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Saturday 24 January 2015

UK

The Benevolent appoints new chairman

Dan Townsend of Treasury Wine Estates has been appointed the new chairman of UK drinks trade charity The Benevolent.

Monday, January 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Buckingham Schenk names new MD

UK wine importer and distributor Buckingham Schenk has promoted sales director Craig Durham to fill its managing director vacancy.

Monday, January 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Doctors call for 50p minimum unit price

Doctors are urging the UK government to introduce a 50p minimum unit price for alcohol to tackle the country’s “impact of excessive alcohol consumption”.

Monday, January 12th, 2015 1 Comment »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

“One of the best” South African Chenin Blancs, an “iconic” Barossa Valley rosé and a selection of light whites feature in this week’s UK press recommendations.

Monday, January 12th, 2015 1 Comment »

IWSC celebrates cocktail culture

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has added a fresh slant for its gin and vodka entrants in 2015 with the launch of a challenge to find the best Bloody Mary and gin & tonic.

Monday, January 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Pilot jailed for flying jet while ‘drunk’

A pilot who flew a jet from Spain to the UK while he was three times over the drink drive limit has been jailed.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Sharp’s sets sights on 2015 growth

Sharp’s Brewery has set out plans to maintain recent growth rates, which have seen volumes from this UK beer producer quadruple in the last four years.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Croatian Fine Wines bolsters UK reach

Croatian Fine Wines has acquired Croatian Wines Direct with the aim of establishing itself as the focal point for Croatian wines in the UK.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Echo Falls releases 0% alcohol sparkler

Echo Falls has released a “gently sparkling” alcohol-free, tea-infused sparkling ‘wine’ targeting demand for non-alcoholic alternatives.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 2 Comments »

Entries open for New World wine award

The Vintners’ Company is now accepting entries from members of the international wine trade who wish to apply for the Geoffrey Roberts Award 2015.

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 No Comments »

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