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India hears calls for cohesion

Published:  23 March, 2009

The Indian wine industry must share research and educate the Indian consumer about wine if it is to survive.

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Wine importers urged to stall Indian investment

Published:  23 March, 2009

Foreign importers are being urged not to invest in the Indian wine market until at least 2010 or risk becoming "frustrated" and out of pocket.

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England set for first single malt whisky

Published:  23 March, 2009

England will have its first whisky release in December of this year, Harpers Wine and Spirit can reveal.

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West Eleven Cocktails launch new brand extensions

Published:  20 March, 2009

West Eleven Cocktails has re-launched its ready to drink cocktail range for the off trade by changing its bottle size and reducing its abv.

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Recession 'could help Champagne'

Published:  20 March, 2009

The recent fall in Champagne sales caused by the global financial crisis could help Champagne producers to balance their stocks, according to the head of the Union of Champagne Houses.

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Hallgarten Druitt announce new commercial director

Published:  19 March, 2009

Hallgarten Druitt has announced its new commercial director, Andrew Bewes.

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Berry Bros & Rudd release a Michael Jackson whisky

Published:  19 March, 2009

Berry Bros and Rudd have released a new limited edition whisky which has been created in honour of one of the industry's most respected professionals - Michael Jackson.

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France Under One Roof Claire Hu wine

Published:  18 March, 2009

More than 50 importers and producers will be exhibiting at the France Under One Roof tasting next Tuesday (March 24) at Lord's Cricket Ground between 10am and 5.30pm.

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France Under One Roof

Published:  18 March, 2009

More than 50 importers and producers will be exhibiting at the France Under One Roof tasting next Tuesday (March 24) at Lord's Cricket Ground between 10am and 5.30pm.

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Campari looks to Skyy for growth

Published:  18 March, 2009

Skyy vodka and the Aperol aperitif were among the brand highlights for Gruppo Campari, which posted organic sales growth of 2.7% in 2008, and saw net profit rise 1.1% to Euros 126.5 million.

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Blog 4: Mario Pablo Silva, managing director Vina Casa Silva

Published:  17 March, 2009

Blog number four from Mario Pablo Silva, managing director of Viña Casa Silva March 16 2009, Colchagua Valley, Chile

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Diageo Introduces New Pimm's Half Bottle

Published:  17 March, 2009

Diageo Great Britain is to introduce a new 35cl bottle of Pimm's and will put greater emphasis on the Pimm's "keggy" as part of its "Bring Home the Spirit of Summer," campaign.

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Rollout for Pimm's keg

Published:  17 March, 2009

Diageo GB is rolling out its pre-mixed keg version of Pimm's and lemonade tested in the on-trade last summer.

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En primeur over a barrel

Published:  17 March, 2009

British importers are threatening to turn their backs on Bordeaux blue chip claret this year following the "biggest impasse on pricing" in living memory.

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Thierry's to showcase producers

Published:  17 March, 2009

The UK's largest importer of French wines is preparing to showcase its key producers at this year's France Under One Roof tasting in London.

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Wines in the press, March 14-15

Published:  17 March, 2009


What our national wine critics had to say for the weekend of March 14-15

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Drinks chiefs meet Mandelson and Chancellor

Published:  17 March, 2009

The chairmen of the UK's major drinks industry trade associations have discussed the deepening crisis within the trade with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Business Secretary Lord Mandelson.

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Premium wines for Arniston

Published:  16 March, 2009

South African wine brand Arniston Bay has released a premium version on the UK market.

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Wine Relief raises £150,000

Published:  16 March, 2009

Wine Relief was boosted by £150,000 this year with a charity dinner, auction, wine sales and sponsored diet.

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Trade leaders meet Darling and Mandelson

Published:  16 March, 2009

The chairmen of the five leading drinks trade bodies held meetings with Chancellor Alistair Darling and Business Secretary Lord Mandelson on Monday, urging them to abandon the planned duty increase in April.

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