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Almost half of shoppers using discounters as pressure builds on the big four says Nielsen

Published:  22 September, 2015

Nearly half of all British households are visiting Aldi or Lidl every month, heaping pressure on the big four supermarkets ahead of the busy Christmas trading period, according to latest data from Nielsen.

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Médoc producers approve timetable for move to Crus Bourgeois classification system

Published:  22 September, 2015

Members of the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of a classification system for their wines.

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GB's Beronia releases first wine from Spanish Rueda region

Published:  22 September, 2015

Rioja producer Bodegas Beronia has released its first white wine from outside the region.

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Gallo gives Dark Horse a helping hand with supermarket sampling campaign

Published:  22 September, 2015

Gallo is taking its Dark Horse premium Californian wines on a tour of the UK in a bid to persuade Tesco and Sainsbury's shoppers to buy the wines.

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Exton Park delivers first vintage English sparkling wines

Published:  22 September, 2015

Hampshire vineyard Exton Park has released its first vintage wines.

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New Zealand's wine market offers potential for overseas producers says Wine Intelligence

Published:  21 September, 2015

Per capita consumption figures on a par with northern Europe make New Zealand a market ripe with potential for wine exporters, a new report claims.

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London Cocktail Week in Spitalfields Market takeover

Published:  21 September, 2015

London Cocktail Week will have a week-long residency at the city's Old Spitalfields Market.

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Veeno wine café concept sets sights on 80 venues with rapid expansion programme

Published:  21 September, 2015

Italian wine café chain Veeno is aiming to open 80 sites across the UK by 2019.

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Badét Clement buys Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in Languedoc

Published:  21 September, 2015

French wine producer Badet Clément has acquired its own vineyards in the Languedoc region with the purchase of Domaine de la Métairie d'Alon.

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Scotland's NB gin secures export deal in the US

Published:  21 September, 2015

A boutique Scottish gin producer is in line to be served in high-end New York cocktail bars and restaurants after signing a US distribution deal.

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Tavistock uses Poetic Licence to launch small-batch spirits range

Published:  18 September, 2015

A new small batch distillery will be making its first public appearance with its products at next week's Boutique Bar Show in London.

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Latour '61 by the glass at new London private members' club for wine buffs

Published:  18 September, 2015

A new private members' club for wine connoisseurs will have a list of 5,000 wines and 500 of them served by the glass.

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TWE team's walk for The Benevolent raises £25,000

Published:  18 September, 2015

A team from Treasury Wine Estates raised more than £25,000 for trade charity The Benevolent.

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Crus Bourgeois du Médoc to reveal Official Selection at London event

Published:  18 September, 2015

The UK trade will have its first opportunity to taste the Official Selection of the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc's 2013 vintage next week.

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Bols adds Pineapple Chipotle and makes a Date liqueur

Published:  18 September, 2015
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Catto's Scotch whisky blend gets a packaging update

Published:  17 September, 2015

International Beverage will introduce new packaging for its Catto's blended Scotch whisky next month.

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Exclusive: Matthew Clark's chief executive 'thrilled' over Conviviality's £200m takeover

Published:  17 September, 2015

Matthew Clark's chief executive officer Steve Thomson told harpers.co.uk in an exclusive interview that he is "thrilled" over the acquisition of Matthew Clark by Conviviality Retail which has created "a group with the widest reach in terms of route to market in the drinks industry".

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Turkish wine producers prepare to descend on London for 'biggest' trade tasting

Published:  17 September, 2015

Wines of Turkey will be hosting the largest ever number of producers brought together for its trade and press tasting in London in October.

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Bottle-shaped tins to encase Cockburn's Special Reserve in run-up to Christmas

Published:  17 September, 2015

Cockburn's Special Reserve port is to be available in three brightly-coloured tins in selected retail accounts from November.

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Diageo embarks on biggest ever marketing campaign for Johnnie Walker Scotch brand

Published:  17 September, 2015

Johnnie Walker has launched what is billed as the largest global marketing campaign in its history.

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