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Police uncover illicit vodka plant near Bristol

Published:  27 August, 2010

Police have discovered an illicit alcohol still near Bristol, and believe fraudsters were producing fake vodka and selling it under the Chekov Imperial and Chundoff Russian brands.

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Bars and restaurants should capitalise on Christmas overnighters

Published:  26 August, 2010

Bars and restaurants should capitalise on the opportunity that one in three people will make a Christmas shopping trip this year which will include an overnight stay, according to Retail Eyes.

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Currency update, August 26: a quiet day for sterling

Published:  26 August, 2010

Sterling had a fairly quiet day yesterday and remains range bound against the euro and US dollar.

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Diageo wine sales up 20% in Great Britain

Published:  26 August, 2010

Diageo wine sales have grown 20% in Great Britain over the last year - led by Blossom Hill and innovative grocery sector launches.

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Edinburgh: new Whiski Bar concept

Published:  26 August, 2010

Edinburgh retailer Whiski Bar is opening new premises which will incorporate a whisky shop, tasting room and bar.

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Glenrothes to launch whisky making competition

Published:  25 August, 2010

Glenrothes is launching a global cometition giving four consumers a chance to become Glenrothes whisky makers for a week.

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UK revival for Romanian wine?

Published:  25 August, 2010

Romanian wine is being stocked at Oddbins once again following a 10-year hiatus ? prompting claims that the country's wines are undergoing a UK revival.

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Berry Bros & Rudd to match red wine with fish

Published:  25 August, 2010

Berry Bros & Rudd is using science in an attempt to prove that red wine does go with fish after all.

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Corks Out installs Enomatic machines

Published:  25 August, 2010

Wine merchant Corks Out will install Enomatic machines to four of its five shops and offer sampling to both on and off-trade customers.

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Century-old recipe inspires Glenmorangie expression

Published:  25 August, 2010

Glenmorangie has used a rediscovered century-old recipe to create the latest addition to its Private Edition range.

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Currency update, August 25: sterling falls to one month low

Published:  25 August, 2010

Yesterday sterling fell to a one month low against the US dollar and ended four days of gains against the euro over fears of a double-dip recession.

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New cafés and restaurants will replace closing pubs

Published:  25 August, 2010

New cafés or restaurants will replace around 2,000 pubs or bars in the UK that are set to close over the next three years.

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Trade urged to be ready for rules changes

Published:  24 August, 2010

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is urging drinks operators not to be caught out by the introduction of mandatory code regulations on October 1.

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Head winemaker for Mont Tauch

Published:  24 August, 2010

Mont Tauch, Fitou's largest cooperative, has appointed Jean-Philippe Trollet as head winemaker.

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Search is on for malt whisky 'Mastermind'

Published:  24 August, 2010

Glenfiddich is offering a £1,000 prize in a competition to find the Malt Mastermind of the Year.

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Glenfiddich in search for Malt Mastermind

Published:  24 August, 2010

Glenfiddich has launched a search to find the bartender worthy of the title Malt Mastermind of the Year.

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Currency update, August 24: sterling's recovery cut short

Published:  24 August, 2010

Currency update for August 24 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling's high yesterday proves to be short lived.

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WSET announces 11% increase in diploma graduates

Published:  24 August, 2010

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has announced an 11% increase in graduates on 2009 for its flagship qualification the Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits.

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Foster's hit by wine write-downs

Published:  24 August, 2010

The Foster's Group has reported a loss of A$464 million loss in the year to June 30 after write-downs in its wine business of A$1.3 billion.

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Constellation to end Aussie share listing

Published:  24 August, 2010

Wine producer Constellation Brands is to voluntarily drop is listing on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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