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Sunday 30 August 2015

Spirits

Woolf Sung seeking £1m investment

Fine wine merchant Woolf Sung is targeting private equity firms and big banks for contributions to a million-pound expansion fund, its founder has revealed.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

SPI Group acquires Spanish wine estate

The SPI Group has bolstered its vineyard portfolio with the acquisition of the Arinzano Winery in Spain, which will form part of its new luxury wine division.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 1 Comment »

On this day 1970…the last rum ration

On this day in 1970 the Royal Navy served up its last rum ration in what became known as “Black Tot Day”.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo: The only way is up?

If Ivan Menezes wanted a theme song to accompany his presentation of Diageo’s latest annual results, he might have chosen the 1980s hit The Only Way is Up.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

A breathable cocktail cloud, summer sipping with Wines of Argentina, a Hollywood hookup and two adorable kittens make this week’s round-up.

Friday, July 31st, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo signals turnaround as sales nudge upward

Diageo has reported a 5% rise in net sales for 2014/15, signalling a turnaround in the company’s fortunes after a challenging few years.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Distillery shows off new mousing team

The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery has unveiled a major new visitor attraction: two kittens who have been employed as the site’s “Official Mousers”.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Wine and spirits back in growth for LVMH

Louis Vuitton Moët-Hennessy’s Q2 results have “far outpaced” analysts’ predictions on the back of strong fashion and drinks sales.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Kirsty’s Gin taps into local botanicals

A Scottish distillery has produced what it claims is the country’s first single estate gin, based on local ingredients in a “farm-to-bottle” approach.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 marketing campaigns: July

Ever-inventive, the drinks industry has come up with a host of ways to get its products noticed this month, from sports star tie-ups and flamingoes to sand art and tan lines.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 No Comments »

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