UK drinks SMEs call for duty cut

A collection of British winemakers, distillers and retailers have called on the new chancellor to cut the duty in his next budget to help boost business.

Ex-Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews wins US$2 million investment for low ABV ‘spirit’

Former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, the founder of low ABV spirit brand The Clean Liquor Co, has raised US$2 million from tech investment firm Lightspeed Venture Partners to expand the business overseas.

Wine trade shows in China postponed due to Coronavirus

In response to the Chinese government’s advice regarding Covid-19, a number of spring trade shows in China have been postponed until further notice.

Programme for ProWein goes City 2020 revealed

The world’s largest wine show, ProWein, will return to Düsseldorf next month, and with the final touches in place, organisers are now planning the exhibition’s afterparties around the city.

Foncalieu aims to be leading rosé producer

French co-operative Les Vignobles Foncalieu has announced its intention to become one of the country’s leading producers of rosé.

In focus: The rise in interest in aged Rioja

As the prices of top Burgundy and Bordeaux become increasingly out of reach for fine wine lovers, Rioja’s best expressions are providing an attractive and ageworthy alternative for a fraction of the cost, finds Lucy Shaw.

Crus Bourgeois unveils new classification

The Crus Bourgeois du Médoc has unveiled its new official classification, consisting of three categories, which will now be updated every five years.

Diageo pays US$5 million fine for publishing ‘misleading’ annual results

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has fined drinks giant Diageo US$5 million after its North American business created a “misleading picture” of its financial results.

Aldi launches Prosecco-infused Easter egg

Prosecco has been used to flavour everything from popcorn to perfume, and now discount retailer Aldi has launched a Prosecco-infused Easter egg.

Brussels stock exchange building to become beer museum

The former Brussels stock exchange building is to undergo renovation work this summer, with the upper two floors converted into a beer museum due to open in 2023. 

Taste premium rum, canned wine, craft gin and alcoholic tea at the Wine & Spirits Show

We bring you a sneak peak of what to expect at our Wine & Spirits Show taking place in Westminster this April.

AB InBev buys Argentine winery Dante Robino

Argentine brewery Quilmes, which is owned by AB InBev, has acquired the Dante Robino winery with plans to double the producer’s share of the domestic market in two years.  

Global Masters Wine of the Week: Banfi Excelsus 2015

Scotland and Italy go head-to-head in the Six Nations on Saturday, and what better excuse do you need to crack out a glorious high end Supertuscan?

Berkmann bolsters Eastern Med offering

UK drinks distributor Berkmann Wine Cellars has bolstered its Eastern Mediterranean wine offering with new agencies as demand for the region’s wines grows.

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