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Gallo drops brands from UK to concentrate on core ranges

Published:  10 March, 2010

E& J Gallo is to stop distribution of a number of key lines in the UK as part of its ongoing restructuring of its UK operation.

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Matthew Clark backs Chile and Rhône in the on-trade

Published:  10 March, 2010

 

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Diageo makes female executive chart

Published:  10 March, 2010

Diageo is the only drinks company to be named in a list of the top 50 companies for women executives.

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Wines of Chile sets up UK quake appeal

Published:  10 March, 2010

Wines of Chile has established a UK appeal to raise money for victims of the country's earthquake.

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D&D takes on French agencies

Published:  09 March, 2010

D&D Wines International has been appointed as the principal off-trade agent for Jeanjean Languedoc and RIGAL.

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Spanish agencies for PLB

Published:  09 March, 2010

PLB has added two Spanish producers to its portfolio: Navarra's Bodegas Ochoa and Rioja's Miguel Merino.

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Six arrests in wine investment probe

Published:  08 March, 2010

Scotland Yard has made six arrests in connection with a suspected fine wine investment scam.

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Laithwaites donates to Chile appeal

Published:  08 March, 2010

Laithwaites is donating 5% of sales on all Chilean wines during March to the Chilean Embassy Earthquake Appeal.

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Diageo and Coca-Cola in joint on-trade drive

Published:  08 March, 2010

Diageo and Coca-Cola Enterprises are to launch a joint campaign to build sales of quality, long mixed drinks in the on-trade.

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Parker gives top marks to Symington's 07 vintages

Published:  05 March, 2010

Graham's Vintage Port 2007 has been awarded 97 points and described as "a candidate for wine of the vintage" by Robert Parker and his Wine Advocate.

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Thresher franchisees win legal battle

Published:  05 March, 2010

Former Thresher franchisees have won the legal battle to be allowed to trade as independents.

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Increased fines for under-age sales

Published:  04 March, 2010

Government figures have revealed that fines for selling alcohol to children have become much steeper in recent years.

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Blow for minimum pricing plans

Published:  04 March, 2010

Plans to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol in Scotland suffered a setback after the European Court of Justice ruled that similar measures on tobacco were illegal.

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Eileen Halewood dies

Published:  04 March, 2010

The funeral took place last Friday of Eileen Halewood, co-shareholder and founder of Halewood Vintners Ltd, now Halewood International Holdings Plc.

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Chile earthquake damage less than feared

Published:  04 March, 2010

Chile has lost 125 million litres of wine due to damage caused in the earthquake last Saturday, it has emerged.

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Tesco and Morrisons licences reviewed

Published:  04 March, 2010

Tesco and Morrisons face licence reviews in Scotland after a publican accused them of breaching the law with "irresponsible drinks promotions".

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Montana makes TV debut

Published:  03 March, 2010

Montana is embarking on its first TV advertising campaign in the UK.

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VAT call for loss-leading drinks sales

Published:  03 March, 2010

The government has rejected a call for supermarkets to be barred from claiming back VAT on loss-leading alcohol sales.

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On-trade exclusives from Grignon

Published:  03 March, 2010

Languedoc producer LGI-Alain Grignon Wines has launched a range of wines in the UK aimed specifically at the on-trade.

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Appeal set up for Chile victims

Published:  02 March, 2010

The Chilean ambassador has set up an appeal to help victims of the earthquake which struck the country on Saturday.

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