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Think Gin award nominations revealed

Published:  19 February, 2016

The shortlists have been announced for the second annual Think Gin awards, which will be held in London on March 1.

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Harpers offers independents all-expenses-paid trip to Rioja

Published:  15 February, 2016

Harpers is partnering with Wines from Rioja to offer independent retailers the chance of an all-expenses-paid trip to some of the most respected and innovative bodegas in the beautiful Rioja region.    

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Analysis: Conviviality brings Matthew Clark business into the fold

Published:  12 February, 2016

The impact of Conviviality's acquisition of Matthew Clark is just beginning to be felt as it renegotiates with suppliers

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Amazon goes old-tech with sommelier phoneline

Published:  11 February, 2016

Online retail giant Amazon is trialing what it is describing as a sommelier service for its customers in Japan.

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Daffy's gin secures major national listing with Waitrose

Published:  10 February, 2016

Award-winning Scottish small-batch gin, Daffy's has won a national listing in Waitrose.

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Insights: Independents best poised to gain if value can be returned to wine category

Published:  08 February, 2016

With supermarkets retrenching, independents stand to gain if value can be returned to the wine category

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Profile: Ayo Akintola, the MD of Oddbins, looks at the future of wine retailing

Published:  08 February, 2016

UK's quirkiest retailer, Oddbins, has made a remarkable recovery in the past five years. Erin Smith talks with managing director Ayo Akintola about taking risks and what's ahead

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Insights: Lidl's successful strategy

Published:  05 February, 2016

In an exclusive interview with Lidl's BWS buyer Ben Hulme, Angela Mount explores the strategy behind the success of the discounter's wine department

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The Smith Report: Tesco in the Spotlight

Published:  05 February, 2016

Following the finding by the GCA that Tesco seriously breached the Code, what does it mean for the future of the supermarket giant? 

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New partnerships to be unveiled at Ehrmanns 2016 tastings

Published:  04 February, 2016
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Rademon launches limited edition cask-aged Shortcross Gin through Fortnum & Mason

Published:  04 February, 2016

Northern Ireland's Rademon Estate Distillery has launched a limited edition cask-aged expression of its award-winning Shortcross Gin.

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Conviviality half-year figures show impact of Matthew Clark acquisition

Published:  01 February, 2016

Conviviality plc has released its first half-year results since its reverse takeover of leading on-trade distributor Matthew Clark last autumn.

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Laithwaite's predicts big sales boost for Thirsty February

Published:  01 February, 2016

Laithwaite's Wines is predicting a sales uplift of 35% this week after research shows that 3.7 million people will have completed the Dry January abstinence challenge.

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Carlsberg unveils world's best shopping trolley. Probably

Published:  29 January, 2016

Carlsberg has partnered with car customisation specialists Yiannimize to launch what it says is probably the best shopping trolley in the world.

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Copestick Murray expands again with new off-trade hire

Published:  29 January, 2016

Copestick Murray has underlined its rapid growth with a further key new appointment for its sales team.

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New Accolade Wine GM issues a 'word of warning' as Australian wines face a battle ahead

Published:  28 January, 2016

At the Australia Day Tasting held this week in London, Accolade Wines new general manager for the UK and Ireland Rob Harrison issued a 'word of warning' that challenges lay ahead for Australian wines, which now sits below the average price of wine of £5.83 at just £5.20.

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Groceries Code Adjudicator's investigation finds Tesco 'seriously breached' Code

Published:  26 January, 2016

Following an in-depth investigation Christine Tacon, the Groceries Code Adjudicator has told Tesco to introduce "significant changes to practices and systems after finding Britain's largest supermarket seriously breached a legally-binding Code to protect groceries suppliers."

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Oslo distillery launches with Marka Nordic bitters

Published:  25 January, 2016

Oslo Håndverksdestilleri (OHD), the first distillery to open in Norway since 1927, has announced the launch of its first product.

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Morrison's listing for Cellers Unió Priorat

Published:  25 January, 2016

Leading wine supplier Buckingham Schenk has secured a Morrisons listing for Señorio de Convey Priorat from its Spanish producer Cellers Unió.

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Instil Drinks to unveil new portfolio in March

Published:  25 January, 2016

Instil Drinks Company, the beer and niche spirits trading arm of Bibendum PLB, has revealed plans to relaunch on March 1.

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