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Diageo brings back Johnnie Walker Green Label to drive Scotch growth

Published:  02 March, 2016

Diageo Reserve Brands is to re-introduce its Johnnie Walker Green Label blended malt to the core Johnnie Walker range worldwide.

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Croft Pink raises profile with new 50cl bottle

Published:  02 March, 2016

The Fladgate Partnership has released a new 50cl bottle for its Croft Pink Rosé Port designed to appeal to both the on- and off-trade.

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Gatwick targets premium gin market with unique on-site distillery and bar

Published:  02 March, 2016

Gatwick's North Terminal has opened what is believed to be the world's first on-site airport gin distillery and bar.

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UK Scotch sales bounced back in 2015 after 2% duty cut

Published:  02 March, 2016

Sales of Scottish whisky in the UK returned to growth last year after years of decline, according to figures released today by the Scottish Whisky Association.

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Think Gin Awards: the winners

Published:  02 March, 2016

There was understandably tough competition for this year's Think Gin Awards, but the following category champions were singled out by our judges for their spirited and imaginative work with the gin category.

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Wine Australia expands ProWein showcase to reflect diversity

Published:  01 March, 2016

Wine Australia will be celebrating the storied history of Australian wines at its largest showcase yet at ProWein this month.

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Pernod Ricard taunts Bacardí with ultra-premium range for contested Havana Club brand

Published:  01 March, 2016

Pernod Ricard launched a new range of premium limited-edition Havana Club reserve rums yesterday, despite the recently re-ignited dispute for the brand's ownership with Bacardí.

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Global redesign for Jim Beam as UK sales thrive

Published:  01 March, 2016

Iconic US bourbon Jim Beam is to launch a global packaging redesign later this year.

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Matthew Clark introduces virtual-reality wine-tasting concept at annual tasting

Published:  01 March, 2016

Leading on-trade distributor Matthew Clark is to offer visitors to its annual trade tasting this what it believes is the UK's virtual-vineyard wine-tasting experience.

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Independents turn to experiential approach

Published:  01 March, 2016

Independent drinks retailers are currently facing a double whammy with supermarkets providing consumers with the convenience of picking up drinks with their weekly shop, while discounters are providing the sort of low prices that are hard to ignore.

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Enotria & Coe partner with key spirits brands to target regional on-trade

Published:  01 March, 2016
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KWV targets premium gap in the market with North South Wines

Published:  29 February, 2016

Leading South African wine producer KWV has appointed North South Wines as its UK distributor, taking over from Leeds-based Bottle Green, which was acquired by Kingsland Drinks early last year.

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Vranken Pommery launches Provence and Camargue rosés in the UK

Published:  29 February, 2016

Champagne house Vranken Pommery Monopole is releasing a range of 2015 vintage rosés from its Camargue and Provence vineayards on the UK market as the popularity of drier, Provence-style rosés continues to grow.

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German Pinots thriving ahead of 2016 promotional drive

Published:  29 February, 2016

Wines of Germany is planning a major promotional push on Pinot wines this year, as data from Neilsen confirms huge UK growth over the past year.

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New Zealand's Craggy Range switches to Bibendum PLB

Published:  29 February, 2016

New Zealand premium single-vineyard winery Craggy Range has moved its UK distribution from Louis Latour Agencies to Bibendum PLB.

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Birds of prey slash pest damage at Caliterra by 30%

Published:  26 February, 2016

Chilean winery Viña Caliterra is celebrating the success of an innovative pest-control project in its vineyards.

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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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