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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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Taittinger extends links with performing arts through RADA sponsorship

Published:  08 July, 2015

Champagne Taittinger has signed up to be the official Champagne partner of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for its major fundraising events over the next year.

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Ned producer Marisco adds premium Craft Series to New Zealand wine portfolio in the UK

Published:  08 July, 2015

The New Zealand wine producer behind The Ned Sauvignon Blanc is releasing a new range of premium wines in the UK under the portfolio name The Craft Series.

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Bacardi adds to spirits portfolio with acquisition of Banks rum

Published:  08 July, 2015

Bacardi has bought the Banks rum producer and its brands for an undisclosed sum.

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Smirnoff pledges to fight ban after regulator rules ad breached code

Published:  08 July, 2015

Diageo has said it will fight to overturn a ban on an ad for Smirnoff vodka imposed by the Advertising Standards Authority.

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F1 stars sign up with Johnnie Walker for anti drink-driving pact

Published:  06 July, 2015

Johnnie Walker has joined up with the Honda Formula 1 team to launch a campaign for consumers to make an anti drink-driving pact.

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Roberson Wine to close Kensington shop to focus future on more 'dynamic' channels

Published:  06 July, 2015

Roberson Wine is set to close its flagship Kensington High Street shop on August 30, 2015 to focus its future growth on "sectors that are really showing the most dynamic growth."

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Electric Bear plans to turn on the craft beer taps in Bath

Published:  03 July, 2015

A former transport IT entrepreneur is investing £300,000 to set-up a brewery and taproom in Bath.

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Crown Cellars broadens outlook on wines from Spain and Australia

Published:  03 July, 2015

Carlsberg UK's on-trade wine division Crown Cellars has beefed up its Spanish and Australian wine ranges as part of its annual range review.

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