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Champagne prices up

Published:  18 January, 2007

Vintage Champagne has become increasingly lucrative and is providing better returns than Bordeaux's first growths in the past year, according to the fine wine market index Liv-ex.

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En primeur website opens

Published:  18 January, 2007

A new online wine merchant will offer en primeur wines in a mixed case format, starting with the 2007 vintage.

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SAB Miller launches alcohol education site

Published:  18 January, 2007

Global brewer SAB Miller has launched a responsible drinking website aimed at giving consumers full information on how alcohol impacts on the body.

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Boris backs alcohol ban for under-21s

Published:  18 January, 2007

London Mayor Boris Johnson has backed proposals that would see supermarkets and off-licences stop selling alcohol to anyone under 21.

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Wine Institute publishes guide on vineyard water use

Published:  18 January, 2007

A guide to help winery owners in the sustainable management of water usage in their vineyards has been published by the Wine Institute and the American Vineyard Association.

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Chteau Lagrezette appoints new Canadian agent

Published:  18 January, 2007

Chteau Lagrezette has appointed Charton Hobbs as a new agent for the Canadian market.

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Roederer champagne launches new interactive website

Published:  18 January, 2007

Louis Roederer champagne house has launched the English version of its new website, www.louis-roederer.com.

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Chicago fine wine auction could raise $10.2m

Published:  18 January, 2007

A fine wine auction to be hosted in Chicago this September could raise up to $10.2m (5.08m).

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PLB appoints two new brand managers

Published:  18 January, 2007

PLB has expanded its marketing department with the creation of two brand manager roles.

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Downing Street responds to Harpers online poll

Published:  30 November, 1999

The Prime Minister's office has confirmed to Harpers Wine & Spirit that it will not introduce legislation that unfairly punishes people who drink responsibly in a response to the magazine's online Downing Street poll posted at the end of last year.

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New "Beck's Canvas" bottles debut

Published:  30 November, 1999

Beck's is transforming its bottle labels into works of art - with an initiative that gives promising contemporary artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in pubs, bars and off-licences across Britain.

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Aspall Cyder targets festivals with showcase barn

Published:  30 November, 1999

Super premium cyder maker Aspall is increasing its presence at prestigious events, shows and music festivals this summer, as it continues to sample among hundreds of thousands of discerning consumers who are after authenticity and quality.

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Asda sees 46% increase in French wine sales

Published:  30 November, 1999

Asda has reported a 46% upsurge in sales of French wine after giving it additional shelf space and bringing in price offers on a number of premium products.

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Perrier-Jout super champagne: Video

Published:  30 November, 1999

Perrier-Jout, the prestige Cuve owned by Pernod Ricard, has announced its super champagne gift set will be available in the UK from Thursday June 26.

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Cooper Mountain Vineyards goes carbon neutral

Published:  30 November, 1999

Cooper Mountain Vineyards, Oregon's first biodynamic vineyard and leader in "green" winemaking, is launching a carbon neutral campaign.

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Cobra offers consumers a day at the Formula One Races

Published:  30 November, 1999

Cobra Beer has today announced today the launch of an on-pack promotion offering consumers the chance to win VIP track days at Silverstone.

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InBev launches Beck's Fusions 2008

Published:  30 November, 1999

This week saw Beck's unveil a major cultural event - Beck's Fusions 2008 - that will combine the best elements of art and music to deliver a memorable experiential event for consumers.

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Stella Artois airship plans London fly-by

Published:  30 November, 1999

Stella Artois is raising its consumer profile during a key period for lager sales - with a unprecedented airborne sponsorship that will take the brand to a new level of success.

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New Zealand wine harvest up 39%

Published:  30 November, 1999

The 2008 New Zealand grape harvest is up 39% on the previous year, new figures show.

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Magners markets Father's Day gift pack in Tesco

Published:  30 November, 1999

In response to the increasing demand for and popularity of Magners merchandise, Magners Irish Cider has partnered with The Gift Pack Company Ltd to create a premium Father's Day gift to enable consumers to maximise their enjoyment of Magners at home.

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