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Pinkster gin jumps aboard for partnership with global cosmetics brand

Published:  14 April, 2016

Premium gin Pinkster has been selected to set sail with a global beauty brand, as a primary spirits provider.

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Vinitaly 2016: Vinitaly celebrates 50 years and change is in the air

Published:  13 April, 2016

While Vinitaly celebrates 50 years since its first fair was hosted in Verona, both exhibitors and organisers have focused on making changes in order to keep people returning year over year.

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Bibendum and Bidvest Foodservice team up for "less-is-more" wine menu

Published:  13 April, 2016

A new range from Bidvest Foodservice is being positioned to target those looking for a recognisable, easy-to-drink wine list.

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Tesco's turnaround: Retailer post quarterly growth

Published:  13 April, 2016

Multiple retailer Tesco posted its first quarterly sales growth in nearly three years signalling that the supermarket giant's turnaround is gathering momentum.

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IWC announces new Cellar Door of the Year Award in partnership with VisitEngland

Published:  13 April, 2016

A new award has been set up at the world's largest wine competition to discover and celebrate England's best vineyard experience.

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LVMH Q1 miss expectations, but wine & spirits division shows growth

Published:  13 April, 2016

Luxury conglomerate LVMH first quarter results, which were released on Monday, missed analysts growth expectations, but the company's wine and spirits division Moët Hennessy did show sales growth of 4%.

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Calvados Boulard goes for the twist with cocktail on trade strategy

Published:  13 April, 2016

Calvados Boulard has unveiled its new plan to put its brand of cider spirit back on bar menus, with its range of classic cocktails-with-a-twist.

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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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