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Spirit revenues top beer for the first time

Published:  05 June, 2017

Sales of spirits brought more money to the Treasury than beer for the first time ever, according to the latest HMRC figures released this morning.

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Champagne Lanson expands with first organic fizz

Published:  05 June, 2017

Champagne Lanson is introducing its first certified organic Champagne at The Wimbledon Championships 2017.

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New Cape Origin designation to boost tourism link

Published:  05 June, 2017

South Africa’s Wine and Spirit Board has introduced a new Wine of Origin District for Cape Town, bringing 30 wineries together under the banner to boost international recognition.

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Bancroft signs up as exclusive distributor for Herència Altés

Published:  05 June, 2017

Bancroft Wines has secured a deal as the exclusive distributor for Terra Alta producer Herència Altés.

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Crown Cellars reveals new wine portfolio

Published:  02 June, 2017

Crown Cellars, the wine division of Carlsberg UK, has unveiled its 2017/18 wine portfolio, with a focus on Spain and Italy.

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Hospitality leaders fear rising prices and worsening staffing crisis

Published:  02 June, 2017

A majority of hospitality and leisure industry bosses believe that a ‘perfect storm’ faces the industry, according to a new report surveying leaders in the sector.

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Vindependents poised to add spirits and beers to its portfolio

Published:  02 June, 2017

Vindependents, the drinks agency for independents run by independents, is going from strength to strength but the buying group is far from resting on its laurels.

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Harpers to helm Bellavita retail debate

Published:  01 June, 2017

Harpers is heading to Bellavita this month, where we will be chairing a panel discussion on ways to penetrate the UK off-trade.

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Bodega Argento’s Silvia Corti on going organic

Published:  01 June, 2017

Over her 13 years with Mendoza producer Bodega Argento, winemaker Silvia Corti has seen a number of major changes take place.

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Hush Heath launches sparkling apple wine

Published:  01 June, 2017

Kent producer Hush Heath is mixing up its offering through the launch of two new apple sparkling drinks made in the traditional method.

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Distell revives Angostura distribution deal

Published:  01 June, 2017

Distell, Africa’s leading producer of wines, spirits, ciders and RTDs has announced it is reviving its distribution partnership in the UK with Angostura, world’s largest producer of aromatic bitters.

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‘Canpaign’ for Southern Comfort

Published:  31 May, 2017

Hi-Spirits has turned the spotlight on Southern Comfort with a light-hearted ‘Canpaign’ push designed to provide consumers with a break from the General Election.

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Coates & Seely awarded top gong at UK Wine Awards

Published:  31 May, 2017

The winners of the first UK Wine Awards was announced today with Coates & Seely taking the top gong.

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BrewDog UK sales jump 97%

Published:  31 May, 2017

Craft beer darling BrewDog has revealed turnover of £72 million in 2016.

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Twisted Halo looks to raise £450,000 on Seedrs

Published:  31 May, 2017

Alcoholic coconut water brand Twisted Halo has launched a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to raise £450,000 in return for 14% equity.

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Aldi extends craft Festival Beer range

Published:  30 May, 2017

Discount supremo Aldi is bringing back its festival beer range for a second year with some notable additions.

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Coates & Seely signs deal as Goodwood’s English fizz supplier

Published:  30 May, 2017

Coates & Seely has signed a deal as the exclusive English sparkling wine partner of Goodwood Racecourse. 

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Sales of Lidl’s own label Pimm’s alternative soar

Published:  30 May, 2017

Lidl has reported a surge in sales of its own label Pimm’s alternative boosted by the sunny weather prior to the bank holiday weekend.

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Movers and Shakers: Conviviality, Justerini & Brooks, Douglas Laing

Published:  26 May, 2017

A number of key appointments and distribution agreement have been percolating through the trade this week.

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Ex-Sopexa UK & Ireland boss Anne Burchett launches new marketing venture

Published:  26 May, 2017

Anne Burchett, a well know figure in the UK wine trade and former managing director of Sopexa UK and Ireland, has launched herself back into the trade with the founding of Burchett Wine & Food Marketing.

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