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Skin Côntact reform to raise money for Comic Relief

Published:  20 January, 2016

Wine trade supergroup Skin Côntact is reforming for a one-off gig at Islington's O2 Academy to raise money for Wine Relief, the wine trade's fundraising initiative which supports Comic Relief.

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Morrison Bowmore CEO Keiller joins board of The Last Drop

Published:  20 January, 2016

The Last Drop Distillers has appointed Mike Keiller to its board directors, the company has announced.

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Christmas sales growth at Virgin Wines below expectation

Published:  20 January, 2016

Virgin Wines posted sales growth of 12% over the six-week Christmas trading period, the online retailer has revealed.

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Geoffrey Roberts Award 2016 launches

Published:  19 January, 2016

Entrance is now open for the Geoffrey Roberts Award 2016.

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Aldi online wine sales go live

Published:  19 January, 2016

Aldi has announced the launch of its online wine retail site today.

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Bulleit taps Tivey for north of England brand ambassador role

Published:  19 January, 2016

Bulleit Bourbon and Rye has appointed award-winning bartender, Joe Tivey as its first brand ambassador for the north of England.

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Borsa Vini Italiani to showcase Southern Italy

Published:  19 January, 2016

The Borsa Vini Italiani tasting, which takes place in Manchester and London this week, will offer visitors the opportunity to discover wines from a range of less well-known Southern Italian wine regions, including Campania, Puglia, Calabria and Sicily.

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Enotria rebrands as Enotria & Coe following Coe Vintners acquisition

Published:  19 January, 2016

Premium wine distributor Enotria has announced that it is rebranding as Enotria & Coe, following its acquistion of leading competitor Coe Vintners in August 2015.

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Chablis Wine Competition winners revealed

Published:  18 January, 2016

The 30th annual Chablis Wine Competition, held on January 16 in the village of Chablis, saw 27 wines from the iconic region take home medals.

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London café offers Speyside whisky for 1p a shot

Published:  18 January, 2016

A London café is selling a Speyside single malt whisky at 1p a shot this week.

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Gin Guild strengthens board of directors with two appointments

Published:  18 January, 2016

The Gin Guild has announced the appointment of two new members, Dr Anne Brock and Jim Long, to its board of directors.

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Bacardi and Pernod Ricard return to battle for Havana Club brand

Published:  18 January, 2016

The US Patent and Trademark Office has reignited the long-running battle between Bacardi Ltd and Pernod Ricard for the Havana Club rum brand by awarding the mark to Pernod Ricard.

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Climate change threatens to wreak havoc on Australian harvest

Published:  15 January, 2016

A range of extreme weather events are making Australia's winemakers fearful for the 2016 harvest, which is due to start in around six weeks, global news agency Reuters is reporting.

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Free Run Wines returns to NZ tasting with Selaks Winery

Published:  15 January, 2016

Marlborough-based off-trade supplier Free Run Wines will be exhibiting four wines from New Zealand winery Selaks Wines at the New Zealand Wine Annual Trade Tasting in London on Monday.

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Value and exclusivity key drivers at duty free, new survey shows

Published:  15 January, 2016

Value for money and travel retail exclusives are key to the attraction of duty free shopping for buyers of alcohol, a new survey from the Tax Free World Association has revealed.

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SWA backs EU moves to end market rigging in Colombia

Published:  15 January, 2016

The Scotch Whisky Association has welcomed moves by the European Union to end restrictive trade practices in Colombia.

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Bouvet Ladubay launches sparkling red Bouvet Rubis in Majestic

Published:  15 January, 2016

Bouvet Ladubay, the largest producer of traditional method sparkling wines in Saumur, has launched a demi-sec red sparkling wine, Bouvet Rubis, in Majestic.

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Second annual Think Gin event to showcase premier distillers worldwide

Published:  15 January, 2016

The second annual Think Gin event is to take place in London on March 1.

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GrapePip receives The Vintners' Benevolent Award for 2016

Published:  14 January, 2016

Caspar and Victoria Bowes of GrapePip have won The Vintners' Benevolent Award for 2016 for their oustanding commitment to raising both money and awareness for The Benevolent.

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Chinese wine market continues to contract

Published:  14 January, 2016

The Chinese wine market continued to fall last year, according to the Shanghai Daily newspaper.

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