The Spanish wine category enjoyed the most impressive growth figures in the take-home market over the past year as it continues to close in on the UK’s top four countries of origin.

Christian Porta (left) and Richard Lochhead

Pernod Ricard has reopened its Glen Keith distillery on Speyside.

Bancroft has taken on a new winery that produces premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling from New Zealand’s Central Otago.

Stowford Press is making its TV debut this summer with in an ad campaign designed to reach 28 million adults. 

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The shops that stand out from the madding crowd

The judges met last week to sort out the winners in the independent categories of our 2018 Drinks Retailing Awards. The results are top secret until the awards dinner on February 6 but it’s giving nothing away to report that the overall standard of those that will be revealed in the shortlist of finalists in the January issue of DRN is higher than it’s ever been.

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