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Diageo secures distribution rights for Zacapa

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has secured a three-year deal to globally distribute and market the Zacapa rum brand.

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Japanese wine exported to EU for first time

Published:  23 July, 2008

Shizen 2006 has become the first Japanese wine to be imported into the European Union (EU).

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Austria plays host to Sauvignon Congress 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Graz, Austria will be the home of the World Sauvignon Congress 2008.

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92% of viewers consider Diageo responsible drinking campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo's recent Choices' advertising campaign made 92% of viewers consider the message of responsible drinking, new figures show.

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Winemaking waste could prevent tooth decay

Published:  23 July, 2008

Red wine grapes and pomace left behind after winemaking may help to prevent tooth decay, new research shows.

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Call for brake on spirits tax rises

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK's Gin and Vodka Association has called on the Chancellor not to touch spirits taxation with spiralling production costs hitting the industry.

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Bonfils buys James Herrick

Published:  23 July, 2008

Languedoc wine producer picks up Foster's James Herrick brand

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Call for tourism industry to promote Edinburgh and Glasgow as one

Published:  23 July, 2008

A Scottish organisation is searching for people in the tourism sector to help it boost collaboration between Edinburgh and Glasgow

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Foster's Wine Estates to conserve energy

Published:  23 July, 2008

Foster's to receive cash incentives for efficient use of electricity


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SWA chiefs call for better collaboration with Government

Published:  23 July, 2008

It is the job of both the industry and the Government to work together to promote a responsible drinking culture in Scotland.

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Origin Wines take on Orbital

Published:  23 July, 2008

South Africa's Origin Wines has beaten off more than 20 bidders for Orbital Wines.

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Diageo pulls out of Absolut race

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has bought a 50% stake in vodka brand Ketel One, in effect, ruling itself out of the race for Absolut.

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Australia prepared to lose no 1 spot

Published:  23 July, 2008

Leading figures in Australia have claimed its position as the UK market leader by volume and volume is not sustainable and is detrimental to its wine industry

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Asda to reduce own-label packaging

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda is to market its Green Rollbacks' scheme in the run-up to May, with promises that it will put all the money saved from its reduced product packaging towards keeping prices down.

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WSTA: Raising alcohol taxes will not solve problem drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has published its Budget submission arguing that higher alcohol taxes are not the key to solving problem drinking in the UK.

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Harpers TV interviews Angelo Gaja

Published:  23 July, 2008

Last week, Piedmontese winemaker Angelo Gaja conducted a master class seminar in London for armit.

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Angelo Gaja's Master Class: Video interview

Published:  23 July, 2008

Angelo Gaja, the famed Piedmontese winemaker, speaks to Harpers' Simon Ellis-Jones at his London master class in January in an exclusive interview brought to you in association with armit.

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Concha y Toro's net income doubles in 2007

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chile's largest wine producer Concha y Toro saw net income almost double in 2007.

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Mason's stance on South African regionality

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jo Mason, UK market manager of Wines of South Africa, has moved to set out the country's position on wine regionality.

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Nettlefold replaces Williams at Wine Industry Tasmania

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stuart Nettleford has taken over from Alison Williams as chief executive at Wine Industry Tasmania.

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