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John Nevens on how the rise in English wine is a lesson for all drinks companies

Published:  16 September, 2013

John Nevens, director of category management specialists, looks at how changing demographic trends and social habits are impacting on the kind of food and drink we buy, and how the rise in interest and popularity of English wine is something that is relevant to all drinks suppliers.


Liberty Wines introduces new cider, beer and spirits range

Published:  09 September, 2013

Enotria takes to the road with 30 producers

Published:  06 September, 2013

Enotria is taking up to 30 of its wine producers around the country to meet independent merchants and key on-trade customers as part of its autumn roadshow series.


Key global wine trends and winnners and losers in 2013-2014

Published:  05 September, 2013

Erin Smith takes a look at the overall trends influencing the wine industry and looks ahead to who are the likely winners and losers from a changing global economic picture.


Henkell & Co Group takes a 60% stake in Copestick Murray

Published:  30 August, 2013

Sparkling wine giant, Henkell & Co Group, has acquired a 60% stake in UK wine impoorter and distributor Copestick Murray which will help take the company to the next stage of its growth and dramatically strengthen its postion in international markets.


WSTA's Miles Beale urges trade to do more following minimum pricing success

Published:  30 August, 2013

Miles Beale, the chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Asssociation, sets out a series of fresh challenges to the drinks industry on today's following the success of its campaign to prevent the introduction of minimum unit pricing on alcohol.


France Summit to reveal thoughts of most important French influencers in the UK

Published:  14 August, 2013

What the 100 most influential figures involved in French wine in the UK think of the category will be a central focus of the Harpers France Summit in October.


Proposed industrial action at Kuehne & Nagel threatens drinks deliveries

Published:  13 August, 2013

Deliveries of wine and spirits to restaurants, bars and independent merchants could be threatened if potential industrial action by workers of drinks transport and logistics giant, Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL) goes ahead.


Waverley's Oliver & Greg's wine range resurfaces with C&C Group

Published:  12 August, 2013

Oliver & Greg's, the former WaverleyTBS wine range, has found a new home with the C&C Group taking over responsibility for its UK distribution as part of its new on-trade wine portfolio.


Norwich bar fined for passing off Jägermeister

Published:  08 August, 2013

Boutinot cyclists help raise nearly £8k for local cancer charity

Published:  07 August, 2013

A team of cyclists from Boutinot, the north west wine distributors, has raised nearly £8,000 for a local cancer charity.


Brand Phoenix to push FirstCape in US

Published:  05 August, 2013

Brand Phoenix has announced structural changes as it looks to grow business in the US.


Chance to shine in Harpers French Wine Awards

Published:  05 August, 2013

Harpers is looking to recognise the best retailers, restaurants, suppliers, distributors  and ambassadors for the French wine category in the UK over the last 12 months with our inaugural French Wine Awards being run as part of the France Summit on October 22.


Hawes, Mills and Townsend join the Benevolent as Trustees

Published:  01 August, 2013

Drinks industry charity The Benevolent has appointed three new Trustees as it continues to restructure and reposition itself in the trade.


Bottle Green looks to the on-trade with Nuba Cocktails

Published:  31 July, 2013

Wine distributor, Bottle Green, has signed up its first non alcoholic agency business by taking on ready-to-drink, pre-mixed bottled cocktail brand Nuba Cocktails as it looks to widen its profile in the on-trade.


McKinley Vintners appoints Jim Furze managing director

Published:  30 July, 2013

McKinley Vintners has announced a series of management changes, with Jim Furze appointed managing director, Peter McKinley chairman and Guy Nightingale sales director.


Industry welcomes lower underage drinking figures

Published:  26 July, 2013

The drinks industry has largely welcomed the latest round of official figures that show a continued downward trend in the numbers of young people drinking in the UK.


Hayward Brothers and WWA to offer wider range

Published:  25 July, 2013

Hayward Brothers hopes its recent acquisition of fellow independent merchant distributor World Wine Agencies will help widen its collective reach among independent retailers and provide them with a greater selection of wines.


Bibendum's Instil Drinks Co takes on specialist spirits staff

Published:  22 July, 2013

Instil Drinks Co, the new beers and spirits business set up by Bibendum, continues to recruit senior specialilst staff to help...


Free thinking with Liberty Wines

Published:  19 July, 2013

Look behind the scenes at Liberty Wines and it's easy to see why it was named IWC On-trade Supplier of the Year this week. Richard Siddle looks at its award-winning offer