Grape days out

Tesco's Wine Club Fairs will take place from 16-17 September and 7-8 October at the Royal Horticultural Halls, London and the Palace Hotel, Manchester. The event will include 250 wines, plus wine makers and celebrity masterclasses.

Distribution switch

Chilean producer Vistamar Wines is to move its UK distribution to New World specialist Discovery Wines from 1 September. The brand, previously distributed by Vinoceros, will still be available through independent retail and regional wholesale sectors.

Spirits in the high

A convenience store which took part in Blueprint's PLOD trials - where spirits are transferred from behind the counter to the drinks aisle and given security caps - has reported a 29% rise in sales. Jones Day and Night in Wiltshire was the subject of a Hot House makeover as part of the Landmark Wholesale Group's drive for improved store standards.