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Copestick Murray and Aresti Chile Wine sign partnership in the UK

Published:  22 April, 2016

Copestick Murray is continuing its momentum of rapid growth by signing a UK agency and distribution agreement with a Chilean wine brand

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Boutinot brings new off-trade ranges from Spain

Published:  22 April, 2016

Boutinot has unveiled two new additions to its Spanish portfolio. 

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London's food and drink supply chains at "increasing risk of service failure"

Published:  22 April, 2016

A report for the food logistics industry has warned that the way food and drink is delivered to the capital is a ticking time bomb.

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Port-inspired pub opens in collaboration with Symington Family Estates

Published:  22 April, 2016

The quintessential Portuguese drink has inspired a collaboration between Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars and Symington Family Estates to open the Fitzherbert Arms, a traditional English pub stocking over 30 different Ports. 

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New premium packaging for Wood's Old Navy Rum

Published:  20 April, 2016

Wood's Old Navy Rum has undergone an identity overhaul to update its "dated" packaging.

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Famed Sonoma Patz & Hall winery sells to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Published:  20 April, 2016

Sonoma Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producer Patz & Hall has been purchased by Washington wine company St. Michell Wine Estates for an undisclosed sum

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Whisky Experience returns to Heathrow

Published:  20 April, 2016

Heathrow Airport is launching its month-long Whisky Experience to once again push one of its top-selling products.

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Co-op remains tight-lipped on plans to sell off 300 stores

Published:  20 April, 2016

The Co-op has refused to deny rumours that it is planning to sell off 300 of its unwanted shops to manage debt and improve the rest of the chain.

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Earliest Rioja vintage in history given official thumbs up

Published:  20 April, 2016

The D.O.Ca. Rioja Control Board has given the 2015 vintage an official Very Good rating.

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ACS boss encourages c-stores to make their voices heard in public heath debate

Published:  20 April, 2016

Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) chief executive James Lowman has called on the convenience sector to engage with local decision makers in the wake of stricter alcohol laws and the so-called "sugar tax".

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Analysis: Are organic and biodynamic wines going mainstream?

Published:  19 April, 2016

Following the positive response over the past two days at the fifth annual Real Wine Fair, Doug Wregg, co-organiser of the event, confidently believes that natural and biodynamic wines are no longer niche products but are increasingly becoming more mainstream.

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Crown Cellars launches on-trade exclusive range to win over wine novices

Published:  19 April, 2016

Crown Cellars has launched a new range of on-trade exclusive, own label wines to appeal to new wine consumers.

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Over 14,000 gin and tonic pairings at London's "largest" gin bar

Published:  19 April, 2016

Holborn Dining Room's newly opened The Gin Bar is claiming to have London's biggest selection of gins and tonics.

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M&S doubles its range of English wines ahead of English Wine Week

Published:  18 April, 2016

High street stalwart Marks & Spencer will have 20 new English wines on its shelves in time for English Wine Week, boosting its range to a total of 37 wines from 14 counties.

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Online grocery sales forecast to hit £15b by 2020 proving a big opportunity for wine

Published:  15 April, 2016

Retail market research firm Mintel forecasts that online grocery sales will increase 73% to reach £15 billion by 2020, proving an opportunity for the wine category.

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Bibendum and Bidvest Foodservice team up for "less-is-more" wine menu

Published:  13 April, 2016

A new range from Bidvest Foodservice is being positioned to target those looking for a recognisable, easy-to-drink wine list.

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Tesco's turnaround: Retailer post quarterly growth

Published:  13 April, 2016

Multiple retailer Tesco posted its first quarterly sales growth in nearly three years signalling that the supermarket giant's turnaround is gathering momentum.

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Insights: Indies find creative ways of attracting and retaining customers

Published:  08 April, 2016

From eye-catching shop window displays to well-honed social media campaigns, there are many ways for indies to reach new customers and retain their loyalty.

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Vinho Verde wines gaining traction in the UK market

Published:  07 April, 2016

Vinho Verde wines are gaining traction in the UK and at yesterday's annual Vinho Verde tasting where 27 producers were showcasing over 130 wines from one of Portugal's more recognised regions, they are looking to grow their UK market share.

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Soho House's credit rating downgraded

Published:  06 April, 2016

On Monday Moody's Investor Service credit rating agency downgraded the Soho House & Co and the Soho House Bond from Caa1 to Caa2, which is considered speculative grade is rated as poor quality and a very high credit risk.

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