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The Vintner expands sales team to target premium on-trade

Published:  02 June, 2016

The Vintner is expanding its sales team with the appointment of Christophe Papis as the head of on-trade sales as it moves to target the premium restaurant trade for the first time.

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Size doesn't matter, says co-founder of new multi-million pound "mega" distillery

Published:  31 May, 2016

The co-founder of Portobello Road Gin has revealed that building a 'super-distillery' was never the intention behind plans to build a four-storey gin destination in the heart of Notting Hill.

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Report: Brands need to adapt to changing behaviours of early adopters

Published:  26 May, 2016

Drinks brands are missing out on reaching early adopters to products in the on-trade, a new study has suggested.

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Nyetimber at LWW: Consumers open to wine like never before

Published:  26 May, 2016

This week is London Wine Week (LWW) when punters can sample some of the best wine that the capital has to offer.

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Harpers Awards 2016 open for entry!

Published:  26 May, 2016

The Harpers Awards 2016 are now open, celebrating the best of what the UK on and off-trade has to offer.

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Competition rivals working together to put Aberdeen on the map

Published:  26 May, 2016

Three bartenders from Aberdeen who have reached the final of a national bartending competition say that competitions have become a sure-fire way to turn a city into drinking hotspot.

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"Bartenders changed everything," says Wild Turkey master distiller as he celebrates 35 years in the industry

Published:  25 May, 2016

Eddie Russell, master distiller at Wild Turkey grew up in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, in the heart of bourbon-making country.

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Wines from Canada gather momentum in the UK

Published:  25 May, 2016

At Taste Canada UK 2016, 34 producers from different territories across Canada were showcasing more than 150 wines with many looking to find importers into the UK.

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Halewood adds pre-mix cans to Red Square portfolio

Published:  23 May, 2016

Red Square Vodka is branching out into the pre-mixed category to extend its reach to a new, younger customer base.

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Conviviality sales soar 137% for the year

Published:  20 May, 2016

Following the acquisition of Matthew Clark on 7 October 2015, Convivialty saw sales soar 137% to approximately £864 million for the 53 weeks ending on 1 May 2016.

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Pub sales weaken growth in casual dining

Published:  19 May, 2016

According to Coffer Peach Business Tracker, part of CGA Peach, like-for-like sales across managed pub and restaurant groups were down 0.8% for April compared to the same time last year.

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Analysis: How premium casual dining outlets can get the most out of their wine offer

Published:  19 May, 2016

The growth in premium casual dining means that less is often more when it comes to wine.

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London sommelier wins Moët UK Sommelier Of The Year 2016

Published:  18 May, 2016

Terry Kandylis from London's 67 Pall Mall has been awarded the 2016 Moët UK Sommelier of the Year title.

 

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No UK range is complete without New Zealand, says Buckingham Schenk

Published:  17 May, 2016

Buckingham Schenk is expanding its international portfolio by adding two New Zealand producers to its repertoire.

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Is "small-batch" and "craft" gin the same thing?

Published:  17 May, 2016

Since the gin renaissance took off with a vengeance in 2010, the terms "craft" and "small-batch" have, in many cases, become one and the same.

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Spike in gin and rosé sales at Waitrose as bbq season kicks off

Published:  16 May, 2016

A surprisingly warm early start to May was reflected in an increase in sales of gin (up 15%) and rosé wine (up 39 per cent) at Waitrose.

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Launch of new Plantation rum into the UK with Pineapple Society

Published:  12 May, 2016

Maison Ferrand is expanding its range of premium Plantation rums by releasing its Plantation Pineapple Stiggins' Fancy 1824 Recipe into the UK.

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Loire Valley Wines joins Nyetimber for London Wine Week

Published:  12 May, 2016

Loire Valley Wines have joined Nyetimber to be the two headline partners for this year's London Wine Week festival by DrinkUp.London.

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Insights: Indies with mutiple sites share critical lessons learned about expanding

Published:  12 May, 2016
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Vestal Vodka partnership to drive growth in the UK and abroad

Published:  06 May, 2016

Drinks industry guru, Dave Steward, has partnered with Vestal Vodka to drive growth in the UK's most competitive spirits category.

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