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Cask ale drinkers more valuable than wine buffs to pubs says report

Published:  24 September, 2015

Cask ale drinkers spend 63% more than wine fans in the nation's pubs according to the 2015 Cask Report.

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Ex-Diageo executive launches online trading platform for still-maturing barrels of whisky

Published:  24 September, 2015

An online marketplace dealing in spirit from Scotch whisky distilleries that is still maturing in the barrel has been launched by a former senior executive at Diageo.

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This Is Not a Luxury Whisky: how Compass Box describes its latest release

Published:  24 September, 2015

 Luxury whisky blender Compass Box is to release a limited edition Scotch inspired by a 1929 surrealist artwork.

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First there was Summertown, then Jericho for Oxford Wine Café

Published:  24 September, 2015

Oxford Wine Co is preparing to open its second café in the city.

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Packaging update for Viñalba Argentine wines

Published:  23 September, 2015

Buckingham Schenk has unveiled new label designs for wines in its Viñalba Argentine range.

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Brewer points way to Christmas success for the on-trade with series of roadshows

Published:  23 September, 2015

On-trade customers are being offered free staff training and the chance to sample new products at a series of pre-Christmas trade shows being hosted by Carlsberg UK.

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Budge Brands to invest £1m in Birmingham distribution centre

Published:  23 September, 2015

Midlands drinks firm Budge Brands is to open a 73,000 sq ft distribution centre near the centre of Birmingham after receiving £1 million in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

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Jameson links with craft brewer for limited edition Irish whiskey

Published:  23 September, 2015

An Irish whiskey from casks that have previously held a craft brewer's stout has been launched by Jameson.

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Warner Edwards bags gin listings with M&S and Booths

Published:  23 September, 2015

Award-winning gin distiller Warner Edwards is moving up through the gears after winning two major new multiple listings.

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Almost half of shoppers using discounters as pressure builds on the big four says Nielsen

Published:  22 September, 2015

Nearly half of all British households are visiting Aldi or Lidl every month, heaping pressure on the big four supermarkets ahead of the busy Christmas trading period, according to latest data from Nielsen.

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Médoc producers approve timetable for move to Crus Bourgeois classification system

Published:  22 September, 2015

Members of the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of a classification system for their wines.

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GB's Beronia releases first wine from Spanish Rueda region

Published:  22 September, 2015

Rioja producer Bodegas Beronia has released its first white wine from outside the region.

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Gallo gives Dark Horse a helping hand with supermarket sampling campaign

Published:  22 September, 2015

Gallo is taking its Dark Horse premium Californian wines on a tour of the UK in a bid to persuade Tesco and Sainsbury's shoppers to buy the wines.

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Exton Park delivers first vintage English sparkling wines

Published:  22 September, 2015

Hampshire vineyard Exton Park has released its first vintage wines.

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New Zealand's wine market offers potential for overseas producers says Wine Intelligence

Published:  21 September, 2015

Per capita consumption figures on a par with northern Europe make New Zealand a market ripe with potential for wine exporters, a new report claims.

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London Cocktail Week in Spitalfields Market takeover

Published:  21 September, 2015

London Cocktail Week will have a week-long residency at the city's Old Spitalfields Market.

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Veeno wine café concept sets sights on 80 venues with rapid expansion programme

Published:  21 September, 2015

Italian wine café chain Veeno is aiming to open 80 sites across the UK by 2019.

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Badét Clement buys Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in Languedoc

Published:  21 September, 2015

French wine producer Badet Clément has acquired its own vineyards in the Languedoc region with the purchase of Domaine de la Métairie d'Alon.

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Scotland's NB gin secures export deal in the US

Published:  21 September, 2015

A boutique Scottish gin producer is in line to be served in high-end New York cocktail bars and restaurants after signing a US distribution deal.

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Tavistock uses Poetic Licence to launch small-batch spirits range

Published:  18 September, 2015

A new small batch distillery will be making its first public appearance with its products at next week's Boutique Bar Show in London.

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