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Chink & swig! Welcome to the Drinks Wholesaler

Published:  18 February, 2016

We hope you'll enjoy the mix of features, analysis and viewpoints in our launch issue. And, above all, find the content thought-provoking, informative and useful to you, this being the only publication solely dedicated to focusing on the business of wholesaling beers, wines and spirits.

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Canada joins Bibendum-PLB portfolio

Published:  18 February, 2016

Two new Canadian agencies, Stratus Vineyards and Norman Hardie, have been added to the Bibendum-PLB portfolio, representing the company's first foray into the country's wines.

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MMD adds California wines

Published:  18 February, 2016

Maisons Marques et Domaines has extended its California portfolio with the addition of the still wines of Roederer Estate, comprising Domaine Anderson and Carpe Diem, for distribution in the UK.

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Inverarity Morton seals deal with Edinburgh Whisky

Published:  18 February, 2016

Scotland's Edinburgh Whisky, one the newest additions to the whisky scene, has signed a deal with Inverarity Morton, which now becomes the exclusive on-trade distributor throughout the UK

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Millennials drink almost half of all wine consumed in the US

Published:  18 February, 2016

Millennials drank 42% of all wine consumed in the US last year according to new research presented by the Wine Market Council last month at their consumer research conference in New York.

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Treasury Wine Estates strong H1 results show profits double

Published:  18 February, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates released its interim results for the first six months ending on 31 December, 2015 with net profits after tax more than doubling to AUD$87.6m and net sales revenue up 22%.

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Real Wine Fair biggest event to date set for April

Published:  17 February, 2016

The Real Wine Fair is shaping up to be the largest fair yet with 160 growers from 15 countries set to show over 700 wines at the Tobacco Dock on 17 - 18 April, 2016.

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Distell posts strong growth and looks to double the size of the business by 2020

Published:  17 February, 2016

The Distell Group posted strong year-on-year growth following a record festive trading period and strong performances across Africa.

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Armit Wines expands Californian wine offering

Published:  17 February, 2016

Armit Wines announced it will be expanding its California offering and adding four new wineries to its portfolio following the growth in the popularity of wines from the US in the UK.

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Pernod Ricard launches Jacob's Creek Sun Craft range targeting millennials

Published:  17 February, 2016

Pernod Ricard announced that it is planning on launching a new Jacob's Creak wine range called Sun Craft the will be targeting millennials and is expected to launch in March or April in the UK.

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European launch for premium Canadian Okanagan winery

Published:  16 February, 2016

Canada's Okanagan Crush Pad winery will make its European début at ProWein Dusseldorf.

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Russian vodka exports collapse

Published:  16 February, 2016

Russian exports of vodka and other spirits slumped 40% in 2015, according to reports in the Russian media.

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Bacardi challenges US government as battle for Havana Club escalates

Published:  16 February, 2016

Bacardi has demanded that the US government reverse its January 11 decision to grant the Havana Club trademark to Pernod Ricard.

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New UK and Ireland MD for Les Grands Chais de France

Published:  16 February, 2016

French wine producer Les Grands Chais de France has promoted UK off-trade director Mark Kears to be the group's new managing director for UK and Ireland.

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Cairanne promoted to Cru status

Published:  16 February, 2016

Cairanne, in the Côtes du Rhône, has been awarded 'appelation communale' status by the Institut National des Appellations d'Origine.

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Harpers offers independents all-expenses-paid trip to Rioja

Published:  15 February, 2016

Harpers is partnering with Wines from Rioja to offer independent retailers the chance of an all-expenses-paid trip to some of the most respected and innovative bodegas in the beautiful Rioja region.    

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UK launch for Canella Bellini aperitif at SITT

Published:  15 February, 2016

Prosecco winery Canella is to launch its bottled Bellini aperitif in the UK this month.

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anCnoc turns to fashion's Patrick Grant for limited edition release

Published:  15 February, 2016

Inver House Distillers has partnered with award-winning fashion designer Patrick Grant to launch a limited edition expression of its anCnoc Highland single malt.

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William Grant enters peated whisky market with Ailsa Bay launch

Published:  15 February, 2016

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Wineteca 2016 to partner with Gambero Rosso

Published:  15 February, 2016

The Italian Chamber of Commerce is to partner with leading Italian food-and-drink publisher Gambero Rosso for its 2016 Wineteca tasting.

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