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Hixon Green acquires Lewes site

Published:  05 November, 2019

New York-style café and wine bar Hixon Green has acquired the former Aqua Restaurant in the south east market town of Lewes, for an undisclosed sum.

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Rathfinny announces 19% increase in 2019 yield

Published:  05 November, 2019

Rathfinny Wine Estate has announced a 19% increase in 2019 yield compared to last year’s harvest.

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Symington sees light at the end of ‘mechanical harvester trial’ tunnel

Published:  05 November, 2019

Symington Family Estates has said it sees ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ in relation to its project to develop a mechanical harvester specially designed to work on terraces.

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Mirabeau acquires wine estate near Saint Tropez

Published:  04 November, 2019

Mirabeau has acquired a 20ha estate near La Garde-Freinet, in the commune of the Golfe de Saint-Tropez, for an undisclosed sum.

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DMD aims to take the next step with £500K crowdfunding bid

Published:  04 November, 2019

DMD Ventures, the parent company behind online alcohol retailer 31Dover and on-trade supplier Vanquish, is about to embark on a financial bid to the tune of half a million pounds.

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Proof Drinks signs distribution deal for Mr Black

Published:  04 November, 2019

Proof Drinks has signed a deal as the UK distributor for premium cold brew coffee liqueur Mr Black.

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Yellow Tail launches ‘lighter style’

Published:  04 November, 2019

Yellow Tail has launched a ‘lighter style’ 8.5% abv wine to tap the burgeoning low/no category.

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Loire exports to the UK gather pace

Published:  04 November, 2019

Loire wine exports to the UK were on the up in the past year in both value and volume terms but the region is struggling to reach levels achieved a couple of years ago.

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McGuigan enters alcohol-free sector

Published:  01 November, 2019

McGuigan Wines has entered the burgeoning alcohol-free sector with the launch of a five-strong range of ‘no-alcohol’ wines.

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New commercial director role at Mangrove UK

Published:  01 November, 2019

Boutique spirits importer and distributer Mangrove UK has a new head honcho at the helm of the company’s marketing and sales teams.

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Global wine production back to average after bumper 2018

Published:  01 November, 2019

Global wine production dipped 10% this year driven by key European producers France, Italy and Spain, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).

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Enotria partners with CBD producer OTO

Published:  31 October, 2019

Enotria & Coe has entered into an exclusive partnership with premium CBD drinks brand OTO.

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Sir Martin Narey to step down as Portman chair

Published:  31 October, 2019

The Portman Group has announced its chairman Sir Martin Narey is to step down.

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Campari completes ‘Villa Les Cèdres’ sale

Published:  31 October, 2019

Campari Group has completed the sale of its Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat mansion - Villa Les Cèdres’, netting €80m in the process.

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Glen Moray forges ahead with new head of whisky creation role

Published:  31 October, 2019

Dr Kirstie McCallum is joining top Speyside distillery, Glen Moray, in a new role which puts creation and innovation at the top of the agenda.

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On-trade set for Halloween sales hike

Published:  31 October, 2019

Restaurants, bars and pubs are poised to see sales significantly boosted by Halloween as the fright-night continues to gain traction as a ‘big night out’ for adults.

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Entire M&S own-label wine portfolio to be vegan by 2022

Published:  31 October, 2019

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced plans for all of its own-label wines to be 100% vegan by 2022 - a UK first for a multiple retailer.

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Gin months away from eclipsing vodka as the UK’s biggest spirits category

Published:  30 October, 2019

After years of forecasting and speculation, gin is poised to finally push ahead of vodka as the UK’s biggest spirits category in 2020, with flavoured variants pushing the category to ever greater heights. 

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New MD for Mast-Jägermeister UK

Published:  30 October, 2019

Mast-Jägermeister has appointed Michael Cleary as its new managing director for the UK.

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Birse-Stewart joins Berkmann’s Scottish team

Published:  30 October, 2019

Distributor Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Billy Birse-Stewart as consultant director.

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