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Industry heads lead Conversation Society 'drinks responsibility' talk

Published:  04 May, 2011

Industry heads will lead the The Conversation Society talk on the subject; 'is the UK drinks industry entering a new era of responsibility?'

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Hatch Mansfield awarded BSI environmental certificate

Published:  04 May, 2011

Hatch Mansfield is believed to be the first wine agency in the business to achieve British Standard Institute BSI, environmental certification.

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Sterling plummets due to weak UK manufacturing data

Published:  04 May, 2011

Sterling plummeted against both the euro and US dollar yesterday after a weak reading of UK manufacturing data left investors pushing back expectations of an interest rate hike.

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Bank holiday causes sterling to slip

Published:  03 May, 2011

Sterling fell against the euro on Friday and slipped against the US dollar as thin trading over the UK bank holiday triggered relatively large movements in the sterling exchange rate.

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Lanson to sponsor AFWS, Hall of Fame restaurant manager

Published:  03 May, 2011

Lanson International is to sponsor the Academy of Food and Wine Service's (AFWS) Restaurant Manager Hall of Fame.

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New York Times critic praises English wine

Published:  29 April, 2011

Influential US wine critic Eric Asimov has predicted a bright future for English sparkling wines in America, even though virtually none are sold there at the moment.

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Foster's splits beer and wine operations

Published:  29 April, 2011

Foster's shareholders have approved the demerger of the Australian company's wine and beer businesses.

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Global Brands launches first chocolate liqueur for Thorntons

Published:  28 April, 2011

Global Brands has launched the first ever chocolate liqueur for Thorntons to celebrate its 100 year anniversary.

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Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson head line up for Wine Future 2011 in Hong Kong

Published:  28 April, 2011

Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson MW are two of a stellar line up of wine personalities from around the world for WineFuture 2011 which is being held in Hong Kong between November 6-8.

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Bacardi launches global web community for bartenders

Published:  28 April, 2011

Bacardi has launched an online global web community aimed at helping bartenders around the world to elevate their skills and reach career goals.

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Zuma and Roka Japanese earthquake fund raises £150,000

Published:  28 April, 2011


Guest donations across the worldwide Zuma and Roka restaurant have now raised £150,000 for the Japanese earthquake relief fund with the figure expected to rise further over the coming months.

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Warre's marks 2009 vintage with initiative to raise £20,000 for injured soldiers

Published:  28 April, 2011

The oldest British port house, Warre's, is the latest estate to declare its 2009 vintage with an initiative it hopes will raise £20,000 for injured soldiers.

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Mike Paul to speak at English Wine Producers trade tasting

Published:  28 April, 2011

Mike Paul, wine trade marketer to the UK wine industry, is to give a presentation on the current position and future direction of English wine at the English Wine Producers trade tasting, next week.

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Industry experts to host Turkish wine tastings at LIWF

Published:  28 April, 2011

Isa Bal, head sommelier of The Fat Duck and European Sommelier of the Year 2008, will join Charles Metcalfe and Caroline Gilby MW in hosting tastings of Turkish wines at the London International Wine Fair, LIWF.

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Industry experts to promote Turkish wines at LIWF Wines at LIWF

Published:  28 April, 2011

Isa Bal, head sommelier of The Fat Duck and European Sommelier of the Year 2008, will join Charles Metcalfe and Caroline Gilby MW in promoting Turkish wines at the London International Wine Fair, LIWF.

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Sterling surges due to positive GDP figures

Published:  28 April, 2011

Sterling surged overnight against the US dollar to hit $1.67/£1 as GDP figures for the 1st quarter of 2011 revealed that the UK's economy expanded by 0.5%.

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Fladgate Partnership declares fourth vintage in a decade

Published:  27 April, 2011

The Fladgate Partnership, owners of Taylor's, Croft and Fonseca port, is to release 2009 classic vintage ports from all three houses making this the fourth declaration in a decade.

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Diageo launches spirits sales programme

Published:  27 April, 2011

Diageo Great Britain (GB) is to help retailers capitalise on spirit sale opportunities with the launch of FAST (Focusing on Alcohol Sales Together).

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Fluid Movement to recreate 17th century Punch House in London's Kings Cross

Published:  27 April, 2011

May will see the launch of VOC, a Punch House inspired by the Dutch East India Company founded in 1602.

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Shipwrecked Champagne to go to auction

Published:  27 April, 2011

Two bottles of the 1840s vintage Champagne recovered from the shipwreck in the Åland archipelago in Finland last summer, are to be auctioned.

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