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English vineyard wins top prize at UK's first Fizz Festival

Published:  24 November, 2015

Cornish winery Camel Valley has taken first prize at the inaugural UK Fizz Festival with its Pinot Noir Rosé.

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Bancroft strengthens management, on-trade, fine-wine teams

Published:  24 November, 2015

London-based specialist wine distributor Bancroft Wines has announced a range of senior and sales appointments as part of its ambitious expansion plans.

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Johnnie Walker Blue in Xmas push to London on- and off-trade

Published:  24 November, 2015

Core Diageo whisky brand Johnnie Walker has revealed a festive drive in London's on- and off-trade for its premium Blue expression.

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Monmousseau family completes Bouvet Ladubay MBO from Diageo

Published:  24 November, 2015

The Monmousseau family has taken back ownership of French sparkling wine producer Bouvet Ladubay from Diageo for an undisclosed sum.

Bouvet Ladubay

Bouvet Ladubay

Bouvet Ladubay. Photo © Sophie Boursier

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Tia Maria partners with Grazia in pre-Christmas push

Published:  23 November, 2015

Tia Maria has partnered with leading women's magazine, Grazia, to produce a limited edition gift pack.

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Heavy pub tax burden unfair, new report finds

Published:  23 November, 2015

Britain's pubs bear one of the heaviest tax burdens in the UK, according to a new report published today.

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Scottish scientists rewarded for work on retaining the angel's share

Published:  23 November, 2015

A team at Edinburgh Napier University has won Queen's Anniversary Prize for its work, which includes developing a whisky barrel that retains the "angel's share".

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Variety of Oz wine impresses Wine Australia scholarship winner

Published:  23 November, 2015

UK wine drinkers should explore a wider variety of Australian wines, the winner of the 2015 winner of the Daniel Pontifex Scholarship has said.

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Edinburgh Christmas Gin returns for second year

Published:  23 November, 2015

Edinburgh Christmas Gin is set to return to shelves for a second year, producer Spencerfield Spirit has announced.

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Community Alcohol Partnerships reduce underage drinking-related crime

Published:  20 November, 2015

Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) schemes have decreased alcohol-related crime among young people in many participating communities across the UK, according to a new report published this week called Progress through Partnership: Creating Safer Communities.

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Roberson culls Grand Marques from online list

Published:  20 November, 2015

Roberson Wine is to delist the major Champagnes brands from its website.

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Three Stills secures £10 million for Borders brownfield distillery site

Published:  20 November, 2015

The Three Stills Company has closed a £10 million funding round to build the first distillery in the Scottish Borders for nearly 200 years.

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On-trade attitude to women and beer must change

Published:  20 November, 2015

The on-trade needs to recognise that beer is no longer a drink just for men, according to new research conducted by AB InBev.

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Dunnet Bay Distillery adds Holy Grass Vodka to range

Published:  20 November, 2015

Dunnet Bay, the most northerly distillery in mainland Britain, is to launch its first vodka this month.

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Concha y Toro posts strong third-quarter figures

Published:  19 November, 2015

Sales at leading Chilean wine producer Concha y Toro hit £156.7 million for the third quarter, according to the latest report from the company.

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Jägermeister rolls out £2.7 million Christmas TV campaign

Published:  19 November, 2015

Monday November 23 will see the premiere of a new TV advert from Mast-Jägermeister, as part of the most expensive promotional campaign the company has yet run.

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Price-cutting, premiumisation driving multiple drinks sales growth

Published:  19 November, 2015

The drinks sector is still in growth at the UK's major multiples, against a background of both declining overall sales and significant price deflation, according to figures released this week.

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Cotswold Dry Gin wins listings in Oddbins

Published:  19 November, 2015

Cotswolds Dry Gin has expanded its distribution through listings in selected Oddbins stores.

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Enotria chooses Junior for wine director role

Published:  19 November, 2015

Enotria has announced the appointment of Dirceu Vianna Junior MW as wine director.

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McKinley Vintners to merge with New Generation Wines

Published:  18 November, 2015

New Generation Wines and McKinley Vintners are to merge from January 1, 2016, Harpers has learned.

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