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SPI Group 'extremely disappointed' by Dutch ruling returning Stolichnaya brand to Russia

Published:  27 March, 2015

Spirit International said it was "extremely disappointed" that a Dutch court has ordering the company to hand control of three vodka brands back to the Russia state-owned monopoly.

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ACS criticises new health report and calls for positive measures to support the high street

Published:  27 March, 2015

The Association of Convenience Stores has called for more support for the high street in response to yesterday's Royal Society for Public Health's report.

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Duty cuts last year benefited consumers and helped stem volume decline, WSTA claims

Published:  26 March, 2015

Last year's duty cuts have benefited consumers and helped halt volume sales declines, the latest research from the WSTA has found.

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Atherton to open London wine shop and tapas bar

Published:  26 March, 2015

Jason Atherton is opening a new wine shop and tapas bar in Marylebone in June.

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New on-trade campaign to highlight Aussie premium wines

Published:  26 March, 2015

A series of Australian themed wine events will be held in ten of London's top restaurants next month, as part of Wine Australia's new on-trade campaign.

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Benevolent Roof Gardens 'Pink Flamingo' London Wine Fair party tickets go on sale

Published:  26 March, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual 'Pink Flamingo' Roof Gardens Benevolent Party, which marks the end of the London Wine Fair.

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Concha y Toro's new research centre set to benefit wine industry throughout Chile

Published:  26 March, 2015

Concha y Toro hopes its new multi million pound research and innovation centre it has built in the heart of Chile's wine growing country will help the whole Chilean wine industry better understand what is possible from the country's wine producers.

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Adnams aims to double turnover on spirits as it ramps up production

Published:  26 March, 2015

Suffolk brewer and distiller Adnams is aiming to grow its spirits business to around £7m in the next three years as it more than doubles production.

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First single malt whisky to be distilled in Glasgow in over a century, is laid down

Published:  26 March, 2015

The Glasgow Distillery Company has produced and laid the first casks of single malt whisky to be distilled in Glasgow in over a century.

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E&J Gallo extends Californian properties with acquisition of premium US brand J Vineyards

Published:  25 March, 2015
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Pernod Ricard's 'black op's' vodka brand announces London team

Published:  25 March, 2015

An urban micro-distillery initiated by Pernod Ricard is set to open in Hackney in June, headed by two local entrepreneurs from outside the spirits industry.

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Adnams announced £7m expansion as it celebrates strong year

Published:  25 March, 2015

Adnams has announced a major expansion of its Suffolk brewery and distillery as it celebrates strong sales in 2014.

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Wines of Argentina launches a series of events ahead of Malbec World Day

Published:  25 March, 2015

Wines of Argentina UK will be hosting a series of events and running focused marketing campaigns across the trade, in the run-up to Malbec World Day.

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Research questions government's "billions of units of alcohol" removed from market claim

Published:  25 March, 2015

A new study has questioned the government's claim that it has removed billions of units of alcohol from the market.

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Has the bubble burst on sparkling wine?

Published:  25 March, 2015

Online sales of sparkling wines have fallen for the first time, prompting concern that the bubble on sparkling wine may be in danger of bursting.

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France Under One Roof host over 40 importers and producers at today's tasting

Published:  25 March, 2015

France Under One Roof is hosting its 14th annual tasting today at the Lindley Hall, Royal Horticulture Halls in London.

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CyT joins Chile's fledgling DOC organisation

Published:  25 March, 2015

Concha y Toro, one of Chile's largest international brands, had joined Vigno, a society of small winemakers dedicated to promoting Carignan producers in the Maule Valley.

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Hambledon looks to raise £3m through 'English fizz' crowdfunding

Published:  24 March, 2015

Hambledon Vineyard has launched a £3m crowdfunding exercise to expand the business on the back of strong demand for English sparkling wine.

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Fine Wines Direct wins Chilean brand contract as it steps up its operations

Published:  24 March, 2015

Fine Wines Direct UK has won a new contract to represent Chilean brand Viña Casa Tamaya SA in the UK.

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Argentine wine entering a "new era", says legend of the industry Jose Zuccardi

Published:  24 March, 2015

A new generation of winemakers is helping Argentina enter a phase of "premiumisation" that concentrates of terroir-specific wines, a leading Mendoza winery has said.

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