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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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Day 13 of Clare Valley Vintage - Riesling on the agenda

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. It's right about now during vintage that I start to realise just how much of my life is being taken over by grapes.

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Griffith Park producer reports record profits

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cockatoo Ridge (CKR), the Australian wine company which produces Griffith Park sparkling Ros, has released record profits.

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Asda cracks down on underage alcohol sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda will implement a series of new measures designed to curtail under-age sales of alcohol in its stores.

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Record Rioja sales in 2007

Published:  23 July, 2008

There were record sales of Rioja in 2007, new figures show.

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Henriques & Henriques Madeira John Cossart dies

Published:  23 July, 2008

John Cossart, chairman of Henriques & Henriques Madeira, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Day 12 of Clare Valley Vintage - Tempranillo emerging

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. Well it's official - sleep deprivation is a form of torture and a working vintage is no exception.

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SABMiller pulls out of S&N bid

Published:  23 July, 2008

US brewer SAB Miller has pulled out of negotiations for a buyout of Scottish & Newcastle in a move that is likely to leave the way clear for a Carlsberg and Heineken joint takeover.

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50% growth for Fairtrade wine in the UK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Despite sales of Fairtrade wine increasing by 51% in value to 19 million (AC Nielsen August 2007) and 47% in volume to 3.5m litres in 2007, the Fairtrade Foundation has claimed change is not happening quickly enough.

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Thresher to offload 200 stores

Published:  23 July, 2008

Thresher has announced around 200 of its underperforming stores are up for sale through Christie & Co.

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Tony Sharley, Banrock Station: Video interview

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers caught up with Tony Sharley, Manager at Banrock Station, at the Climate Change and Wine Conference 2008.

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Day 9 of Clare Valley Vintage - Shiraz looking promising

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks it's now exactly 6 mins until midnight and I'm due to start at Crabtree again in the morning at 6 am why am I still awake I ask??

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