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Sterling falls as investors look to safety of US dollar

Published:  07 July, 2011

An interest rate hike in China and euro zone peripheral debt worries saw investors looking towards a safe haven in the US dollar yesterday, causing sterling to fall.

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Tesco to change wine aisle layout

Published:  06 July, 2011

Tesco is changing its wine aisle layout to give savvy shoppers more information, while offering less confident customers extra guidance using tag-lines "great wine chosen by Tesco" and "best sellers".

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Sud de France Festival unveils 2011 plans

Published:  06 July, 2011

The entire supply chain from producers, importers, retailers through to the end consumer will be the focus on the Sud de France Festival 2011.

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Scotch whisky adds £30.4 million to economy

Published:  06 July, 2011

Scotch whisky distilleries and visitor centres add £30.4 million to the economy and provide 640 jobs.

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European Wine Bloggers Conference lines up speakers

Published:  06 July, 2011

The European Wine Bloggers Conference has lined up Italian filmmaker Paolo Casalis and American broadcaster Evan Dawson to speak at its October event.

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Scots wine firm Wm Morton buys Inverarity Vaults

Published:  06 July, 2011

Two of Scotland's top wine businesses have joined forces as independent merchant Inverarity Vaults has been bought by on-trade drinks supplier Wm Morton.

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Sterling strengthens due to better than expected UK services sector data

Published:  06 July, 2011

Sterling strengthened against the US dollar and euro yesterday after stronger than expected UK services sector activity data came in better than expected.

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Macallan Visitor Centre awarded five star rating

Published:  05 July, 2011

The Macallan Visitor Centre, Speyside, has been awarded a five star rating from VisitScotland.

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Rising Stars tasting spotlights Languedoc-Roussillon producers

Published:  05 July, 2011

Over 70 wines from 17 Languedoc-Roussillon producers hailed as "rising stars" by leading UK and French wine critics will be on show in London on July 14.

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Super premium Ish Gin to launch in Selfridges

Published:  05 July, 2011

New super premium, traditionally made Ish Gin is to go on sale in the off-trade for the first time from July 18 in Selfridges.

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Sterling makes gains against Australian dollar

Published:  05 July, 2011

Yesterday's currency markets shows sterling strengthened slightly against the euro and US dollar, with its biggest move against the Australian dollar which slipped following poor figures.

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Call for entries for Famous Grouse Famous Pubs 2011

Published:  05 July, 2011

Maxxium UK is launching The Famous Grouse Famous Pubs 2011, to find UK pubs with quirky histories.

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Ian Macleod Distillers acquires Tamdhu Distillery from Highland Distillers

Published:  05 July, 2011

Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd, owners of the Glengoyne Highland single malt brand, has acquired Tamdhu Distillery from Highland Distillers in a deal worth £35 million.

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Pitú to sponsor Liverpool's Brazilica event

Published:  04 July, 2011

Brazilian sugar cane spirit brand, Pitú, has announced its co-sponsorship of Brazilica, the UK's largest Samba festival to be held in Liverpool.

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Kronenbourg 1664 complaint upheld

Published:  04 July, 2011

A complaint about a Kronenbourg 1664 promotion on Spotify has been upheld because it includes a song which references drinking to excess.

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Bushmills announces 'Make it 2 Bushmills' finalists

Published:  04 July, 2011

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has announced the 11 Facebook competition finalists who will representing their countries in 'Make it 2 Bushmills'.

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Chambord seeks talented bartenders and chefs

Published:  04 July, 2011

Chambord is offering the UK's most talented bartenders and chefs the chance to have their cocktail or culinary creation served at a major drinks industry event in London. 

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Poor manufacturing figures see sterling drop to 15 month low

Published:  04 July, 2011

Sterling finished last week at a 15 month low against the euro as manufacturing figures drop to a 21 month low.

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What a corker. Hof's Cabernet Sauvignon

Published:  04 July, 2011

Hof's South African Wines has its roots in Robertson, "the valley of wine and roses".

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The Snow Grouse and Naked Grouse launch

Published:  04 July, 2011

Two new expressions have landed via The Famous Grouse, distributor Maxxium UK.

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