Latest News

24 July, 2016

Jagermeister unveils new look bottle

Jagermeister is unveiling a new look bottle, which it says is the brand’s most significant change since it was created by Curt Mast in 1935.

Asda has refreshed its BWS team following the recent departure of Ed Ashley, who held the role of senior buying manager for wine.

Bibendum and its associated wine sales companies PLB and Walker & Wodehouse, has become the largest importer to date to join the Bottlebooks community.

Moet & Chandon has released two Grand Vintages from the 2008 harvest as well as a wooden trilogy gift set, which offers Grand Vintages from three separate decades.

Analysis

More News

A host of drinks retailers say Deliveroo’s new alcohol delivery service has already brought in new business in addition to overcoming the challenges of adding a delivery arm to their existing operations. 

Heineken is launching new Kronenbourg 1664 packs across grocery, wholesale and convenience, to follow on from the success of its limited edition Eric Cantona packs.

The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland has kicked off its new brewing venture with craft brewer Williams Brothers of Alloa by launching a series of whisky barrel-aged beers. 

Halewood Wines & Spirits has revealed its latest drinks innovation; a range of wines for everyday drinking called ‘Surprisingly Good’.

Uncertainty over exchange rates and trading relationships with Europe could open the door for China to seize a far greater share of the UK wine market, according to arguably the country’s leading buyer.

Bargain Booze and Wine Rack owner Conviviality grew retail revenues by 0.8% to £366.9 million in the past year thanks to growing like-for-likes and store openings.

Strongbow has launched a multi-million pound campaign as part of its exclusive sponsorship of Team GB ahead of Rio 2016.

Morgenrot is launching two “unique craft beers” from Rioja’s Cervecera Artesana.

Asset Wines is the UK distributor for a new style of Provence rosé, which it says is so full-bodied it could “even replace a light red”.

McColl’s has announced the acquisition of 298 convenience stores from the Co-operative Group for £117m.

London wine merchant Vagabond Wines was crowned the UK’s Best Independent Drinks Merchant last night after securing the most votes in a poll of industry experts.

A drinks delivery service and shop specialising in “a regularly curated selection” of alcohol is set to open in Shoreditch this week.

A collection of independently-owned Spar stores famed for its drinks offering is expanding out of London for the first time.

Gallo Family Vineyards has introduced a third variant to its Spritz family of carbonated fruit-flavoured drinks.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has created a range of wines under its Rosemount brand, which are designed to better communicate the link between wine and everyday meals. 

Bancroft Wines has branded the quality of top wine from Down Under “better than ever” after adding Australian producer Petaluma to its portfolio.

Site Search

COMMENT

Shifting Sands

Other than sandcastles, it’s generally inadvisable to build things on sand. It’s pretty much the exact opposite of a solid foundation. Building on sand is like drinking seawater when you’re dehydrated or reading tabloids when you want balanced reporting: a self-defeating exercise.

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter