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Wyborowa celebrates exploration with Pathbreaker app and competition

Published:  24 February, 2016

Polish vodka brand Wyborowa - also known as Wybo - has launched a new app named Pathbreaker which is part of a three-month competition to celebrate exploration, the new and the unknown.

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GlenDronach releases limited edition 1968 sherry-aged single malt

Published:  24 February, 2016

Aberdeenshire distillery GlenDronach has announced its oldest release yet, a 1968 single cask in a limited edition of just 301 bottles.

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BHA joins campaign for 2% cut in duty on spirits

Published:  24 February, 2016

The British Hospitality Association has joined the Scotch Whisky Association, the Wine & Spirits Trade Association and other industry bodies in calling for a 2% cut in excise duty on spirits in chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming Budget.

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Ron Zacapa celebrates art of slow dining at Lee Westcott's Typing Room

Published:  24 February, 2016

Premium rum brand Ron Zacapa is partnering with leading young London chef Lee Westcott to create a food-and-drink pairing menu that celebrates slow dining.

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Taylor's Port takes home two from Cellars in the Sky awards

Published:  24 February, 2016

Taylor's has won two medals at the annual Cellars in the Sky awards, held at the Hilton London Bankside earlier this week.

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Matthew Clark partners with Marco Pierre White for 2016 tasting

Published:  23 February, 2016

Legendary British chef Marco Pierre White will be joining leading UK on-trade distributor Matthew Clark at its Discover Love Inspire trade tasting on March 8.

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London Stock Exchange singles out Chapel Down in annual SME report

Published:  23 February, 2016

Kent's Chapel Down winery has become the first UK wine producer to feature in the London Stock Exchange's annual 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report.

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Bimber Distillery launches with Polish-inspired flavoured vodka range

Published:  23 February, 2016

The Polish-inspired Bimber Distillery, based in London, is to launch a range of premium vodkas onto the UK market.

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Walker & Wodehouse and Vagabond Wines to mark anniversary of Maule earthquake

Published:  23 February, 2016

Wine merchant, Walker & Wodehouse has partnered with independent retailer, Vagabond Wines, to celebrate the first wines from the Ploughmen Project, which arose in response to the Chilean earthquake of February 27, 2010.

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Legendary London wine bar The City Flogger set to reopen

Published:  23 February, 2016

Famous City of London wine bar The City Flogger is set to reopen next week on a new site.

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Hallgarten invests in sales and brand management with four new hires

Published:  22 February, 2016

Leading UK distributor Hallgarten Druitt & Novum has strengthened its sales and marketing teams with four new appointments.

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Forest Gin partners with Staffordshire pottery on porcelain bottle

Published:  22 February, 2016

Macclesfield-based ultra-premium small-batch Forest Gin has launched a redesigned bottle in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent pottery Wade Ceramics.

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Instil bets on big year for premium rum with The Real McCoy listing

Published:  22 February, 2016

Instil Drinks has added premium Barbados rum The Real McCoy Rum to its portfolio ahead of the company's relaunch in London on March 1.

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Lidl UK buyer Ben Hulme takes up international position

Published:  22 February, 2016

Ben Hulme, BWS buyer for Lidl UK, has been appointed Head of Wine for Lidl International, with immediate effect.

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Bulleit partners with Hop House 13 for London Beer Week

Published:  22 February, 2016

Kentucky bourbon brand Bulleit is partnering with Hop House 13 Lager, as an official boilermaker sponsor for London Beer Week.

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Justerini & Brooks trade tasting announced

Published:  22 February, 2016

Fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks is to hold its annual portfolio tasting on Wednesday, February 24.

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Connoisseur Estates to unveil new M?ori winery at SITT

Published:  19 February, 2016

UK wine agency Connoisseur Estates is to launch its latest premium wine signing, New Zealand producer Tohu, at SITT in Manchester and London next week. 

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Morrisons rap suppliers for lack of collaboration in brand development

Published:  19 February, 2016

The Morrisons wine team is putting out clear messages to suppliers for 2016 and 2017, saying that the team wants to develop a collaborative approach with suppliers and brand developers, to ensure that those suppliers bring out products that suit the supermarket's specific needs.

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Beaujolais outperforms rival French regions with strong UK exports

Published:  19 February, 2016

Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages posted exceptional volume and value growth in the UK in 2015, according to the latest figures from Ubi France.

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Think Gin award nominations revealed

Published:  19 February, 2016

The shortlists have been announced for the second annual Think Gin awards, which will be held in London on March 1.

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