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Campaign for Smarter Drinking hits home with target youth audience

Published:  19 March, 2010

Over 60% of irresponsible drinkers say they will adapt their drinking behaviour following the impact of the Campaign for Smarter Drinking initiative introduced last September.

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Diageo unveils major Easter sales drive

Published:  19 March, 2010

Diageo is looking to drive spirit sales through the Easter period with the roll out of a new advertising and promotional campaign entitled 'Perfect Easter, Perfect Choice'.

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Government looks to change EU rules to introduce higher alcohol duty levels

Published:  18 March, 2010


The government will look to change EU legislation that would allow it to introduce "higher and more logical levels" of alcohol duty, according to its official response released today to the Health & Select Committee's alcohol report.

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Argentina Wine Awards' winners announced

Published:  18 March, 2010

A record-breaking number of entries in the Argentina Wine Awards has resulted in 30 gold medal and 18 trophies which have been selected by an international panel of wine experts at the judging session in Mendoza last week.

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Bernard Magrez looks for new UK off-trade agency

Published:  18 March, 2010

Bernard Magrez is looking for new UK representation in the off-trade after mutually agreeing to end his collaboration with Thierry's Wine Services.

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Australia's First Families of Wine plan UK tastings in May

Published:  17 March, 2010

Australia's First Families of Wine, an association of 12 producers, is to run a series of tastings and master classes in the week leading up to the London International Wine Fair in May.

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Australia's First Famiiles of Wine plan UK tastings in May

Published:  17 March, 2010

Australia's First Families of Wine, an association of 12 producers, is to run a series of tastings and master classes in the week leading up to the London International Wine Fair in May.

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Maxxium backs Courvoisier with £15m spend in 2010

Published:  17 March, 2010

Maxxium UK is to spend £15 million supporting its cognac brand, Courvoisier, in 2010.

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Mont Tauch launches sweet wine range

Published:  17 March, 2010

French wine producer, Mont Tauch, is rolling out a new range of sweet wines which will be launched at the Big Fortified Tasting on April 19 at London's Glazier's Hall.

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Diageo launches Bushmills competition

Published:  16 March, 2010

 

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Fine Wine of Croatia comes to LIWF

Published:  16 March, 2010

Fine Wine of Croatia is launching its wines to the London International Wine Fair in its first generic drive in the UK.

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Gonzalez Byass and Benevolent host sherry master class

Published:  15 March, 2010

Gonzalez Byass and The Benevolent are to host a Sherry Master Class on March 22 with all proceeds being donated to the charity.

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Finalists in the Northern Hospitality Awards

Published:  15 March, 2010

The shortlisted finalists in the Northern Hospitality Awards have been announced from a record number of entries.

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Oddbins joins British Retail Consortium

Published:  15 March, 2010


Oddbins has agreed to become a full member of the British Retail Consortium and help with its lobbying activities particularly around alcohol.

 

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Liberty take on Laroche wines in the UK

Published:  12 March, 2010

Liberty Wines is to be the exclusive UK importer for three Laroche estates: Domaine Laroche (Chablis), Mas La Chevalière (Languedoc) and Viña Punto Alto (Casablanca Valley, Chile).

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World's oldest malt released at £10,000

Published:  12 March, 2010

Whisky specialist, Gordon & MacPhail has unvieled the world's oldest single malt whisky.

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Chilean earthquake update

Published:  12 March, 2010

More producers and importers of Chilean wines have been outlining the impact the earthquake has had on their business.

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Time right for Funkin expansion

Published:  11 March, 2010

The Funkin cocktail purée brand is moving into the US market and expanding its UK operations.

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Root beer and espresso for Smirnoff

Published:  11 March, 2010

Smirnoff is launching its first 100-proof flavoured vodkas. The 50% abv spiced root beer and dark roasted espresso vodkas are being introduced into the US market as extensions to the Smirnoff blue brand.

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Bars featured on new Appleton website

Published:  11 March, 2010

Appleton Estate rum has launched a new website that will showcase the best bars around the world that serve cocktails made with the spirit.

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