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New bottle design for Disznóko?as Gonzalez Byass takes over distribution

Published:  21 March, 2016

The historic Tokaji Disznóko? winery has unveiled a new bottle exclusively for its Dry Furmint 2015.

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Enotria & Coe takes on J Chivite Estates premium portfolio

Published:  18 March, 2016

Leading UK importer Enotria & Coe is to become the exclusive distributor for Spain's J. Chivite Estates premium wines portfolio in the UK.

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MMD adds Tommasi family Puglian estate to portfolio

Published:  18 March, 2016

Maisons Marques et Domaines has partnered with Italy's Masseria Surani Wines to become its sole importer and distributor in the UK.

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CIVB appoints Fiona Juby as UK market consultant

Published:  18 March, 2016

The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux wines has hired Fiona Juby as its market consultant for the UK.

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Tesco trials mixed-case South African wine offer

Published:  18 March, 2016

Tesco is to trial mixed cases of wine from its finest* range in 280 stores nationwide for the first time.

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Diageo announces second phase of World Class bartending competition

Published:  17 March, 2016

Diageo Reserve has announced the launch of the second half of its World Class UK 2016 competition, which aims to find the best bartender in the UK.

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France takes top spot on world whisky-drinking table

Published:  17 March, 2016

French drinkers now lead the world in their whisky consumption, according to a new report by retail consultants Bonial.

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Champagne Ruinart unveils 2016 sommelier Challenge

Published:  17 March, 2016

Champagne Ruinart has announced the details of its Ruinart Challenge 2016, aimed at identifying the most talented young sommeliers from around the world.

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Four Pillars partners with Santamania on ultra-limited edition gin

Published:  17 March, 2016

Australia's Four Pillars distillery has collaborated with the Santamania Destileria Urbana in Madrid on a new limited edition release.

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Twitter campaign launched to find the UK's favourite craft spirits

Published:  16 March, 2016

Today sees the launch of a new Twitter campaign aimed at identifying the UK's best-loved independent spirit brands.

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Joe Wadsack named IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year

Published:  16 March, 2016

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has named Joe Wadsack its Wine Communicator of the Year for 2016 award.

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UK launch for Barcelona Spirits Brands four-strong 5th Gin range

Published:  16 March, 2016

Barcelona Spirit Brands has announced the launch of all four of its 5th Gin range in the UK.

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ONS adds cream liqueurs to national shopping basket

Published:  16 March, 2016

Cream liqueurs such as Bailey's have been added to the nation's shopping basket by the Office of National Statistics.

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Budget 2016: Duty on beer, cider and spirits frozen; wine duty to rise

Published:  16 March, 2016

Today the Chancellor George Osborne froze the duty on beer, cider and whisky, but wine will see duty rise at the same rate of inflation as part of Budget 2016.

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Sainsbury's posts first quarterly sales rise for two years

Published:  15 March, 2016

Sainsbury's has posted its first quarter of growth for over two years, amid signs that health is returning to the UK's beleaguered multiple retailers.

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Prowein 2016: Wine Australia's record presence at show reflects global growth of premium exports

Published:  15 March, 2016

Australia increased its stand space at Prowein by 30% this year, with some 46 exhibitors showing wines from 21 producing regions, aiming to build upon a renewed confidence rooted in growing global exports, including strong premium sales to Asia and growth in the US.

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Prowein 2016: "English sparkling wine ready to take on Champagne" says Hambledon's Ian Kellett

Published:  15 March, 2016

English sparkling wine producers are on bullish form with a strong presence at ProWein reflecting a confidence in an industry that is looking to grow its production and exports significantly over the next couple of decades.

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Campari strengthens premium spirit portfolio with Grand Marnier acquisition

Published:  15 March, 2016

Italy's Gruppo Campari is to acquire the producer of Grand Marnier as part of a friendly takeover which values the business at £537 million.

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ProWein 2016: Anticipated record breaking visitor numbers at ProWein

Published:  15 March, 2016

On the final day of ProWein, a trade show considered by some to be one of the most important wine business trade fairs in the world, visitors numbers are expected to exceed last year's attendees figures.

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Fever-Tree riding high on premium gin trend

Published:  14 March, 2016

Pioneering premium mixer supplier Fever-Tree continued its exponential rise in 2015 - its first full year of trading as a listed company - according to results announced today.

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