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Family Ties

Published:  23 June, 2017

With family-run businesses rife within the wine trade, what are the challenges involved in running
a winery with your loved ones? Lisa Riley investigates

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North South Wines signs UK distribution deal for Kalfu

Published:  15 June, 2017

Chilean producer Viña Ventisquero has appointed North South Wines as the exclusive UK distributor of its ‘lighter style’ Kalfu wine portfolio.

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Avina aims to keep bubbles in bottle with new wine stopper

Published:  15 June, 2017

Avina Wine Accessories has launched a bottle stopper designed specifically for sparkling wine.

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Chapel Down becomes first English wine to win ‘top honour’ in US wine challenge

Published:  14 June, 2017

Chapel Down has been awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the US Ultimate Wine Challenge 2017 competition for its Three Graces 2010 vintage.

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Cono Sur Bicicleta launches Miquel Indurain-inspired limited edition

Published:  14 June, 2017

Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir is marking its status as the official wine of Le Tour de France with a limited edition range.

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Diageo Reserve creates ‘global cocktailian’ role

Published:  13 June, 2017

Diageo Reserve has created a new ‘global cocktailian’ role in a bid to forge a stronger link between the Reserve business and the wider luxury industry.

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Myliko extends portfolio with Armenian and Hungarian wineries

Published:  13 June, 2017

Myliko Wines is hoping to tap the trend for ‘emerging countries’ with the addition of Armenian and Hungarian wineries.

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Famille Helfrich to release first Margaux vintage

Published:  09 June, 2017

Famille Helfrich is to release the first vintage from its Margaux property - Château La Fortune.

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Ketel One signs deal as exclusive London Food Month spirits sponsor

Published:  09 June, 2017

Diageo Reserve has partnered with London Food Month for its Ketel One vodka brand to be the sole spirits sponsor of the event. 

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Making more of less

Published:  08 June, 2017

The trend to drink better but not so much opens up new quality levels for independents keen to capture more discerning consumers.

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Simpsons Wine Estate embarks on wine tours

Published:  08 June, 2017

Simpsons Wine Estate is hoping to build on the growing excitement of English wine with a programme of wine tourism that will see the winery run regular vineyard tours.

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Southern Comfort receives ‘New Orleans’ makeover

Published:  07 June, 2017

Southern Comfort has gone back to its roots with a revamp focused on the whiskey’s connection to New Orleans.

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Nicolas Feuillatte blames global volume dip on poor UK performance

Published:  07 June, 2017

Nicolas Feuillatte has reported a 4% dip in global volume sales driven by the general UK market decline for Champagne.

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Lidl adds trio to Whisky collection

Published:  07 June, 2017

Lidl has extended its Abrachan Triple Oak Blended Malt collection with three new single malt editions – Speyside, Islay and Highland (rrp: £17.49).

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Jackson Estate opens state-of-the-art Pinot Noir winery

Published:  07 June, 2017

New Zealand wine producer Jackson Estate has opened its new state-of-the art Winery.

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Previous Proximo colleagues join forces to establish distribution and marketing agency

Published:  06 June, 2017

A new sales, distribution and marketing agency for spirits has been set up with a focus on helping smaller, premium suppliers.

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Bancroft grows organic portfolio with acquisition of Mason & Mason Wines

Published:  06 June, 2017

Bancroft Wines has acquired organic wine specialist Mason & Mason Wines for an undisclosed sum.

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Origin brings Electric Sky single-serve wine brand to the UK

Published:  06 June, 2017

Origin Wine is poised to launch its Electric Sky wine brand in the UK in a bid to replicate its success in the US.

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Spirit revenues top beer for the first time

Published:  05 June, 2017

Sales of spirits brought more money to the Treasury than beer for the first time ever, according to the latest HMRC figures released this morning.

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Champagne Lanson expands with first organic fizz

Published:  05 June, 2017

Champagne Lanson is introducing its first certified organic Champagne at The Wimbledon Championships 2017.

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