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WSTA collects prestigious campaign award for Drop The Duty

Published:  11 December, 2015

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has won the Trade Body Campaign of the Year award for its Drop The Duty campaign at the 2015 Public Affairs Awards.

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Moderate drinking may help Alzheimers patients

Published:  11 December, 2015

Moderate daily alcohol consumption prolongs life for people suffering from Alzheimers disease, a new study has suggested.

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First finalists for Diageo Reserve World Class UK 2016 revealed

Published:  11 December, 2015

Diageo Reserve has announced the first five UK finalists for its World Class UK 2016 competition, which aims to find the best bartender in the UK.

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English wines toast record Christmas sales at Waitrose

Published:  11 December, 2015

Sales of English wines have rocketed this Christmas, Waitrose has revealed.

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UK on-trade failing to keep up in battle against under-age drinking

Published:  11 December, 2015

The UK on-trade needs to do more to contend with the problem of under-age drinking, according to a new survey released this week.

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Speyside Distillery marks anniversary of Byron's marriage with limited edition release

Published:  10 December, 2015

Speyside Distillery is marking the 200th anniversary of Lord Byron's marriage with the launch of a new limited edition whisky.

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Christmas wine sales will peak on Monday, Laithwaite's predicts

Published:  10 December, 2015

Wine sales for Christmas - and for the year - will peak on Monday, December 14, according to sales data from online retailer Laithwaite's Wine.

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UK Vineyards Association in CEO search as British wines boom

Published:  10 December, 2015

Britain's vineyards association, the UKVA, is to appoint a CEO to navigate ways forward for the UK's burgeoning wine industry. UKVA's Chairman, Sam Lindo of Camel Valley, said the move was part of a new "dynamic strategy" involving the overhaul of the association which he said would give greater support and sales help to producers.

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Wine declines in popularity among the young in France, survey shows

Published:  10 December, 2015

Still wine is the preferred alcoholic drink of the French, being the top choice of 34% of consumers. Spirits and cocktails come next (22%), followed by beer (16%), then Champagne and sparkling wines (15%), according to the latest annual SOWINE/SSI Barometer survey of French attitudes to wine.

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Flint Wines to unveil the reborn Domaine Launay-Horiot at 2016 en primeur tasting

Published:  10 December, 2015

London-based on-trade supplier Flint Wines has added Burgundy's resurrected Domaine Launay-Horiot estate to its portfolio.

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Jameson Experience recognised for contribution to Irish tourism

Published:  09 December, 2015

The Jameson Experience Midleton has won the 'Ultimate Ambassador Award' at the second annual #CorkNeedsYou Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards.

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Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc proves runaway success

Published:  09 December, 2015

The first shipments of Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc have already sold out, the wine's producer Invivo Wines reports.

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Champagne Taittinger to plant first English vineyard

Published:  09 December, 2015

Champagne Taittinger has bought land in Kent to establish an English vineyard, which will operate under the name Domaine Evremond.

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Accolade's Kumala backs Botham's South African charity walk

Published:  09 December, 2015

Leading South African wine brand Kumala is to be the official wine sponsor of Sir Ian Botham's upcoming eight-day charity walk across South Africa.

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Bibendum PLB adds Coates & Seely to English wine roster

Published:  09 December, 2015

Hampshire-based producer of sparkling wine Coates & Seely is moving its distribution to Bibendum PLB Group in January.

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Napa Valley wins five-year battle for mark certification

Published:  08 December, 2015

The name "Napa Valley" has been granted a certification mark by the US Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Napa Valley Vintners trade association announced yesterday.

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Sauvignon Blanc tops red-heavy Christmas sales at Laithwaite's

Published:  08 December, 2015

Sauvignon Blanc will be the most popular wine in the UK this Christmas, according to customer analysis from leading online retailer Laithwaite's.

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Codorníu Cava launches major Christmas ad campaign

Published:  08 December, 2015

Codorníu Cava is launching a major new campaign today to promote its two most recent releases, Codorníu Cuvée Barcelona Brut 1872 and Codorníu Anna Blanc de Blancs.

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Farr Vintners acquires Jackson Fine Wines

Published:  08 December, 2015

Leading fine wine merchant Farr Vintners has bought Jackson Fine Wines for an undisclosed, following the retirement of chief executive, Kit Jackson.

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Co-op claims 66% market share of Fairtrade wine sales

Published:  08 December, 2015

The Co-op dominates Fairtrade wine sales in the UK, with a 66% market share, a new report on the mark reveals.

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