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InBev attempting takeover for under-valued price, says A-B

Published:  23 July, 2008

InBev's latest move in its takeover bid for Anheuser-Busch signifies an attempt to gain the company for an under-valued price.

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Glenglassaugh Distillery Company joins SWA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Glenglassaugh Distillery Company Ltd has announced its membership of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Concha y Toro saves 10,000 through WSTA procurement

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chilean winemaker Concha y Toro has saved 10,000 on stationery supplies through the help of WSTA (Wine and Spirits Trade Association) Procurement.

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New wine merchant in Manchester

Published:  23 July, 2008

Award-winning sommeliers and international wine judges Ben Stephenson and Mark Dent have opened an independent wine merchants in Manchester.

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Sainsbury's to close wine website

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's has announced it will be closing its wine website, www.sainsburyswine.co.uk.

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Retailers team with police for alcohol enforcement scheme

Published:  23 July, 2008

An alcohol enforcement project in Cambridgeshire, operated by leading retailers in conjunction with local police, trading standards officers and schools, is to be rolled out around the country.

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InBev looks to sidestep A-B board

Published:  23 July, 2008

InBev has announced it will file a preliminary consent solicitation statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to remove each member of the Anheuser-Busch(A-B) board of directors and provide A-B shareholders with a direct say in the proposed merger.

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Virgin Wines founder "removed from post"

Published:  23 July, 2008

Virgin Wines is refusing to comment on the departure of founder and chief executive Rowan Gormley, following an email Harpers received from the web-based wine retailer saying: "Rowan Gormley has been removed from the post of CEO at Virgin Wines with immediate effect."

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Trade Alert: Stratford's targeted by fraudster

Published:  23 July, 2008

A warning to the wine trade, producers and freight forwarders.

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Constellation invests in legend of Mondavi

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Europe is investing heavily in its Robert Mondavi brand to further develop its premium Californian offering and add value to the Californian category.

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Wine Australia outsources UK PR

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine Australia has appointed Lindsay May PR to handle its UK media relations, Harpers.co.uk has learnt.

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Glenmorangie expansion represents "ruthless" premium drive

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie's head of whisky creation and distilling, has told Harpers.co.uk the company's recently announced expansion plans represent a "ruthless" drive into the premium market.

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Budweiser's Vietnamese distributor expands

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Gannon Group, which distributes Anheuser-Busch's premium lager Budweiser in Vietnam (see Harpers.co.uk June 9 2008), has announced details of a new brewery development near Ho Chi Minh City.

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Angela Mount to speak at Vines to Wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine consultant Angela Mount will be speaking at this year's Vines to Wines English festival in Kent.

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US wine sales mark solid start for Constellation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation, the world's largest wine company, has posted solid figures for its first quarter results.

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Champagne House flags up green intent

Published:  23 July, 2008

Champagne House Vranken-Pommery Monopole (VPM) has made clear its green intentions with the release of a new report.

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Strohwein returns to Mosel

Published:  23 July, 2008

After almost 40 years, the German authorities, are once again allowing the production of sweet, concentrated wines along the Mosel.

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InBev "remains committed" despite A-B rejection

Published:  23 July, 2008

InBev has announced its remains committed to seeing through its $46bn offer for Anheuser-Busch despite the Budweiser manufacturer's rejection last week.

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Thierry's boosts management structure

Published:  23 July, 2008

Thierry's has appointed Jeneve Williams in the newly-created role of winemaker and quality manager to strengthen its team.

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Pernod Ricard USA gets new CEO

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alain Barbet Promoted to Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard Americas.

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