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Scotch whisky wins legal recognition in 17 African nations

Published:  16 September, 2015

Scotch whisky producers are celebrating after the drink was given geographical indication protection by 17 African countries.

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Prestige Champagne cuvée from Taittinger gets UK release

Published:  15 September, 2015

Taittinger is releasing its 2006 vintage Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut this month.

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Ocado records quarterly sales rise of 15.3% and 27,000 more orders per week

Published:  15 September, 2015

Online grocery operation Ocado has reported a 15.3% rise in its own retail sales in the 12 weeks to August 9, to £252 million.

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Raul Diaz and hospitality industry veteran John Davey launch Hospitality Workshops

Published:  15 September, 2015

Following the success of the launching his own programme WineTraining Ltd earlier this year Raul Diaz has partnered with John Davey to offer a comprehensive service and wine training programme for the on-trade called Hospitality Workshops.

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Sparkling wine continues to fizz with on-trade sales up by more than half in a year

Published:  15 September, 2015

Sparkling wine is the star performer in the drinks trade with the value of on-trade sales up by more than half in the year to July 7, according to Nielsen figures in the third quarter market report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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Accolade buys Chilean producer Viña Anakena

Published:  15 September, 2015

Accolade Wines claims to be the first company to have a presence in each of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, North America and South America after buying Chilean producer Viña Anakena.

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Peated 1989 single malt joins Old Pulteney Scotch range

Published:  15 September, 2015

Single malt brand Old Pulteney has added a new peated whisky to its range.

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Sparkling wine helps push up online sales by 11% in first quarter of 2015 says WDR

Published:  14 September, 2015

The value of online wine sales rose 11% in the first quarter of 2015 according to analysis by the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Bibendum PLB aims to showcase regional Argentina with two new wine ranges

Published:  14 September, 2015

Bibendum PLB has launched two new wine ranges from Argentina.

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Australian wine bodies unite in call for tax reform and more marketing investment

Published:  14 September, 2015

Two leading Australian wine trade bodies have called on the federal government to make tax reforms and invest more in global marketing to help the industry.

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Riesling competition wins for Luvians and London House

Published:  14 September, 2015

Luvians Bottle Shop in St Andrews has been named retail winner of Wines of Germany's 31 Days of German Riesling promotion this year.

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Buffalo Trace outlines on-trade support programme

Published:  14 September, 2015

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Gallo launches Canyon Road and adds Barefoot single-serve bottles

Published:  14 September, 2015

Gallo is launching the Canyon Road premium Californian wine brand in the UK market.

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Majestic launches first own-label range under Definition umbrella

Published:  11 September, 2015

Majestic has launched its first own-label range of wines.

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South African wine producer Perdeberg joins Boutinot portfolio in the UK

Published:  11 September, 2015

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Tomatin releases 35-year-old Antiquary blend

Published:  11 September, 2015

Scotland's Tomatin distillery has released a 35-year-old blended whisky under its premium brand The Antiquary.

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European plans could bring higher tax by the back door for RTDs says duty expert

Published:  11 September, 2015

A European Commission consultation could bring lower tax rates for small wine and spirits producers - but is threatening the UK's RTD manufacturers, a leading excise duty consultant has warned.

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Harpers Global Design Awards winners announced

Published:  11 September, 2015

The judges have spoken and the results are in. See the good-looking crop of winners in this year's Harpers Global Design Awards.

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Wemyss adds extra-peaty Kiln Embers blend to range

Published:  10 September, 2015

Independent whisky bottler Wemyss Malts is launching an extra-peaty blended whisky.

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Morrisons follows c-store disposal by revealing falling profits and store closures

Published:  10 September, 2015

Morrisons has followed yesterday's deal to sell-off of its convenience store business by reporting a 35% fall in profits and the announcement of a further 11 store closures.

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