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Whiskey Ginger brings Londoners the Sproutini

Adding to db’s existing list of disgusting drinks, but with a much more festive twist, one London bar has invented a Martini made with Brussels Sprouts.

Monday, December 19th, 2016 No Comments »

M&S drives own label wine growth

Marks & Spencer is driving sales of premium own label wine, as supermarket see ‘promising gains’ in top-tier ranges, Kantar Worldpanel has said.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 1 Comment »

BBR appoints new buying director

Berry Bros and Rudd has appointed Direct Wines’ head of wine as its new buying director.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Beam Suntory buys Sipsmith

Beam Suntory has taken a “controlling stake” in London distiller Sipsmith, after rumours emerged yesterday that its owners were preparing to sell.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Three jailed over €23m beer smuggling operation

Three men have been jailed after customs authorities smashed an illegal operation that had hundreds of truck loads of beer smuggled into the UK to be sold on the black market.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Customers want choice in supermarket wine aisles, Waitrose boss says

UK consumers still want a “rich kaleidoscope” of wines in the BWS aisle, Waitrose BWS head of buying Pierpaolo Petrassi MW has said – despite many supermarkets contracting their ranges over the last few years.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Bancroft Wines appoints former Hallgarten director for new role

UK wine importer Bancroft Wines has appointed Hallgarten Druitt & Novum’s former commercial director Susan Harper to head up its sales and marketing teams.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Diageo signs up with Deliveroo

Diageo has become the latest brand to partner with Deliveroo to deliver its own brands on-demand to consumers.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Champagne growth ‘slowing significantly’ across Europe

Sales of Prosecco in Europe are continuing to grow faster than Champagne in both volume and value, with market analysts reporting slowing growth of Champagne across much of Europe.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 3 Comments »

Pierre Mansour named head of buying at Wine Society

Pierre Mansour has been appointed head of buying at The Wine Society in place of Tim Sykes, who will step down from the role next year.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 No Comments »

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