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Black Grouse unveils makeover

Published:  10 July, 2009

The Black Grouse whisky has unveiled a new look following the launch of the brand last year.

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Pernod Ricard takes lead on binge drinking

Published:  10 July, 2009

Drinks group Pernod Ricard UK has launched the latest phase of a campaign to tackle binge drinking among 18 to 24 year-olds.

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UK spends 19% less on Aussie wine

Published:  09 July, 2009

Exports of Australian wine to the UK fell by almost 19% in value terms in the past year, official figures have revealed.

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Cut price Kiwi 'madness'

Published:  08 July, 2009

Selling Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc at £3.99 is commercial madness, according to First Quench's buyer - despite the business starting a half-price offer on Villa Maria.

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Knob Creek runs dry

Published:  08 July, 2009

Global supplies of Knob Creek Bourbon have been hit by a shortage caused by high demand for the product.

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Drinkaware launches summer campaign

Published:  07 July, 2009

Popular English cricketer Jimmy Anderson is one of the faces of the Drinkaware Trust's summer sensible drinking campaign.

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Drinkaware launches summer campaign

Published:  07 July, 2009

Popular English cricketer Jimmy Anderson is one of the faces of the Drinkaware Trust's summer sensible drinking campaign.

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Green Seed Group takes over from Food from Britain

Published:  07 July, 2009

A new business has sprung from the ashes of the defunct Food from Britain, which closed its doors earlier this year after 18 years.

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Cockspur sponsors Ashes on the air

Published:  07 July, 2009

Cockspur Rum will be the official sponsor of the Sportsmedia Broadcasting's nationwide coverage of the Ashes, it has been announced.

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Wines in the press, July 4-5

Published:  07 July, 2009

Here is what the national wine critics had to say over the weekend of July 4-5.

The Guardian
Victoria Moore is upbeat to see the 2007 Rhône reds hitting our shelves. Not a vintage generally admired in France, says Moore, "but while it poured in much of the country that summer, the southern Rhône remained defiantly dry".

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World wine leaders sign up for WineFuture 2009

Published:  06 July, 2009

Robert Parker, Jancis Robinson MW and Oz Clarke are just some of the high profile names to be lined up for a world forum on wine to be held in Rioja, Spain in November.

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Swedes press for higher EU drinks taxes

Published:  06 July, 2009

Sweden wants to kick off its presidency of the European Union by persuading other member states to follow its lead on high alcohol taxation.

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Union condemns Diageo cuts

Published:  06 July, 2009

Diageo is facing increasing pressure over its decision to axe 900 jobs at production and packaging facilities in Scotland.

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Under-18s drink just for "something to do"

Published:  06 July, 2009

Drinkaware is launching a guide to help teachers and youth workers better tackle under-age drinking after its research found 25% of young people drink alcohol just for "something to do".

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Jacob's Creek seals Selfridges listing

Published:  06 July, 2009

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Madeira finish for Balvenie

Published:  03 July, 2009

Balvenie malt master David Stewart has released a limited-edition 17-year-old single malt finished in Madeira casks.

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Diageo under fire from First Minister

Published:  03 July, 2009

Diageo has come under attack from Scotland's First Minister and the chairman of a leading football club over its announcement that 900 jobs will go in Scotland over the next two years, 700 of them from the closure of a packaging plant in Kilmarnock.

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Churchill Vintners founder David Smith dies

Published:  03 July, 2009


David Smith, founder of Churchill Vintners has died of a heart attack, aged 67.

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New consumer drinks show for London

Published:  03 July, 2009

A new consumer drinks show will take place at Vinopolis in London in November.

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Richard Siddle, Editor's blog June

Published:  02 July, 2009

Around the world in 80 stands - well 2,400 exhibitors to be exact - but if you really want to get a feel for the global drinks industry then there is no better place than Vinexpo.

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