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Maxxium reports strong festive growth

Published:  22 March, 2012

Maxxium UK has reported a strong growth over Christmas and claims to be the fastest growing of the top five spirits distributors over the period.

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Auchentoshan launches exclusive travel sector range

Published:  06 March, 2012

Auchentoshan is to launch an exclusive range for the travel retail sector, consisting of four core permanent expressions, plus two limited editions released each year.

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A bid for Dalmore Zenith

Published:  10 February, 2012

The latest release from the Dalmore distillery, is the Dalmore Zenith.

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Harveys teams up to open sherry bar

Published:  24 January, 2012

Harveys Cellars in Bristol is to re-open as an upmarket, contemporary sherry and tapas bar in collaboration with Maxxium owned, sherry brand, Harveys.

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Harveys set out to revitalise sherry

Published:  11 March, 2011

Maxxium UK is hoping to encourage consumers to re-evaluate sherry with a new marketing push for Harveys.

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Gonzalez Byass and Benevolent host sherry master class

Published:  15 March, 2010

Gonzalez Byass and The Benevolent are to host a Sherry Master Class on March 22 with all proceeds being donated to the charity.

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Patricia Langton looks at the emergence of sherry-specific bars

Published:  18 November, 2009

Let's not lament the declining sales figures for sherry. This classic wine's future lies in smaller volumes and higher quality wines and encouragingly more people are getting behind serious sherry, especially in the on-trade. Indeed, a closer look at current trends could reveal where sherry is headed and, hopefully, how to win the customer over.

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Don't miss - Sherry Tasting & Boutique Wineries Tasting

Published:  09 September, 2009

Join the Sherry Institute of Spain in a new initiative exclusively developed for top on-trade professionals, press and buyers, giving you the opportunity to taste a range of top Sherries on 21 and 28 September.

The Boutique Wineries Tasting, September 22, offers on and off trade buyers, along with press visitors, the opportunity to taste outstanding wines that are available in limited quantities.

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Surge in US sherry sales

Published:  10 July, 2009

Sherry shipments to the US have grown by over 50% in a year.

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Australians say goodbye sherry, hello apera

Published:  18 May, 2009

Burgundy, champagne, sherry, port, tokay, vermouth and marsala have all started to disappear from Australian wine labels following an agreement over protected names with the European Union.

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Wines in the Press: Sweet sherry and brilliant Bordeaux

Published:  04 November, 2008

Sherry is popular this week, with both Anthony Rose and Tim Atkin singing its praises. Meanwhile Victoria Moore reveals why an "experts' choice" in the supermarket might not always be what it seems and Jancis Robinson develops a passion for Bordeaux's 2005 vintage.

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Wines in the Press: Of sherry, spittoons and sparkling wines...

Published:  04 August, 2008

Jane MacQuitty sings the praises of fino and manzanilla, Joanna Simon discusses her spittoon technique, Anthony Rose visits Cahors and Tim Atkins gets busy with his wand.

Meanwhile, Andrew Jefford discusses the plan to increase Champagne's grape-growing area, and Susy Atkins is on the pomegranate juice.

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Sherry under the stars at Somerset House

Published:  23 July, 2008

Beam Global UK is sampling its refreshing summer cocktail, Harveys & Lemonade, at the Somerset House Cinema Under the Stars Film Festival from 31 July to 9 August, as part of this year's £500,000 investment in Harveys, the UK's number one sherry.

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Superior categories for Sherry announced

Published:  23 July, 2008

Two new Sherry categories have been created, which will introduced to the UK within the next two years.

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Harveys urges Sherry drinkers to chill

Published:  23 July, 2008

Beam UK, owners of Sherry brand Harveys, is spending around 1 million this year in an attempt to persuade consumers to chill the product before they drink it.

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Scotland wins the World Cup of Sherry

Published:  23 July, 2008

The chef and sommelier at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh have won the International Copa Jerez 2007. Sous chef Kevin Sutherland and sommelier James O'Donnell created a food and Sherry menu, beating teams from the US and Spain in the process. Their winning menu included a dish of sauted Keltic scallops, chestnut puree, apples and smoked bacon lardons with Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla. The judging panel included award-winning chef Heston Blumenthal, who praised the duo's original and inspiring' dishes.

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Scotch Sherry winners

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chef-and-wine-waiter duo Craig Sandle and James O'Donnell, from the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, won the Copa Jerez on 20 February - the live cook-off and Sherry-pairing contest.
They will now go forward to the Sherry World Cup', or International Copa Jerez, to compete against teams from other key Sherry markets, including the US, Spain and Germany, and to be judged by Spain's top chef, Ferran Adria.
Second place went to James Lui and Debbie Thornton from the British Army Culinary Arts Team, Hampshire, followed in third by Matt Simon and Darren Stanford of Avenance, London's Deutschebank restaurant.

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NEW SHERRY CATEGORIES

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Neil Beckett

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ON-TRADE ACCUSED OF HOLDING BACK SHERRY

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Neil Beckett

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SHERRY NEEDS MORE SUPPORT

Published:  23 July, 2008

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