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Diageo closes Ketel One Vodka deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

World leading drinks producer, Diageo, has joined forces with The Notel Group forming a new company.

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Low alcohol wines in vogue at LIWF

Published:  23 July, 2008

Low alcohol wines proved particularly popular at this year's London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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Sales boost for food and drink sector

Published:  23 July, 2008

The food and drink sector has witnessed a boost in sales despite slumping consumer confidence and eroding spending power.

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Scottish distilleries attract 1.2m visitors in 2007

Published:  23 July, 2008

Whisky tourism in Scotland is up, latest figures show.

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Budweiser gets Vietnam launch

Published:  23 July, 2008

Anheuser-Busch has released Budweiser in Vietnam through an import and distribution agreement with the Gannon Distribution Company.

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Boris finds secret cellar of Chateauneuf du Pape

Published:  23 July, 2008

New mayor of London Boris Johnson has discovered a secret wine cellar in City Hall stashed with over a hundred bottles of fine wine including several dozen Chateauneuf du Pape vintages.

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Diageo aims to unlock growth in spirits category

Published:  23 July, 2008

Leading drinks company Diageo GB is looking to raise its spirits after research revealed the "potential to unlock major growth within the UK spirits category".

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Wine-pages.com undergoes redesign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tom Cannavan's independent consumer website wine-pages.com has undergone a redesign.

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Morrisons sales rise again

Published:  23 July, 2008

Morrisons has continued its resurgence in the UK grocery retail market, reporting sales up by 8.6% in the first quarter of its financial year.

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Diageo receives regulatory approval for Ketel One deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Global drinks giant Diageo is to form a 50/50 Company with Nolet for Ketel One Vodka following regulatory approval.

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Everton FC heed Portman Group recommendation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Premier League football club Everton have decided all junior replica shirts and training range will not carry the name or logo of the club's alcohol sponsor, Chang.

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Roederer cellars Champagne bottles underwater

Published:  23 July, 2008

Established Champagne house Louis Roderer has announced it will be cellaring a number of bottles underwater off the coast of Mont Saint Michel in a test run.

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SWA sets out green approach for whisky industry

Published:  23 July, 2008

To mark EU Green Week (3-6 June 2008), the Scotch Whisky industry will set out its environmental best practice during a major conference in Brussels today (June 4).

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Winebow acquires Click Wine Group

Published:  23 July, 2008

Winebow, a leading US importer of Italian fine wines, has bought Click Wine Group.

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Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation appoints new board

Published:  23 July, 2008

The make-up of the new Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) Board has been announced by Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, The Hon Tony Burke.

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Morrisons implements Task 25 Scheme

Published:  23 July, 2008

Morrisons has implemented a Task 25' Scheme in a bid to prevent underage sales of alcohol.

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Montana winery recognised for sustainable approach

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand category driver, Montana, has announced that it has now been certified with the ISO 14000 international environmental standard, for all sites, three months ahead of schedule.

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Government sets out plan to tackle underage drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Government has introduced its Youth Alcohol Action Plan (YAAP) in its latest bid to tackle underage drinking.

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Record figures for LIWF and Distil 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Visitor figures to the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) and separate spirits event Distil were up 17% on 2007.

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Lion Nathan acquires Cumulus Wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Lion Nathan has acquired US wine importer Cumulus Wine extending the distribution network for its premium portfolio in the states.

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