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Hawksmoor joins forces with One Brand in bottled water charity project

Published:  02 August, 2013

Hawksmoor has teamed up with the One Brand to launch One Water Butterfly Bottles in a bid to raise money for worldwide humanitarian projects.

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Denbies to harvest its first Sauvignon Blanc vintage in October

Published:  02 August, 2013

Denbies Wine Estate is looking forward to harvesting its first Sauvignon Blanc vines. Planted four years ago, they should be ready to harvest mid-October, said the Surrey vineyard's general manager, Chris White.

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Pernod Ricard urges trade to get behind premium sales this Christmas

Published:  02 August, 2013

Pernod Ricard is spearheading its 2013 Christmas campaign with a raft of new products, including a vodka launch already successful in the United States, a lower-alcohol variety for its flagship wine brand, Brancott Estate, and mainstream brandy, Domecq 1820.

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Hatch Mansfield joins forces with the Woodland Trust

Published:  01 August, 2013

Hatch Mansfield has announced the removal 223 tonnes of carbon by planting 1,000 native British trees through the Woodland Trust under the charity's Woodland Carbon scheme.

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Heatwave is more of a boost to supermarkets than London 2012

Published:  01 August, 2013

The heatwave throughout most of July proved nearly twice as successful for the UK's major grocery multiples than last year's London 2012 Olympic Games, according to the latest sales figures released by Nielsen.

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Leading names sign up to sparkling wine symposium

Published:  01 August, 2013

The International Sparkling Wine Symposium to be held at English winery Denbies in December, continues to attract high-profile speakers.

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Hawes, Mills and Townsend join the Benevolent as Trustees

Published:  01 August, 2013

Drinks industry charity The Benevolent has appointed three new Trustees as it continues to restructure and reposition itself in the trade.

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Joel Kissin to open Boulestin in London

Published:  31 July, 2013

Restaurateur Joel Kissin is set to open luxury French bistro Boulestin in London's St James's next month.

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July heatwave is more successful for supermarkets than Olympics

Published:  31 July, 2013

The heatwave throughout most of July proved to nearly twice as successful for the UK's major grocery multiples than last year's London 2012 Olympic Games, according to the latest sales figures released by Nielsen.

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Australian Vintage launches low-alcohol wine in the UK

Published:  31 July, 2013

Summer Light Miranda is a new low-alcohol wine brand being produced by Australian Vintage for the UK and will be available on retail shelves this autumn.

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Bottle Green looks to the on-trade with Nuba Cocktails

Published:  31 July, 2013

Wine distributor, Bottle Green, has signed up its first non alcoholic agency business by taking on ready-to-drink, pre-mixed bottled cocktail brand Nuba Cocktails as it looks to widen its profile in the on-trade.

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AFWS launches entry-level training course online

Published:  30 July, 2013

The Academy of Food & Wine Service has announced the launch of its popular entry-level training course in an online format.

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Drinks brands go head to head in Harpers Design Awards 2013

Published:  30 July, 2013

Passers-by may not have realised but leading wine and spirits brands were going head to head yesterday at Jamie Hutchinson's The Sampler South Kensignton venue for the judging of the 2013 Harpers Design Awards.

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McKinley Vintners appoints Jim Furze managing director

Published:  30 July, 2013

McKinley Vintners has announced a series of management changes, with Jim Furze appointed managing director, Peter McKinley chairman and Guy Nightingale sales director.

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New German wine range targets Indian restaurants

Published:  30 July, 2013

South German winegrowers' co-operative Winzer vom Weinsberger Tal has launched a new range, Young Line Wines, and hopes to break into the UK market by exclusively targeting Indian restaurants.

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Pernod Ricard to digitise Malibutique experience

Published:  29 July, 2013

Pernod Ricard UK is introducing digital smartphone-enhanced technology to its Malibutique concept this summer.

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Tesco exclusive for Jamie Oliver wine range

Published:  29 July, 2013

Tesco has teamed up with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to be the exclusive retailer for three wines from the Jamie's Italian restaurant group.

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Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl take market share from Big Four

Published:  28 July, 2013

The Big Four supermarkets are under increasing pressure from both the hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, and from mainstream rival Waitrose.

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Wolf Blass signs up England and Aussie cricket stars

Published:  28 July, 2013

Leading Australian wine brand, Wolf Blass, helped bring together some of cricket's Ashes heroes of yesteryear at a special...

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Dorchester hosts Louis X111 Cognac experience

Published:  27 July, 2013

Cognac lovers and aficionados should head to the Bar at the Dorchester hotel in London this week to see the Louis...

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