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CAWG takes on European wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) declares the state an "independent nation."



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InBev shamed for abusing buying power

Published:  23 July, 2008

Inbev is the latest firm to be named and shamed on the Forum of Private Business (FPB) website.

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Wine leads the way in UK forecasts

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine to grow significantly over the next four years but megabrands stunt price growth potential.

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Strong spirit sales help to push Pernod Ricard growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

A good performance in spirit sales, particularly at the top end, has helped Pernod Ricard achieve a 10% rise in organic growth during the first nine months of the 2006/7 financial year.

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Diageo faces tax investigation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Inquiry into the global drinks giant's tax affairs by South Korean government threatens its liquor licence.

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EU court rules against Sweden's alcohol restrictions

Published:  23 July, 2008

European Union's top court rules against Swedish law limiting the sale of alcohol.

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Australia to stop using Champagne name

Published:  23 July, 2008

The European Commission has struck a deal with Australia to stop its vintners from using names of widely-known European tipples such as Champagne or Port.

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Swiss Academy hopes to attract UK diploma students

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Austrian Wine Academy has set up a partnership with the Swiss wine research centre in Hochschule Wdenswil to offer the WSET diploma course.

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Chirac's cellar sold for 300,000

Published:  23 July, 2008

More than 350 bottles of fine wine collected by the former French president Jacques Chirac have been sold for 300,000.

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Win a year's supply of wine with D&D

Published:  23 July, 2008

As part of its new website launch, D&D Wines International is offering the chance to win a year's supply of wine.

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Government launches revised alcohol strategy

Published:  23 July, 2008

It is to undertake an independent review into price and promotions.

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Bordeaux tutor wins AWE Bursary

Published:  23 July, 2008

CIVB tutor in Bordeaux Michael Arditti has been rewarded with the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) bursary.

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Online guide to essential packaging advice

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailers can keep up with packaging reduction commitments thanks to a new online guide from WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme).

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Beefeater plans charity cycle ride

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks trade charity The Benevolent is set to benefit from the first London-to-Brighton fundraising cycle ride organised by Beefeater Gin on June 18.

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Whyte & Mackay to sell in India

Published:  23 July, 2008

Indian tycoon targets premium brands at upmarket hotels.

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Alcohol ban on children's sports kits

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks industry agree to remove alcohol branding from replica kits sold to children.

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Austria aims to be world leader

Published:  23 July, 2008

Austrian wants to be the world's leading organic wine producer.

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Thresher Group sold for undisclosed sum

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consortium led by private equity and pension investor Edmund Truell picks up the struggling chain.

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MPs to debate responsible drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

MP groups are set to debate the development of the Drinkaware Trust.

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South Africa to take wines outdoors

Published:  23 July, 2008

South Africa is stepping up its consumer campaign in a bid to reposition the country's wines.

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