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Buckingham Schenk adds Viñalba Malbec blend to its menu

Published:  24 July, 2017

Buckingham Schenk has expanded its wine portfolio with a Malbec blend from Viñalba.

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Bibendum unveils 2017 wine portfolio

Published:  24 July, 2017

Bibendum has revealed its 2017 portfolio, including a flow of wines from emerging markets such as Croatio, China and Turkey.

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Robert Kukla announces UK office

Published:  20 July, 2017

German freight forwarders Robert Kukla has officially opened a UK subsidiary focused on beverage logistics.

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Pickering’s Gin and Edinburgh Festival Fringe toast 70 years with limited edition

Published:  20 July, 2017

Craft distiller Pickering's Gin has teamed up with Edinburgh Festival Fringe to celebrate their joint 70th anniversaries with a limited edition bottle of its Bombay spirit.

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Champagne Warehouse sets up dedicated on-trade and indies arm

Published:  18 July, 2017

Champagne Warehouse has launched a dedicated arm to push the on-trade, wholesales and indies side of the business.

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Stock Spirits acquires 25% stake in Quintessential Brands Irish whiskey division

Published:  18 July, 2017

London-listed Stock Spirits Group has signed a deal to buy a 25% stake in the Irish whiskey division of Quintessential Brands Group for up to €18.3m (£16m) in cash.

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The Midcounties Co-operative ramps up focus on regional wine

Published:  18 July, 2017

A trio of English wine producers has secured listings with The Midcounties Co-operative Food as the retailer ramps up its regional products and staff training.

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On the tourist trail

Published:  17 July, 2017

Inviting consumers into the vineyard has proven a great marketing tactic for many wineries. Lisa Riley finds many pros and few cons in making an investment in wine tourism

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King of cork Americo Amorim dies at the age of 82

Published:  17 July, 2017

America Amorim, whose family founded the Amorim natural cork empire, died on Thursday from unknown causes.

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Wines from Rioja targets millenials at UK festivals

Published:  17 July, 2017

Wines from Rioja has extended its festival reach with the launch of a new Rioja Terrace at two major UK festivals this summer – Citadel and Wilderness.

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Porn Star Martini gets poured into bottles

Published:  14 July, 2017

The creater of Porn Star Martini – mixologist Douglas Ankrah, has launched a bottled format of the popular cocktail.

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Inver House Distillers promotes Martin Leonard to managing director

Published:  13 July, 2017

Inver House Distillers, the Scotch whisky subsidiary of global drinks business International Beverage Holdings, has appointed its current operations manager, Martin Leonard, to managing director.

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Buying direct: Pros & cons

Published:  13 July, 2017

It can be a positive move, but there are issues to be weighed up before buying direct. Lisa Riley reports

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English wine sales boom at Jascots

Published:  13 July, 2017

Jascots Wine Merchants has reported a 171% volume hike in its English wine sales.

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Mannings Heath owner plans to create new West Sussex vineyard

Published:  13 July, 2017

The owner of Mannings Heath Golf Course & Wine Estate, Penny Streeter OBE, has expanded her West Sussex footprint with the acquisition of Leonardslee estate at Lower Beeding, near Horsham, for an undisclosed sum.

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Aldi launches premium positioned value sake

Published:  13 July, 2017

Aldi has launched a traditional sake in a bid to tap the trend for Japanese food and culture in the UK.

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Gin Mare brings Med Rooftop to London

Published:  06 July, 2017

Premium gin brand Gin Mare is offering those not able to escape the hustle and bustle of the city this summer a place to unwind with a Mediterranean-inspired rooftop pop up bar.

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The Wine Guild appoints Viscount Thurso as new Chancellor

Published:  06 July, 2017

The Wine Guild UK has appointed Viscount Thurso, Chairman of the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), as its new Chancellor.

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Bolney becomes first English magnum to be sold in John Lewis

Published:  06 July, 2017

Bolney Wine Estate has secured a listing with John Lewis for its Blanc de Blancs 2011 (75cl), Blanc de Blancs 2010 (150cl) and the Cuvée Rosé 2014, making it the first English magnum available from the department store.   

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Vindependents flying high

Published:  05 July, 2017

Two years after its inception, indie merchants buying group Vindependents is thriving. Lisa Riley catches up with managing director Jessica Hutchinson

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