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Based in central London, West End Drinks is a premium drinks company co-founded by Howard Raymond & Alex Robson.
The company launched 'The King of Soho' a new premium spirits brand with an authentic Super Premium London Dry Gin in October 2013. The brand is a tribute to Howard’s father Paul Raymond, the original ‘King Of Soho’, renowned for his multiple entertainment venues in the area, including the Raymond Revue Bar.
WIRSPA is a regional association of rum producers in the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM)
Iconic whisky distiller, Whyte & Mackay, owns and creates some of the world’s best loved and most awarded whiskies, vodkas and liqueurs.
The core portfolio includes the flagship brand Whyte & Mackay, as well as single malts The Dalmore and Jura, Vladivar and Pinky vodkas, Glayva liqueur and Mackinlay’s blended malt. The company also distributes Russian Standard vodka and Cockspur rum in the UK.
Headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, Whyte & Mackay employs over 470 people and has working sites across Scotland, including 4 distilleries and a state of the art bottling plant in Grangemouth.
William Grant & Sons UK is a leader in the UK spirits industry with a portfolio of premium and iconic brands. Founded in 1887, we are a fifth generation family-owned company with a passion and commitment to creating and building acclaimed brands of unrivalled quality for the long term.
Within our portfolio we’re proud to count our own William Grant & Sons spirits, including Glenfiddich, the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, The Balvenie, Grant’s, Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum,Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and Three Barrels brandy. We also successfully represent brands owned by other premium drinks businesses, including Illva Saronno’s Disaronno and Tia Maria, EPI's Piper-Heidsieck, and De Kuyper Cocktail Liqueurs.
WDR provides independent insight and analysis on the UK drinks market to a broad mix of clients connected to the drinks industry.
Working with key partners and providers, WDR brings together new consumer research, market data and original analysis to provide a range of products and services. These include a 160 page quarterly report, a full range of quantitative and qualitative consumer research services, online retail benchmarking and confidential management consultancy projects.
WDR is independent of any drinks producer, retailer or trade association.
WDR designed and delivered the WSTA Market Report, which is about to enter its 5th year.
Founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust is the largest global provider of qualifications in its field. WSET qualifications are formally recognised by the UK Government and have a strong reputation worldwide. Courses are currently available in 66 countries and in 19 languages. 61,452 people sat a WSET examination in the academic year ending 2015.
Wine & Spirit International is a family-owned company, founded by Dale Sklar in 1984. Dale is the 5th generation Sklar in the spirits business, & recently joined by Daughter, Tanya Sklar as 6th generation. The ethos from the mid 1800’s (in Russia) to now, has always focussed on speciality spirits and ‘family values’ of trust, transparency and integrity.
Over the generations, the family has managed world famous brands such as Stolichnaya, Cuervo, Bosca, Ouzo 12, J Wray & Nephew, Bruichladdich, Wyborowa, China State Wines & Spirits Monopoly, Turkish State Monopoly wines & Spirits,etc. Today, the business continues to develop the global portfolio as owners of brands such as Hapsburg Absinthe, Villa Lobos & Bambarria Tequila and Balkan 176° Vodka; and growing the export business, shipping to around 35 countries around the world.
Wine Australia is a trade marketing body focused on the promotion of Australian wine throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe with offices in America, Canada, Asia and Australia. Visit www.wineaustralia.com for more information or follow us on twitter @wine_australia or on facebook Aussie Wine.
The Wine Institute is an association of California wineries which protects and promotes the interests of the California wine industry and, through its international marketing programme, encourages the awareness and appreciation of its wines throughout the world. The UK office comprises UK Director John McLaren and Trade Marketing Manager Venla Freeman.
Wine Intelligence was founded in 2001 to help the global wine industry understand its markets and consumers better. The company conducts market research and strategy projects with trade and consumer respondents around the world and is now established as the world’s leading research-led insights, branding and marketing strategy consultancy for the wine sector.
In 2005 the company was named as one of the ten best start-up businesses in the UK in the HSBC Startup Stars Awards, and in 2009 was short-listed for International Business of the Year in the T-Mobile Fast Company Growth Awards. In December 2012 we were a finalist in the “Best Place to Work” category of the Market Research Society Awards.
Wines from Rioja is the UK office for the Consejo Regulador DOCa Rioja, the body responsible for upholding the quality and standard of the Rioja region, promotion of its wines, and defence of interests of the sector. The Wines from Rioja campaign is run by leading food and drink PR and marketing agency Phipps.
Wines of Chile is an organization committed to promoting the quality and image of Chilean wine throughout the world. It has offices in Santiago, London, and New York, as well as representatives in Canada, Brazil, Europe, and Asia. Wines of Chile also works closely with ProChile to develop and offer promotional and educational programs in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Wines of Chile’s 93 member wineries belong to Vinos de Chile and represent 90% of Chile’s bottled wine exports.
Wines of South Africa is a not for profit organisation which promotes the South African wine category in leading export markets.
Winetraders is a family company representing family companies. We seek out great value wines that offer a sense of both place and history. Our award-winning range from Italy, Spain and New Zealand reflects the passion of our growers. We make the fruits of their labour accessible to all.
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