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WSTA to address changing needs of consumer at this week's annual conference

Published:  24 September, 2013

How well equipped the wine and spirits industry is in adapting to changes in consumer demand will be the central focus of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association's annual conference taking place in London on September 25.

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Hine Cognac sold for undisclosed amount

Published:  24 September, 2013

Hine Cognac, which was put up for sale in April by UK-based CL World Brands, a subsidiary of the Caribbean group CL Financial, has been sold to French company EDV SAS for an undisclosed amount.

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Love Your Liver campaign returns early next year

Published:  24 September, 2013

The British Liver Trust has partnered with Eisberg alcohol free-wine, Morrisons and Fibroscan to host pop-up liver clinics, which will offer the public free liver scans and the chance to sample Eisberg wines, as part of the Love Your Liver campaign.

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Scotch Whisky Association appoints new chief

Published:  23 September, 2013

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed a new chief executive.

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Oxford Landing scoops major agricultural awards

Published:  23 September, 2013

Oxford Landing Estates winery manager Ashley Ratcliff has won two major Australian agricultural awards in one week.

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Santa Teresa rum branded cocktail bar opens in London

Published:  23 September, 2013

Mangrove has teamed up with London Venezuelan food specialist Arepa & Co to open a Santa Teresa rum branded cocktail bar in Shoreditch.

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David Dearie leaves Treasury Wine Estates

Published:  23 September, 2013

Treasury Wine Estates has announced the departure of chief executive David Dearie with immediate effect.

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Experimental Group to open Covent Garden outlet

Published:  23 September, 2013

The team behind the Experimental Cocktail Club outlets is to open a wine-focused concept in London.

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Schaafsma: Australia has a lot to shout about

Published:  23 September, 2013

As an Australian working in the UK, Paul Schaafsma, Accolade Wines' chief executive for Europe, is determined to play his part in shouting about what his country can offer the UK wine market.

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Russian sparkling wine producer unveils expansion plans

Published:  23 September, 2013

Russia's oldest sparkling wine producer - Abrau-Durso - has unveiled plans for a programme of significant expansion works over the next 12 months.

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Glenfiddich's Malt Mastermind competition heads home

Published:  20 September, 2013

The fourth Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind competition will take place in October and, for the first time, will see the final held in Glenfiddich's hometown of Dufftown.

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Online global wine marketplace to host virtual shops

Published:  20 September, 2013

A new interactive online global wine marketplace is being launched to challenge "inefficient" retail websites that offer "no social engagement", according to its founder Paul Gerken.

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London to host a day to celebrate 25 years of Albariño

Published:  20 September, 2013
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Pubs celebrated at Great British Pub Awards 2013

Published:  20 September, 2013

The BT Sport Great British Pub Awards 2013 winners were celebrated on September 12 in London at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, where 18 winners were recognised from over 800 entries as some of the most respected pubs of 2013.

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Laithwaite's Wine expands buying team

Published:  20 September, 2013

Laithwaite's Wine has confirmed it is to take on two new buyers - Robin Langton and Davy Zyw - to complement its 10-strong buying team.

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Prosecco on tap a time saver and profits booster

Published:  19 September, 2013

Serving Prosecco on tap rather than by the bottle could help reduce serving time by up to 80% and enhance profits this Christmas, according to on-trade Prosecco supplier Frizzenti.

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Elephant Gin to launch in the UK this month

Published:  19 September, 2013

A new handcrafted London dry gin called Elephant Gin, which is a gin inspired by Africa and supports the conservation of African wildlife by donating 15% of all profits to two African elephant foundations, is set to hit the UK market this month.

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Beautiful South Tasting to return in 2014

Published:  19 September, 2013

Wines of Argentina, Wines of Chile and Wines of South Africa have said visitor numbers for the Beautiful South Tasting exceeded expectations and it will take place again next year. Additional events under the Beautiful South banner will also take place at other wine events.

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Wines of South Africa appoints new chief executive

Published:  19 September, 2013

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has announced the appointment of former Distell global head of marketing Siobhan Thompson as chief executive, who will succeed Su Birch from November.

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Sula Vineyards launches new Indian wine through Laithwaite's

Published:  19 September, 2013

Indian winery, Sula Vineyards, has launched its newly created Nasika wine range in the UK which will be available exclusively through Laithwaite's.

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