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Chairman to depart from drinks giant Diageo

Published:  12 April, 2016

The board at Smirnoff-producer Diageo has announced their chairman will be stepping down after eight years in the post.

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Vinitaly 2016: Abruzzo region invests in global markets in order to expand

Published:  12 April, 2016

At Vinitaly 2016, being held from 10-13 April in Verona, the Abruzzo regional body announced that it will continue to invest in the UK despite it being an increasingly competitive one as well as other international markets.

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Yealands launches New Zealand's first vineyard tour guide app

Published:  12 April, 2016

A New Zealand winery is paving the way for enhancing visitor experience with new technology by launching a first of its kind vineyard tour app.

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Stock Spirits criticse top shareholder who seeks to oust CEO

Published:  12 April, 2016

Stock Spirits has hit back at its largest individual shareholder for trying to depose its chief executive officer while having a "conflict of interest".

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Harpers' columnist Guy Woodward set to take the stage at this year's Skin Côntact concert

Published:  12 April, 2016

For a second year in a row the wine trade supergroup Skin Côntact will be taking to the stage next month in an effort raise aid as part of Comic Relief.

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Vinitaly 2016: Lower ABV wine is a way to stand out for Italian producer La Contessa

Published:  12 April, 2016

Wine producer La Contessa is looking to stand out from other Italian producers by focusing on producing a high-quality, lower alcohol red wine and is looking to export to the UK market.

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Jascots Wine Merchants undergoes a managment buyout

Published:  11 April, 2016

Miles MacInnes, the sales and marketing director at Jascots, and John Charnock, managing director at Jascots, have acquired a controlling stake in the business from founder Jack Scott.

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Waitrose adds 12 new English Sparkling wines to range

Published:  11 April, 2016

Waitrose has announced its decision to expand its current range of English and Welsh wine by a quarter.

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Annual DWCC conference says farewell

Published:  11 April, 2016

The Digital Wine Communications Conference series that was held annually in different European wine producing regions has closed its doors.

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Vinitaly 2016: Sicilian producers focus on UK as a main export market

Published:  11 April, 2016

Sicilian producers are looking to develop a stronger regional identity in the UK for wines and other agricultural products such as olive oil, in an effort to further drive growth.

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Famille Hugel pays tribute to unexpected death of son Etienne

Published:  11 April, 2016

Famille Hugel have announced the sudden death of Etienne Hugel on Saturday (April 9).

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New vodka brand unfazed by gains in gin

Published:  11 April, 2016

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Benevolent appoints four new trustees to help further engagement with the UK trade

Published:  08 April, 2016

The Benevolent has appointed Diana Hunter of Conviviality Plc, Guy Lawrence of Mast-Jägermeister UK, Rita Greenwood of Wiliam Grant & Sons UK and Simon Difford of Difford's Guide to help further the Drinks Industry Charity to engage with trade.

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Constellation announces acquisition of Prisoner Wine Co for USD$285m to grow wine business

Published:  08 April, 2016

Constellation Brands Inc. has announced its purchase Prisoner Wine Co along with is annual 2016 fiscal results, which show strong growth for the rapidly expanding company.

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Kuvée, a smart wine bottle, crowdfunds its next stage of development

Published:  08 April, 2016

Kuvée, claimed to be the world's first smart wine bottle that will keep wine fresh for 30 days, has reached over 200% of its crowdfunding goal of US$50,000 and has raised $105,356 to date from over 500 backers.

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Marks and Spencer food sales grow market share

Published:  08 April, 2016

Sales of clothing and homeware at Marks and Spencer continued to fall in the fourth quarter, but the food and drinks section continues to be a saving grace for the high street stalwart.

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Louis Latour 1932-2016: Burgundy's maverick negociant and wine producer

Published:  07 April, 2016

Louis Latour, Burgundy's maverick negociant and wine producer, is remembered as a man with a passion and a history

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Vinho Verde wines gaining traction in the UK market

Published:  07 April, 2016

Vinho Verde wines are gaining traction in the UK and at yesterday's annual Vinho Verde tasting where 27 producers were showcasing over 130 wines from one of Portugal's more recognised regions, they are looking to grow their UK market share.

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The London Wine Fair 2016 to showcase most content in 36-year history

Published:  07 April, 2016

This year's London Wine Fair will play host to the largest ever schedule of debates, tastings and seminars, with more than 100 sessions planned across the three days. 

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UK market is still the place to be seen after Wines Unearthed "inundated" by applicants

Published:  07 April, 2016

The current reputation of the UK wine market is that it has reached saturation point.

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