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Wines in the press, February 14-15

Published:  16 February, 2009

Our review of what the critics had to say in this weekend's national press

 

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Drinkaware to offer £1m in grants

Published:  13 February, 2009

The Drinkaware charity is hoping to challenge problem drinking at grassroots level with a new £1 million fund.

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Balvenie launches virtual whisky shelf

Published:  13 February, 2009

Whisky aficionados are being encouraged to create a virtual whisky shelf on the Balvenie website.

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Janneau launches new range

Published:  12 February, 2009

Janneau has launched a Single Distillery range of Armagnacs in the UK.

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Government inquiry launched into impact of duty on wine industry

Published:  12 February, 2009

A top government committee is to examine the impact of tax changes on the UK wine industry as part of a wide-ranging inquiry.

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Profits up but uncertain times ahead for Diageo

Published:  12 February, 2009

Diageo delivered a 6% growth in operating profit in the six months to Dec 31, but has warned of tougher times ahead.

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Molson Coors sees fourth quarter sales slump

Published:  11 February, 2009

North American brewing group Molson Coors saw falling beer sales in the last quarter of 2008, though sales for the full-year were ahead.

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New president for Napa Valley Vintners

Published:  10 February, 2009

Napa Valley Vintners has elected Paula Kornell as its new president of the board of directors.

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Johnnie Walker courts Asian couples

Published:  10 February, 2009

Johnnie Walker is targeting the Asian wedding market in the latest phase of marketing for its Black Label limited-edition centenary pack.

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Sovio awaits High Court decision

Published:  10 February, 2009

Sovio Wines has entered its second day in the High Court calling for the Food Standard Agency to drop a ban on its low alcohol wine.

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Bushfires show no mercy

Published:  10 February, 2009

Yarra valley winemakers are feeling the heat as bushfires rip through Victoria's vineyards.

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MPs rally to oppose beer tax

Published:  10 February, 2009

Over 100 MPs are to lobby government to cut a beer tax plan for April's budget.

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Wines in the Press Feb 7-8

Published:  10 February, 2009

A review of this weekend's reviews by the nation's wine critics

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Guinness glasses to display unit info

Published:  09 February, 2009

Guinness is to display alcohol unit information on half-a-million of its glasses.

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Novelli pubs close

Published:  09 February, 2009

Two pubs run by celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli have become the latest victims of recession.

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Glasshouse undergoes pre-pack administration

Published:  09 February, 2009

The 12-strong pub company run by Peter Linacre has undergone a pre-pack administration.

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Axe falls on Worrall Thompson restaurants

Published:  09 February, 2009

The chain of restaurants owned by celebrity chef Anthony Worrall Thompson has been forced to axe six outlets with the loss of 60 jobs.

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Thierry's take control in buyout

Published:  09 February, 2009

The UK's leading independent wine importer has taken full control of its business in a share buyout.

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UK distributor clinches port deal Claire Hu wine

Published:  09 February, 2009

One of the UK's leading importers of independent wine, beers and spirits has been appointed to distribute Delaforce's range of port.

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Champagne exports hit by UK downturn

Published:  08 February, 2009

Global Champagne sales fell by 4.8% last year, partly due to falling demand in the UK and US.

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