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Booths booze revamp reaps reward

Northern grocery chain Booths has reported a 4.3% boost to its wine sales following a revamp of its own label last year.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 1 Comment »

‘Dry January’ retail booze boost, as Aldi becomes UK’s fifth largest grocer

Beer and wine sales saw a boost despite ‘Dry January’, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data, as Aldi became the UK’s fifth largest grocer.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 No Comments »

‘Inferior’ gran reservas ‘contaminating’ Rioja, producers claim

Prominent producers from Rioja are calling for gran reservas to be better protected against the ‘contamination” of the category by inferior, over-aged wines.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 5 Comments »

The Comité Champagne’s London tasting gets new name and novel venue

Following news broken by db this week that the Comité Champagne is to reinstate its London tasting, we can now reveal that the event has a new name and content, and it will be held in a novel venue.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 3 Comments »

The UK’s best new regional restos

Proving you don’t need to live in zone 1 to dine well, we’ve rounded up the best new restaurants outside of London, from Tom Aikens’ Birmingham venture to a 14-seater site in a shipping container in Bristol.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 2 Comments »

New venue for London Beer Festival

The London Craft Beer Festival is almost doubling the size of the show this year, as well as launching an event in Edinburgh.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 No Comments »

The Comité Champagne reinstates London tasting

The Comité Champagne will be holding its Annual Champagne Tasting in the UK in March this year, despite reports to the contrary by the drinks business six months ago.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard snaps up small US bourbon distillery

Pernod Ricard North America has snapped up a small US distillery after completing its acquisition of Bourbon and spirit producer Smooth Ambler.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 No Comments »

French brand launching 6 Nations ad campaign

Les Grands Chais de France is rolling out a new ad campaign during the Six Nations Rugby championship for its French wine brand Calvet.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 1 Comment »

Sainsbury’s adds Chinese wines

UK retailer Sainsbury’s is adding two Chinese wines to its line-up – a Cabernet blend and a Riesling – as well as an Albariño from Uruguay.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 No Comments »

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