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Chirac's cellar sold for 300,000

Published:  23 July, 2008

More than 350 bottles of fine wine collected by the former French president Jacques Chirac have been sold for 300,000.

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Win a year's supply of wine with D&D

Published:  23 July, 2008

As part of its new website launch, D&D Wines International is offering the chance to win a year's supply of wine.

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Government launches revised alcohol strategy

Published:  23 July, 2008

It is to undertake an independent review into price and promotions.

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Bordeaux tutor wins AWE Bursary

Published:  23 July, 2008

CIVB tutor in Bordeaux Michael Arditti has been rewarded with the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) bursary.

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Online guide to essential packaging advice

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailers can keep up with packaging reduction commitments thanks to a new online guide from WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).

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Beefeater plans charity cycle ride

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks trade charity The Benevolent is set to benefit from the first London-to-Brighton fundraising cycle ride organised by Beefeater Gin on June 18.

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Whyte & Mackay to sell in India

Published:  23 July, 2008

Indian tycoon targets premium brands at upmarket hotels.

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Alcohol ban on children's sports kits

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks industry agree to remove alcohol branding from replica kits sold to children.

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Austria aims to be world leader

Published:  23 July, 2008

Austrian wants to be the world's leading organic wine producer.

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Thresher Group sold for undisclosed sum

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consortium led by private equity and pension investor Edmund Truell picks up the struggling chain.

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MPs to debate responsible drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

MP groups are set to debate the development of the Drinkaware Trust.

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South Africa to take wines outdoors

Published:  23 July, 2008

South Africa is stepping up its consumer campaign in a bid to reposition the country's wines.

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V&S joins Chinese baijiu revolution

Published:  23 July, 2008

Swedish company Vin & Spirit (V&S), owners of Absolut vodka, is the latest business to invest in the baijiu market in China, following Diageo and LVMH.

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Wine travel website launched

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine writer and educator Wink Lorch has launched a new website containing 40 guides for travelling through French wine regions, with contributions from writers such as Tom Stevenson and Rosemary George MW.

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New insurance package for on-trade outlets

Published:  23 July, 2008

London-based small company insurer Brighter Business has launched a dedicated package for the hospitality industry.

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Wine awards seek new talent

Published:  23 July, 2008

The prestigious Young Wine Writer annual award 2007 has been launched.

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Wine lovers find their match online

Published:  23 July, 2008

Single wine lovers can find their ideal match by drinking from a new French wine range.

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FDG sales up by a third

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Food & Drink Group (FDG), owners of Henry J Bean's and Jamies wine bars, said its half-year underlying pre-tax profits are up by nearly a third.

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Alcohol labels to carry unit warnings

Published:  23 July, 2008

The government is to introduce voluntary alcohol unit information on alcohol bottles by 2008.

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Government advises no alcohol during pregnancy

Published:  23 July, 2008

Department of Health's (DoH) new guidelines say one or two glasses of wine per week is unacceptable.

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