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First Pinotage vineyard in the UK

The owner of a large estate in southern England has planted what is believed to be the first commercial Pinotage vineyard in the UK.

Havana Club injects Cuban culture into redesigned label

Havana Club has unveiled a new label for its Havana Club Añejo Especial rum that reflects the vibrancy of Cuba and aims to communicate the "quality and authentic" production process of the rum.

Former champ backs Daniel Warren for World Class glory

Former Diageo Reserve World Class GB champion Jamie Jones has backed this year’s winner, Daniel Warren to flourish in the global final in Berlin later this year.

Daniel Warren is Diageo’s GB World Class bartender 2018

Daniel Warren from the Last Chance bar in Nottingham was last night (June 19) crowned Diageo Reserve’s World Class Bartender of the Year 2018 GB.

The British Squadron of Armagnac Musketeers created

The inauguration of the British Squadron of the Company of Armagnac Musketeers took place last week in the City of London

Bacardí Legacy is "life changing" for Eric van Beek

Dutch bartender Eric van Beek of bar TwentySeven in Amsterdam believes winning the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition last month will be “life changing”.

Loch Lomond Whiskies releases three single malts ahead of The Open

Loch Lomond Whiskies has released three limited edition single malts to mark the beginning of it five-year partnership with The Open golf championship.

Tia Maria targets 'lucrative' National Martini Day

National Martini Day on June 19 poses a ‘lucrative’ opportunity for brands to capatalise on in the on-trade according to a Tia Maria representative.

JD Wetherspoon drops champagne for English sparkling wine

British pub company JD Wetherspoon is to offer more drinks from UK and non-EU producers and brewers across its 880 pubs from July 9 ahead of Brexit.

Glencairn breaks new ground

Glencairn, the Glasgow-based crystal company which sponsors the International Spirits Challenge and Drinks Inrternational’s Travel Retail Awards, claims to have broken new ground with unprecedented growth globally year-on-year.

Champagne Palmer TRU to US

Champagne Palmer has announced that it has formed a strategic partnership in the US with TRU Estates and Vineyards, the fine wine division of Constellation Brands.

Nearly 20% of cognac production affected by hailstorms

On May 27, Cognac was hit with a hailstorm that affected a significant proportion of the vineyards within the appellation.

World’s first vodka museum in Warsaw

Vodka has its own museum, opening tomorrow (June 12) in Warsaw, Poland. The Polish Vodka Museum claims to be the world’s first and only place dedicated to “honouring and celebrating the rich and centuries long tradition of crafting Polish vodka”.

Bushmills’ executive chairman David Gosnell gets an OBE

David Gosnell, the executive chairman of Bushmills Irish Whiskey, has been awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List. 

William Grant & Sons launches Grant's in India

William Grant & Sons has announced a deal with Modi Distilleries to bottle and launch Grant’s blended Scotch whisky in India.

Bartender John Lermayer found dead aged 45

Bartending icon and bar owner John Lermayer, was found dead in his apartment on Miami Beach on the evening of June 6, aged 45.

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