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Granada wine gets official recognition

Published:  30 September, 2009

Granada has joined the ranks of Spanish Vinos de Calidad - the third quality tier in the country's wine hierarchy.

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Laroche and Jeanjean to merge

Published:  29 September, 2009

French wine producers Jeanjean and Laroche are merging to create a new company with a projected turnover of €200m.

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Casillero del Diablo in live Twitter wine and food matching event

Published:  29 September, 2009

Chilean wine producer, Casillero del Diablo, will host a food and wine challenge live on Twitter beginning at 12.50pm today.

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The Portman Group launches minimum-age campaign

Published:  28 September, 2009

The Portman Group has launched a campaign to reinforce the message that young adults have to be and look 25, to be able to advertise alcohol.

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BRC rejects call for minimum pricing on alcohol

Published:  28 September, 2009

Minimum alcohol pricing will penalise the majority of customers who are responsible drinkers by forcing up prices and reducing choice, according to the British Retail Consortium in response to the latest claims from the Royal College of Physicians.

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Educational campaign for Teacher's

Published:  28 September, 2009

A new educational campaign is being launched next month by Maxxium UK to promote its Teacher's whisky brand.

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New measures for wine sales

Published:  28 September, 2009

The government wants to give drinks retailers greater flexibility over the size of glasses in which they serve wine, spirits and beer.

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Waitrose sweeps convenience market

Published:  25 September, 2009

UK supermarket chain Waitrose is poised to move into the convenience market pinned on new deals with Welcome Break and Boots and in a move that could double the number of its grocery stores.

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London City Bond seals Fells deal

Published:  25 September, 2009

Wine and spirits logistics firm London City Bond has revealed details of a three-year multi-million pound deal to handle the warehousing and distribution of UK fine wine importer Fells.

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Scotch whisky store goes worldwide

Published:  25 September, 2009

The online store, shopforwhisky.co.uk, the offshoot of Edinburgh's Scotch Whisky Experience, has launched a distribution service to 95 destinations worldwide.

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Chivas launches "Live with Chivalry' campaign

Published:  24 September, 2009

Pernod Ricard UK's Chivas Regal Scotch whisky brand have launched a new cinema and advertising campaign entitled 'Live with Chivalry' that draws on the fundamental values of modern men.

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Millions raise a glass to Guinness

Published:  24 September, 2009

A massive Diageo marketing campaign will today see millions of consumers worldwide raise a glass to the birth of iconic brand Guinness 250 years ago.

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Thierry's take on Bouvet-Ladubay

Published:  23 September, 2009

UK wine importer Thierry's has added Saumur, sparkling wine house Bouvet-Ladubay to their portfolio.

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Ardbeg launches digital campaign

Published:  23 September, 2009

A worldwide digital campaign has been launched to 50,000 Ardbeg committee members to encourage them to buy its new release Corryvreckan.

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Online sales dip for beer, wine, spirits

Published:  22 September, 2009

Online sales of beers, wine and spirits shared a slump with lingerie and clothing according to the latest figures.

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Wines in the press September 19-21

Published:  22 September, 2009

The Guardian

This month Majestic announced its new minimum purchase of six bottles and Victoria Moore says, "while it's great to be able to drop by and carry six bottles home, the move looks nervy."

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Naked Wines spends $100,000 at Wines of Argentina tasting

Published:  21 September, 2009


Naked Wines has pledged to spend $100,000 with Argentine producers following last week's Wines of Argentina tasting at Lord's Cricket Ground.

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Harrop leads Loire Sauvignon project

Published:  21 September, 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire is hoping to boost its image in the UK with a new campaign aimed at the trade.

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Famous Grouse gets Timorous Beasties revamp

Published:  21 September, 2009

The Famous Grouse has unveiled a limited edition gift box created by Scottish designers Timorous Beasties who are famous for their surreal and provocative textiles.

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Mandelson-delays-mandatory-code

Published:  18 September, 2009

Lord Mandelson wants to delay introduction of the "mandatory code on alcohol," until April 2011, due to the economic downturn.

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