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Drinkaware visitors soar in response to warning people drink more than they think

Published:  12 April, 2013

Visits to Drinkaware's website surged to a five-year high following the publication of research which revealed a gap between what consumers buy and how much they think they drink.

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National Apéritif Day to be held next month

Published:  11 April, 2013

French apéritif producer Maison Lillet has declared May 16 the UK's first National Apéritif Day.

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Grant's and Three Barrels to roll out collectible glasses

Published:  11 April, 2013

First Drinks is planning to launch limited-edition packs of Grant's Scotch whisky and Three Barrels brandy, complete with free branded glass, exclusively to the convenience, specialist and wholesale channels.

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Dunleavy family regains control of Te Motu

Published:  11 April, 2013

Sam Harrop MW is part of a group of private investors that have bought the Te Motu vineyard and returned it to the control of the Dunleavy family.

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Belvedere Vodka adds light-up bottle to range

Published:  10 April, 2013

LVMH-owned vodka Belvedere has added a light to the bottom of its 1.75 litre bottles to make the drink stand...

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GrapePip bids to be the eBay of the wine trade

Published:  10 April, 2013

A fine wine merchant has launched an online auction for fine wines which it says will give customers the thrill of a live auction while offering merchants a neat solution to clear cellar overstocks.

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Majestic to list exclusive Hardys range

Published:  10 April, 2013

Accolade Wines has announced Majestic is to list its award-winning Eileen Hardy Chardonnay from later this month as part of the Hardys Signature range, which will...

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Pre-orders for Naked Wines' ProWein discovery sold in 24 hours

Published:  09 April, 2013

Online wine retailer Naked Wines pre-sold over £37,000 worth of Italian wine in just 24 hours after its maker was discovered by its customer buying team at ProWein.

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Blossom Hill to be sold in 50cl bottles

Published:  09 April, 2013

Percy Fox is gearing up to launch 50cl bottles of the best-selling varieties of Blossom Hill as it looks to broaden the...

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Wine Australia to challenge global image at Savour

Published:  09 April, 2013

Wine Australia is to invite influential figures from the world of wine to what it claims will be the most comprehensive analysis of its wine...

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Bibendum introduces exclusive sherries after extensive search

Published:  08 April, 2013

Bibendum has launched its first exclusive sherries for over a decade after searching for more than two years.

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Stevens Garnier to hold Annual Portfolio Tasting this month

Published:  08 April, 2013

Stevens Garnier is to hold its Annual Portfolio Tasting on April 30 in Manchester and May 1 in London.

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Smirnoff launches new TV ad campaign

Published:  08 April, 2013

Smirnoff has launched its latest TV ad campaign

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Dingle Distillery offers investment opportunity

Published:  05 April, 2013

The first purpose-built whiskey distillery to be built in Ireland for over 200 years is offering 500 investors the opportunity to plough their funds into a single bespoke cask of pot-stilled single malt whiskey.

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Funkin unveils Brazilian cocktail mix variant

Published:  05 April, 2013

Cocktail mixer producer Funkin has unveiled its latest variant, Funkin Brazilian. Combining a blend of mango, passion fruit and orange juice together with Brazilian guarana seeds - which contain twice the caffeine of coffee and are said to be naturally energising - Brazilian funkin is best served with vodka over ice.

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Piccini introduces rosata to Memoro Vino d'Italia range

Published:  05 April, 2013

The family-owned Italian wine producer Piccini has introduced a third wine, a rosata, to its Memoro Vino d'Italia range.

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Drop in profits for Direct Wines

Published:  05 April, 2013

Direct Wines has reported a slump in profits as it invested in overseas expansion and software while domestic sales dipped.

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German wine stocks are at an all-time low

Published:  04 April, 2013

German wine stocks are at their lowest ever levels since reunification, with high demand also driving up prices.

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Wine Investment Association chairman calls on trade to make up its mind on self regulation

Published:  04 April, 2013


The fine wine industry needs to decide now if it is to back the newly formed Wine Investment Association so that it can move on and start to implement the work it has been set up to do.

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Booking deadline approaching for Emerging Regions Tasting

Published:  04 April, 2013

Wineries from lesser-known regions and their agents have been urged to move fast, as the deadline for booking a stand at the first Emerging Regions Tasting closes on April 10.

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