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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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Stolichnaya vodka scores highly at BTI tasting

Published:  23 July, 2008

Russian Stolichnaya vodkas have taken a series of blind tasting honours from the US Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI).

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American wine regions regulations attacked by vintners

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 300-strong Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) organisation has attacked regulation proposals for American wine regions.

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Robertson new BRC Director General

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stephen Robertson has been announced as the new Director General of the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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All for one and one for all

Published:  23 July, 2008

There are not many hotels that can claim to have cleaners and receptions with WSET qualifications.

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December 10 biggest online shopping day

Published:  23 July, 2008

December 10 will be the biggest day for online sales in 2007 with 370 million being spent by consumers on the internet.

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Diageo backs Choice is Yours' campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has responded to criticism of its alcohol awareness The Choice is Yours' campaign.

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Rare Scotch whisky sells for $54,000

Published:  23 July, 2008

A bottle of whisky has sold for $54,000 (26,500) at a Christie's New York auction.

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Portman Group: Strict controls on alcohol advertising

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Portman Group has responded to Ed Balls' concerns over children's exposure to alcohol advertising.

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Threshers eyes Oddbins merger

Published:  23 July, 2008

A potential merger between Threshers and Oddbins may progress in an attempt to better control the competitive UK wine market.

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Bowmore Distillers hit by theft

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bowmore Distillers has seen 10,000 bottles of expensive stock stolen.

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Australia wine industry seeks to clarify Jago affair

Published:  23 July, 2008

Both Bruce Tyrrell and the Winemakers' Federation of Australia (WFA) have sought to clarify events surrounding a recent speech given by Dan Jago.

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Provence Wines sets up dedicated UK office

Published:  23 July, 2008

In a bid to develop its UK market presence, Provence Wines has opened a London office.

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WSTA: Tax on alcohol could alienate middle-classes

Published:  23 July, 2008

Significantly raising taxes on alcohol could alienate middle-class voters.

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