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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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SA's national vineyard set aside for conservation

Published:  23 July, 2008

South Africa's Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) plans to put 50,000 hectares (ha) aside for conservation by the end of the decade.

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Harpers launches independent merchant survey

Published:  23 July, 2008

National importers and brand owners should increasingly target the growing independent wine merchant, delegates heard at LIWSF.

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Cleanskins arrive in UK

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Australian phenomena of 'cleanskin' wines has been launched in the UK.

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Tesco to go green

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket giant Tesco has claimed the wine trade "needed a fundamental change in thinking" as it announced major plans to reduce its carbon emissions.

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Wine packaging confuses customers

Published:  23 July, 2008

A large majority of UK consumers do not know what constitutes organic, Fairtrade and bio-dynamic wines, according to Wine Intelligence (WI) research in association with Harpers.









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Famous Grouse extends visitor centre

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotch producer The Famous Grouse has improved its tourism facilities by opening up a room previously closed to the public.

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