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FirstCape wine sponsors 2009 Lions Tour

Published:  23 July, 2008

South African wine label FirstCape has announced a new sponsorship deal with the British & Irish Lions team.

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WSTA launches guide on responsible alcohol sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has published a guide designed to aid trade members in practicing responsible alcohol retailing.

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Day 23 of Clare Valley Vintage - There's no Riesling with me

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. I think it's safe to say that after the last couple of days fine tuning juices - I've officially been Ries'ld.

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Double digit growth for Asian wine market

Published:  23 July, 2008

There will be growth of between 10-20% in the next five years within the Asian wine market.

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Rioja steps up 2008 marketing activity

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine producers from Rioja are ramping up their marketing strategy in 2008 with a generic consumer advertising campaign, a new Wines from Rioja corporate logo and a two-day tapas festival in London.

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Aussie wine exports fall

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine exports have fallen 5% in volume but bottled shipments are on the rise.

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Dr. Greg Jones, climatologist and viticulturist: Harpers TV interview

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dr Greg Jones, climatologist from the Southern Oregon University, spoke to Harpers in the latest of our series of interviews from Barcelona's Climate Change and Wine Conference 2008.

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Spanish ice wine approved by appellation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bodegas Gramona's Spanish ice wine wine venture has been endorsed by Do Peneds.

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Day 22 of Clare Valley Vintage -Cab Sav off to a scorcher

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. I think I have a new crush on Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Madonna buys Mayfair pub

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pop queen Madonna has bought her local pub, in Mayfair, London, for 2.5million.

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Francis Ford Coppola drives US wine sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

The glitz and glamour' of celebrity endorsed wine products are proving a retail hit stateside with such products gaining increasing popularity.

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SITT award presented to ViniPortugal

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 2008 Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) award has been presented to ViniPortugal.

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Bushmills targets 1m case sales by 2011

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bushmills, the Irish whiskey label owned by Diageo, is targeting sales of one million cases by 2011.

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Waitrose moves into English fizz production

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers.co.uk can exclusively reveal Waitrose plans to be the first UK retailer to plant vines in England and produce its own sparkling wine to hit the shelves in 2014.

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Amazon turns its hand to US wine sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Amazon, the online retail giant, is to expand into the US wine market with an enhanced selection of products.

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Retailers face stricter enforcement on alcohol sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

The government's review of the Licensing Act will mean retailers face a "two-strikes-and-you're-out" approach if they are caught selling alcohol to under-age teenagers.

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Scotch distillery to reopen after 20-year hiatus

Published:  23 July, 2008

A mothballed Scotch whisky distillery is to start production again after a 22-year gap, thanks to a 5million Dutch investment consortium.

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Business as usual at Plymouth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Plymouth Gin have released a statement claiming production at their Black Friars distillery has not been affected by a blaze last week.

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Day 19 of Clare Valle Vintage - Kerri's Shiraz babies

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. Sometimes I just need to pinch myself. I really am blessed to be a part of this wonderful Australian wine industry and to share in all of its great diversity.

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Bidding begins for Somerfield

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Co-operative Group and Asda are front-runners to buy Somerfield after both submitted bids for the whole business, according to yesterday's Sunday Times.

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