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The Kitty Hawk opens wine bar

Published:  22 September, 2017

The Kitty Hawk restaurant in London has opened its own wine bar.

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Pushing the premium: The proof is in the training

Published:  18 September, 2017

A WSET study has highlighted the importance of accredited training when it comes to upselling and boosting sales of premium products. Lisa Riley reports

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Plaimont Producteurs re-introduces ‘long lost’ Tardif grape variety

Published:  14 September, 2017

Plaimont Producteurs, one of France’s leading co-operative, has gained permission to re-introduce long lost grape variety Tardif, which is thought to have been lost to phylloxera long ago.

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Elephant Hill aims to strengthen UK presence via Corney & Barrow link

Published:  14 September, 2017

Hawke’s Bay winery Elephant Hill has joined forces with Corney & Barrow to strengthen its presence in the UK market.

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Beam Suntory gives Cruzan rum premium revamp

Published:  13 September, 2017

Beam Suntory has given its ‘super’ premium Cruzan Distiller’s Collection a makeover designed to set it apart from its cheaper, fruit-flavoured stable mate.

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Former Accolade CEO Paul Schaafsma joins Invivo board

Published:  12 September, 2017

New Zealand winery Invivo, known for launching the Graham Norton wine brand, has appointed former Accolade Wines CEO Paul Schaafsma to its board as an independent director.

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WSTA calls on government to ‘stop punishing consumers’ as wine prices continue to rise

Published:  12 September, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the government to “stop punishing consumers” as its latest market report, released today, revealed the impact of the triple whammy price hike.

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Exports for Beaujolais categories to the UK soar

Published:  11 September, 2017

Exports for all Beaujolais categories to the UK soared during the first part of this year, according to the latest figures released today by Business France.

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Langham Wine Estate appoints first head of sales & marketing

Published:  11 September, 2017

Langham Wine Estate has appointed Caroline Gitsham as head of sales & marketing – a new role created as the Dorset sparkling wine producer expands its production and tourism potential.

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Halewood secures distribution deal for French wine brand Bonfils

Published:  08 September, 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits has secured a deal to distribute French wine brand Bonfils in the UK.

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Brexit boosts Scotch whisky tourism

Published:  08 September, 2017

Scotch whisky distilleries has posted a record 1.7 million visits during 2016 – an increase of almost 8% compared to the previous year, according to new research from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Hillebrand appoints Cees van Gent as CEO

Published:  07 September, 2017

JF Hillebrand Group has appointed Cees van Gent as chief executive officer.

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Q&A: Hannah Tovey, head of the London Wine Fair

Published:  07 September, 2017

Lisa Riley caught up with the new head of the annual must-attend event about the changes she’s been implementing in her first few months 

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Out-of-home drinks sales slow down

Published:  05 September, 2017

The out-of-home alcoholic drinks market recorded a slight value increase in the past year, but declined in volume in line with the trend for drinking ‘less but better’.

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Armit Wines releases new wine from La Rioja Alta S.A.

Published:  04 September, 2017

Armit Wines has added Martelo 2012 – a new wine from Torre de Oña in Rioja Alavesa (part of the La Rioja Alta S.A. stable), to its Spanish wine menu.

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Boutinot gives Italia portfolio makeover

Published:  04 September, 2017

Boutinot has given its Italia range a heritage-inspired makeover to boost the Italian wine category in the UK.

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ABS adds first Oregon wineries to its menu

Published:  30 August, 2017

Awin Barratt Siegel (ABS) has added two Oregon wineries, marking the first producers from the US state to join the wholesaler and importer’s portfolio.

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Scotch whisky applies for GI in New Zealand

Published:  30 August, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has applied for Geographical Indication (GI) status in New Zealand.

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New Zealand wine exports reach record high

Published:  29 August, 2017

The export value of New Zealand wine has reached a record high driven by strong growth of export to the US.

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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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