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Berry Bros & Rudd in promotional drive for Virginia Wines

Published:  26 February, 2016

Berry Bros & Rudd customers who buy a six-bottle mixed case of Virginia wines may win a four-night trip to the wineries of Virginia, as part of a promotion with Virginia Wine which will run throughout March.

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Cointreau launches £20,000 creativity award

Published:  26 February, 2016

The Cointreau Creative Crew launched a £20,000 grant scheme to champion creativity and artistic innovation worldwide this week.

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Nina Sears joins Louis Latour Agencies

Published:  26 February, 2016

Fine wine distributor Louis Latour Agencies has appointed Nina Sears as regional account manager for the Midlands, Wales and the South-West.

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Food pairing drives booming UK sales for Provence rosé

Published:  26 February, 2016

Sales of Provence rosé wines rose dramatically in the UK last year, up 37% by volume year on year and 11% by value, according to figures from regional marketing body, the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence.

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Portman Group dismisses IAS report on under-age drinking

Published:  25 February, 2016

The Portman Group has slammed a report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies linking alcohol sports sponsorship to underage drinking.

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SWA wins key passing-off victory for Scotch in India

Published:  25 February, 2016

The Scottish Whisky Association has won a key victory in the fight against passing off in India.

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Great Western hails success of "spur of the moment" pop-up tasting

Published:  25 February, 2016

Bath-based national wine merchant Great Western Wines has successfully launched its first consumer-focused pop-up tasting.

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Chivas Regal unveils £2,000 ultra-premium expression

Published:  25 February, 2016

Pernod Ricard's premium whisky brand Chivas Regal has launched a new ultra-prestige expression aimed at the luxury market.

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Bruno Paillard launches 2008 vintage in UK market

Published:  25 February, 2016

The UK is the first international market to feature the 2008 "Assemblage" Champagne from Reims-based Champagne house Bruno Paillard.

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Wyborowa celebrates exploration with Pathbreaker app and competition

Published:  24 February, 2016

Polish vodka brand Wyborowa - also known as Wybo - has launched a new app named Pathbreaker which is part of a three-month competition to celebrate exploration, the new and the unknown.

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GlenDronach releases limited edition 1968 sherry-aged single malt

Published:  24 February, 2016

Aberdeenshire distillery GlenDronach has announced its oldest release yet, a 1968 single cask in a limited edition of just 301 bottles.

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BHA joins campaign for 2% cut in duty on spirits

Published:  24 February, 2016

The British Hospitality Association has joined the Scotch Whisky Association, the Wine & Spirits Trade Association and other industry bodies in calling for a 2% cut in excise duty on spirits in chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming Budget.

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Ron Zacapa celebrates art of slow dining at Lee Westcott's Typing Room

Published:  24 February, 2016

Premium rum brand Ron Zacapa is partnering with leading young London chef Lee Westcott to create a food-and-drink pairing menu that celebrates slow dining.

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Taylor's Port takes home two from Cellars in the Sky awards

Published:  24 February, 2016

Taylor's has won two medals at the annual Cellars in the Sky awards, held at the Hilton London Bankside earlier this week.

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Matthew Clark partners with Marco Pierre White for 2016 tasting

Published:  23 February, 2016

Legendary British chef Marco Pierre White will be joining leading UK on-trade distributor Matthew Clark at its Discover Love Inspire trade tasting on March 8.

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London Stock Exchange singles out Chapel Down in annual SME report

Published:  23 February, 2016

Kent's Chapel Down winery has become the first UK wine producer to feature in the London Stock Exchange's annual 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report.

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Bimber Distillery launches with Polish-inspired flavoured vodka range

Published:  23 February, 2016

The Polish-inspired Bimber Distillery, based in London, is to launch a range of premium vodkas onto the UK market.

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Walker & Wodehouse and Vagabond Wines to mark anniversary of Maule earthquake

Published:  23 February, 2016

Wine merchant, Walker & Wodehouse has partnered with independent retailer, Vagabond Wines, to celebrate the first wines from the Ploughmen Project, which arose in response to the Chilean earthquake of February 27, 2010.

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Legendary London wine bar The City Flogger set to reopen

Published:  23 February, 2016

Famous City of London wine bar The City Flogger is set to reopen next week on a new site.

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Hallgarten invests in sales and brand management with four new hires

Published:  22 February, 2016

Leading UK distributor Hallgarten Druitt & Novum has strengthened its sales and marketing teams with four new appointments.

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