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Burgundy in UK 'catastrophe'

Published:  17 June, 2009

Burgundy is facing a "catastrophe" in the UK market, according to BIVB president Pierre-Henry Gagey.

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Glenrothes reveals two premium vintages

Published:  16 June, 2009

The Glenrothes 1988 Vintage and The Glenrothes 1998 Vintage are both being released simultaneously by Bros & Rudd Spirits Ltd to cater for increased consumer demand for super premium whiskies, particularly from the Far East.

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Fine wine market continues to boom

Published:  16 June, 2009

The latest Christie's fine wine auction in London achieved sales of more than £1.3 million, as the market continues to perform well despite the recession.

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Taboo breaks out nails promotion

Published:  16 June, 2009

First Drinks' Taboo spirits brand is linking up with nail care company Nails Inc in a bid to target female drinkers in the on-trade this summer.

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Stirrings thickens up Diageo portfolio

Published:  16 June, 2009

Diageo has bought out the US cocktail mixer producer Stirrings. The UK company acquired a 20% stake in Stirrings two years ago.

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Zamaretto sponsors Southern League

Published:  15 June, 2009

Football's Southern League is to be renamed the Zamaretto League following a deal with the amaretto's owner InterContinental Brands.

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Wine recovery in 2011 says research firm

Published:  15 June, 2009

The recovery in UK wines sales could take until 2011 according to a new report form market research company Mintel.

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Majestic sees profits slide

Published:  15 June, 2009

Majestic Wine has been hit by a downturn in trade at its French business, Wine & Beer World, as a result of the pound's slide against the euro.

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Young sommelier of the year announced

Published:  15 June, 2009

Yohann Jousselin, head sommelier at the Hotel du Vin, Winchester has become the UK's young sommelier of the year.

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Wines in the press - June 12 - 14

Published:  15 June, 2009

Guardian

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Inver House Distillers opens new £1 million bottling plant

Published:  12 June, 2009

Inver House Distillers, has opened a £1 million new bottling plant at the company's headquarters in Airdrie.

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Calabrese joins the Cognac elite

Published:  12 June, 2009

Gerry Calabrese of the Hoxton Pony is among the new members of Courvoisier's elite online professional network site The Future 500.

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Gonzalez Byass to be world wine supplier

Published:  12 June, 2009

Gonzalez Byass hopes to transform itself into a worldwide supplier of wines with agencies from all the major wine producing countries, according to its director general Jorge Grosse.

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SWA refused appeal in Canadian whisky row

Published:  12 June, 2009

The Scotch Whisky Association has lost a long-running court battle to prevent a Canadian distiller using the word "Glen" in the name of one if its brands.

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Cream sambuca joins Luxardo line-up

Published:  12 June, 2009

A cream sambuca liqueur is being launched by Italian producer Luxardo.

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Space launch for J&B campaign

Published:  11 June, 2009

Diageo has sent a mirror ball into space to mark the launch of a global marketing campaign for J&B whisky.

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Torres cleared in poisoning probe

Published:  10 June, 2009

A Torres wine which was caught up in a poisoning scare is back on the market after being given the all-clear by the authorities.

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UK a bright spot for bullish Brown-Forman

Published:  10 June, 2009

The UK was one of the major contributing markets to a 3% rise in underlying net sales for Brown-Forman in the year to April 30.

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Online club for Belvedere bars

Published:  10 June, 2009

Super-premium vodka brand Belvedere has launched a members' club for both trade and consumer fans of the brand.

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Argento launches in USA

Published:  09 June, 2009

The Argentine wine company Argento are about to launch their brand from Mendoza into the US through Lion Nathan USA.

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