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Benevolent appoints former LWF head Ross Carter as its new CEO

Published:  26 June, 2019

The Benevolent has appointed former head of London Wine Fair (LWF) Ross Carter as its new CEO.

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Cali wine sales in US hit $40bn

Published:  25 June, 2019

California wine shipments in the US reached an estimated retail value of $40.2bn in 2018, up 3% from the previous year despite a slowdown in overall wine sales, according to the Wine Institute – the trade body for Californian wine.

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Proof Drinks launches 13-strong non-alcoholic spirits range

Published:  25 June, 2019

Proof Drinks has launched a non-alcoholic spirits and liqueurs range in the UK to tap the thirst for no/low cocktails.

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Pinkster aims to tap cocktail trend with NPD

Published:  25 June, 2019

Raspberry-infused gin brand Pinkster has added a cocktail mix to its menu.

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Winchester Distillery eyes expansion as it raises near £500k

Published:  25 June, 2019

Winchester Distillery has completed its crowdfunding campaign raising nearly £500k.

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‘Moonsoon’ weather costs supermarkets £120m in missed sales

Published:  25 June, 2019

UK supermarkets lost out on more than £120m in missed sales in the past four weeks as growth in the grocery sector continued to slow.

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Santa Rita appoints UK export manager

Published:  24 June, 2019

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) has appointed Alex Kennedy to the role of UK export manager.

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The Lakes Distillery secures £3.75m investment

Published:  24 June, 2019

The Lakes Distillery has secured a £3.75m investment from a group of investors.

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New deal could pull Oddbins out of administration

Published:  24 June, 2019

Oddbins could be bought back by its former owner European Food Brokers four months after it went into administration.

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Casella confirms ‘number of approaches’ for wine brands

Published:  21 June, 2019

Casella Family Brands, owner of Yellow Tail and Peter Lehman, has confirmed it has received “a number of approaches” in relation to its wine brands, but has refuted rumours that it has commenced a sale process.

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Berkmann expands Greek portfolio

Published:  21 June, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has expanded its Greek portfolio with the addition of Thymiopoulos Vineyards.

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Brancott Estate brings low calorie and low abv range back to the UK

Published:  21 June, 2019

Brancott Estate is gearing up to re-introduce its low calorie and lighter abv range, Flight Series, to the UK.

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Former Diageo executive launches botanic wine

Published:  20 June, 2019

A new English sparkling botanic wine created with therapeutic herbs has been launched in the UK.

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Kopke and Casa Burmester latest to declare 2017 a vintage year

Published:  20 June, 2019

Kopke and Casa Burmester are the latest Port houses to declare 2017 as a vintage of outstanding quality.  

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The Alchemist eyes global expansion

Published:  18 June, 2019

The Alchemist has said it expects to hit sales of £50m at the end of its financial year and plans to invest in further expansion in the UK and abroad.

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Nicolas Feuillatte acquires Henri Abelé

Published:  17 June, 2019

Nicolas Feuillatte has acquired Champagne Henri Abelé, which has been part of the Freixenet Group since 1985, for an undisclosed sum.

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English and Welsh whisky soaring

Published:  14 June, 2019

English and Welsh whisky makers are struggling to keep up with demand thanks to “enormous interest” from spirits drinkers, according to the WSTA.

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Vallegarcía obtains own PDO

Published:  14 June, 2019

Vallegarcía has obtained its own Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) has announced.

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New Zealand declares ‘small but stunning’ vintage

Published:  14 June, 2019

New Zealand Winegrowers has declared the 2019 vintage as ‘small but stunning’.

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Brits love Pornstars

Published:  14 June, 2019

Cocktails are now one of Britain’s fastest growing drinks categories in spirits, according to CGA.

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