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Double digit growth for Diageo brands as “Nation’s love of gin continues"

Published:  25 July, 2019

Sales of gin continue to boost spirits sales at Diageo, as Tanqueray and Gordon’s clock yet another year of double digit growth.

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Boutinot thrilled to top Wholesalers Top 50 list

Published:  25 July, 2019

Stockport-based importer, agent and producer Boutinot has expressed surprise and delight at topping the Harpers’ Top 50 Drinks Wholesalers list for 2019.

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WOSA’s challenge to indies ahead of South African Wine Festival

Published:  25 July, 2019

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is challenging independent merchants to decorate their shops in Rainbow Nation colours this Autumn to coincide with its South African Wine Festival.

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Santa Rita renews Arsenal deal

Published:  24 July, 2019

Chile’s Santa Rita winery has signed up for a second three-year partnership with Arsenal football club.

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The rise and rise of Chinese wine

Published:  24 July, 2019

There’s been a lot written about China’s growing appetite for wine consumption (much of it from well-heeled Bordeaux estates and Burgundian domains), but the Chinese are serious about wine production too and are the world's leading grape producer, growing 11.7 million tons of fruit in 2018, equating to around 15% of global grape production.

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Wine Scholar Guild launches new Spanish programme

Published:  24 July, 2019

Wine education body the Wine Scholar Guild is to launch a new study and certification programme centred on Spanish wine production in October.

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New Vinpro initiative to drive SA wine tourism

Published:  24 July, 2019

South African wine industry body Vinpro has launched a new Wine Tourism Toolkit to help wineries open or develop their wine-tourism businesses.

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SWA blasts Bladnoch for sexist marketing campaign

Published:  23 July, 2019

Bladnoch Distillery has been reprimanded by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) for the sexist marketing of its True Scot brand.

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Yalumba’s Hill-Smith receives prestigious Maurice O’Shea Award

Published:  23 July, 2019

Robert Hill-Smith, chairman of Australia’s Yalumba winery, has won the Maurice O’Shea Award, given to people or organisations who have made a significant contribution to the Australian wine trade.

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Fever-Tree reports global expansion as UK growth slows

Published:  23 July, 2019

UK growth at premium-mixer brand Fever-Tree has slowed dramatically, according to the group’s interim half-year results released today.

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Brexit costs rising across trade, new WSTA report reveals

Published:  23 July, 2019

The UK drinks industry is investing heavily to counter the risk of a no-deal Brexit, a new survey of its members by the WSTA has revealed.

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JF Hillebrand celebrates 175 years with leaps forward in sustainability and tech

Published:  22 July, 2019

JF Hillebrand is currently celebrating nearly two centuries of connecting wine and spirits with consumers, from its humble beginnings in Germany to one of the world’s largest logistics providers.

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Harpers Design Awards 2019 open for entries

Published:  22 July, 2019

With drinks quality at an all time high, eye-catching innovative labels and packaging are ever crucial to communicating the liquid inside to engage and excite the prospective consumer.

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Dip in Aussie imports as Brexit stockpiling comes to an end

Published:  22 July, 2019

Sales of Australian wine in the UK have declined in the past year – partly due to brand-hesitancy surrounding Brexit.

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Wet-led businesses helping high street to recover from “poisonous cocktail” of regulatory costs

Published:  19 July, 2019

Renewed investor interest is improving the health of a malnourished high street – driven mostly by wet-led venues, a group of suppliers and industry leaders were told this morning.

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American Bar's Moonwalk cocktail: one small sip for man, one giant slurp for mankind

Published:  19 July, 2019

The Savoy Hotel's American Bar is pushing the cocktail first sipped by Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew following their successful mission to the moon on 20 July 1969.

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Australian wine grape crush defies early predictions

Published:  19 July, 2019

The National Vintage Report 2019 for Australia has revealed a 1% decrease in the national wine grape crush to an estimated 1.73 million tonnes (Mt).

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Armit Wines sees sales leap 15% in three months

Published:  19 July, 2019

Armit Wines has reported a 15% rise in sales between April and June this year ahead of its full results which will be published in October.

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Pernod Ricard to unveil non-alcoholic dark spirit

Published:  18 July, 2019

Pernod Ricard UK is embracing the no and low trend with a premium alcohol-free dark spirit.

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Wine Paris sets its stall for a second successful year

Published:  18 July, 2019

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