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MPs and health bodies form anti-drinks lobby

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Leading health organisations are joining together to counter the influence of the drinks trade on government and to push for measures to curb binge drinking.

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Bordeaux harvest: day 13

Published:  23 July, 2008

With picking finished, Alexandra Martet at Chateau Lavison in Entre-Deux-Mers has now moved into the winery.

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Hennessy to auction Cognac Mathusalem

Published:  23 July, 2008

IRELAND: Hennessy to fly-in the world's first-ever Cognac Mathusalem to be auctioned at Roberto De Niro's Nobu restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin.

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Record number of visitors attend WoSA

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Record numbers of visitors attended Wines of South Africa's (WoSA) Mega tasting on October 8-9.

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Health group campaigns for ban on cheap supermarket deals

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) said banning cheap supermarket deals would help cut excessive drinking in Scotland

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Choppers fight frost in New Zealand

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand: 100 helicopters flew frost protection missions in the Marlborough's grape country on Thursday night in what wine growers say was one of the toughest frosts they have faced.

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Retailer takes wine by canal

Published:  23 July, 2008

This week Tesco has announced a move which will see more than 41 million bottles of wine transported by canal boat in the next year.

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New venue for Australia tastings

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine Australia has annnounced its 2008 annual tasting will move to Arsenal's Emirates stadium, London, and will take place over one day rather than two.

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New directive for Tesco wine suppliers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket giant Tesco is introducing new packaging requirements for its wine suppliers.

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Remy Cointreau reports 5.7% sales rise

Published:  23 July, 2008

FRANCE: French wines and spirits group Remy Cointreau reported a 5.7% rise in first-half sales and has reaffirmed it expected significant growth in full-year operating profit.

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Tesco launches retail-ready' packaging

Published:  23 July, 2008

The supermarket plans to roll-out 600 of its wines packed in 'retail-ready' packaging by February next year.

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Middle-class wine drinkers risk their health

Published:  23 July, 2008

Teenage binge-drinkers are not the only abusers of alcohol. A new study finds the middle-classes are also over-indulging

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Cloudy Bay spices it up

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand producer Cloudy Bay is to launch its 2004 Gewurztraminer via its online search facility, Cloudy Bay Locator.

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A third of UK Wine consumers choose Rioja

Published:  23 July, 2008

Rioja is the wine region most likely to convert consumer awareness into sales

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Legal drinking age should be lowered

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Lowering the legal drinking age could help tackle the country's binge culture

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Drinks companies back Fairtrade in 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Leading retailers and drinks companies will take part in Fairtrade fortnight in February 2008, which will be entitled Change Today. Choose Fairtrade.

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Bordeaux harvest: day 12

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alexandra Martet from Chateau Lavison, Entre-Deux-Mers has at last concluded the harvest, and all the evidence suggests it's not as bad as she first feared.

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Alcohol abuse on the rise

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alcohol-related hospital admissions have risen sharply in the past five years, new figures show.

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British supermarkets not green enough

Published:  23 July, 2008

New survey says supermarkets are showing signs of becoming environmentally friendly but have not yet gone far enough.

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Chilean wines show strong growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wines of Chile is to focus on Sauvignon Blanc and Ros - the two fastest growing sectors of the UK wine market - at its annual trade tastings to be held in Manchester and London this week.


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