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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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UK retailers and the on-trade can now catch a Chronic case of wine

Published:  03 July, 2015

A brand which aims to do for wine what hip craft brewers have for beer is making its UK debut.

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Constellation buys Meiomi luxury Pinot Noir brand as Q1 sales increase by 7%

Published:  02 July, 2015

Constellation Brands is to pay US$315 million to add the premium California wine brand Meiomi to its portfolio.

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Still wines score big in UKVA's annual awards for English wines

Published:  02 July, 2015

Still wines have picked up nine of the 13 trophies in this year's English & Welsh Wine of the Year competition, organised by the UK Vineyards Association.

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Write-down of Brugal rum value puts dent in Edrington figures

Published:  30 June, 2015

Famous Grouse producer Edrington has written down the value of its Brugal rum brand to reflect revised future expectations of the brand's performance.

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Bancroft sets out expansion strategy as it chalks up 25 years in the wine business

Published:  30 June, 2015

Agency company Bancroft Wines is aiming to build its business in on-trade national accounts and expand its footprint in independent wine merchants as it enters its second quarter of a century.

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Neil Bruce appointed as the new head of wine for Fuller's

Published:  24 June, 2015

Neil Bruce joined brewery, pub chain and inn operator Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C earler this month as the new head of wine replacing Mark Dally, the current wine and purchasing director.

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'Fear' of retribution a challenge for the Grocery Code Adjudicator in getting suppliers to come forward

Published:  23 June, 2015

Fear of retribution from retailers is the biggest reason suppliers are not raising issues with the Groceries Code Adjudicator, according to a survey by regulator.

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Hospitality sector visitors up 16% at London Wine Fair

Published:  10 June, 2015

London Wine Fair organiser Brintex has reported a 16% increase in visitors from the hospitality sector to this year's exhibition.

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Insights: Independents Italian outlets are gaining traction through education and experimentation

Published:  09 June, 2015

Independent Italian outlets are upping the appeal of lesser-known, over-£10 wines by educating consumers and letting them experiment.

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BFBB introduces 'confident and direct' pack for Southern Comfort

Published:  09 June, 2015

A new look for Southern Comfort is being introduced by Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands in the UK.

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Origin Wine opens office in the US

Published:  08 June, 2015

Fairtrade and South African wine specialist Origin Wine has opened a new sales office to cover the North American market in a bid to establish what the company called "a global sourcing footprint".

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Analysis: Do you remember your wine epiphany?

Published:  05 June, 2015

Trade personalities tell Rosie Davenport and Nigel Huddleston about the life-changing moment when they realised a career in wine was their destiny

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