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Spirits shoppers ignore ingredient claims, says research

Published:  24 October, 2012

Drinkers aren't influenced by ingredient claims when it comes to buying spirits, says new research.

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Olly Smith to select 50 Great Portuguese Wines

Published:  24 October, 2012

Wines of Portugal has announced wine writer and TV personality Olly Smith will select the 50 Great Portuguese Wines 2013.

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Argentina's Catena family launches new wines in UK through Enotria

Published:  24 October, 2012

Argentinian wine dynasty Catena has launched wines from its new winery Bodega Cuarto Dominio in the UK through Enotria.

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Chivas Brothers plans new Speyside distillery

Published:  24 October, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Chivas Brothers has begun the planning process for its new Speyside whisky distillery on the site of the disused Imperial Distillery, acquired by Chivas Brothers in 2005.

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UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2012 winner announced

Published:  23 October, 2012

Restaurant manager at the Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast, Peter McAlister, has won the 2012 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition.

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Laura Jewell MW appointed WSET chairman

Published:  23 October, 2012

Laura Jewell MW is to become the first female chairman of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), taking over from the current chairman Bill Page.

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Tesco wine revamp ups the ante on exclusive labels

Published:  23 October, 2012

Tesco is radically shaking up its wine range by introducing 300 new wines, and upping the ante on exclusive label brands.

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Stevens Garnier launches premium hand-crafted Australian wines

Published:  23 October, 2012

UK agent Stevens Garnier is further broadening its international portfolio by launching a series of premium, hand-crafted Australian wines from Pyren Vineyard.

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Drinkaware appoints Elaine Hindal chief executive

Published:  23 October, 2012

The UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed Elaine Hindal as its new chief executive, replacing Chris Sorek who returned to the United States earlier in the year.

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Restaurant Manager of the Year 2012 announced

Published:  23 October, 2012

Peter McAlister, restaurant manager at the Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast, has won the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2012 title.

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Drinkaware appoints Elaine Hindal as chief executive

Published:  23 October, 2012

The UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed Elaine Hindal as its new chief executive, replacing Chris Sorek who returned to the United States earlier in the year.

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Speakers sign up for Harpers Chile Summit debate

Published:  23 October, 2012

Mitchells & Butlers is the latest drinks heavyweight to air its views in the converts versus cynics debate at Harpers' second Chile Summit.

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UK to become expert resource centre for global wine supply

Published:  23 October, 2012

The UK is turning itself into a global centre of excellence for wine distribution and understanding as it loses its place as the world's most critical wine market.

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Barwell & Jones expands sales team in the north

Published:  22 October, 2012

Wine agency Barwell & Jones has appointed two additional national account managers to its sales team in a bid to gain new distribution in key regions.

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New Generation acquires Plowden Fine Wines

Published:  22 October, 2012

New Generation Wines has acquired Plowden Fine Wines' wholesale business with the aim of boosting its on-trade distribution across London and the south east.

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Glen Scotia plans packaging revamp to appeal to global market

Published:  22 October, 2012

The Glen Scotia Distillery in Cambeltown has included new packaging as part of its major investment plans to expand its global operation.

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Asda revamps own-label wine range with new mid tier

Published:  22 October, 2012

Asda has become the latest supermarket to launch a mid-tier wine range as part of a shake-up of its own-label selection.

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Cellar Trends pushes responsible drinking in bars

Published:  22 October, 2012

Jägermeister distributor Cellar Trends has put its head above the parapet on the responsible drinking front by sending a team into 50 bars to encourage drinkers to follow Drinkaware advice.

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Groundbreaking wine show set for London in 2013

Published:  22 October, 2012

A radical new event format for the UK wine trade is set to launch on September 24, 2013 at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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CIVL buyers' trip to Languedoc

Published:  19 October, 2012

Demonstrating to buyers the variety found in the Languedoc and aiming to extend the region's listings in the UK is the aim behind the CIVL's latest buyer's trip.

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