFE 11, announces international partner

Published:  19 January, 2011

The International Food & Drink Event, IFE 11, has announced The Green Seed Group as its international partner, in a move to help exhibitors and visitors based abroad secure listings in the UK.

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Hélène Darroze at the Connaught awarded second Michelin star

Published:  18 January, 2011

Hélène Darroze has been awarded a second Michelin star for her restaurant, Hélène Darroze at the Connaught.

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Hélène Darroze at the Connaught awarded second Michelin star

Published:  18 January, 2011

Hélène Darroze has been awarded a second Michelin star for her restaurant, Hélène Darroze at the Connaught.

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Ministers announce ban on low cost alcohol

Published:  18 January, 2011

Ministers have today announced plans to ban the selling alcohol below the rate of duty + VAT.

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Sterling jumps due to speculation of May interest rate rise

Published:  18 January, 2011

Sterling jumped to an eight week high against the US dollar and moved up against the euro after speculation that the Bank of England could raise interest rates as early as May.

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