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William Grant’s Standfast charity auction raises over £100,000

Published:  06 August, 2020

William Grant & Sons’ Standfast charity auction in support of The Drinks Trust and The Ben Scotland has raised a total of £100,409. 

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Second wave lockdown spreads from Manchester to Aberdeen

Published:  05 August, 2020

Aberdeen has become the latest city to suffer from a second spike in coronavirus cases, leading pubs and bars to close.

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China’s economic crisis to benefit wine longer-term

Published:  05 August, 2020

The double whammy of an already slowing economy compounded by coronavirus could accelerate consumer demand for reliable and legitimate wine brands in China.

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On-trade versus schools debate rumbles on

Published:  05 August, 2020

Schools must “come before pubs and restaurants in future” England’s children’s commissioner has said, re-igniting a burgeoning stand-off between the education and hospitality sectors.

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Kim Wilson: Back to Business Q&A

Published:  05 August, 2020

As the trade measures up to extraordinary times and swings into the height of summer, leading businesses and operators take stock of trading conditions in the new normal.

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Premium spirits to defy Covid pressures

Published:  05 August, 2020

Premium-and-above spirits are forecasted to increase their global volume market share to 13% by 2024 as consumers continue to search for “authenticity and status”, according to the IWSR.

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Bacchus to back The Drinks Trust

Published:  05 August, 2020

Wine trade runners from around the world are being encouraged to take part in a 50K Bacchus Sunrise Relay to raise money for The Drinks Trust on 6 September.

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Over three-quarters of hospitality businesses at risk of insolvency

Published:  04 August, 2020

More than three-quarters of hospitality businesses in the UK are at risk of insolvency within 12 months, according to a new survey by UK Hospitality.

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ABS expands Cali portfolio with Rutherford Hill Winery

Published:  04 August, 2020

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) has expanded its US portfolio with the addition of Rutherford Hill Winery in the Napa Valley, part of the Terlato family of estates. 

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Diageo GB’s full year results reveal impact of on-trade closure

Published:  04 August, 2020

Diageo’s full year results reveal a 47% fall in operating profits globally as a result of the pandemic, with net sales of spirits down 8% globally, and a 4% dip in the UK.

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Wine GB unveils 2020 award winners

Published:  04 August, 2020

Wine GB has unveiled the winners of the Wine GB Awards 2020 for which there were a record 281 entries, with 34 gold medals, 98 silver medals and 113 bronze medals given.

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Aussie wine exports to the UK up in value but volume drops

Published:  04 August, 2020

The value of Australian wine exports to the UK increased by 3% to AU$383m in the 12 months ended 30 June 2020, according to new data released by Wine Australia.

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TWE unveils 'luxury' e-commerce platform

Published:  04 August, 2020

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has introduced The Winery Collection, an e-commerce platform, displaying its portfolio of key luxury wines in the UK.

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Amathus Drinks adds Georgian winery Dugladze

Published:  04 August, 2020

Amathus Drinks has added Georgian winery Dugladze to its portfolio, marking is first listing from the country as it continues to diversify and expand its portfolio.  

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Cellar Trends launches top 10 cocktail kit for on-trade

Published:  03 August, 2020

Cellar Trends has unveiled a Kickstarter Cocktail Kit Programme aimed at on-trade operators, providing all the ingredients needed to create any of the 10 most popular cocktails in the UK.

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Casual Dining Group remerges from administration as The Big Table

Published:  03 August, 2020

Casual Dining Group (CDG), the failed restaurant group that owned the Las Iguanas, Bella Italia and Café Rouge chains, has been rescued by private equity firm, saving 4,000 jobs across the UK and over 150 outlets.

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Jeroboams adds New World agencies

Published:  03 August, 2020

Jeroboams has strengthened its New World offer with the addition of five family-owned wineries to its portfolio, four of which are fresh arrivals in the UK.

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Beer is the big post-lockdown winner as pubs lead on-trade recovery

Published:  03 August, 2020

Out-of-home drinks sales are continuing to nudge upwards after the end of lockdown, with pubs and beer in most demand so far, it has emerged.

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Ian Cumming: Back to Business Q&A

Published:  03 August, 2020

As the trade measures up to extraordinary times and swings into the height of summer, leading businesses and operators take stock of trading conditions in the new normal.

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Double dip charitable initiative from Ellis Wines

Published:  31 July, 2020

Ellis Wines is to donate £1 to UK-based charity Hospitality Action against every six bottles sale from five of the family-owned South African estates in its portfolio.

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