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Drinks Tourism Challenge 2019
Drinks Tourism Challenge 2019: Awards

Visitor centres are shop windowsfor drinks companies. They are an important opportunity to show o facilities, inform and educate guests and, if successful, they can be a significant profit centre.

Gerard Basset
Gerard Basset dies

Well known master sommelier and master of wine, Gerard Basset died last week of oesophagael cancer after a two-year battle.

Mr Lyan Ryan Chetiyawardana
Mr Lyan to launch three bars in 2019

Bar innovator Ryan Chetiyawardana will launch three new Mr Lyan venues across three countries in 2019, including Lyaness which replace Dandelyan, the reigning worlds best bar.

camus cognac barbados foursquare
Camus cognac arrives in Barbados

The House of Camus has announced the arrival of its Caribbean Expedition in Barbados after a month and a halfs voyage.

Distell launches Libertas Vineyards and Estates
Distell launches Libertas Vineyards and Estates in SA

Distell, Africas leading wines and spirits producer and marketer is launching Libertas Vineyards and Estates as a new stand-alone company with ownership of all the premium wine brands.

Porter's Gin
Ben Iravani Porter's Gin
Porter's Gin opens doors to micro distillery

Porters Gin is reaping the benefits of exposing its production techniques to the public since investing thousands in distilling equipment.

De Kuyper gets Three Sixty Vodka deal

De Kuyper Royal Distillers has been named the official distributer of Three Sixty Vodka in the Netherlands as part of the expansion of Friedrich Schwarze Gmbh & Co KG in Europe.

Bolney Wine Estate merges with Pookchurch
Bolney Wine Estate merges with Pookchurch

Bolney Wine Estate has announced a merger with neighbouring vineyard Pookchurch to form a 104 acre estate dedicated to increasing the production of premium still English wines.

Rob Breakwell St Peter's brewery
St Peter's appoints head of sales to grow on trade

UK brewery, St Peter's, has appointedRob Breakwell as head of salesto "significantly grow its on-trade sales.

2019 TFWA China’s Century Conference
TFWA China key speakers announced

The 2019 TFWA Chinas Century Conference has announced thatChina Duty Free Group (CDFG), Central Japan International Airport (Nagoya), Alibaba, Ctrip.com and Lagarde Travel Retail will be represented on stageat the Grand Hyatt hotel inSanya, Haitang Bay from 5-7March.

Babydoll wines
Babydoll wines positioned for UK growth

Babydoll wines from New Zealand will make its debut at the UK annual trade tasting Flavours of New Zealand this week, readyto increase its presence in the UK in 2019 in the premium New Zealand sector across all trade channels.

Miles Beale WSTA Brexit
WSTA chief wants Brexit no-deal tariff plans

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is calling for clarity from the UK government on its post no deal tariff plans, warning that any no deal Brexit will see wine prices hit an all-time high.

The World’s Best-Selling Classic Cocktails 2019

When it comes to the bestsellers, the roster of classic cocktails is subject to the vagaries of fashion in tastes. Angel Brown rounds up this years top 50

Food and Drink Wales Industry Board
Welsh drinks industry shows significant growth

Spirits, cider, low alcohol and alcohol-free beer are some of the key areas of growth across the Welsh drinks sector, according to the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board (FDWIB).

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