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Spanish brand aims for massive growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK wine importer Thierry's will spend 150,000 on its El Prado range in a bid to make it one of the top five Spanish brands by 2009.

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Children's minister to announce youth action plan at WSTA conference

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Minister for Children is to outline the Government's upcoming Youth Alcohol Action Plan at the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) Spring Conference.

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UK top for Spanish wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK was the most important important export market for Spanish wines in terms of value in 2007.

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A Chile reception

Published:  23 July, 2008

The importance of the UK market to Chile's wine industry was reconfirmed at this year's Wines of Chile, attended by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.


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Balblair vintage history goes online

Published:  23 July, 2008

Inver House Distillers revamps its website to take whisky enthusiasts on a vintage journey of its Balblair Highland single malt Scotch whisky brand

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Hip-hop star moves into wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

A rapper is launching his own Californian wine brand.

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Irish merchant launches trainee scheme

Published:  23 July, 2008

A wine merchant has launched an initiative to find a trainee, Alan Sugar style.

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Drop in sales for Australians

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine exports fell 7% by volume to 737 million litres. Value declined by 2% to A$2.85 billion (1.32bn).

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Court victory for Scottish whisky

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed a Canadian Federal Court decision to refuse to register the Glen Breton' trademark, for a single malt whiskey produced in Canada.

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Lightweighting and bulk shipping findings to be unveiled

Published:  23 July, 2008

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) will unveil findings from its major Glassrite Wine project at the London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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Day 51 of Clare Valley Vintage - Spreading the word

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. If you're a subscriber to my own theory then you'll know that in any long lasting relationship there needs to be passion.

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Italian officials block shipment of Brunello di Montalcino wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

Italian officials have blocked the shipment of Brunello di Montalcino's wines.

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North West wine Specialist Award launches

Published:  23 July, 2008

Paul Boutinot , chairman of the North West Wines and Spirits Association (NWWSA) has launched the inagural North West Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year award.

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This Week: Wine from the 50s, Del Boy plays it cool at the bar and a yet another dubious Japanese whisky commercial

Published:  23 July, 2008

Lots to talk about this week in Harpers' YouTube and quirkies round-up

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Constellation buoyed by sales and acquisitions

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Brands, the world's biggest wine company, has generated record results for the fiscal year 2008 of the back of strong sale and acquisition activity.

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A Mini promotion from Beefeater

Published:  23 July, 2008

Beefeater gin will be beefing up its offering next month (May) with a limited edition gift pack and a promotional offer that will give consumers a chance to win a Union Jack Mini Cooper.

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Bordeaux 2007: Blog round-up

Published:  23 July, 2008

There are general murmurings around the industry at present as critics and press alike weigh up the strength (and weaknesses) of the 2007 Bordeaux vintage.

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Harpers partners with top US wine news site

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers.co.uk has been selected by a specialist US wine news website.

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Vranken-Pommery's champagne revenue up 7.3%

Published:  23 July, 2008

International champagne house Vranken-Pommery Monopole's saw double digit growth for its leading brands in 2007 with revenue from champagne up 7.3%.

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New master distiller for Jack Daniel's

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jeff Arnett has been named as the new master distiller at Jack Daniel's.

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