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Scotch distillery to reopen after 20-year hiatus

Published:  23 July, 2008

A mothballed Scotch whisky distillery is to start production again after a 22-year gap, thanks to a 5million Dutch investment consortium.

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Business as usual at Plymouth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Plymouth Gin have released a statement claiming production at their Black Friars distillery has not been affected by a blaze last week.

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Day 19 of Clare Valle Vintage - Kerri's Shiraz babies

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. Sometimes I just need to pinch myself. I really am blessed to be a part of this wonderful Australian wine industry and to share in all of its great diversity.

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Bidding begins for Somerfield

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Co-operative Group and Asda are front-runners to buy Somerfield after both submitted bids for the whole business, according to yesterday's Sunday Times.

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Australian producer calls in administrators

Published:  23 July, 2008

Western Australia's Palandri Wines has called in the administrators with millions of dollars of debt

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Day 21 of Clare Valley Vintage - The old vs the new

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. If my memory serves me correctly, the last vintage I was dragging hoses around in such a fashion was around 1998 and so ten years on I gotta tell you my body is asking a few questions.

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Nathie Johnston dies

Published:  23 July, 2008

Nathie Johnston, head of Bordeaux negociants Nathaniel Johnston & Fils, died at the weekend, aged 82.

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Majestic's How to retire within a year

Published:  23 July, 2008

Majestic chief operating officer Steve Lewis (pictured right) is to take over the post of chief executive, after the board announced that Tim How is to stand down from the position in the next year.

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Day 16 of Clare Valley Vintage - Nuturing grapes for the future

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. There really is something very special about being born on February the 29th.

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M&S extends international operations

Published:  23 July, 2008

Marks and Spencer Group has purchased a 50% stake in Marks & Spencer Marinopoulos BV, which runs 38 M&S stores in Switzerland, Greece and Balkan states, including Romania and Bulgaria for 50m (38m).

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Youngest MW joins Waitrose BWS team

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ken Mackay MW has joined the Waitrose wine buying team.

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Vanquish Wine: Harpers TV interview

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jimmy Metta and David Elghanayan, founders of Vanquish Wine, speak to Harpers' Simon Ellis-Jones about their boutique premium brand wine business.

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Day 15 of Clare Valley Vintage - Cab Sav is dark horse'

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. I can't seem to find my vinous/writing mojo today. It has been a long day and I've been waiting for a tanker to arrive to take some Riesling juice to McLaren Vale.

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Britons outdrink Russians

Published:  23 July, 2008

The British drink more heavily than the Russians, according to new statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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China drives Pernod Ricard sales growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

China was the most important contributer to Pernod Ricard sales results in the first half of the 2007/2008 financial year.

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Middle-aged women targeted in anti-drinks campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Professional middle-aged women are to become the prime target in a government-funded anti-alcohol campaign.

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Hong Kong chops wine duty

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine, beer and all other alcoholic drinks bar spirits are now exempt from Hong Kong duty rates.

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MEAS's alcohol and society conference completed

Published:  23 July, 2008

The fifth annual Alcohol and Society Conference organised by MEAS took place in Dublin yesterday.

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Sales of Port wine increase 4%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Port is making steady gains in the turbulent UK fortified wine market with a 4% volume increase and a 3% increase in value over the last 12 months.

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Johncox named new WaverleyTBS MD

Published:  23 July, 2008

Gordon Johncox has been named as the new managing director for Waverley TBS.

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