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Scotland launches 10-year plan to tackle alcohol-related violence

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotland has launched a 10-year plan to combat crime related to its hardman' culture.

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Christmas Quiz

Published:  23 July, 2008

Handbags. Furniture polish. Disinfectant. Yes, it's time again to test your mettle - not to mention your memory and attention span - against the Harpers Christmas Quiz 2007.

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Constellation completes Fortune Brands acquisition

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Brands has purchased Fortune Brands' US wine portfolio for $885 million (440m).

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EU welcomes new spirits regulation

Published:  23 July, 2008

New regulations which set out clear definitions for all spirit drinks have been agreed on by the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament.

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Argiano appoints new UK distributor

Published:  23 July, 2008

Thorman Hunt has been appointed as the new UK distributor for Argiano.

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EU delighted' with compromise on wine reform

Published:  23 July, 2008

Mariann Fischer Boel, the EU agriculture minister, is delighted with the compromise reached on the wine reform talks.

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United Spirits to export wines to Europe

Published:  23 July, 2008

INDIA: United Spirits said it will begin exporting wines to Europe and the US from March 2008.

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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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