The UK drinks trade has responded to claims that voluntary industry and government partnerships to tackle excessive drinking have failed.
Wine producer Australian Vintage has brought UK press operations in-house, appointing Wibke Carter to the role of communications manager UK.
Alliance Wine has completed its purchase of specialist agent and importer Rhone to Rioja.
Weak supply chain partnerships are holding back the drinks trade from responding to demand for new and more varied products, argues one industry expert.
Louise Boddington, wine buyer for Crown Cellars, the specialist wine and spirits division of Carlsberg UK, reveals her predictions for the world of wine in 2015.
Beefeater Gin has announced USA’s Brandon Phillips as the MIXLDN Global Bartender Champion, following three days of competition in London.
While the UK’s major off-trade outlets reported challenging conditions over Christmas, the on-trade enjoyed a 2.8% like-for-like sales increase.
While the recent drop in the rate of consumer inflation in the UK has been widely welcomed, wine drinkers have not reaped the benefits.
A UK distillery has joined a growing band of English producers who are turning their focus to exports, with a deal that will see its gin sold in the US.
Cellar of Knowledge, a wine import company specialising in labels produced by top French winemaking academies, has launched in the UK.
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