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Distill Ventures invests £10 million in Denmark's Stauning whisky

Published:  07 December, 2015

Distill Ventures, the Diageo-funded accelerator programme for entrepreneurs in the spirits sector, has made its first major growth investment.

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TWE to provide calorific information across entire bottled wine portfolio

Published:  07 December, 2015

Treasury Wine Estates is to provide calorific information across its entire portfolio of bottled wines for the first time.

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Accolade signs three-year British tennis sponsorship for Anakena

Published:  07 December, 2015

Accolade Wines is to spend £500,000 on its newly acquired Anakena Chilean wine brand over the next year.

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Vindpendents agency recruits three new members

Published:  07 December, 2015

Wine agency Vindependents has added three new independent wine merchants to its membership, taking its total to 21.

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New managing director at Matthew Clark after Conviviality acquisition

Published:  07 December, 2015

On-trade distributor Matthew Clark is to get a new managing director following its acquisition by Conviviality Retail in a £200 million reverse takeover in October.

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Wetherspoon cyber breach reveals 650,000 customer details

Published:  04 December, 2015

Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon has been the victim of a massive cyber attack, the company revealed today.

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Record numbers sign up to 2016 Millésime Bio organic wine fair

Published:  04 December, 2015

Millésime Bio

Millésime Bio

Source: Image copyright: Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Nearly 900 exhibitors have signed up for the 2016 Millésime Bio, making it the world's leading global organic wine fair.

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Cotswold Distillery announces Angel's Share crowdfunding round

Published:  04 December, 2015

The award-winning Cotswold Distillery has announced its first equity crowdfunding round, which it has named the Angel's Share.

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A big year ahead for rum and craft beer, Bibendum PLB predicts

Published:  04 December, 2015

Rum, old world reds and craft beers all present big opportunities for 2016, according to the insight team at Bibendum PLB in its end-of-year predictions.

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Lagavulin finds viral fame in 45-minute YouTube hit

Published:  04 December, 2015

A 45-minute film of US actor Nick Offerman sitting by a log fire and sipping Lagavulin has become a global viral hit.

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Wines of Rioja partners with Global Gift Foundation charity

Published:  03 December, 2015

Wines from Rioja has sponsored the Sixth Annual Global Gift Gala, which took place at the Four Seasons, Park Lane in London on Monday evening.

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Ehrmanns extends Australian portfolio with Willow Bridge Estate

Published:  03 December, 2015

Wine supplier Ehrmanns has inked a UK distribution deal with Western Australian winery Willow Bridge Estate across both the on- and the off-trade.

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On-trade booms but competition for consumers is increasingly cut-throat, new report shows

Published:  03 December, 2015
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New exhibition explores influence of Avignon Papacy on Châteauneuf du Pape

Published:  03 December, 2015

A new exhibition has opened in Châteauneuf du Pape which explores the relationship between the appelation and the Avignon Papacy.

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Fine+Rare offers exclusive Arbikie single malt whisky Founder's Casks

Published:  03 December, 2015

Fine+Rare, the London-based international fine wine and spirits brokers, will be offering investors the opportunity to purchase exclusive first-release whisky barrels from award-winning new Scottish distillery, Arbikie.

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Borsa Vini Italiani tastings revealed for London and Manchester 2016

Published:  02 December, 2015

The Italian Trade Commission has announced the dates of its trade-only Borsa Vini Italiani tastings in January 2016.

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Bibendum PLB unveils new insights into UK consumer profiles

Published:  02 December, 2015

New research from Bibendum PLB's insights team has defined eight distinct consumer categories in the UK drinks market.

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US predicted to add 16 million new wine drinkers in next ten years

Published:  02 December, 2015

By 2025 there will be 109 million wine drinkers in the US, up from 93 million today, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

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CIVB offers chance to win weekend with top Bordelaise winemakers

Published:  02 December, 2015

Six UK wine lovers are being offered the chance to spend a weekend with a leading Bordelaise winemaker and learn the tricks of the trade, thanks to the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB).

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Whyte & Mackay goes with Gallo on US distribution for key brands

Published:  02 December, 2015

Whyte & Mackay has appointed E & J Gallo as the exclusive US distributor for its The Dalmore, Jura and John Barr whisky brands.

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