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Swedish acquisition for Hillebrand

Published:  12 November, 2010

Freight forwarder JF Hillebrand has bought the Swedish drinks logistics company Lagena Distribution from Systembolaget, the country's alcohol retail monopoly.

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Adnams launches handcrafted spirits from new distillery

Published:  12 November, 2010

Suffolk brewer and retailer Adnams has set up what it claims is the first brewery and distillery in England.

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Chester Grosvenor and Spa opens wine cellar to diners

Published:  12 November, 2010

The Chester Grosvenor and Spa has extended its fine dining area by opening its working wine cellar to diners.

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Sterling stays high as euro suffers due to regional debt

Published:  12 November, 2010

Sterling hit a seven week high against the euro on Thursday as the single currency suffered on concerns over periphery debt in the region.

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IFE given facelift after 31 years

Published:  11 November, 2010

Organisers of the international food and drink event, the IFE have given the show's branding a facelift after 31 years.

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Linthwaite House wins wine list of the year award

Published:  11 November, 2010

Linthwaite House Hotel in Cumbria is the annual winner of the Condé Nast Johansens Champagne Taittinger - 'Wine List of the Year' award.

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Sterling hits high due to quantitative easing speculation

Published:  11 November, 2010

Sterling hit the highest level against the euro since late September as speculation over near term quantitative easing eased following the Bank of England's inflation report.

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Scots reject minimum price for alcohol

Published:  10 November, 2010

The Scottish Parliament has rejected minimum pricing for alcohol in the final vote which was cast this afternoon.

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SNP's alcohol minimum price plan rejected

Published:  10 November, 2010

The SNP's plan for a minimum price on alcohol has been thrown out in the final vote at the Scottish Parliament today.

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Investors sell the single currency

Published:  10 November, 2010

Sterling rose to a six week high against the euro yesterday after concerns over debt in the Euro zone caused investors to sell the single currency.

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Champagne producers back to record growth by 2013

Published:  10 November, 2010

 

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Austrian grape harvest smallest in 25 years

Published:  10 November, 2010

This year's grape harvest in Austria is the smallest in 25 years, according to Austrian Wine's general manager, Willi Klinger.

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Scotch whisky distillers call on MSPs to reject minimum pricing

Published:  10 November, 2010

Scotch whisky distillers are calling on Scottish politicians to reject minimum pricing, as the final vote on the Alcohol Bill takes place today.

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Angostura begins European masterclass tour

Published:  09 November, 2010

Rum maker and producer Angostura, began a European tour starting in Scotland to educate bartenders in a brand education programme and rum tasting.

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Sterling hits five month high against euro

Published:  09 November, 2010

Sterling rose to a five month high against the euro yesterday as concerns over Irish debt dented the single currency and investors began to question the effect of debt in the Euro zone region.

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Glengoyne sets the scene

Published:  08 November, 2010

Displaying the quintessential Christmassy scene on a tin, is the collectable Art of Glengoyne watercolour by Edinburgh based artist and illustrator Dave Brogan.

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Veuve Clicquot launches luggage label bag

Published:  08 November, 2010

Veuve Clicquot has two Christmas gift offerings.

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Richard Siddle, Chilean adventures: winery opening Errazuriz style

Published:  08 November, 2010


When I was first told that as part of the Errazuriz Don Maximiano winery opening event in Chile I would be expected to wear a dinner suit for the gala dinner, the prospect of lugging the full paraphernalia half way round the world did not flll me with excitement.

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Mums to spend less on alcohol this Christmas

Published:  08 November, 2010

A survey has unveiled that almost 100% of mums are tightening their belts when it comes buying alcohol this Christmas.

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Ex-First Quench stores fail to re-open

Published:  08 November, 2010

A year after First Quench Retailing went into administration, less than a third of its 1,400 stores have re-opened as off-licences.

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