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Insights: Groceries Code Adjudicator urges trade to be more vocal despite a 'climate of fear'

Published:  21 July, 2015

Suppliers and retailer relations were under the spotlight at the Groceries Code Adjudicator's recent annual conference and the industry is being urged to be more vocal despite 'a climate of fear and an aspect of futility'.

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Winners celebrate after success in the 2015 International Wine Challenge

Published:  17 July, 2015

Laithwaites has been named Merchant of the Year in the 32nd International Wine Challenge announced at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane last night.

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Surrey police arrest four and seize alcohol after break-in at English wine producer Denbies

Published:  17 July, 2015

Four people have been arrested by Surrey police after reports of a break-in at Denbies Wines Estate in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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The quietest bar on earth and a sonic cucumber bath will support Hendrick's gin at Edinburgh Fringe

Published:  17 July, 2015

Hendrick's gin will be exploring the world of cocktails and sound in its activity at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

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Bordeaux brand Mouton Cadet tees off with golf deal at the Open

Published:  17 July, 2015

Bordeaux wine brand Mouton Cadet is the official wine supplier to The Open golf tournament which started yesterday and reaches a climax on Sunday.

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Boutinot releases entry-level Spanish wine pair for independents

Published:  17 July, 2015

Boutinot has worked with Spanish producer Bodegas Murviedro to produce a red and a white entry level wine aimed at the on-trade and independent retailers.

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Budvar looks to drive tank beer in bar trade with aim of giving outlets a point of difference

Published:  16 July, 2015

Czech brewer Budweiser Budvar is calling on progressive bar owners to create a point of difference in their outlets by adding fresh tank beer to their repertoire.

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Green & Pleasant lands cider and golden ale to expand craft range

Published:  15 July, 2015

A craft beer brand sold at the Ritz in London is branching out into cider.

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Australian Vintage bottles Summertime with sparkling drink launch

Published:  15 July, 2015

Wine producer Australian Vintage has launched a range of fruit-flavoured sparkling drinks with a lower than normal abv.

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Margaret River's Domaine Naturaliste scores UK deal with Aussie Rules

Published:  15 July, 2015

Specialist Australian wine importer Aussie Rules is adding Margaret River producer Domaine Naturaliste to its portfolio.

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Grouse brings out new expression and updates main brand packaging

Published:  14 July, 2015

Famous Grouse is expanding its blended whisky range with the launch of a Mellow Gold expression.

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Sussex wine estate flying high after winning first BA listing for English still wine

Published:  14 July, 2015

A Sussex wine producer is celebrating after becoming the first to have a still wine listed by British Airways.

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Tanqueray builds a gin garden in the middle of London's Quaglino's restaurant

Published:  14 July, 2015

Part of the famous Quaglino's restaurant in London's West End has been converted into a gin garden for guests to make their own cocktails in a promotion by Tanqueray.

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French producer Badet Clement puts together UK plans with Jigsaw

Published:  14 July, 2015

French wine producer Badet Clement is planning a major assault on the UK market after signing a deal with a new distribution company set up by the former off-trade sales director of Bibendum Wines.

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Jay-Z's Ace of Spades Champagne range releases two new labels

Published:  14 July, 2015

Two new expressions of the cult Champagne brand owned by rap star Jay-Z have been released in the UK.

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Chapel Down appoints new wine chief to fuel growth plans

Published:  10 July, 2015

Kent wine producer Chapel Down is hoping to accelerate its expansion after appointing a former LVMH executive to head up its wine operation.

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Hendrick's takes perfect serve training mainstream with online programme

Published:  10 July, 2015

Hendrick's gin has launched an online training tool in a bid to get mainstream on-trade outlets producing perfect serves of the gin with tonic.

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Pimm's to take centre stage at Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

Published:  09 July, 2015

Diageo has signed up as one of five official corporate partners for a massive street party to mark the Queen's 90th birthday next summer.

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Wholesalers welcome plans for taskforce to tackle alcohol diversion fraud

Published:  09 July, 2015

The government plans to set up a new national "alcohol control room" and establish a mobile taskforce to tackle alcohol diversion fraud at duty-suspended warehouses and cash and carries.

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American beer, whiskey and Space Invaders unleashed by Brewdog in latest bar concept

Published:  08 July, 2015

The innovation pipeline at Brewdog shows no sign of slowing down with the arrival of yet another on-trade concept.

 

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