Subscriber login Close [x]
remember me
You are not logged in.

First Drinks launches £2 million Green Mark vodka campaign

Published:  14 May, 2012

First Drinks has launched a £2 million marketing programme for the Russian vodka Green Mark, which joined its portfolio earlier this year.

Read more...

Sainsbury's own label wine range performing strongly

Published:  09 May, 2012

Sainsbury's own-label wine range has grown by 13% in the last year, with its Taste the Difference leading the field, up 34%.

Read more...

Harpers Awards finalists revealed

Published:  04 May, 2012

The runners and riders for the inaugural Harpers Awards include leading players from the national and independent on and off-trade sectors, as well as major wine and spirits suppliers and distributors.

Read more...

Indie merchants shortlisted for awards

Published:  02 May, 2012

Independent merchants from across the country are in the running to win a series of accolades at the inaugural Harpers Awards, taking place at London's Honourable Artillery Company on May 22.

Read more...

Drinks trade makes the Rich List

Published:  30 April, 2012

The drinks trade secured around a dozen spots in the Sunday Times' Rich List 2012, published yesterday.

Read more...

Oddbins matches London's mayoral candidates with wines

Published:  25 April, 2012

Oddbins, the 35-strong high street wine retailer, has selected seven wines that "sum up" each of the mayoral candidates.

 

Read more...

D&D Wines enters administration

Published:  23 April, 2012

D&D Wines International has gone into adminstration.

Read more...

Vintage Seekers launches wine and spirits site, Shop by Celebration

Published:  23 April, 2012

Vintage Seekers, an online site aimed at the luxury market has launched 'Shop by Celebration' a curated collection of wines and spirits to celebrate anniversary years.

Read more...

Struggling drinks firms should seek help early

Published:  19 April, 2012

Drinks firms shouldn't wait until they're in distress before seeking help in the form of financial support, one expert has said.

Read more...

Oddbins' creditors left hanging

Published:  19 April, 2012

Oddbins creditors still haven't got any money back after the company went into administration and, while "preferential" suppliers will recover all monies owed, unsecured creditors will get just 1p in the £1 back, a creditors' report has revealed.

Read more...

Les Vignobles de Foncalieu - coup for co-op

Published:  13 April, 2012

Southern French co-operative Les Vignobles de Foncalieu is witnessing a move to their own branded wines, above own label.

Read more...

Kumala targets busy consumers in off-trade campaign

Published:  13 April, 2012

Kumala is launching a consumer campaign targeting busy people by offering a chance to win a year's worth of help around the house.

Read more...

Retailers' own labels overtaking branded wines

Published:  26 March, 2012

It's a "scary" time for wine brands as supermarkets' own versions are leaving them out in the cold, say experts.

Read more...

Meet the buyers: Tesco

Published:  23 March, 2012
Read more...

Gallo's 'summer red' wins Sainsbury's Product Launch 2011

Published:  23 March, 2012

Gallo Family Vineyards Summer Red has been named Sainsbury's Product Launch of the Year 2011, at its BWS supplier conference.

Read more...

Sainsbury's loses another BWS buyer

Published:  21 March, 2012

Another Sainsbury's wine buyer is leaving the BWS team - making it the third person to move on since December.

Read more...

Wine Rack launches online trading

Published:  21 March, 2012

The launch of online trading for Wine Rack has taken off "quicker than expected", according to its chairman Laki Christoforou.

Read more...

LIVE Budget 2012: Trade reaction

Published:  21 March, 2012

The Chancellor pulled no punches in delivering his Budget today - the alcohol duty escalator will continue. But what has the trade got to say about it? Read our live updates.

Read more...

David Longford: the undiscovered world of Cognac, cocktails and women

Published:  18 March, 2012

Imagine, a woman - let's say between the ages of 22 and 63 - walks into a cocktail bar, somewhere in the world. She's had a long, hard day bashing away at the glass ceiling at the law firm/pension provider/bank where she works, and she just wants to sit at the bar and forget it all for a while, before heading home to her version of domestic bliss.

Read more...

Co-op to rethink its wine range

Published:  09 March, 2012

Suppliers say the Co-operative is taking a more aggressive approach to its wine range, and decreasing its reliance on own-labels and Fairtrade products.

 

Read more...