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Morrison profits rise 57%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket chain Morrison's has seen sales top the 6 billion mark, with profits also up by half.

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Vranken-Pommery acquires more land in Champagne

Published:  23 July, 2008

Having bought 21ha of Champagne vineyards in 2006, Vranken-Pommery Monopole has again extended its estates

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Drink absenteeism costs UK 2 billion

Published:  23 July, 2008

Four out of ten employers say that alcohol misuse is a major reason for workers taking days off, costing British industry 2 billion a year.

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South Australian wine body put on hold

Published:  23 July, 2008

A region-wide body to lobby on behalf of grape growers in the south of Australia has been postponed until 2008.

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New code means wine traced far quicker

Published:  23 July, 2008

An code that identifies items as small as an individual case of wine has been developed allowing producers and customs to track wine much faster between Australia and the UK.

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Head of Champagne Bollinger to step down

Published:  23 July, 2008

France: Ghislain de Montgolfier will be replaced by Bollinger's newly appointed md Jrme Philipon in 2008

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John Smith retires from PLB

Published:  23 July, 2008

PLB's managing director retires having been with company since its launch.

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Heat treatment tests on vines

Published:  23 July, 2008

A Chilean winery is experimenting with a machine, which blows 100C heat at 200km an hour on to the vines to control pests.

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Vinum tasting kicks off with 300 expected

Published:  23 July, 2008

Italian specialist Vinum's annual tasting has started in London's Whitehall, with around 300 visitors predicted to attend.

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Bordeaux is world's best-known wine region

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new survey has shown that Bordeaux is the best-known wine region in the world.

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Three Oceans Wine Company to target North America

Published:  23 July, 2008

Western Australia producer Palandri has teamed up with South Africa-based The Company of Wine People to set up a joint wine importing and marketing venture in North America.

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MW scholarship offered by Yalumba

Published:  23 July, 2008

MW students given the chance to win a trip to Australia

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Thierry Cabanne dies in car crash

Published:  23 July, 2008

Founder and chairman of Thierry's Wine Services, Thierry Cabanne, died in a car accident in the early hours of yesterday morning

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New tracking scheme for Aussie shipments

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine and Spirit companies have successfully trialled use of a unique identifier number to track and trace products moving between the UK and Australia.

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Italian police tackle wine fraud

Published:  23 July, 2008

Italian military police have qualified as sommeliers to sniff out wine fraud.

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London's diners pay highest prices

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: London is most expensive city in the world for dining out

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Tesco launches autumn wine promotion

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Tesco's autumn wine festival has wine discounts of up to 50%

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Government health campaign to be announced

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Health secretary, Alan Johnson, is today announce a series of measures today that will improve the nation's health, including alcohol use, from the "womb to the tomb".

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New law lets Uluru tourists drink alcohol

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tourists to Uluru and other Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory will be allowed to drink alcohol, following the Australian government's controversial amendment to a new law.

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South African exports up

Published:  23 July, 2008

South African wine sales in the UK, its biggest market, are up more than 2% on last year, but still well below the 10% total global export growth for the first half 2007.

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