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27 November, 2014

Laura Jewell is Wine Australia’s new regional director for Europe and UK

Master of wine Laura Jewell is leaving Tesco to become Wine Australia’s regional director for Europe including the UK following the untimely death of Yvonne May.

Gin distiller Hayman has launched a small batch gin called Family Reserve, which is rested for three weeks in aged scotch whisky barrels.

Wines of South Africa’s major trade show, Cape 2015 is to be sponsored for the first time by express logistics company, DHL Express.

A trend towards sobriety among younger drinkers and increased regulatory pressure could reduce wine sales of the future, according to Barry Clark of Future Foundation.

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Diageo's Piehole goes on sale

21 November, 2014

Diageo has released Piehole, a blend of Canadian Whiskey and pie-flavoured liqueur, to the US market.

Diageo has lengthened its Cardhu single malt line of expressions with Gold Reserve.

The Millennial consumer group represents a misunderstood and largely untapped market, according to Tyler Balliet, a speaker at Wine Vision 2014.

Diageo and Sean 'Diddy' Combs have unveiled an expanded DeLeón Tequila portfolio.

International expansion is not necessary for wine businesses to develop, according to speakers at Wine Vision 2014.

Casella Family Brands, producers of the major Australian wine brand Yellow Tail, is set to buy Peter Lehmann Wines.

New artisanal Scottish distillery, Arbikie, has produced its first spirit, a super-premium potato vodka.

Diageo Reserve World Class is calling for British bartending talent for its seventh year. 

Jura has released a 1984 Orwell-inspired limited-edition malt - Jura 1984 Vintage.

Spanish wine comes of age

13 November, 2014

The Spanish wine industry is finally coming of age, according to an experienced observer and operator.

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Pure Gould: Raising a glass to Bombay

Patience Gould witnesses an historic moment in Bombay Sapphire’s history – and raises her glass to the company behind the brand

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