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Wines in the press -October 9-11

Published:  12 October, 2009

The Guardian

Victoria Moore says customers she has spoken to in supermarkets say they buy wine there because specialist shops are too expensive and they feel out of their league.

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Edrington Group launches Black Grouse in India

Published:  09 October, 2009

The Edrington Group has launched its premium brand Black Grouse into the growing Indian spirits market.

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Penderyn named one of the best whiskies in the world

Published:  09 October, 2009

Welsh single malt whisky Penderyn, has been named one of the best whiskies in the world.

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C&C profits drop but Magners turns corner

Published:  08 October, 2009

Magners owner C&C Group saw profits decline in the six months to Aug 31 in the face of an increasingly cluttered cider market and trade destocking in spirits.

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Tory government to introduce new taxes on alcohol

Published:  08 October, 2009

A Tory government will increase taxes on low price alcohol and crackdown on late-night licensing to stop teenagers getting drunk "quickly and cheaply".

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Edrington Group uses algae to cut CO2 emissions

Published:  07 October, 2009

The Edrington Group's Glenturret Distillery is the first distillery to trial an oil-producing algae to help cut carbon dioxide emissions.

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Threshers acting chief executive resigns

Published:  06 October, 2009

First Quench Retailing's acting chief executive and financial director Martin Healy has resigned.

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Wines in the press October 2-4

Published:  06 October, 2009

The Guardian

Victoria Moore took two bottles and used them as a starting point for dinner, marshalling the food round the wine.

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Speyside Whisky Festival brings £1million to area

Published:  05 October, 2009

A record number of international visitors attended the Speyside Whisky Festival, helping to raise almost £1million for the area's economy.

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Harpers Design Awards 2010

Published:  02 October, 2009

Design is a key element for brand development and awareness. If you have recently re-designed or launched your drinks brand, enter the Harpers Wine & Spirit Design Awards and gain the recognition you deserve.

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New World brands team up to push 50cl size

Published:  02 October, 2009

New World producers Australian Vintage and Concha y Toro have formed a strategic partnership to drive growth of the 50cl category.

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Wine Cellar is forced into administration

Published:  02 October, 2009

The family owned company, Wine Cellar has gone into administration with the loss of 320 jobs.

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Guinness trials mid-strength

Published:  30 September, 2009

Diageo is to trial Guinness Mid-Strength in Scotland as a show of support for Scottish responsible drinking campaigns.

Granada wine gets official recognition

Published:  30 September, 2009

Granada has joined the ranks of Spanish Vinos de Calidad - the third quality tier in the country's wine hierarchy.

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Laroche and Jeanjean to merge

Published:  29 September, 2009

French wine producers Jeanjean and Laroche are merging to create a new company with a projected turnover of €200m.

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Casillero del Diablo in live Twitter wine and food matching event

Published:  29 September, 2009

Chilean wine producer, Casillero del Diablo, will host a food and wine challenge live on Twitter beginning at 12.50pm today.

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The Portman Group launches minimum-age campaign

Published:  28 September, 2009

The Portman Group has launched a campaign to reinforce the message that young adults have to be and look 25, to be able to advertise alcohol.

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BRC rejects call for minimum pricing on alcohol

Published:  28 September, 2009

Minimum alcohol pricing will penalise the majority of customers who are responsible drinkers by forcing up prices and reducing choice, according to the British Retail Consortium in response to the latest claims from the Royal College of Physicians.

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Educational campaign for Teacher's

Published:  28 September, 2009

A new educational campaign is being launched next month by Maxxium UK to promote its Teacher's whisky brand.

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New measures for wine sales

Published:  28 September, 2009

The government wants to give drinks retailers greater flexibility over the size of glasses in which they serve wine, spirits and beer.

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