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Campari goes X-Rated

Published:  23 July, 2008

Italian drinks producer Gruppo Campari has acquired X-Rated liqueur and vodka brands for $40m (19.52m).

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MPs call for lower drink drive limit for young people

Published:  23 July, 2008

MPs in the UK are calling for young drivers to be banned from drinking any alcohol before driving.

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Rhne still out in front

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ctes du Rhne is still the top-selling French AOC in the UK, according to latest statistics.

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McGuigan signs distribution deal with Groupe LFE

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine producer McGuigan Simeon Wines has confirmed a new strategic partnership with Holland's second largest wine importer/distributor, Groupe LFE.

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Fine Gael calls for total ban on drinks advertising

Published:  23 July, 2008

The United Ireland party, Fine Gael wants a ban on drinks advertising because it is worsening alcohol problems, and is costing the country nearly 3billion a year.

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Diageo appoints new chairman

Published:  23 July, 2008

Lord Blyth of Rowington to step down after eight years in the role

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Rmy Cointreau reports first-quarter sales rise

Published:  23 July, 2008

French wine and spirits group Rmy Cointreau has reported a 6.5% rise in first-quarter sales.

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Wine disadvantaged by Swedish tax rates

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sweden's different tax rates for beer and wine are in breach of EU law.

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Qatari bids for Sainsbury

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's has confirmed it had received two preliminary bid approaches from Qatari investment group Delta Two.

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Balti wines secures cricket sponsorship

Published:  23 July, 2008

Family-owned Balti Wines is to become a sponsor at the England v India cricket one-day internationals later this year.

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EU drops WTO probe into Indian import duties

Published:  23 July, 2008

The European Union has dropped a World Trade Organisation investigation into Indian import duties.

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E&J Gallo signs up new Swedish distributer

Published:  23 July, 2008

California-based E&J Gallo signs import and distribution contract with Spendrups Vin.




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Diageo to build major distillery in Scotland

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo lodges planning application for the first new major distillery to be built in Scotland in 30 years.

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WSET students top 20,000 mark

Published:  23 July, 2008

The number of students studying for a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) exam has hit the 20,000 mark for the first time.

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Bordeaux joins World Heritage list

Published:  23 July, 2008

The city of Bordeaux has been named a Unesco World Heritage site.

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Anjou aims to shake-off "pass" image

Published:  23 July, 2008

Despite the ros sales boom, the Loire's biggest producer of ros, Anjou, has seen its UK sales fall 13% by volume in the past year.

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New advisor for WSTA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has appointed Jo McDonald as its Policy Advisor.

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Your chance to buy wine and spirit souvenirs

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new website is offering branded merchandise from drinks companies.

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Chilean winery offsets carbon emissions

Published:  23 July, 2008

Via Ventisquero in Chile is the first winery in the country to offset its CO2 emissions.

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Jacob's Creek/Gallo lead the way in brand recognition

Published:  23 July, 2008

The two wine brands with the highest level of consumer awareness are Jacob's Creek and E&J Gallo.

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