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Church will pull funds from irresponsible supermarkets

Published:  30 June, 2011

The Church of England is to tighten up its rules on investment in alcohol producers, and has widened its policy to include supermarkets.

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MPs want changes to smoking ban

Published:  30 June, 2011

MPs have joined forces in a campaign to persuade the government to change the smoking ban they argue has been disastrous for the pub industry.

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Bespoke campaign for Maker's Mark

Published:  30 June, 2011

Maker's Mark bourbon is being backed this summer with a major campaign under the banner Bourbon & Bespoke.

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Sterling hits eight week low against euro

Published:  29 June, 2011

Sterling fell against the euro yesterday, hitting an eight week low, after Bank of England policymakers opened the door for further quantitative easing.

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Spanish producers look for vineyards in emerging areas

Published:  29 June, 2011

Two top Spanish producers are capitalising on Spain's growing momentum by buying new vineyards in up and coming areas.

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France dominates IWC trophy leaderboard

Published:  29 June, 2011

France dominates the trophies honours list in this year's International Wine Challenge, coming first for the third consecutive year with 34 wines being awarded a trophy - a 62% increase on last year.

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Ian Macleod buys Tamdhu distillery

Published:  29 June, 2011

Ian Macleod Distillers has bought Speyside distillery Tamdhu from the Edrington Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Yellow Tail launches 'love the taste or your money back' campaign

Published:  29 June, 2011

Australian wine brand, Yellow Tail is launching a risk free purchase, taste guarantee promotion, 'love the taste or your money back'.

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UK alcohol prices second in EU league table

Published:  29 June, 2011

The UK comes second in the European league table for drinks pricing, according to official EU figures.

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Gallo expands in Central Coast

Published:  29 June, 2011

E & J Gallo Winery is buying Edna Valley Vineyard for an undisclosed sum.

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Your high street needs you

Published:  29 June, 2011

Helping independent local retailers thrive in today's tough retail landscape is the aim behind Independents' Day 2011 on July 4.

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Diageo gains majority share in China's, Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing

Published:  28 June, 2011

Diageo has upped its stake to become a majority shareholder in one of China's largest spirit companies Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing.

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Champagne houses beef up portfolios

Published:  28 June, 2011

Two leading Champagne houses have been busy releasing new additions to their portfolios.

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Les Jamelles pushes heritage of Languedoc with Rare & Antique range

Published:  28 June, 2011


Les Jamelles Rare & Antique continues to introduce wines committed to help promote and maintain indigenous grape varieties from the Languedoc-Roussillon.

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Caskstrength whisky blog launches its own Scotch

Published:  28 June, 2011

UK whisky site Caskstrength.net has become the first blog to launch its own whisky. 

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Brandia International announces Vinho Verde campaign

Published:  28 June, 2011

Brandia International has developed a €5-million international promotional campaign for Vinho Verde, following a boom in global exports.

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Sterling falls to five month low against US dollar

Published:  28 June, 2011

Sterling fell to a five month low against the US dollar yesterday as concerns over the European debt crisis saw investors buy safe haven currencies.

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Constellation changes name to Accolade Wines

Published:  27 June, 2011

Constellation has officially changed its name to Accolade Wines from today, along with a new strategy.

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Wines in the press, June 24-26

Published:  27 June, 2011

Guardian
In Fiona Beckett's hometown of Bristol, a growing number of restaurants are now allowing you to bring your own wine.

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Diageo plans £9.5m upgrade at Speyside distillery

Published:  27 June, 2011

Diageo is planning a £9.5 million upgrade of its Scotch whisky production in Speyside.

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