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Seven new MWs

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced seven students have become Masters of Wine (MW), including Sweden's first MW.

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Likely to go the distance

Published:  23 July, 2008

New World producers are becoming increasingly concerned that growing demand for locally produced goods and the raised debate over wine miles will soon hit their exports and presence in the UK? Joe Fattorini explores this new angle to the green agenda and the effect it might have on faraway winemaking regions.

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Another blow for C&C Group

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: C&C Group flags up yet another warning

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Children drinking over a bottle of wine a week

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Government study fuels cheap alcohol debate

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Scotland announces ban on alcohol promotions

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: The Scottish Executive is to ban a range of alcohol promotions in the off-trade under the Licensing Act

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Agencies bid for binge-drinking ads

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: The Government has shortlisted three agencies to create the "next generation" of anti-binge drinking ads targeted at 18- to 24-year-old binge drinkers and under-18s

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China targets illegal alcohol

Published:  23 July, 2008

CHINA: The country's top quality watchdog yesterday (September 5) began a 10-day crackdown on illegal alcohol production in four provinces, as a curtain raiser to a series of food safety and product quality inspections.

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Australian wine growers embrace the environment

Published:  23 July, 2008

AUSTRALIA: New survey shows how green the country's wine growers really are.

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Weather dampens French wine harvest

Published:  23 July, 2008

FRANCE: The country is bracing itself for one of the smallest grape harvests for 20 years

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Co-op consults on ethical policy

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: The Co-operative Group is to poll its four million members on the development of a food and drink ethical policy.

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Diageo to sell a million cases of Bushmills whisky by 2012

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: The world's biggest drinks company is to take on its rival Pernod Ricard' Jameson brand

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SA Government reviews regulation of the wine industry

Published:  23 July, 2008

AUSTRALIA: The South Australian Government has begun a review of how the SA wine industry is regulated.

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Origin opens UK office

Published:  23 July, 2008

South African wine supplier Origin Wine has set up a UK office.

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Britons hungry for organic food and drink

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Growing organic market threatened by higher prices and difficulties sourcing enough produce in Britain, the Soil Association has said.

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Italian wine harvest lowest for 50 years

Published:  23 July, 2008

ITALY: The country's 2007 wine production is expected to be one of the lowest in 50 years, totalling some 43.2 million hectolitres - 13% down on last year, experts said.

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EC votes for European-wide alcohol harm reduction strategy

Published:  23 July, 2008

BRUSSELS: MEPS overwhelmingly voted for a European Union strategy to support member states in reducing alcohol-related harm.

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United Spirits looks for premium vodka

Published:  23 July, 2008

INDIA: United Spirits, part of the UB Group, is on the look out for an international or home grown brand to add to its vodka portfolio.

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Shortage of bottle makers threatens wine and spirit importers

Published:  23 July, 2008

BRUSSELS: Wine and spirit importers call for EC intervention over shortage of bottles.

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Germany begins early wine harvest

Published:  23 July, 2008

GERMANY: The country's earliest harvest on record is expected to reap many rewards, the German Winegrowers Association said.

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Diageo's Johnnie Walker is star performer'

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Jonnie Walker whisky sales pass 15million-case milestone

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