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Wines in the Press: Dispatches, discount wines and why men now drink pink

Published:  30 September, 2008

Jonathan Ray takes issue with the recent Dispatches programme on the use of chemicals in wine production, Jancis Robinson looks at which wines are being hardest hit by the credit crunch and Jane MacQuitty gives her view on why wine investment is not such a good idea. Meanwhile, Joanna Simon tell us why real men should drink pink.

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Russian Standard Vodka partners with Maxim Media

Published:  29 September, 2008

Russian Standard Vodka has announced a multi-million dollar programme with Maxim Media, the largest men's lifestyle media brand in the US.

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InBev shareholders approve Anheuser-Busch takeover

Published:  29 September, 2008

InBev shareholders have "overwhelmingly" voted in favour of the brewer's bid to buy out US rival Anheuser-Busch.

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Stevens Garnier founder retires

Published:  29 September, 2008

Alastair Stevens, the founder of independent wine shippers Stevens Garnier Limited, is to retire from his role as chief executive after 32 years.

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Muslim man sues Tesco over alcohol

Published:  29 September, 2008

A Muslim man is suing Tesco for religious discrimination after he was asked to handle crates of alcohol in a warehouse.

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All Bar One launches new beer menu

Published:  26 September, 2008

All Bar One is launching a new beer menu, which will see Belgian brand Duvel Green arrive in the UK for the first time on draught.

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Paxton's to launch biodynamic range in UK

Published:  26 September, 2008

Australian winery Paxton will launch a range of seven biodynamic wines to the independent sector this autumn.

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S&N UK makes key off-trade marketing appointment

Published:  26 September, 2008

Scottish & Newcastle UK (S&N UK) has promoted its head of category marketing, Shaun Heyes, to the role of head of customer marketing for the off-trade. Heyes will also continue in his role as head of category marketing.

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Waboomsrivier signs exclusive deal with Besós UK

Published:  26 September, 2008

Waboomsrivier Co-operative in South Africa has appointed Besós UK to exclusively represent the winery in the UK.

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Testing the publish date

Published:  26 September, 2008

Testing the Publisg Date

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Global Brands grows with Fullback acquisition

Published:  25 September, 2008

Global Brands (GLB) has snapped up North Yorkshire based importer Fullback Imports for an undisclosed sum, adding a range of premium European beer brands to its own growing portfolio.

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Courvoisier launches TV series to champion British food

Published:  25 September, 2008

Two members of Beam Global UK's exclusive online members club, Courvoisier The Future 500, are collaborating in a joint venture to produce six web TV shows about British food.

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ZGM appoints award winning winemaker

Published:  25 September, 2008

International wine producer ZGM has appointed award-winning winemaker Julian Grubb to its team.

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Co-op awarded chance to give fair-trade range a celebrity airing

Published:  25 September, 2008

The Co-op will showcase its fairtrade wines at this year's Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, as sole sponsor of the national TV awards show.

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Stock Spirits Group awarded 'Coolbrands' status

Published:  24 September, 2008

Central European spirits producer Stock Spirits Group says it has begun to achieve "widespread recognition" from independent industry experts across its expanding premium drinks portfolio.

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WFA welcomes bill to establish Australian trade measurement system

Published:  24 September, 2008

The Winemakers' Federation of Australia (WFA) has welcomed the introduction by the Australian Federal Government of a National Measurement Amendment Bill.

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French restaurant sector feeling pinch of the credit crunch

Published:  24 September, 2008

More than 3000 French restaurants and bars went bust in the first three months of 2008 and unions predict a "further rush of closures", according to a report in the Guardian today.

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De Bortoli makes bid to go organic

Published:  24 September, 2008

Australian winery De Bortoli is to embark on a major five point plan in a bid to make its wine production more environmentally friendly.

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Berry Bros & Christies shift £2.5 million worth of wine

Published:  24 September, 2008

Royal wine merchants Berry Bros has reported achieving "outstanding sales" in the past few weeks, despite the loom of the credit crunch.

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Genesis Wines appoints Tim Johns

Published:  24 September, 2008

Tim Johns has been appointed marketing executive at London wine merchants Genesis Wines.

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