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Rhubarb-growing astrophysicist sends beer into ... Waitrose

Published:  09 September, 2015

A home-brewing Cambridge astrophysicist is to have a beer go on sale in Waitrose after winning a competition run by Derbyshire craft brewer Thornbridge.

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Buffalo Trace lines-up 2015 Antique Collection whiskey range release

Published:  09 September, 2015

The UK is to receive a small allocation of the 2015 Antique Collection whiskeys from Kentucky distiller Buffalo Trace.

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Rare vintage release for Kapi Vineyard Tokaji

Published:  09 September, 2015

Tokaji producer Disznoko has released the 2011 vintage of its Kapi Vineyard Aszú 6 puttonyos wine.

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Ex-Selfridges buyer Davies among record number of new Masters of Wine

Published:  08 September, 2015

Former Selfridges buyer Dawn Davies is among 19 wine trade professionals to gain the Master of Wine qualification.

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Jackson Estate launches premium Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in UK

Published:  08 September, 2015

New Zealand's Jackson Estate has released two new wines for the independent wine merchant and on-trade sectors.

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Beavertown scoops top brewer award at International Beer Challenge

Published:  08 September, 2015

London's Beavertown Brewery has been named Supreme Champion Brewer in the 2015 International Beer Challenge run by Harpers' sister magazine Off Licence News.

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Ardbeg reveals results of mission to mature spirit in space

Published:  08 September, 2015

Cult Islay malt whisky distillery Ardbeg says the results of an experiment to spend its spirit into space could have far-reaching implications for the industry.

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Conviviality Retail confirms £200m deal to buy Matthew Clark

Published:  08 September, 2015

Conviviality Retail has confirmed a deal to buy Matthew Clark from Accolade Wines and Punch Taverns for £200 million.

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Revamped Absolut vodka bottle heads to global markets

Published:  07 September, 2015

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a new-look bottle for Absolut vodka, the first redesign for the brand in over 30 years.

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The future of drinking lies in the cheesy cocktails of the past says top advertising agency in report

Published:  07 September, 2015
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Gonzalez Byass wraps up three prestige Deutz Champagnes in gift pack

Published:  07 September, 2015

Gonzalez Byass UK has launched a Champagne Deutz gift pack featuring three fizzes from the 2008 vintage.

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London Cocktail Week highlights participating bars on new website

Published:  07 September, 2015

The team behind London's Cocktail Week, Wine Week and Beer Week has launched an online guide to bars that participate in the events.

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Luxury cuvée matured in steel, wood and glass released by Möet

Published:  07 September, 2015

Moët & Chandon is to release a prestige cuvée called MCIII in October.

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Chile's Viña Ventisquero lines-up Root 1 additions and Wild Swan for UK debuts

Published:  04 September, 2015

Chilean producer Viña Ventisquero is the latest to line up new UK launches for a big reveal at next week's Mercado Andino tasting in London.

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European spirits body welcomes court statement on minimum pricing for alcohol

Published:  04 September, 2015

The body which represents spirits producers across the EU has welcomed yesterday's European Court of Justice statement that casts doubt on the legality of minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

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Wine review app Quini launches widget to help spread the word

Published:  04 September, 2015

Wine ratings and review app Quini has created a widget for websites, bloggers and wine writers to feature its content.

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IRI launches service to give drinks companies insight into whether digital media campaigns work

Published:  04 September, 2015

Retail intelligence company IRI has launched a new service which it claims will help drinks marketers understand the impact of digital media activity on their brands' sales in shops.

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Bacardi unveils trio of The Deveron single malts

Published:  04 September, 2015

Bacardi has released three single malt whiskies from the MacDuff distillery on Speyside under the name of The Deveron.

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European Court says minimum unit pricing may be illegal

Published:  03 September, 2015
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Alcohol generates more in tax than it costs the government says think tank report

Published:  03 September, 2015

Free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs has produced a report which claims that alcohol revenue generates over twice as much tax revenue as it costs the country in health, policing, crime and welfare expenditure.

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