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Limited edition wine launches to raise funds for Hospitality Action

Published:  03 August, 2021

Indigo Wine and online wine retailer The Sourcing Table have partnered with top Burgundy producer Mischief and Mayhem, and the Observer political cartoonist Chris Riddell OBE, to launch a wine to benefit the charity Hospitality Action


The Drinks Trust expands board with four new trustees

Published:  29 July, 2021

The Drinks Trust has expanded its board of trustees with four new members, welcoming Nicky Forrest, Katy Keating, Jillian MacLean MBE and Laura Willoughby MBE.


Basset foundation unveils new BAME/BIPOC scholarships

Published:  19 May, 2021

Liquid Icons, the fine wine research and content production company founded by the late Gerard Basset OBE MW MS and his friend Lewis Chester, has unveiled a series of new scholarships for BAME/BIPOC students.


Into the unknown with Ross Carter, The Drinks Trust

Published:  10 May, 2021

Lisa Riley meets with Ross Carter, whose short tenure as CEO of The Drinks Trust so far has taken him through a turbulent and unprecedented time.


The Drinks Trust opens new emergency fund

Published:  27 April, 2021

The Drinks Trust has opened its Another Round emergency fund aimed at people who are still in need as they haven’t been allowed to reopen or because they’d lost everything last year. 


Water brand launches in aid of The Drinks Trust

Published:  11 February, 2021

Trust Water, a premium water brand, has been launched by hospitality experts Mark Bickerton and Richard Bailey.


Troy Christensen appointed Chair of The Drinks Trust

Published:  19 January, 2021

The Drinks Trust has appointed Enotria & Coe CEO Troy Christensen as Chair of the charity’s Board of Trustees, alongside three new patron appoitments. 


Second highest result ever for Hospices de Beaune auction

Published:  14 December, 2020

The 160th Hospices de Beaune charity wine auction, held one month later than expected due to Covid concerns, reached its second-best result ever of €13,4m (£12,2m), excluding the buyer’s premium. 


Shaken Not Broken fund urges support against £717m lost Christmas bookings

Published:  25 November, 2020

With a £717m estimated loss in Christmas party bookings due to Covid-19, Campari UK and The Drinks Trust are calling on businesses to donate 5% of their annual party fund to support on-trade staff.


The Drinks Trust launches ‘connection and opportunity’ platform

Published:  17 November, 2020

The Drinks Trust is gearing up to launch a platform dedicated to creating “connection and opportunity” across the UK drinks industry. 


Virtual Christmas cocktail party in aid of The Drinks Trust

Published:  17 November, 2020

Liana Cocktail Co is gearing up to host a virtual Christmas cocktail party in a bid to raise funds for The Drinks Trust.


The Drinks Trust aims to 'evolve services' with new survey

Published:  28 October, 2020

The Drinks Trust has launched a survey aimed at helping to evolve the services and support supplied by the charity as well as businesses in the drinks and hospitality sectors.


William Grant & Sons raises further funds for The Drinks Trust

Published:  20 October, 2020

William Grant & Sons has raised an additional £10,600 so far from its latest, and final, #Standfast initiative in support of The Drinks Trust, The BEN in Scotland and The Restaurants Association Ireland.  


The Drinks Trust gains Quintessential Brands as supporter

Published:  16 October, 2020

Quintessential Brands has signed up to support The Drinks Trust, marking the spirits company’s first official UK charity partner.  


The Drinks Trust launches End of Furlough Grant

Published:  13 October, 2020

The Drinks Trust has launched a grant to help those experiencing immediate financial hardship as a result of the end of the government’s furlough scheme, which winds up on 31 October. 


Wine & War documents trials and triumphs of winemaking in Lebanon

Published:  28 September, 2020

A new documentary film entitled ‘Wine & War: The Untold Story of Wine in the Middle East’ is to focus on the resilience of Lebanese winemaking as seen “through the lens of war and instability”.


National Trust Scotland goes Naked to fund conservation

Published:  15 September, 2020

Naked Wines has launched a partnership with National Trust for Scotland (NTS) to raise conservation funds from selected wine sales.


Bid for Beirut relief nudges £22,000

Published:  01 September, 2020

The Bid for Beirut fundraiser has raised close on £22,000 over the UK bank holiday weekend, with donations still coming in.


The Drinks Trust supports freelance event and festival bar professionals

Published:  19 August, 2020

The Drinks Trust has launched an intiative to support freelance event and festival bar professionals, a group of workers omitted by the government’s furlough and self-employed support schemes.  


Bacchus to back The Drinks Trust

Published:  05 August, 2020

Wine trade runners from around the world are being encouraged to take part in a 50K Bacchus Sunrise Relay to raise money for The Drinks Trust on 6 September.