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Yalumba wins green award

Published:  23 July, 2008

Barossa winery Yalumba was awarded the International Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice (Australia and New Zealand) from the House of Commons.

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Fortune sells off wine business to Constellation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Fortune Brands, which owns Beam Global Spirits and Wine, has sold off its wine business to Constellation Brands for a reported US$885 million (428.3m).

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St Pancras champagne bar opens tomorrow

Published:  23 July, 2008

Europe's longest champagne bar opens for business tomorrow (November 14th) at St Pancras International station.

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Constellation consolidates winemaking and packaging

Published:  23 July, 2008
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European medical chiefs to set up an anti-alcohol charter

Published:  23 July, 2008

Senior medical chiefs from the UK and across Europe are to meet tomorrow to agree and produce a charter that it hopes will form a springboard to "reduce the harm caused by alcohol to Europe".

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Drinks industry challenges alcohol lobby group

Published:  23 July, 2008

The five main drinks industry trade associations have written to the Alcohol Health Alliance, a 21-strong health lobby group, calling on them to back up their allegations with hard facts.

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Fine wine helps Majestic sales growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Majestic Wine has sailed through a difficult trading period with its overall sales up 2.4% for the first half of the year.

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Musar strike UK deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Lebanese producer Chateau Musar will de-list its entire Cuve range from the UK market and launch a new label with Constellation-owned Matthew Clark.

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WSTA says new Alcohol Health Alliance is "mis-directed"

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jeremy Beadles, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, has said the new Alcohol Health Alliance, officially launched today, calling for tougher measures to curb the level of drinking in the UK is "mis-directed".

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Terroir is not a myth, says new research

Published:  23 July, 2008

If you needed prove that the concept of terroir exists then wine academic, Angela Bauer, believes she has proved the theory beyond doubt at a presentation given to the Riesling Fellowship at the German Embassy in London last night (November 7).

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Oddbins slides further into debt

Published:  23 July, 2008

Oddbins' fell even deeper into the red last year with pre-tax losses rising from 3m to 8.7 million.

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Ctes du Rhne launches London advertising campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

FRANCE: Ctes du Rhne Wines is investing 250,000 to promote its wines in London.


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Ricard to step down

Published:  23 July, 2008

Patrick Ricard, who heads up drinks giant Pernod Ricard has announced he will step down from his executive duties in November 2008 and has called for Pierre Pringuet to replace him.

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Ian Macleod launches six Isles Island advertising campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ian Macleod Distillers spends a five figure sum to advertise its Six Isles Island blended malt Scotch whisky.

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Australian wine exports boosted by UK surge

Published:  23 July, 2008

A surge in exports to the United Kingdom has underpinned a new 12-month record for Australian wine exports.

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Champagne group sales up 15%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Group Laurent-Perrier has announced its first half sales have risen 15% compared with the same period last year.

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Bordeaux 2007 vintage: day 34

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Bordelais have entered the winery, and it's now fingers crossed for the malolactic fermentation

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Waitrose triumphs at IWSC awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket group Waitrose won both the wine buyer and spirits buyer of the year awards at last night's IWSC awards ceremony.

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Government likely to announce 9pm watershed ad ban

Published:  23 July, 2008

Prime minister Gordon Brown is believed to be plotting to announce a statutory 9pm-watershed blanket ban on food and alcohol advertising later this year.

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RidgeView Sparkling wines wins top gastronomic award

Published:  23 July, 2008

RidgeView Merret Sparkling Wines have been named as the product that has done the most for gastronomy in the last 12 months by the British Academy of Gastronomes.

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