Richard Woodard


Spirits & Cocktails

Isle of Harris Distillers gets £1.7m investment

Fledgling Scotch single malt producer Isle of Harris Distillers is to invest £1.7m in growing its business and maturing whisky stocks after receiving

Spirits & Cocktails

Gin reports double-digit sales as experts warn of potential trouble ahead

Gin has overtaken rum and speciality spirits in the UK on-trade after another double-digit sales increase in the year to June – but experts are warnin

Wine

Symington's vineyard robot trial declared a success

A vineyard robot has undergone successful trials in Portugal’s Douro Valley as part of a €2m project involving Port and Douro wine producer Symington

Spirits & Cocktails

Naked Grouse relaunches as blended malt

Blended Scotch whisky Naked Grouse – a line extension of The Famous Grouse – has been relaunched as a blended malt, aimed at 'a younger consumer that’

Wine

Sogrape takes minority stake in Liberty Wines

Portugal-based wine group Sogrape has taken a minority stake in newly announced UK distributor Liberty Wines, with the financial details of the deal r

Spirits & Cocktails

Blend faith: Blended whisky

Deluxe scotch blends have been a big part of the top-end spirits scene abroad for decades and now, finally, they're starting to gain a following among

Spirits & Cocktails

The sweet taste of success: Flavoured whiskey

Although people have been adding flavours to American whiskey for over 100 years, many in the bartending community remain sceptical.

News

Carnival time: Getting ready for the Rio Olympics

Get your offering right and the Rio Olympics could be a fantastic opportunity to pull in some extra business.

Wine

Sogrape takes minority stake in Liberty Wines

Portugal-based wine group Sogrape has taken a minority stake in newly announced UK distributor Liberty Wines, with the financial details of the deal r

Spirits & Cocktails

Blend faith: Blended whisky

Deluxe scotch blends have been a big part of the top-end spirits scene abroad for decades and now, finally, they're starting to gain a following among

Spirits & Cocktails

The sweet taste of success: Flavoured whiskey

Although people have been adding flavours to American whiskey for over 100 years, many in the bartending community remain sceptical.

News

Carnival time: Getting ready for the Rio Olympics

Get your offering right and the Rio Olympics could be a fantastic opportunity to pull in some extra business.

Spirits & Cocktails

Caipi crusaders: Cachaça

With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, it makes sense to brush up on your Caipirinhas.

Wine

After the storm: Brunello

Forty years ago, it was the poorest hill town in Tuscany, Now montalcino is a wine world aristocrat.

Spirits & Cocktails

Caipi crusaders: Cachaça

With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, it makes sense to brush up on your Caipirinhas.

Wine

After the storm: Brunello

Forty years ago, it was the poorest hill town in Tuscany, Now montalcino is a wine world aristocrat.