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Kwik Save signs 18m deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

KPMG, the administrators of supermarket chain Kwik Save, say they have sold 56 of the firm's stores for 18m, saving about 600 jobs.

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WTO will still investigate India's import duty

Published:  23 July, 2008

The World Trade Organisation will continue its case against India - despite the country slashing its high import duty


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EU scheme to fast track through custom controls

Published:  23 July, 2008

New European Union scheme aims to simplify exporting and importing for businesses working within the 27 member states.

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Does Global Warming exist?

Published:  23 July, 2008

In truth it doesn't matter whether you believe global warming exists or not. Whether you think it's caused by anthropogenic carbon emissions, sun spot activity or a particularly flatulent haddock off Grimsby called Alan. What's really important is that this issue matters to voters.

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Inspirit to distribute Sagatiba in UK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cachaa producer Sagatiba has appointed drinks marketing agency inspirit brands as its exclusive UK distributor as of August 1.

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UK still the key market for Australia

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK is Australia's biggest wine export market in both volume and value, buying in 281 million litres of wine worth 415m.

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Chile overtakes Spain for first time in UK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sales of Chilean wine have exceeded those of Spain for the first time ever in the UK.

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United Wineries invests in Rueda

Published:  23 July, 2008

United Wineries has bought Vega de la Reina winery in the wine region of Rueda in a bid to strengthen is premium white wine offer.

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Rum producers seeks snap-happy sailors

Published:  23 July, 2008

Rum producer Mount Gay has called on sailing enthusiasts to share their memorable photos in the 2007 Red Cap contest.

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Constellation and Punch Taverns tie-up given go-ahead

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) gives consent to a tie-up between the UK's largest pub company and the world's largest wine merchant, Constellation Brands.

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Miguel Ros takes top prize at the Quality Drink Awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Miguel Torres Chile San Mdin Cabernet Sauvignon Ros 2006 won the most prestigious prize at the annual Quality Drink Awards 2007.

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EU attacks loss making winemakers

Published:  23 July, 2008

The EU yesterday proposed that 200,000 hectares of vineyards be grubbed up across Europe.

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Yvon Mau boss steps down after 35 years

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jean-Franois Mau, who has headed up Bordeaux ngociant Yvon Mau for 35 years, is to leave the company next month.

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Militant French winemakers step up violence

Published:  23 July, 2008

CRAV explodes bombs at a co-op headquarters in Languedoc Roussillon region.

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Vinexpo breaks 50,000 barrier

Published:  23 July, 2008

More than 50,000 people from 154 countries attended this year's Vinexpo wine fair in Bordeaux, a 3% rise on the previous event in 2005.

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Sweden to split Vin & Sprit

Published:  23 July, 2008

Makers of Absolut vodka faces the split

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Swedish online alcohol shops defy national tax board

Published:  23 July, 2008

Suppliers of online alcohol refuse to cooperate with Swedish tax authorities.

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Golfer Jim Furyk sponsored by Johnnie Walker

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pro-golfer Jim Furyk signs a three-year sponsorship deal with Diageo-owned Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker.

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India cuts duty on imported wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

India withdrew the additional customs duty on imported wines and spirits on Tuesday in an effort to resolve a dispute with the European Union and other leading trading partners over high duties on these items.

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New PM reshuffles ministers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Caroline Flint has lost her position as health minister after former chancellor of the exchequer, Gordon Brown became Prime Minister last week.

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