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LWF 2016 signs up for Bottlebooks UK launch

Published:  02 February, 2016

The London Wine Fair is to partner with wine-data platform Bottlebooks for its upcoming 2016 show, the two companies have announced.

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Matthew Clark 2016 tasting details announced

Published:  02 February, 2016

Leading on-trade distributor Matthew Clark has announced the details of its annual tasting, to be held at London's Tobacco Dock on March 8.

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Successful launch for Ireland's Dublin City Gin

Published:  02 February, 2016

Dublin, Ireland's capital, is the inspiration behind the country's latest gin, recently launched in the city.

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New UK managing director for Sogrape

Published:  02 February, 2016

Portuguese wine producer Sogrape has appointed Gonçalo Sousa Machado as its new managing director in the UK.

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Conviviality half-year figures show impact of Matthew Clark acquisition

Published:  01 February, 2016

Conviviality plc has released its first half-year results since its reverse takeover of leading on-trade distributor Matthew Clark last autumn.

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Laithwaite's predicts big sales boost for Thirsty February

Published:  01 February, 2016

Laithwaite's Wines is predicting a sales uplift of 35% this week after research shows that 3.7 million people will have completed the Dry January abstinence challenge.

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New marketing and communications director for Côtes du Rhône Wines

Published:  01 February, 2016

Inter Rhône, the joint professional organization for Côtes du Rhône and Rhône Valley AOC wines, has appointed Virginie Charlier as its new marketing and communications director.

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Bacardi brings FOI suit against US government in Havana Club dispute

Published:  01 February, 2016

Bacardi has upped the ante in its longrunning fight with Pernod Ricard over the Havana Club brand by filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the US Department of Treasury.

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Change of leadership at Sherry Wines UK

Published:  01 February, 2016

Graham Hines, the longstanding director of Sherry Wines UK, has announced his retirement.

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Riesling Fellowship adds two new members at gala dinner

Published:  29 January, 2016
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Carlsberg unveils world's best shopping trolley. Probably

Published:  29 January, 2016

Carlsberg has partnered with car customisation specialists Yiannimize to launch what it says is probably the best shopping trolley in the world.

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Ridgeview Wine Estate wins popular award

Published:  29 January, 2016

The Ridgeview Wine Estate was last night proclaimed Sussex Drink Producer of the Year at the 10th annual Sussex Food and Drinks Awards held at Brighton's Amex Stadium.

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Copestick Murray expands again with new off-trade hire

Published:  29 January, 2016

Copestick Murray has underlined its rapid growth with a further key new appointment for its sales team.

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Pernod Ricard snaps up German premium gin brand Monkey 47

Published:  29 January, 2016

Pernod Ricard has bought a majority stake in leading German craft gin brand Monkey 47, the French drinks giant announced today.

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Warner Edwards reaps rewards of on-trade effort

Published:  28 January, 2016

Northampton-based gin distillers, Warner Edwards grew by 400% in the on-trade across 2015, the company has said.

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New Zealand wine exports hit record high

Published:  28 January, 2016

New Zealand exported a record £696 million-worth of wine in 2015, according to figures from New Zealand Winegrowers released today.

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Diageo turns a corner with positive half-year results

Published:  28 January, 2016

Diageo posted a 1.8% organic rise in sales for the six months to December 31, 2015, according the figures released by the company today.

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Prestigious AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction announces 2016 return

Published:  28 January, 2016

The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction is set to return on February 12 and 13 this year.

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New Accolade Wine GM issues a 'word of warning' as Australian wines face a battle ahead

Published:  28 January, 2016

At the Australia Day Tasting held this week in London, Accolade Wines new general manager for the UK and Ireland Rob Harrison issued a 'word of warning' that challenges lay ahead for Australian wines, which now sits below the average price of wine of £5.83 at just £5.20.

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Exton Park partners with H2Vin for on-trade push

Published:  27 January, 2016

Newly launched Hampshire vineyard Exton Park has partnered with premium on-trade distribution specialist H2Vin to push its wines to restaurants and hotels in London and elsewhere.

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