UK supermarket Waitrose has noted a surge in sales for Pimm’s, strawberries and English wine thanks to what it calls the “Wimbledon effect”.
Wines of South Africa has announced plans for a new UK trade tasting later this year, which will target independent merchants, on-trade buyers and media.
More than 550,000 litres of illegal beer, wine and spirits have been seized by the UK HM Revenue and Customs as part of a six-week crackdown on smuggling.
Hardys has unveiled a new £4 million consumer marketing campaign to tie in with the Australian wine brand’s sponsorship of the English cricket team.
Drinks giant Diageo is reportedly “close” to agreeing a sale of its luxury hotel and golf resort in Scotland, Gleneagles.
An English fizz fit for Wimbledon, a “chunky, berry-stuffed” Negroamaro and a “lithe and elegant” Chenin Blanc have been tickling UK writers’ tastebuds this week.
The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed a number of senior high-fliers from the worlds of diplomacy and politics as it opens a London office to help strengthen the industry’s global presence.
Organisers of this year’s Wimbledon have decided to offer tennis fans English wine for the first time in the tournament’s 138-year history.
Asda is warning suppliers to be on guard after several companies received emails which claimed to be from the supermarket requesting bogus contracts.
Oddbins has allegedly been sending love letters and bottles of wine to key staff at rival merchant Naked Wines in a bid to poach them.
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