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First sake cocktail competition launches in London

Published:  09 November, 2015

The Hyper Japan Christmas Market has announced its inaugural sake cocktail competition.

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Akintola attacks Network Rail over Oddbins London Bridge eviction

Published:  09 November, 2015

Network Rail is "coldly ripping out the hearts of neighbourhoods across London and the UK", according to Oddbins' managing director, Ayo Akintola.

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Leading Cavas and Proseccos compete for Xmas sparkling wine sales

Published:  06 November, 2015

Two leading producers of sparkling wine have announced new packaging in the run up to Christmas.

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Port harvest survives Cyclone Henry in excellent health

Published:  06 November, 2015

The 2015 port harvest was both early and conducted in ideal conditions for picking, The Fladgate Partnership has revealed.

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Isle of Arran Distillery retains tourist attraction trophy

Published:  06 November, 2015

The Isle of Arran Distillery has been name Best Distillery Visitor Experience for the second year running.

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DJ Rampling samples wine-picking for Kingscote Estate harvest

Published:  06 November, 2015

Sussex-based wine producer Kingscote Estate invited world-famous DJ Danny Rampling to help them close the harvest this year.

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Diageo sells Argentinean wine business to Grupo Peñaflor

Published:  06 November, 2015

Diageo has sold its Argentinean wine business to Grupo Peñaflor, the global drinks group announced yesterday.

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Scottish whisky exports on road to recovery

Published:  05 November, 2015

The Scottish whisky market is showing strong signs of recovery, according to new figures released today by the Scottish Whisky Association.

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Zind Humbrecht picks Gonzalez Byass to drive UK sales

Published:  05 November, 2015

Alsace winery, Domaine Zind Humbrecht has appointed Gonzalez Byass as its exclusive UK distributor.

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ASA rules against "degrading" online #TasteTheBush campaign

Published:  05 November, 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled against Premier Estate Wines after it received complaints about the company's #TasteTheBush campaign.

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Buckingham Schenk targets on-trade with strengthened wine list

Published:  05 November, 2015

Buckingham Schenk has released a new wine list, designed to strengthen its foothold in the on-trade.

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Chapel Down flags expertise with England's first orange wine launch

Published:  05 November, 2015

Chapel Down has announced the release of England's first orange wine.

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UK consumer confidence hits record levels

Published:  04 November, 2015

UK consumer confidence has risen to its highest level ever, according to the latest quarterly figures released by global insight provider, Nielsen.

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Fine wines sold at a loss as Chinese buyers cut their losses

Published:  04 November, 2015

Chinese wholesalers are slashing the price of imported fine wines to cut their exposure in an over-supplied market, according to a report in the South China Morning Post.

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Virgin Wines full-year results reveal business "ahead of schedule"

Published:  04 November, 2015

Virgin Wines boss Jay Wright says the company is "ahead of schedule" on a three-year plan put in place after its management buyout from Direct Wines in 2013.

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Super premium Mauritian rum gets limited edition first UK release

Published:  03 November, 2015

The Penny Blue super premium Mauritian rum is to receive its first cask release outside the island.

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Bodegas Ramón Bilbao goes back to the future to rebrand

Published:  03 November, 2015

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao has repackaged its range of Riojas to reflect the innovative and futuristic thinking of the 1920s, the era in which the bodega was founded.

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The Glenrothes adds Peated Cask to new Reserve Collection

Published:  03 November, 2015

Speyside distillery The Glenrothes has launched a new expression, The Peated Cask Reserve, as part of its rebranded Reserve Collection.

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DWCC 2015 call to action: start talking to consumers

Published:  03 November, 2015

The annual Digital Wine Communications Conference held last month issued a call to action to the wine trade- stop talking to yourself and start talking to consumers.

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Harvest hailstorms fail to marr first-rate Chablis vintage

Published:  02 November, 2015

Winemakers are reporting an excellent Chablis vintage this year, despite potential turmoil caused by hailstorms as the harvest began.

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