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Darlington Wines bought by Champagne Indage

Published:  23 July, 2008

India's oldest winemaking company Champagne Indage Limited (CIL) has bought the assets for UK firm Darlington Wines.

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WSTA launches Responsible Drinkers Alliance

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jeremy Beadles, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), has announced the launch of a new website designed to give consumers a say in tackling alcohol-related harm.

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IWSC pairs with TastingBuddy for LIWF

Published:  23 July, 2008

Visitors to this year's London International Wine Fair (LIWF) will be able to easily pick out award-winners from the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Robert Mondavi dies aged 94

Published:  23 July, 2008

Robert Mondavi, the highly respected and pioneering Napa Valley Vintner, has died aged 94.

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Argentina reports strong growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sales of Argentine wine in the UK has increased more than 13% by volume and 16% by value in the past 12 months, according to the latest figures. But Wines of Argentina admits it will fail to reach its target of 3% UK market share by 2010.

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Harpers.co.uk launches new photo gallery

Published:  23 July, 2008

Week in Pictures is now open for viewing.

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Paragon rocked as second major director quits

Published:  23 July, 2008

Peter Williamson - known as "Slim" - is to follow Anthony Dee out of the door at London agent Paragon Vintners.

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Extra business rates plan worries retailers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailers have expressed concerns over Government plans to give more powers to local authorities to raise additional taxes from businesses.

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Ex Western Wines employee dies in car crash

Published:  23 July, 2008

Nicholas John Gretton, an ex-employee of Western Wines, has been killed in a car crash in Spain.

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Sainsbury's poised to reveal strong figures

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's is set for its thirteenth successive quarter of like-for-like growth, according to reports from the Sunday Telegraph.

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Smirnoff is world's top wine and spirits brand

Published:  23 July, 2008

Smirnoff has topped the list for the best 100 wine and spirits brands in the world.

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Constellation backs Banrock with 4m ad investment

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation has thrown its financial clout behind its eco-friendly Australian wine brand Banrock Station with a 4 million investment in a new advertising campaign.

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Sainsbury's posts strong results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's has reported strong profits results for year trading up to March 22 2008.

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WIRSPA hopes to make marque' at Distil

Published:  23 July, 2008

The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers' Association (WIRSPA) is using this year's inaugural Distil exhibition to launch its new Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) marque to the UK trade.

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Absolut Vodka launches TV campaign in UK: Video

Published:  23 July, 2008

Absolut Vodka has launched its first UK television advertising campaign.

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Cockspur Rum investment sees label facelift

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cockspur Fine Rum has updated its bottle label for the first time in over two decades as it brings the European brand in line with the North American market.

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Sainsbury's launches colour-coded wine guide

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's will be launching a new consumer-focussed colour-coded style guide for its wines at the same time it introduces new packaging for its own label wines in August.

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Stewart bolsters Asda's BWS team

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda is strengthening its beers, wines and spirits (BWS) team by the appointment of two new product development managers, in addition to building a new category development team focussing on the "customer vision for BWS".

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Sambuca looks for 40% growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cellar Trends aims to increase sales of its Luxardo sambuca by 40% in 2008 with an on-line marketing campaign.

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Fairtrade awareness rises with consumers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Seven out of ten consumers now recognise the Fairtrade logo, according to new research from the Fairtrade Foundation. The figure is up from 57% in 2007.

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