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Alsace wine sales hit 149.7m bottles

Published:  23 July, 2008

In 2007, sales of Alsace wines, all AOCs combined, reached 1 122 570 hl (149.7 million bottles).

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PLB strengthens beer division with new roles

Published:  23 July, 2008

PLB Group Ltd, one of the largest independent importers and distributors of beer and wine, has expanded its Beer Division with the creation of two new roles designed to aid the company's move into the branded product arena in both the On and Off-Trade.

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Connaught installs new 7,250 bottle capacity wine cellar

Published:  23 July, 2008

London's Connaught Hotel has installed a brand new 7,250 bottle capacity wine cellar as part of a 1 million expansion of its Mayfair address.

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Robotic barman serves beer at Selfridges

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Robotic barman - known as Mr Asahi - can serve ice-cold beer as draught pints, half pints and de-cap bottles of beer.

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UB Group wins US patent to market diet whisky and vodka

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vijay Mallya said at the London Business School (LBS) that his research centre in Bangalore has managed to convert the active ingredient found in an Indian fruit believed to fight obesity into liquid form.

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Absolut Machines campaign wins Cannes award

Published:  23 July, 2008

Last night (June 18), Absolut and its Absolut Machines campaign were awarded the gold prize at the 55th International Cannes Lions Advertising Festival.

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Mount Gay sets sail

Published:  23 July, 2008

Mount Gay Rum has announced a partnership with Classic Regattas.

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Russian Standard vodka names new marketing VP

Published:  23 July, 2008

Russian Standard Vodka has announced the appointment of Dmitry Shirshov as Vice President of Marketing & Sales.

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Italian wine worth 40,000 stolen from Liberty

Published:  23 July, 2008

A considerable quantity of Italian fine worth 39,600 (50,000) was stolen from a Liberty Wines delivery truck on Monday evening, it has emerged.

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Brunello di Montalcino gets new chairman

Published:  23 July, 2008

Patrizio Cencioni is the new Chairman of the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Producers Association.

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Harpers hosts malt whisky webcast

Published:  23 July, 2008

Islay malt whisky Laphroaig is holding a webcast at 8pm on Wednesday June 18.

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World's most expensive champagne gets UK debut

Published:  23 July, 2008

Perrier-Jout, the prestige Cuve owned by Pernod Ricard, has announced its super champagne gift set will be coming to the UK.

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Diageo launches first Tanqueray gin ad campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo Great Britain (GB) will launch the first advertising campaign for its premium gin, Tanqueray, in the Great Britain market next month (July).

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Le Gavroche owner says wine was his second calling

Published:  23 July, 2008

Michael Roux, owner of the Michelin two-star Le Gavroche restaurant in London's West End has said if it were not for his passion for food he would like to have pursued a career in wine.

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Scottish alcohol plan will hit consumers, says WSTA

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consumers face further financial misery thanks to today's Scottish Executive's Alcohol and Health Action Plan, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned.

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Fine wine and internet sales favour Majestic figures

Published:  23 July, 2008

Majestic has posted strong profits today (June 16) with increasing sales of fine wine and online purchases driving results.

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InBev clarifies Anheuser-Busch offer after Modelo rumours

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stella Artois owner InBev has clarified its offer for Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch with a second letter of intent to its board of directors.

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Diageo invests in US Smirnoff bottling plant

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo is pushing ahead with an $18 million investment to expand its Plainfield technical and bottling facility despite the recent US economic downturn.

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Constellation offloads US wineries

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Brands has sold a number of its US wineries as increases focus on its key brands and looks to reduce its borrowings.

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Molson Coors makes two new strategic appointments

Published:  23 July, 2008

Molson Coors Brewing Company announced today the appointment of Peter Swinburn as President and Chief Executive Officer and Stewart Glendinning as Global Chief Financial Officer.

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