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Pernod finalises 1bn Stolichnaya buyout

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard is looking to finalise a 1 billion purchase of the Russian vodka brand Stolichnaya.

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V&S opens new Absolut bottling plant

Published:  23 July, 2008

V&S Absolut Spirits has marked the opening of its new bottling plant in hus.

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ONS to reflect the 'nation's drinking habits'

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Office of National Statistics is to update methods to calculate alcohol consumption

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Saumur Champigny champions biodiversity

Published:  23 July, 2008

The first biodiversity project focused on one appellation has got underway in Saumur Champigny region.

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Supermarkets see on-wine' sales up

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarkets have increased their market share of wine sales through online activities.

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No more oak chips for Rioja

Published:  23 July, 2008

The use of oak chips in the Rioja winemaking process has been banned under newly endorsed industry bylaws.

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Marginal increase in SA wine crop

Published:  23 July, 2008

2008 will see marginal increases in the size of the South African wine harvest.

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Alcohol licence fee increases in Scotland

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scottish convenience stores could face a 667% increase in alcohol licensing fees under changes announced by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill earlier this week.

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Morrisons' Australian ros turns heads

Published:  23 July, 2008

An Australian sparkling wine sold by Morrisons for under five pounds has gained industry recognition.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific exhibition set for May

Published:  23 July, 2008

Hong Kong has been named as the venue for the 2008 Vinexpo Asia-Pacific conference.

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Govt relationship with the alcohol industry is vital'

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dealings between government and the drinks industry are vital in raising alcohol awareness, Nick Lawrence from the Department of Health (DoH) has said.

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Glenfiddich's 30-year-old whisky wins industry award

Published:  23 July, 2008

Glenfiddich has won the top accolade in the 2007 Whisky Merchants' Challenge Awards.

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Pascual satisfied with Rioja harvest

Published:  23 July, 2008

This year's final Rioja grape harvest is of a high quality, according to the Control Board President.

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Drinkaware launches targeted under 18s website

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new website targeted at reducing alcohol-related harm in teenagers was launched earlier today by The Drink Aware Trust (December 12).

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Boel signals change of heart on chaptalisation debate

Published:  23 July, 2008

Agricultural Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has hinted the EU is prepared to re-evaluate its stance on the chaptalisation debate (see Harpers exclusive - Dec 7 issue).

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Constellation Europe to boost supply chain

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Europe has appointed software firm RedPrairie to streamline and improve its supply chain activities.

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TNS: UK retail market continues upwards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Major UK retail outlets have seen year-on-year growth of 5%, new TNS Worldpanel figures show.

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Youth alcohol action plan will be published next year

Published:  23 July, 2008

Spring 2008 has been revealed as the release date for a youth alcohol action plan.

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Vin & Sprit auction formally announced

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Vin & Sprit (V&S) auction will be executed in the new year, according to the Swedish government.

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Delegat's predicts 20% revenue increase in 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand wine export firm Delegat's is predicting 20% revenue increases in 2008.

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