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New Zealand Wine Fund sold

Published:  11 August, 2009

One of New Zealand's largest wine producing companies has been sold to an American business.

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Wines in the press - August 7 - 9

Published:  10 August, 2009

The Guardian

Victoria Moore is talking about chilling light reds. " A good, light red that has been chilled for half an hour in the fridge is not only refreshing and joyful, it also possesses substance and intrigue that holds your attention beyond the first glass," she says.

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Spanish wine exports fall in May

Published:  10 August, 2009

Spanish wine exports fell by around 11% in value and volume terms in May, according to figures released by the Spanish Tax Agency.

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Laithwaites and Amorim launch cork re-cycling project

Published:  10 August, 2009

Laithwaites Wines has joined forces with Amorim, to launch a cork re-cycling project across ten of its stores.

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Diageo backs state's proxy purchase drive ban

Published:  10 August, 2009

Diageo has backed a proposal in the US state of Michigan to ban adults from driving if they are found to have bought alcohol on behalf of anyone under the legal drinking age.

 

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First premium Pinot for Ventisquero

Published:  10 August, 2009

Chilean winemaker Viña Ventisquero has launched its first premium Pinot Noir, under the brand name Herú.

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Cellar acquisition for Gosset

Published:  09 August, 2009

Champagne house Gosset is to move its headquarters to newly-acquired premises in Epernay.

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Ty Nant firm takes Viru stake

Published:  09 August, 2009

The Italian owner of Ty Nant spring water has bought a stake in the British owner of an Estonian beer brand.

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Casillero del Diablo add 50cl bottles to its portfolio

Published:  07 August, 2009

For those who are consuming and spending less in the recession, and responsible drinking at the forefront of the trade debate, Casillero del Diablo has launched a range of 50cl bottles to its portfolio.

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Quilon gets Wine Spectator approval

Published:  07 August, 2009


Michelin-starred south Indian restaurant, Quilon, has picked up an Award of Excellence from American wine bible the Wine Spectator for its 128-bin wine list.

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Campari says market conditions easing

Published:  06 August, 2009

The Italian drinks group Campari says economic conditions eased in the second quarter of the year leading to a 2.5% organic sales growth to €441.8 million, for the half-year to June 30.

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Local brews buck the recession

Published:  06 August, 2009

Sales of locally-produced ales are soaring in the on-trade, according to the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).

 

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Cocktail push for Licor 43

Published:  06 August, 2009

The Spanish liqueur brand Licor 43 is embarking on an on-trade push in the UK market with a cocktail booklet featuring the drink in 43 recipes.

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Berberana launches Carta de Plata

Published:  05 August, 2009

Berberana has added Carta de Plata to its portfolio - a new mid-priced 'popular premium' wine.

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Currency changes knock Zubrowka producer

Published:  05 August, 2009

Zubrowka vodka producer CEDC saw net profit fall by 18% in the three months to June 30, driven primarily by adverse currency movements.

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Cost savings boost Carlsberg profits

Published:  05 August, 2009

Improved efficiencies helped Danish brewer Carlsberg post a 26% increase in like-for-like operating profit in the first six months of 2009.

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Bibendum picks up Roux

Published:  04 August, 2009

Bibendum has bolstered its Burgundy portfolio with the addition of St-Aubin-based firm, Domaine Roux Père et Fils.

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W&M consults on job cuts

Published:  04 August, 2009

Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay is undertaking a "major review" of its operations which it says could lead to the loss of 85 jobs in Scotland.

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Arniston Bay moves distribution to Percy Fox

Published:  04 August, 2009

Arniston Bay has moved its distribution to Percy Fox following the end of Ehrmanns' partnership with the Company of Wine People and its buy out by Global Vintners.

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Balvenie in link with Slow Food

Published:  04 August, 2009

The Balvenie has become the first Scotch whisky producer to become a supporting member of the Slow Food organisation.

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