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Absolut follows up 'paper' bottle launch with 60% recycled glass edition

Published:  01 February, 2021

Pernod Ricard’s flagship vodka brand, Absolut, has launched its latest limited-edition bottle made of 60% recycled glass, making it the brand’s most sustainable glass bottle to date. 

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Four in five eager to get back to going out

Published:  01 February, 2021

Consumers are badly missing hospitality experiences, with four in five, or 80%, hoping to revisit the on-trade within a few weeks of reopening, according to the latest edition of CGA’s 2021 Hospitality Consumer Forecast, which explores attitudes to the on-trade while Britain remains under lockdown.

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Vidal-Fleury names new General Manager

Published:  01 February, 2021

Maison Vidal-Fleury has appointed Antoine Dupré as its new general manager taking over from Guy Sarton du Jonchay, who has been in charge for the past 13 years. 

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Worshipful Company of Distillers expands educational initiative

Published:  01 February, 2021

The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ (WCD) has launched a programme of scholarships and bursaries set to benefit more than 100 students over the next three years. 

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Vinpro: ‘Cellar capacity and financial viability remain a big concern”

Published:  01 February, 2021

Vinpro has announced that South African wine producers and viticulturists are optimistic about the quality of this year’s vintage following favourable weather conditions. 

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Inter Beaujolais appoints new President and Vice President

Published:  01 February, 2021

Inter Beaujolais has appointed Daniel Bulliat as President and Philippe Bardet as Vice President. 

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NZ online wine retailer reports record-breaking year

Published:  28 January, 2021

Online wine retailer The New Zealand House of Wine has reported record-breaking sales. 

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Beale: ‘Punishingly high duty rates stifling home grown wine and spirit businesses’

Published:  28 January, 2021

The WSTA has renewed its calls on the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty to allow UK businesses to “thrive and compete on a global stage”. 

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Sample registration opens for the b.f.t’s first virtual event

Published:  28 January, 2021

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Pandemic cost hospitality £200m a day in 2020

Published:  28 January, 2021

Turnover for the hospitality sector dropped to less than half of 2019 levels in 2020, slipping by almost £72bn, which translates to nearly £200m a day, according to the latest edition of the UK Hospitality (UKH) and CGA Quarterly Tracker.

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Industry needs to ‘redouble efforts’ to scrap VI-1s

Published:  27 January, 2021

Victoria Prentis, minister for fishing and farming, this week confirmed that the government will “consider in due course whether there is a case for revisiting the requirements of the VI-1 certification”. 

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Vinpro approaches courts to save SA wine industry

Published:  27 January, 2021

Vinpro has announced it has approached the Cape High Court in a bid to save the beleaguered South African wine industry.

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InterLoire appoints local winemaker as new President

Published:  27 January, 2021

InterLoire, the interprofessional body for Loire Valley Wines, has appointed local winemaker Lionel Gosseaume as its new president. He takes over from Jean-Martin Dutour as of now.

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Minister dashes hopes of VAT cut extension

Published:  27 January, 2021

A treasury minister has said there are “no current plans” to further extend the reduction in VAT for hospitality businesses despite estimates that rising rates could directly and permanently impact the sector and lead to the loss of up to 310,000 jobs.

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Mangrove signs distribution deal with New York Distilling Company

Published:  27 January, 2021

Mangrove has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of New York Distilling Company. 

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Lay & Wheeler snaps up further ex-Berry Bros staff

Published:  27 January, 2021

Lay & Wheeler has appointed a new head of operations, while also expanding its private clients team as part of the company’s growth strategy.

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Pernod Ricard Winemakers partners with Trellis to optimise wine operations

Published:  26 January, 2021

Pernod Ricard Winemakers has partnered with Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform Trellis to optimise its wine operations.

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Brown-Forman brings all UK distribution in-house

Published:  26 January, 2021

Brown-Forman has announced that it will distribute the entirety of its brand portfolio in the UK.

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Portman celebrates high compliance on 25th anniversary

Published:  26 January, 2021

A new report out today from The Portman Group reveals an all time high in compliance with its Code of Practice for the UK drinks industry.

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Trivento enters top 10 branded light wines

Published:  26 January, 2021

Trivento, Concha y Toro’s (CyT) Argentinean wine brand, led the charge as the company delivered strong off-trade growth for the 12-week period to 2January 2021. 

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