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Cognac exports reach record levels as shipments to Europe return to growth

Published:  17 August, 2017

Cognac exports continued to go from strength to strength in the past year with double-digit value and volume growth, boosted by a return to growth for the European market driven by the UK and Germany.

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Design Wars

Published:  17 August, 2017

As the battle for shelf standout continues apace, Lisa Riley quizzes the experts on what matters most

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Hine appoints Speciality Brands as UK distributor

Published:  16 August, 2017

Hine Cognac has appointed premium spirits agent Speciality Brands as its new UK distributor.

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WineTraining founder Raul Diaz embarks on online venture

Published:  16 August, 2017

WineTraining founder Raul Diaz has embarked on his latest venture - an online ‘lifestyle’ wine subscription business.

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Cork Fights Back

Published:  15 August, 2017

Once the only choice when it came to stoppers for wine bottles, cork has suffered at the hands of synthetic rivals for years. But now there are signs of a comeback, says Lisa Riley

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Start-up Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates acquires first vineyards

Published:  16 August, 2017

Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates Limited Partnership (ANZFWE) has acquired two vineyards, and part in a third – the company’s first purchases since it was set up at the beginning of this year.

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Majestic reports surging Sherry sales

Published:  15 August, 2017

Majestic Wine has reported a 46% hike in annual Sherry sales driven by an increasing thirst for the tipple among Britain’s ‘hipsters’.

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Benevolent bike ride in memory of Dan Townsend raises £13,000

Published:  15 August, 2017

An impressive £13,000 was raised by the peloton of riders that participated in the charity bike ride that took place Sunday in memory of Dan Townsend - the late managing director at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE).

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Wine Source UK adds Champagne Gosset to its portfolio

Published:  15 August, 2017

Wine Source UK has added Champagne Gosset to its portfolio.

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Majestic appoints former Sainsbury’s buyer

Published:  14 August, 2017

Majestic has appointed former Sainsbury’s and Oddbins buyer Julie Buckley as senior buyer.

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Maker’s Mark launches 'bartender engagement' programme

Published:  14 August, 2017

Premium bourbon brand Maker’s Mark has revealed a new ‘bartender engagement’ series of workshops hosted by new ‘brand diplomat’ Amanda Humphrey.

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Bombay Sapphire reveals campaign partners

Published:  14 August, 2017

Bombay Sapphire has partnered with ten bars across Europe as part of its recently launched ‘A Gin Of Ten Journeys’ campaign.

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Quintessential Brands wins Cockspur distribution deal

Published:  10 August, 2017

Quintessential Brands has signed a deal as the UK distributor for Cockspur rum.

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Edinburgh Gin unveils new look for fruit liqueurs

Published:  10 August, 2017

Edinburgh Gin has unveiled a new design for its fruit gin liqueurs in a bid to bring the the range in-line with the brand’s core portfolio.

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Spirit of Zing receives revamp following investment in new facilities

Published:  10 August, 2017

Speciality drinks brand World of Zing has given its Spirit of Zing cocktails portfolio an overhaul following investment in new facilities.

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Naked Wines reveals £1m investment into English wine as sales surge

Published:  09 August, 2017

Naked Wines has reported a 16% volume increase in annual sales of its English wines (to July 2017), driven by the seemingly unquenchably thirst for home-grown bubbles.

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De Bortoli introduces ‘alternative grape varieties’ wine trio

Published:  09 August, 2017

De Bortoli Wines has introduced a wine trio blended with alternative grape varieties

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New bourbon brand Never Say Die is born

Published:  08 August, 2017

A new bourbon brand – Never Say Die, has gone into production with plans to launch in the UK following its US debut.

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Barefoot marks Beach Rescue Project’s 10th anniversary with six ‘beach cleans’

Published:  07 August, 2017

Barefoot Wine celebrated the 10th birthday of its Beach Rescue Project with six community-led ‘beach cleans’ across the UK.

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Domaine Naturaliste appoints Hayward Bros as UK agent

Published:  07 August, 2017

Hayward Bros has been appointed UK agent for Margaret River winery Domaine Naturaliste by Bruce Dukes.

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