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Wine trade stalwart Christopher Carson and son Jonathan are to launch a new partnership with quality Italian food distributor Carnevale this February
Future trends: Technology turning "going out" into "staying in" and replacing planning with spontaneity
A new report from drinks giant Diageo which identifies three key social trends for the year ahead, shows that technology will increasingly become be a driving factor in how consumers spend their time.
Lord Roy Kennedy of Southwark, shadow spokesperson for the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), has confirmed his support for strengthening planning laws to protect vulnerable pubs across England.
Premiumisation is the trend that is sweeping the world globally, with not just beers, wines and spirits, but also FMCGs like milk and beauty products taking the international market by storm according to Nielsen.
Away from its Burgundian origins, Pinot Noir has found a home from home in the cool climates of New Zealand’s Marlborough, Nelson and Wairarapa regions.
Hospitality group The New World Trading Company (NWTC) has settled into its new home on King Street, Knutsford following the sale to private equity firm Graphite Capital last year.
Sales of Cognac reached their highest level in terms of volume and value in 2016, the body which oversees the Cognac industry has reported.
Harpers inaugural Think Rum event delivered a strong turn out of UK on- and off-trade buyers for a day-long exploration of the challenges and opportunities afforded by this increasingly on-trend spirit
Rum’s top advocates were recognised for their contributions to this increasingly popular and sometimes misunderstood spirit when Harpers celebrated its inaugural Think Rum event yesterday (January 16).
A Vinexpo initiative aimed at connecting leading buyers with wine and spirit producers is to have its first outing in Austria this September
The Benevolent, the charity for the UK drinks industry, has a new chairman.
With Majestic Retail and others reporting bumper sales of premium gin over the festive trading period, one gin brand in particular is looking to make the most out of the UK’s next significant commercial holiday.
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