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Survey reveals rising costs top on-trade concerns but drinks offer often underplayed

Published:  24 March, 2017

Cost pressures including rising business rates, food inflation and staff costs the major challenges faced by industry according to CGA Peach's 2017 Business Leaders Survey

Cost pressures including rising business rates, food inflation and staff costs the major challenges faced by industry according to CGA Peach's 2017 Business Leaders Survey.

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Tesco bolsters Finest portfolio with Old-World wine collection

Published:  24 March, 2017

The ten-strong collection, available across the retailer's stores and online now, has been created in collaboration with world-renowned producers. With Priced between £7 and £20 but positioned as "luxury", the portfolio had been developed to give customers a chance to discover "top quality wines at exceptional prices", said Tesco.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd becomes WSET 'Silver Corporate Patron'

Published:  23 March, 2017

Berry Bros. & Rudd has joined the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as a Silver Corporate Patron

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Strong spirits performance boosts Adnams sales

Published:  23 March, 2017

Adnams has reported a 7% jump in annual sales boosted by a particular strong distillery performance in addition to healthy brewery growth.

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Diageo introduces Drink IQ tool to aid responsible drinking

Published:  23 March, 2017

Diageo has introduced a new Drink IQ tool as part of its commitment to help consumers drink responsibly.

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Mitchells & Butlers adds 'skinny' sparkling wine to its menu

Published:  22 March, 2017

Mitchells & Butlers is hoping to entice calorie-conscious drinkers by adding a 'skinny' sparkling wine to its menu.

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Vivino adds 'Netflix of wine' feature to its app and website

Published:  22 March, 2017

Leading wine app Vivino has today launched a wine recommendation engine aimed at helping wine retailers and merchants increase their digital customer reach and sell more wine.

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Trapiche unveils Argentinian coastal wines

Published:  22 March, 2017

Grupo Penaflor has opened a new frontier for Argentinian wines with the launch of its Trapiche Costa & Pampa range from Chapadmalal on the Atlantic coast.

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Hattingley Valley secures US and OZ export deals

Published:  22 March, 2017

English sparkling wine producer Hattingley Valley has added Australia and the US to its exports portfolio.

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Taj Mahal Brewing Co partners with Oakwood Vineyards to launch Indian wines

Published:  22 March, 2017

The Taj Mahal Brewing Co has partnered with Oakwood Vineyards to make its first foray into wine with an Indian quartet.

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Fever-Tree profits more than double thanks to UK growth

Published:  21 March, 2017

Posh mixer brand Fever-Tree continued to go from strength to strength in 2016 driven by accelerated growth in the UK.

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UK Champagne sales flow down the drain

Published:  21 March, 2017

UK Champagne sales have been hit by the nation's love of more affordable Prosecco alongside the Brexit-caused drop in the value of the pound.

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The Benevolent Ball hailed a "huge" success

Published:  21 March, 2017

More than £42,000 were raised at The Benevolent Ball last Thursday, with a record number of senior members and noted personalities from the UK drinks industry gathered in support of the trade charity to raise funds for their colleagues in need.

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Distell extends partnership with Stock Spirits to boost its UK spirits portfolio

Published:  21 March, 2017

South African alcohol producer Distell has extended its partnership with Stock Spirits to enhance its spirit range in the UK.

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BREAKING: Article 50 to be triggered next week

Published:  20 March, 2017

The prime minister's spokesman has confirmed that Theresa May will trigger article 50 on Wednesday, March 29, initiating the formal process for the UK to leave the EU.

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E&J Gallo winery Dark Horse makes a premium gambit with experimental styles

Published:  20 March, 2017

Better known for it's affordable, everyday wine brand, Gallo, parent company E&J Gallo wineries has a comprehensive portfolio ranging from entry level through to the premium, cementing its position as the leading producer and distributor of Californian wines worldwide.

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Origine by Diam launched across Europe

Published:  20 March, 2017

Closure company Diam Bouchage has unveiled a new more sustainable version of the Diam closure range in Europe.

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'South West' now fastest growing French region for red wine exports to the UK

Published:  20 March, 2017

France's 'South West' wine region has become the country's fastest-growing exporter of red wines to the UK, new official figures from French customs have revealed.

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UK tops list for craft breweries per capita

Published:  17 March, 2017

The craft revolution has swept across the globe, with 94% of world's 19,000 breweries now producing beer craft.

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CIVB invites trade to Dine with Bordeaux

Published:  17 March, 2017

The Bordeaux Wine Board (CIVB) is re-launching two promotional campaigns aimed at promoting the 'versatility' of Bordeaux.

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