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Diageo film aims to inspire bartenders

Published:  24 April, 2009

A film which aims to inspire bartenders has been released online by Diageo's Reserve Brands Group.

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Pubs bank on brisk St George's Day trade

Published:  23 April, 2009

Pubs across the country are preparing for a brisk trade as events get underway to celebrate St George's Day.

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Budget slaps more duty on alcohol

Published:  22 April, 2009

Alcohol duties will climb by a further 2% from midnight tonight as a result of Chancellor Alistair Darling's second budget since the Labour government took power.

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Wine industry 'remains under pressure'

Published:  22 April, 2009

The managing director of a wine company that took its anti-duty campaign to the steps of No. 10 Downing Street has described the latest duty rise of 2% as "outrageous", but less than expected.

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Whisky trade under threat

Published:  22 April, 2009

One of the country's most valuable export industries, Scotch whisky, has said the 2% rise in spirits duty will damage trade further.

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Prosecco pushes for DOCG status

Published:  22 April, 2009

The regulatory body for the prosecco wine industry is seeking DOCG status from the next vintage - and aiming to become the first vini/viticultural region to gain UNESCO recognition as a word heritage site on its wine credentials alone.

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Budget 'a death warrant' for pubs

Published:  22 April, 2009

Chancellor Alistair Darling has signed a death warrant for thousands of struggling British pubs by raising alcohol tax by 2% in his latest Budget, it has been claimed.

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Diageo linked with LVMH bid

Published:  22 April, 2009

Diageo is in the early stages of preparing a bid to take over the wine and spirits interests of French luxury goods firm LVMH, according to UK press reports.

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Berrys secures Dubai duty-free listings

Published:  22 April, 2009

Berry Bros & Rudd has secured listings for 10 of its Own Selection wines in the Arrivals Hall Duty-Free Shop in Dubai's new terminal building.

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New brand ambassador for Beefeater

Published:  21 April, 2009

Chivas Brothers has named Tim Stones as brand ambassador for Beefeater gin in the UK market.

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Lafite named top Bordeaux of 2008

Published:  21 April, 2009

Lafite Rothschild has been named as the best wine of the 2008 Bordeaux vintage, according to a survey of 230 professionals.

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Amber Taverns buy up twenty-three Cains pubs

Published:  21 April, 2009

Amber Taverns the Blackpool based company have bought twenty-three former Cains pubs.

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Trade stalwarts launch new company

Published:  21 April, 2009

Wine writer Susy Atkins and consultant Angela Mount have bucked the recession by launching a new company, specialising in events in the south west.

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Wines in the Press April 19-20

Published:  21 April, 2009

What our national wine critics had to say for the weekend of April 19-20

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Soap celebrity pulls pints in protest

Published:  20 April, 2009

The pub sector is ramping up its protest against duty with a celebrity publicity event around Westminster on Monday.

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Public calls for beer tax freeze

Published:  20 April, 2009

Almost two thirds of the public agree that increasing beer tax will lead to more pub closures, according to a new poll published today.

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Ehrmanns revamps Chilean Fairtrade range

Published:  20 April, 2009

Ehrmanns is introducing two new Faritrade wine ranges from the newly-certified Chilean winery CVC.

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Alcohol blamed for expanding waistlines

Published:  17 April, 2009

A new Government campaign is being launched to show how many calories are being consumed when drinking a glass of wine.

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Dourthe UK to distribute Canard Duchene

Published:  17 April, 2009

Dourthe UK has secured the off-trade distribution for the Champagne house Canard Duchene.

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Celebrity protest against duty hike

Published:  17 April, 2009

The pub sector is ramping up its protest against duty with a celebrity publicity event which will take place around Westminster on Monday.

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