2015 October

William Grant & Sons has announced the launch of two prestigious releases from its Dufftown-based Kininvie Distillery.

Greenwich-based Meantime Brewery is partnering with iconic fold-up bike manufacturer Brompton Bicycle as the first stage of a new campaign.

House of Lanson is to make its award-winning Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs 2000 available in the UK.

Baileys has unveiled a major new campaign to drive consumer awareness and sales through the vital Christmas trading period.

StarStock, an innovative online trading drinks platform aimed at revolutionizing the wholesale drinks trade, has received backing from private equity investors, Downing Ventures.

The award-winning Peterborough-based Oakham Ales has announced major expansion plans.

November will see the first Indian Wine Fair to be launched in London.

Martell has commissioned a new design for its iconic Cordon Bleu cognac from London agency Nude Brand Creation.

Edrington has appointed Edinburgh-based The Leith Agency to handle all global above-the-line, below-the-line and digital activation for its iconic The Famous Grouse brand.

Wines from Rioja is set to launch its selection of the top 100 Rioja wines at a special tasting event for the trade in November.

The Black Sheep Brewery is to repackage another of its leading ales to further drive recognition and sales.

Copestick Murray has created four new senior roles as it continues its rapid growth.

The Meantime Brewing Company has announced plans to close its Old Brewery restaurant and microbrewery at Greenwich’s Royal Naval College.

Private labels are driving the growth in drink sales at Aldi and Lidl, according to the latest figures from Nielsen.

Holland’s Bavaria Brewery has been awarded the prestigious IMD-Lombard Odier Global Family Business Award.

Winter is coming. And with it, news of the annual Côtes du Rhône Wines quiz night.

Hop House 13, the latest innovation from Guinness, is being launched in the UK market.

The Kent-based Chapel Down Winery is seeking to raise at least £1 million in a round of crowdfunding for its Curious Drinks brewing subsidiary.

Consumers are spending on average 3.3% less per visit than they were a year ago, according to the latest figures from global information and insights company Nielsen.

The prime minister, David Cameron, has been blasted as “ill-informed” and “incorrect” over Sunday trading, by the Association of Convenience Stores.

Stolichnaya is redesigning the primary packaging of its Premium vodka for the first time since its launch in 1938.

Maverick Drinks is launching its hottest chilli vodka yet onto the UK market.

Japanese brewer Asahi is launching Super Dry Black, a dark lager brand into the UK market.

Grand Marnier has announced the latest in limited edition collection range.

Corwnall-based Healeys Cyder Farm is launching a new mulled cider with an eye to the approaching winter.

Distell, the South Africa-based wine and spirits producer, has repackaged its award-winning range of Nederburg wines.

One of the oldest estates in Stellenbosch is returning to the UK with its range of super-premium wines after a seven-year absence.

Adnams has opened a shop and café in Bury St Edmunds.

The UK market for premium lagers, beers and ciders is likely to grow steadily for the next five years, sector analysts have predicted.

Shockwaves from the proposed merger between the two largest breweries in the world, announced earlier this week, continue to reverberate around the sector.