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Fairtrade awareness rises with consumers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Seven out of ten consumers now recognise the Fairtrade logo, according to new research from the Fairtrade Foundation. The figure is up from 57% in 2007.

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China will be leading wine producer by 2058

Published:  23 July, 2008

China will come to the fore in the next half-century and emerge as the leading wine producing country.

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Wine and Champagne to emerge in UK on-trade

Published:  23 July, 2008

Opportunity knocks for Champagne and sparkling wine categories in the UK's pubs, bars and restaurants.

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French Champagne house buys Californian vineyards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Independent French Champagne house Louis Roederer has announced its purchase of prime Pinot Noir Vineyards in California's Anderson Valley.

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Diageo's new Dublin brewery spells closures

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo's 650 million (250m) investment in a new Irish brewing centre will be the company's largest in its ten-year history but will be accompanied by closures and redundancies elsewhere in the business.

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Health warnings on alcohol will receive "lukewarm reception"

Published:  23 July, 2008

Health warnings on alcoholic drinks will receive only a "lukewarm reception, with men in particular considering them a "waste of time," new Mintel research reveals.

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London Mayor bans booze on public transport

Published:  23 July, 2008

Boris Johnson, the newly elected Mayor of London, has announced the banning of alcohol on the capital's transport network from June 1 2008.

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2008 Drambuie Pursuit: Video Report

Published:  23 July, 2008

The annual Drambuie Pursuit across the Scottish highlands has been won by a US team.

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E&J Gallo capitalises on UK ros growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

E&J Gallo is to invest 2.5million on TV and point of sale in a bid to capitalise on the strong ros growth in the UK market.


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Diageo third quarter sales up 7%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has seen net sales grow by 7% in the nine-month period ending March 31 2008.

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706,000 bonus for Morrisons chief

Published:  23 July, 2008

Marc Bolland, the Morrisons chief executive, pocketed a bonus of 706,000 last year, according to the company's annual report.

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Whisky attraction gets revamp

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Scotch Whisky Experience, the visitor attraction situated on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, is to undergo a 2 million expansion.

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Supermarkets ditch Bogofs

Published:  23 July, 2008

Thousands of buy-one-get-one-free deals are being axed by Britain's leading supermarket chains as high street shoppers hit by the credit crunch tighten their belts and reduce their weekly grocery bills, a new report showed yesterday.

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US fine wine industry to suffer slump in 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Despite a positive overall picture in the US wine industry, sales of fine wine are set to slump as we move into 2008.

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Wine overtakes beer in German drinks market

Published:  23 July, 2008

Germany has traditionally been one of the world's biggest beer consumers but a new report has shown wine is now coming to the fore in the country's drinks market.

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Australian wine exports drop again

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Australian wine industry has seen exports drop in volume and value for the second consecutive month.

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Beam Global Spirits & Wine streamlines supply chain

Published:  23 July, 2008

Beam Global Spirits & Wine (BGSW) has selected logistics firm Paxonix to automate and streamline its global packaging processes.

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Single malt sales up 34% at Bruichladdich

Published:  23 July, 2008

Independent Islay-based whisky producer Bruichladdich has reported strong figures for the year ending 2007.

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Blues Brother wins award with icewine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dan Aykroyd, the Canadian former Saturday Night Live comedian and Blues Brothers star, has won an award for his icewine.

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Wine export revenues hit new high

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand wine exports revenues reach a record high of NZ$766 million (300m) - up 16% on the year before.

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