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WSTA slams Westminster ban on new off-licences

Published:  13 September, 2010

A council moratorium on new off-licences in the West End has been criticised as a "one-size fits all" approach which would penalise responsible businesses and consumers.

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New Scottish firm plans to open 50 off licences

Published:  13 September, 2010
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Free web seminars for small businesses across the country

Published:  10 September, 2010

Small business owners are being given the opportunity for free advice on how to maximise the use of their website and the internet in a series of events across the country.

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Free web seminars for small businesses across the country

Published:  10 September, 2010

Small business owners are being given the opportunity for free advice on how to maximise the use of their website and the internet in a series of events across the country.

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Wine industry toasts IWC award winners

Published:  08 September, 2010

Marks & Spencer collected the Supermarket of the Year Award for the third year running at the International Wine Challenge awards dinner last night.

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Edinburgh: new Whiski Bar concept

Published:  26 August, 2010

Edinburgh retailer Whiski Bar is opening new premises which will incorporate a whisky shop, tasting room and bar.

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Corks Out installs Enomatic machines

Published:  25 August, 2010

Wine merchant Corks Out claims to be the first independent retailer outside London to install Enomatic machines and to offer it in both a retail and on-trade concept.

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Trade urged to be ready for rules changes

Published:  24 August, 2010

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is urging drinks operators not to be caught out by the introduction of mandatory code regulations on October 1.

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WSET announces 11% increase in diploma graduates

Published:  24 August, 2010

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has announced an 11% increase in graduates on 2009 for its flagship qualification the Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits.

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Last chance to attend Home Office roadshow

Published:  20 August, 2010

The drinks trade has one last opportunity to make its voice heard in the Licensing Act overhaul consultation roadshow ? scheduled for Nottingham on August 26.

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Slurp launches iPhone app

Published:  19 August, 2010

Online wine retailer Slurp.co.uk has launched an iPhone application containing almost 6,000 wines, beers and spirits.

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Manchester to consider imposing minimum price on alcohol

Published:  03 August, 2010

Greater Manchester's local councils are considering setting a minimum price for the sale of alcohol.

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London Assembly calls on Mayor to protect local shops

Published:  03 August, 2010

The London Assembly has called on The Mayor of London to give more support what it calls "cornered" shops.

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Small firms hit by cutbacks in bank lending

Published:  03 August, 2010


Lending to the UK's small business community is in decline, according to figures from the British Bankers Association.

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Speaker highlights at Top Merchants, Bristol conference

Published:  03 August, 2010


Speaker highlights from the Top Merchants conference held in Bristol on July 19.

 

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Independents gather in Bristol for Top Merchants conference

Published:  03 August, 2010


Independent merchants were encouraged to "think big", no matter what size their business, at last month's Top Merchants conference in Bristol.

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Wine shows signs of recovery - Rabobank

Published:  27 July, 2010

The wine industry is showing signs of recovery but high-end wine sales are still struggling in 2010, according to Rabobank's latest wine report.

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New campaign for Wine Australia

Published:  23 July, 2010

Wine Australia is celebrating the personalities and places which define Australian wine in the first burst of a new marketing campaign.

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WSET announces freeze on prices

Published:  20 July, 2010

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has put a freeze on the pricing of WSET courses, examinations and materials for the coming academic year.

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Big names sign up to appear at Harpers global wine conference

Published:  15 July, 2010

Dan Jago at Tesco, Justin James of Sainsbury's and Direct Wines' Justin Howard-Sneyd are just three of the big names who will be speaking at Harpers Wine & Spirits' inaugural Global Wine Conference 2010 in London on September 7.

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