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Asda cleared of marketing vodka to children

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: The Portman Group has rejected a complaint that superstore ASDA, part of Walmart, was marketing a range of vodka-based drinks to children.

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Sainsbury's to meet Delta Two

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Sainsbury's and Delta Two are expected to meet later today as the two parties continue to discuss the Qatari investment fund's 600p a share offer for the retailer.

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Australian wine export market smashes through Aus$3bn mark

Published:  23 July, 2008

AUSTRALIA: Exports from Australia's wine industry have broken the A$3bn (1.28bn) barrier for the first time, latest figures show.

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German parliament changes wine law

Published:  23 July, 2008

GERMANY: Wine growing region gets a name change.

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UK Government to investigate pub ID scanners

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Government data protection watchdog to investigate pubs and clubs scanning and storing consumer's personal ID amid fears the practice could lead to identity fraud.

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Heatwave strikes Italy's wine production

Published:  23 July, 2008

ITALY: The country is facing a shortage of wine due to the unprecedented heatwave.

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Wine Intelligence revamps website

Published:  23 July, 2008

Research organisation Wine Intelligence has revamped its website.

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German premium wines outstripping supply

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK's thirst for German premium wines is steadily increasing, according to the latest figures from Wines of Germany.

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US Senate declares September National Bourbon Heritage month

Published:  23 July, 2008

The US senate for the state of Kentucky-Tennessee has declared September as National Bourbon Heritage month.'

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Macallan hopes for more exposure

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotch producer The Macallan has teamed up with a still-life photographer for its new print advertising campaign.

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Floods don't dampen Waitrose results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Waitrose has reported a 2.7% rise in sales for the first half despite bad weather in June and July.

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OFT denies involvement in Sainsbury takeover bid

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has denied being in any contact with Qatari investment group Delta Two regarding its potential bid for Sainsbury's.

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Turning words into action

Published:  23 July, 2008

We've heard where the retailers, the generics and the producers stand on the environment, but what about those tasked with representing the UK drinks industry to Westminster and the world at large?

The Green Debate throws the floor open to the sector's key trade bodies and their views on what we should be doing
to tackle the environment.

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Scotch distillery teams up with hotel chain

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotch whisky producer Tullibardine has teamed up with Macdonald Hotels to allow guests to sample the spirit at each of the company's 15 venues.

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New listings for Jacob's Creek tri-varietal range

Published:  23 July, 2008

The new Three Vines range from Australian producer Jacob's Creek has gained listings in a number of major multiples and on-trade outlets in the UK.

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Government studies social stock exchange

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK Government is looking into the feasibility of setting up a social stock exchange in which ethical companies can trade on.

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Fairview experiments with roto-barrel

Published:  23 July, 2008

A South African producer has devised a new system for making wines with better fruit, colour and tannin.

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American Airlines wins awards for the best in-flight wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

The American Airlines received accolades in two categories in the annual Wines on the Wing International Business Class Airline Wine Competition organised by Global Traveler magazine.

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Finalists for top London restaurants announced

Published:  23 July, 2008

The best 50 restaurants and bars in London have been named by Time Out magazine, for its 2007 Eating and Drinking Awards.

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Diageo welcomes plans for nutritional alcohol labels

Published:  23 July, 2008

USA: Diageo has welcomed the Department of the Treasury move to force the alcohol industry to put alcoholic content, serving sizes and nutritional information on all alcoholic drink packaging.

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