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First Drinks to take on Irish brands

Published:  09 August, 2010

First Drinks has announced that it is taking over the distribution of three brands following the William Grant & Sons acquisition of the C&C Group's spirits and liqueurs business last month.

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First Drinks boosts portfolio

Published:  09 August, 2010

First Drinks is taking over the distribution of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey, Carolans cream liqueur and Irish Mist whiskey liqueur in the UK.

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Taittinger to support 2010 Action Against Hunger campaign

Published:  09 August, 2010

Champagne Taittinger has become a corporate supporter of  this year's Action Against Hunger - Fight Hunger, Eat Out campaign.

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Wines in the press - August 5-8

Published:  09 August, 2010

The Guardian

There is something very distinctive about Falanghina, the white grape that has been grown in southern Italy for centuries, say Victoria Moore.

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Currency update, August 6: sterling looks strong

Published:  06 August, 2010

Currency update for August 6 from Smart Currency Exchange: it's been a strong week for sterling - especially against the US dollar.

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Malibu launches TV show

Published:  06 August, 2010

The Pernod Ricard owned brand, Malibu is to launch a new TV show.

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Russian Standard Vodka launches on-pack promotion

Published:  05 August, 2010

Russian Standard Vodka has announced the launch of an on-pack promotion giving consumers the chance to win free tickets to music gigs.

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Cono Sur goes green at Wines of Chile tasting

Published:  05 August, 2010

Cono Sur will be ferrying passengers in a cycle rickshaw from Victoria to the Wines of Chile tasting on September 8 in a bid to offset visitors' carbon footprints.

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Morgan's Spiced takes to the TV

Published:  05 August, 2010

Diageo Great Britain (GB) is running its first national TV advertisement for its Morgan's Spiced 'Modern Adventurer' campaign.

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Currency update, August 5: fall for sterling

Published:  05 August, 2010

Currency update for August 5 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling slips off Tuesday's highs as data suggests the UK economy may continue to struggle.

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Campari sees positive sales growth

Published:  05 August, 2010

Drinks group Gruppo Campari saw a positive sales growth of more than 16% in the first half of 2010.

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Opportunity for UK food and drink suppliers to present to London 2012

Published:  04 August, 2010

Companies exhibiting at International Food and Drink Event IFE11, and Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2010 are being given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their products to the committee for the Olympic Games.

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Virgin appoints social media consultant

Published:  04 August, 2010

Virgin Wines has appointed an online engagement consultant to advise on its social media strategy.

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Forth Wines bought by investors

Published:  04 August, 2010

Forth Wines is back in independent - and Scottish - ownership after being bought from Matthew Clark by a group of investors.

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Currency update, August 4 : sterling stops short of key level

Published:  04 August, 2010

Sterling hit a new 6 month high against the US dollar yesterday after improved sentiment towards the UK and concerns over the state of the US recovery.

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Gondola teams up with toptable in wine promotion

Published:  04 August, 2010

Online wine retailer Gondola has teamed up with toptable.com, the restaurant review and booking website, to promote exclusive cases of wine.

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Larry Cherubino Wines awarded Australian Winery of the Year

Published:  03 August, 2010

Western Australia producer, Larry Cherubino Wines has been awarded James Halliday's Winery of the Year in the just released 2011 Australian Wine Companion.

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Small firms hit by cutbacks in bank lending

Published:  03 August, 2010


Lending to the UK's small business community is in decline, according to figures from the British Bankers Association.

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London Assembly calls on Mayor to protect local shops

Published:  03 August, 2010

The London Assembly has called on The Mayor of London to give more support what it calls "cornered" shops.

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Manchester to consider imposing minimum price on alcohol

Published:  03 August, 2010

Greater Manchester's local councils are considering setting a minimum price for the sale of alcohol.

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