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Jameson bids to capitalise on St Patrick's Day celebrations

Pernod Ricard is launching a multimillion-pound ad campaign to give leading Irish whiskey brand Jameson a push in the run up to St Patrick’s Day.

Portman Group seeks new members for Panel

The Portman Group has two vacancies for applicants with backgrounds in public health and licensing for its Independent Complaints Panel, the body that considers complaints under the Portman Group’s Code of Practice.

Waitrose adds Japanese gin to its spirits line up

Waitrose has confirmed it will be the first supermarket to introduce a gin made in Japan, which launches in the UK this week.

Changes for personal licence applications in Scotland

Personal licence applicants can no longer apply to Disclosure Scotland for their ‘basic disclosure’ if their job role is in England and Wales.

The low alcohol Woodstar heads for the UK

A drink crafted in the Cognac region of France and aimed at adults looking to limit their alcohol consumption, has been launched by a UK company.

Innis & Gunn teams up with Tullamore DEW to create Kindred Spirits

Craft brewer Innis & Gunn, and distiller Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey, have collaborated for the first time to create a limited edition Scottish stout.

Brewdog invincible as rivals flounder

Brewdog continued its inexorable rise towards retail dominance by growing off-trade sales 116% to £62.2 million in 2017 (Nielsen). 

Sparkling wine sales to fill gap left by still wine decline

New figures from IWSR predict that UK sparkling wine volume sales will grow 14.5% by 2021, making up for an 8.8% decline in still wine volumes. 

Vindependents aims for 50-member mark

Vindependents has taken on an “enormous” number of new producers over the past few months and the team is to tour the UK to sign up more independents to reach its goal of 50 members.

Jeroboams expansion continues apace

Jeroboams is gearing up to open its eighth London store, the first under the tenure of chief executive Hugh Sturges, as the company continues on its expansion trail. 

Loch Lomond Whiskies agree five-year deal link with The Open

Independent Scotch whisky distiller, Loch Lomond Group, has agreed a five-year partnership with The Open, for its Loch Lomond Whiskies brand.

Barry Dick MW joins Copestick Murray

Copestick Murray has appointed former Sainsbury’s and Accolade winemaker Barry Dick MW as its new head of winemaking.

Craft Beer Rising 2018 set to be "bigger and better than ever"

Craft Beer Rising (CBR) is set to return to London for 2018 with the event taking place from February 22 to 24.

Thatchers introduces new video shorts

Somerset cidermaker Thatchers has launched a series of short films that will run on demand throughout the spring and summer.

Bargain Booze reveals in-store promotional campaign

Bargain Booze is trialling its first ever Instant Win promotional campaign, which is live in more than 500 stores.

The Lakes adds to its gin liqueur collection

The Lakes Distillery has announced it will launch a Rhubarb and Rosehip Gin Liqueur in March this year.

The Wine Society boss steps down

Robin McMillan has stepped down as chief executive at The Wine Society after almost six years at the helm of the trade’s oldest mutual society.

WineGB unveils new branding

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has unveiled its new branding to support the UK wine industry’s new name and identity, along with the announcement of its activities in 2018.

Johnnie Walker takes to the trams in Edinburgh during Six Nations

Johnnie Walker is sponsoring two trams on the route from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre to tie in with rugby union’s Six Nations tournament.

Fentimans launches "crème de la crème" of tonic water

Fentimans has launched a new ‘super premium’ mixer to support its recent £1.2 million rebrand and image overhaul.

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