Luxury spirits value to double by 2020
The value of the global luxury spirits market will have nearly doubled between 2010 and 2020, new figures have revealed.
Black Friday kicks off Christmas wine sales
Retailers appear to be “officially” eschewing Black Friday in their BWS aisles – but many are still using it as a launch pad for Christmas deals on wines and spirits.
Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 has made a big splash with American writers this week as they celebrate Thanksgiving today with some top wine choices.
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Long regarded as Australia’s ‘grape basket’, producers in the Riverina are yearning for greater recognition.
South African wine and spirits producer Distell has signed a deal with the Terlato Wine Group that will see both companies spirits interests in the US merge to form Terlato Artisan Spirits.
Pubs will benefit from the extension of Osborne’s small business rate relief for another year following the autumn spending review, but the end of another scheme will cost the trade £46 million, says the BBPA.
A US man named Miller managed to run himself over while trying to escape from police after a botched attempt to steal a MillerCoors beer truck.
British pubs carry one of the heaviest tax burdens in the country, with each one paying an average of £140,000 in tax every year, according to a new report.
The four best pubs in the UK according to judges from the Campaign for Real Ale have been revealed, from which the Pub of the Year will be chosen in February.
Guinness has announced the launch of a new visitor experience at its St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, giving the public access to its experimental brewery for the first time.
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Take the first growths out of the equation and Bordeaux hasn’t actually suffered too badly in recent years.
Spain’s fine wines have never exactly wowed on the secondary market but beneath the lack of standout headlines their performance is far from woeful.
Michael Jessen, formerly of Wally’s Auctions, has joined Hong Kong-based Burgundy specialist, Pearl of Burgundy.
Sotheby’s is set to offer a bottle of 1903 Lafite as part of its next London sale this December.
Underwater kissing and Roger Federer playing table tennis are just some of the scenes that feature in Moët’s latest advertising campaign, called The Now.
Independent wine merchant Roberson has culled all of the big name Champagnes from its website in order to focus solely on grower Champagnes.
A flurry of new releases has seen Champagne put in a strong performance on Liv-ex this year, buoyed by the likes of Dom Pérignon, Pol Roger and Cristal.
England’s top sparkling wines are more similar in character and style to grower Champagnes than Grandes Marques according to one UK producer.
UK retailer Tesco has relaunched its sub-£10 Champagne offer in time for the Christmas season, with Louis Delaunay Brut on offer for £9 per bottle.
Keeping your supply chain under control is vital for happy employees, satisfied customers and profitability, writes Crispin Mair of Crimson & Co.
Long-focused on expressing Rioja Alavesa’s diverse vineyard sites, Araex is now busy expanding its vision.
From modest beginnings in Rioja Alavesa, one man’s vision has taken him across the major wine regions of Spain, preserving and promoting their individuality while tackling the fragmentation that has hampered the country’s potential
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.