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Fells takes UK distribution for Australia's Brown Brothers

Published:  14 August, 2015

Australia's family-owned wine producer Brown Brothers has appointed Fells to handle its UK distribution.

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Liberty bags Sainsbury's logistics expert to bolster customer service

Published:  14 August, 2015

Award-winning supplier Liberty Wines has recruited a logistics specialist from Sainsbury's to improve its service to customers.

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Conviviality wins exclusivity agreement in bid to wrap up Matthew Clark deal by September 4

Published:  14 August, 2015

Conviviality Retail has edged closer to a deal to buy Matthew Clark after signing an exclusivity deal as the preferred bidder for the business.

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Kendermann adds fruity and fizzy alternatives to lower-alcohol B by Black Tower range

Published:  13 August, 2015

German wine brand Black Tower has added new flavours and styles to its 5.5% abv range of drinks.

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Torres claims a Chilean first for wine from slate terraces

Published:  13 August, 2015

Bodegas Torres has produced what it claims is the first Chilean wine to be grown on terraced slate terrain.

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Adnams revamps Copper House vodka under East Coast name

Published:  12 August, 2015

Suffolk brewer and distiller Adnams has renamed its Copper House barley vodka as East Coast Single Malt Vodka.

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Northern Lights inspire Aurora expression for Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head vodka

Published:  12 August, 2015

Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head vodka will launch a new expression in the UK in October.

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Bryant takes the hot seat as chief winemaker for Jacob's Creek

Published:  12 August, 2015

Pernod Ricard has appointed Ben Bryant as chief winemaker for its Jacob's Creek Australian wine brand, replacing Bernard Hickin, who will retire in June 2016.

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On-trade venues line up programme of events to celebrate National Champagne Week

Published:  12 August, 2015

Nineteen on-trade venues have signed up for National Champagne Week which runs from October 1-7.

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Gosling's rum owner Castle Brands sees sales surge by 37.8% in Q1

Published:  11 August, 2015

The owner of Gosling's rum and Jefferson's bourbon has reported a 37.8% increase in net sales in the first quarter of its financial year, to June 30.

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Analysis: UK warehousing shortage may make outsourcing logistics more attractive

Published:  11 August, 2015

With the UK currently hit by a warehousing shortage, some drinks companies are outsourcing to better suit their needs.

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People: Molson Coors' head of wine Gary Keller looks at what is driving wine growth at the beer giant

Published:  10 August, 2015

For Molson Coors' Gary Keller, customer service and quality are key to driving growth in the beer giant's wine offer. He shares how the company goes above and beyond for its customers.

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Analysis: The Vindependents is an agency for independents, run by independents

Published:  07 August, 2015

Tired of dealing with big importers, a group of indies have launched a new agency to up profits and share business philosophies called The Vindependents.

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Breaking News: Enotria acquires Coe Vintners

Published:  03 August, 2015

One of the UK's leading premium wine distributors announced it has acquired competitor Coe Vintners.

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Diageo facing scrutiny in US over claims of artificially inflating sales

Published:  24 July, 2015

Diageo is facing a probe from the US Securities & Exchange Commission into its distribution activities in the country.

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Euroboozer ships 'biggest range' of US craft beers to hit UK in one go

Published:  24 July, 2015

World beer importer Euroboozer has launched what it claims is the biggest range of American craft beers and ciders to ever land in the UK at one time.

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Quintessential to create Manchester base for new Dakin small batch gin

Published:  23 July, 2015

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Suntory agrees sale of Louis Royer Cognac to Tullibardine whisky owner Terroirs Distillers

Published:  23 July, 2015

Japanese drinks giant Suntory has announced in Tokyo that it is to sell the Louis Royer Cognac brand to Terroirs Distillers.

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Gin Guild survey: Six out of 10 on-trade customers ask for a gin by brand name

Published:  23 July, 2015

A survey conducted for The Gin Guild by One Poll showed that almost two-thirds of on-trade customers (62%) ask for a specific gin by name rather than settling for the generic house gin when ordering a G&T. The results suggest half request tonic by name too.

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Brown-Forman starts work on new distillery for Old Forester bourbon

Published:  23 July, 2015

Brown-Forman has begun construction on a new distillery for its Old Forester bourbon brand in a return to West Main Street in Louisville, Kentucky - otherwise known as Whiskey Row.

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