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Finalists announced at the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards

Published:  03 February, 2011

The judging panel for the first round of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards, has selected two finalists of each of the three categories.

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Pernod wins Havana Club battle in Spain

Published:  03 February, 2011

Pernod Ricard has claimed victory in a court hearing over the rights to the Havana Club rum brand name in the Spanish market.

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Bacardi gives cash to flood funds

Published:  03 February, 2011

Bacardi is to donate US$50,000 each to the disaster relief efforts in Australia and Brazil after recent flooding in the countries.

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Sterling hits three month high due to strong data

Published:  03 February, 2011

Sterling hit a three month high against the US dollar yesterday, touching $1.6232/£.

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The 'Best Wines of Tuscany' to showcase in March

Published:  02 February, 2011

The 'Best Wines of Tuscany' - a showcase of 960 of the region's top wines, is to come to London in March.

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Chris de Burgh to auction wine

Published:  02 February, 2011

Chris de Burgh is the latest celebrity to auction off his a selection of wines from his private collection ? expected to raise £200,000 next month.

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Pancho Campo attacks those who deny climate change as "outdated"

Published:  02 February, 2011

People who still "cast doubt on the existence of climate change are outdated" according to Pancho Campo MW, president of The Wine Academy of Spain and organiser of the World Congress on Climate Change and Wine in April.

 

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Trade in 'big trouble' over front-of-house staff shortage

Published:  02 February, 2011

The hospitality industry is in "big trouble" due to a shortage of front-of-house staff, says one of the stars of BBC Two's Michel Roux's Service programme.

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Sterling hits 11 week high against dollar

Published:  02 February, 2011

Sterling shrugged off last week's poor GDP and concerns over the situation in Egypt to hit an 11 week high against the US dollar of $1.6143/£1.

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Klein Constantia goes back to cork closures

Published:  01 February, 2011

Top South African vineyard Klein Constantia has decided to go back to using natural cork for its premier wine Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc - because of fears of the wine developing sulphide characters under screwcap.

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Asda's McKeon moves to Netto

Published:  01 February, 2011

Asda's BWS boss Adrian McKeon has moved to discount supermarket chain Netto after one year heading up the category.

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Constellation renamed Accolade Wines as sale finalised

Published:  01 February, 2011

Constellation has completed the sale of its Australian and European business to private equity firm Champ, and will be known as Accolade Wines from July 1.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with Southern Comfort

Published:  01 February, 2011

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands is urging publicans and bar owners to get into the true spirit of New Orleans with bespoke party kits.

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The Macallan to sponsor Royal Photographic Society awards ceremony

Published:  01 February, 2011

The Royal Photographic Society and The Macallan have announced a sponsorship deal in support of the annual Royal Photographic Society awards ceremony.

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Sterling boosted by prospect of tightening monetary policy

Published:  01 February, 2011

Sterling rose against the US dollar on Monday, boosted by a strong day for the euro.

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Wines in the press - February 28-30

Published:  01 February, 2011

The Guardian
The Chinese may be buying up the world's best Bordeaux, but is hard to think of a wine that's less suited to Chinese food, says Fiona Beckett.

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Treasury pulls support from Wine Australia

Published:  31 January, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has withdrawn its support from Wine Australia in the UK ? saying the body does not do enough to "promote and represent our total portfolio of brands".

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UK restaurants to offer deals via Facebook

Published:  31 January, 2011

UK restaurants, bars and shops willl now be able to showcase special offers through Facebook Deals, a new mobile phone discounting system.

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Greene King buys Cloverleaf for £56 million

Published:  31 January, 2011

Pub company Greene King has acquired the 12-strong pub restaurant chain Cloverleaf Restaurants for £56 million.

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Sterling steadied against euro after turbulent week

Published:  31 January, 2011

Sterling steadied against the euro at the end of a turbulent week for the UK economy and sterling's prospects.

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