Dan Townsend of Treasury Wine Estates has been appointed the new chairman of UK drinks trade charity The Benevolent.
UK wine importer and distributor Buckingham Schenk has promoted sales director Craig Durham to fill its managing director vacancy.
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”.
“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.
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.
A pilot who flew a jet from Spain to the UK while he was three times over the drink drive limit has been jailed.
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.
Croatian Fine Wines has acquired Croatian Wines Direct with the aim of establishing itself as the focal point for Croatian wines in the UK.
Echo Falls has released a “gently sparkling” alcohol-free, tea-infused sparkling ‘wine’ targeting demand for non-alcoholic alternatives.
The Vintners’ Company is now accepting entries from members of the international wine trade who wish to apply for the Geoffrey Roberts Award 2015.
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