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Rise of sterling hampered due to UK recovery concerns

Published:  16 August, 2011

Sterling gained against the US dollar yesterday, but failed to break beyond $1.64/£1 due to concerns about the UK recovery.

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Pernod Ricard to trial Absolut iPad displays in Tesco stores

Published:  16 August, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned brand Absolut, is to trial in-store iPad displays in selected Tesco stores to encourage purchase of its vodka brand.

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Kingsland secures Co-operative listing for Rickety Bridge

Published:  16 August, 2011

Kingsland Wines and Spirits has secured a new listing with The Co-operative for its Rising River range of wines from South African partners, Rickety Bridge.

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Wines in the Press, August 12-14

Published:  16 August, 2011

The Guardian
After visiting the pop-up tapas bar Cavaville, in Bristol, and Spanish chef José Pizarro planning to open a cava bar at his new London restaurant when it opens in Bermondsey, Fiona Beckett wonders we're due for a cava revival.

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Bacardi pitches Oakheart exclusively at men

Published:  15 August, 2011

Male drinkers aged 18 to 24 who love "adventure, fun and girls" are the target audience of Bacardi's new spiced rum-based spirit.

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Sterling gained against US dollar after better tone in stock market

Published:  15 August, 2011

Sterling gained against the US dollar on Friday, boosted by a better tone in stock markets but hampered by lingering concerns over the UK economy and the fact that interest rates are set to stay on hold for some time.

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Accolade launches low alcohol Stowells Light wines

Published:  15 August, 2011

Accolade Wines has launched Stowells Light - a range of lower alcohol wines.

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More drinks firms pledge to reduce environmental impact

Published:  12 August, 2011

Several leading drinks companies have pledged to cut down on packaging by signing up to the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment.

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Number One Drinks Company gains Japanese distillery stock

Published:  12 August, 2011

The remaining inventory from Mercian's Karuizawa Distillery has been acquired by an Asian-based company on behalf of its international importer and distributor, Number One Drinks Company.

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Sterling gains ground after Osborne dismisses spending cut review

Published:  12 August, 2011

Sterling recovered ground yesterday against the US dollar after Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne rebuffed opposition demands to review spending cuts.

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Yohann Jousselin, The Vineyard at Stockcross

Published:  11 August, 2011

The sommelier's view

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LIVE UPDATES UK riots: Cameron unveils plans to help businesses

Published:  11 August, 2011

The Prime Minister has made £20 million available and unveiled a series of emergency measures to help businesses affected by riots.

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Gordon's gin drops TV chef for actors

Published:  11 August, 2011

Grouchy TV chef Gordon Ramsay has been dropped as the face of Gordons's gin in favour of "witty conversation" from actors Emilia Fox and Philip Glenister.

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Maxxium UK launches alcoholic foam

Published:  11 August, 2011

Maxxium UK has launched Bols Foam, with the aim of bringing molecular mixology to everyday use.

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Ronan Sayburn MS, Hotel du Vin

Published:  11 August, 2011

The director's view

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Gerard Basset MW MS OBE, Hotel Terra Vina

Published:  11 August, 2011

The hotel owner's view

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Fred Sirieix, Galvin at Windows

Published:  11 August, 2011

The general manager's view

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Doug Wregg, Les Caves de Pyrene

Published:  11 August, 2011

The on-trade supplier's view

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Monty Waldin

Published:  11 August, 2011

The biodynamic winemaker's view

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UK riots: £80m in lost sales for retailers

Published:  11 August, 2011

The cost of riots across England is put at £80 million in lost sales for retailers, according to research from Kelkoo.

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