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Indian Government aids wine bars

Published:  23 July, 2008

ASIA: Maharashtra Government extends alcohol licences to wine bars

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Seven spirits to star in TV soap

Published:  23 July, 2008

Product placement deal signed between Ian Macleod Distillers and ITV soap, Emmerdale.

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Leading brands scoop Australian wine awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Peter Lehmann Wines from the Barossa Valley took home four trophies and 37 medals at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show.

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Threshers reviews advertising to fight supermarkets

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Off-license retailer Threshers has called for a review of its 2million advertising business as part of a move to fend off competition from the supermarkets.

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French and UK wine bottles seized at Hong Kong national airport

Published:  23 July, 2008

ASIA: Eight arrested for allegedly evading HK$1million (63,432) in import duties

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GH Mumm sparkles at Cowes Week

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Sales of GH Mumm Champagne soar at Cowes Week.

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German Riesling exports at all-time high

Published:  23 July, 2008

Exports of German Riesling are now at their highest-ever level.

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Drinks exporters honoured

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK drinks exporters have the chance to enter the Food From Britain (FFB) Export Awards 2007.

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Sales of Scotch whisky dwindle in India

Published:  23 July, 2008

A 200% tax imposed by Maharashtra - the world's largest whisky market - has frozen sales of Scotch Whisky.

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Vintage Wine Trust acquires Oregon vineyard

Published:  23 July, 2008

USA: The real estate investment trust bought Farmer Road Vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley for US$1.27million.

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Supermarkets' power threatens suppliers

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: High profile drink companies contribute to survey highlighting supermarket supplier management tactics.

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Global shortage of Champagne to hit Britons

Published:  23 July, 2008

EUROPE: The increasing global demand for Champagne will lead to a worldwide shortage.

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Francis Ford Coppola Knighted by French Government

Published:  23 July, 2008

USA: Director of The Godfather trilogy crowned an officer of the Legion of Honour by French Government.

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Greene King seals restaurant deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Greene King has bought UK restaurant chain Loch Fyne.

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Do you still need convincing?

Published:  23 July, 2008

There is seemingly no end of organisations, both public and private, that have been set up to advise and convince businesses to cut their carbon emissions, here three of the main players, WRAP, the Carbon Trust and WWF, set out what the drinks industry should be aiming for.

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Survey reveals mass ignorance over alcohol units

Published:  23 July, 2008

Three-quarters of UK wine drinkers do not know how units of alcohol a bottle of wine contains, according to a new survey.

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Competition Commission puts Tesco site under threat

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket retailer Tesco has been ordered to stop building work on a development in Slough by the Competition Commission.

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Half-price deals a rip off says Pernod Boss

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK boss of drinks giant Pernod Ricard has admitted half price wine deals trick consumers.

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Binge drinkers go for beer over wine and spirits

Published:  23 July, 2008

A US study shows most binge drinkers will reach for beer rather than wine or spirits when they set out to get drunk.

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Chteau Lafite saviour dies, aged 90

Published:  23 July, 2008

Baron Elie de Rothschild, the man credited with turning round the fortunes of Chteau Lafite in Bordeaux after World War II, has died at the age of 90.

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