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WSET starts search for educator of the year

Published:  20 August, 2008

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced its call for nominations for the WSET Educator of the Year 2008.

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Wines from Rioja bids to boost UK sales with promotions activity

Published:  19 August, 2008

Wines from Rioja is looking to boost its sales in the UK's independent retail sector by launching a series of promotions.

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Carlsberg pulls Sun promotion after backlash from Liverpool fans

Published:  19 August, 2008

Carlsberg has been forced to drop a promotion it was due to run in The Sun this bank holiday weekend after a backlash from Liverpool football club fans.

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Diageo on the hunt for perfect pub atmosphere

Published:  19 August, 2008

Diageo has commissioned a UK wide survey to find out what defines the perfect atmosphere in bars, pubs and clubs.

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Portman Group claims alcohol ad report is "flawed"

Published:  19 August, 2008

The Portman Group has criticised a report which looked at how often children are exposed to alcohol advertising.

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Wines in the Press: Biodynamic wines and barbeques

Published:  19 August, 2008

Tim Atkin has been firing up the barbeque, Jamie Goode has been getting stuck into biodynamic wines and Andrew Jefford has been seeking out some hidden gems in Romania. Meanwhile, the Nicholas chain of wine stores take a battering from Jane MacQuitty and Anthony Rose investigates the "vineyard virus" of South Africa.

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Diageo rolls out autumn spirits campaign

Published:  18 August, 2008

Diageo is launching a £300,000 print and point of sale campaign this autumn to promote spirit and mixer serves in off-trade.

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Pernod Ricard poised to unveil new look for Graffigna brand

Published:  18 August, 2008

Pernod Ricard will unveil new packaging for its Graffigna wine brand, which it is investing in heavily in a bid to make it the UK's top selling Argentine wine, next month.

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Magners launches low alcohol variant

Published:  18 August, 2008

Magners Irish Cider is launching the UK's first ever mid strength cider product, containing half the alcohol content of Magners Original.

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McGuigan secures supermarket listings for new range

Published:  18 August, 2008

Australian wine producer McGuigan has secured listings in Tesco, Sainsbury's, Co-op and Majestic from October for the latest addition to its UK portfolio, McGuigan Grey Label.

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Silvester Stallone to front russian vodka ad campaign

Published:  18 August, 2008

Russian vodka producer Synergy has signed a one year advertising contract with Silvester Stallone.

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Academy of Food & Wine says hospitality industry must "work harder" to attract recruits

Published:  18 August, 2008

The hospitality industry needs to work harder at attracting this year's school-leavers and graduates in order to persuade them to opt for a career in the sector.

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Constellation may struggle to sell off assets

Published:  15 August, 2008

Constellation Brands may struggle to sell off the $200 million worth of assets it has put up for sale, according to press reports.

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Tesco wins recognition from BII

Published:  15 August, 2008

Tesco has become the first off-trade retailer to be recognised by the British Institute of Innkeeping's awards body (BIIAB), for tackling under-age sales through its staff training scheme.

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Heineken strikes fifth consecutive Bond deal

Published:  15 August, 2008

Heineken is launching a worldwide promotional campaign for the latest James Bond film, 'Quantum of Solace.'

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Pernod Ricard gives Argentina a big push

Published:  15 August, 2008

Pernod Ricard plans to invest US$10 million (£5.2m)in Graffigna over the next three years to make it the number one selling Argentine brand in the UK, writes Rebecca Gibb.

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Tesco extends Drinks Awards deadline

Published:  14 August, 2008

Tesco has extended the entry deadline for its 2009 Drinks Awards to September 5 2008.

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Cellar Trends launches press campaign for Faustino

Published:  14 August, 2008

Cellar Trends is launching its biggest ad campaign for Spanish wine brand Faustino Rioja in four years.

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Martini and All Bar One team up for summer of love

Published:  14 August, 2008

Martini has struck a deal with All Bar One to exhibit its outdoor Martini Terrazza at venues around the UK.

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English wines triumph at Decanter awards

Published:  14 August, 2008

English winemakers will scoop a total of 19 medals at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards.

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