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Beam Global to push Canadian Club Whisky

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: Beam Global Spirits & Wine has unveiled its first national advertising campaign in the US for Canadian Club Whisky brand in nearly 20 years.

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Oregon changes strict wine laws

Published:  23 July, 2008

Oregon's Winegrowers Association (OWA) has claimed victory after petitioning its ruling body to relax its tough varietal laws.

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Scotland launches its first ever Alcohol Awareness Week

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailers, producers, and the Scottish Government are launching a range of activities this week (October 21-27) in a bid to promote more responsible attitudes to alcohol.

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Scientists identify alcohol damage gene

Published:  23 July, 2008

Researchers have discovered a gene that makes some people more prone to alcohol damage than others.

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Aspall to double in size

Published:  23 July, 2008

Aspall has announced plans to double the size of of its cider and vinegar business over the next five years.

The move will see the family-owned business redevelop its Debenham production site in Suffolk by tripling the speed of its bottling lines and increasing storage capacity for its premium range of ciders and vinegars.

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Threshers sells off 45 stores

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks retailer Thresher has put 45 of its stores up for sale.

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MPs and health bodies form anti-drinks lobby

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Leading health organisations are joining together to counter the influence of the drinks trade on government and to push for measures to curb binge drinking.

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Bordeaux harvest: day 13

Published:  23 July, 2008

With picking finished, Alexandra Martet at Chateau Lavison in Entre-Deux-Mers has now moved into the winery.

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Hennessy to auction Cognac Mathusalem

Published:  23 July, 2008

IRELAND: Hennessy to fly-in the world's first-ever Cognac Mathusalem to be auctioned at Roberto De Niro's Nobu restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin.

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Record number of visitors attend WoSA

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Record numbers of visitors attended Wines of South Africa's (WoSA) Mega tasting on October 8-9.

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Health group campaigns for ban on cheap supermarket deals

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) said banning cheap supermarket deals would help cut excessive drinking in Scotland

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Choppers fight frost in New Zealand

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand: 100 helicopters flew frost protection missions in the Marlborough's grape country on Thursday night in what wine growers say was one of the toughest frosts they have faced.

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Retailer takes wine by canal

Published:  23 July, 2008

This week Tesco has announced a move which will see more than 41 million bottles of wine transported by canal boat in the next year.

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New venue for Australia tastings

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine Australia has annnounced its 2008 annual tasting will move to Arsenal's Emirates stadium, London, and will take place over one day rather than two.

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New directive for Tesco wine suppliers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket giant Tesco is introducing new packaging requirements for its wine suppliers.

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Remy Cointreau reports 5.7% sales rise

Published:  23 July, 2008

FRANCE: French wines and spirits group Remy Cointreau reported a 5.7% rise in first-half sales and has reaffirmed it expected significant growth in full-year operating profit.

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Tesco launches retail-ready' packaging

Published:  23 July, 2008

The supermarket plans to roll-out 600 of its wines packed in 'retail-ready' packaging by February next year.

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Middle-class wine drinkers risk their health

Published:  23 July, 2008

Teenage binge-drinkers are not the only abusers of alcohol. A new study finds the middle-classes are also over-indulging

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Cloudy Bay spices it up

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand producer Cloudy Bay is to launch its 2004 Gewurztraminer via its online search facility, Cloudy Bay Locator.

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A third of UK Wine consumers choose Rioja

Published:  23 July, 2008

Rioja is the wine region most likely to convert consumer awareness into sales

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