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Wednesday 3 September 2014

UK

Bibendum creates separate spirits arm

UK wine merchant Bibendum has launched a separate business, Instil Drinks Co, to manage its growing portfolio of spirits, beers and liqueurs.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

Pubs raise over £100m for charity

Pubs in the UK raised more than £106 million in the last year for different charities, an average of £2,742 per pub.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

Inverarity Morton appoints new director of wine sales

Scotland’s largest independent drinks distributor, Inverarity Morton (IM), has appointed a new director of wine sales.

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Susy Atkins and Fiona Beckett recommend wines to enjoy with a barbecue. Atkins’ choice is a “well-priced Tuscan treat” while Beckett picks out a red with a “big belt of lush, ripe fruit”.

Monday, July 1st, 2013 No Comments »

Heineken warns against UK pub industry reforms

Heineken, the world’s third biggest brewer, has warned the UK government that plans to regulate the country’s pub industry will be a “barrier to growth” and will reduce investment.

Monday, July 1st, 2013 No Comments »

Bank puts pub group Orchid up for sale

British pub company, Orchid, has reportedly been put up for sale by current owners Deutsche Bank and is expected to fetch between £250m and £300m.

Monday, July 1st, 2013 2 Comments »

Begin the return to gin

Gin is nothing if not resilient. It seems to be the spirit that has managed to re-invent itself more often than any other I can think of.

Friday, June 28th, 2013 2 Comments »

Bourjade: ‘I wish Beaujolais could make more white’

Jean Bourjade, managing director of Inter Beaujolais, has expressed a wish that Beaujolais made more white wine after its enthusiastic reception by consumers.

Friday, June 28th, 2013 No Comments »

KWV returns to profitability

KWV has put an end to “massive volumes at even bigger losses” as it aims to quadruple trading profit by 2016.

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 No Comments »

Fortified Masters medal winners released

The results of db’s inaugural Fortified Masters have been released, highlighting the quality of aged tawny Port, very old Sherries as well as Australia’s best barrel aged fortifieds.

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 No Comments »

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