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Diageo launches first Tanqueray gin ad campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo Great Britain (GB) will launch the first advertising campaign for its premium gin, Tanqueray, in the Great Britain market next month (July).

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Le Gavroche owner says wine was his second calling

Published:  23 July, 2008

Michael Roux, owner of the Michelin two-star Le Gavroche restaurant in London's West End has said if it were not for his passion for food he would like to have pursued a career in wine.

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Scottish alcohol plan will hit consumers, says WSTA

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consumers face further financial misery thanks to today's Scottish Executive's Alcohol and Health Action Plan, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned.

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Fine wine and internet sales favour Majestic figures

Published:  23 July, 2008

Majestic has posted strong profits today (June 16) with increasing sales of fine wine and online purchases driving results.

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InBev clarifies Anheuser-Busch offer after Modelo rumours

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stella Artois owner InBev has clarified its offer for Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch with a second letter of intent to its board of directors.

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Diageo invests in US Smirnoff bottling plant

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo is pushing ahead with an $18 million investment to expand its Plainfield technical and bottling facility despite the recent US economic downturn.

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Constellation offloads US wineries

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Brands has sold a number of its US wineries as increases focus on its key brands and looks to reduce its borrowings.

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Molson Coors makes two new strategic appointments

Published:  23 July, 2008

Molson Coors Brewing Company announced today the appointment of Peter Swinburn as President and Chief Executive Officer and Stewart Glendinning as Global Chief Financial Officer.

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Soft drinks body announces environmental strategy

Published:  23 July, 2008

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA)has launched a sustainability strategy, setting out long-term objectives to boost the sector's environmental performance.

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Skyy vodka targets UK with 1.5m campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Skyy, one of the biggest vodka brands in the world, is targeting the UK on- and off-trades with a 1.5m marketing and advertising campaign.

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InBev moves on Budweiser owner with $47bn offer

Published:  23 July, 2008

InBev has confirmed recent industry speculation and made an unsolicited offer for Anheuser-Busch.

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WSTA aids alcohol industry on age verification

Published:  23 July, 2008

The WSTA is pleased to announce that it has agreed a deal with leading age and identity verification specialists 192 Business Services to help member companies check customer age and identity details.

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Courvoisier gets 11m marketing investment

Published:  23 July, 2008

Spirits company Beam Global UK is investing 11m in Courvoisier, the leading cognac brand in the UK, this year with a 1m investment kicking off this Sunday (June 22) in The Observer newspaper.

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Australian trade agreement will not benefit wine industry

Published:  23 July, 2008

The recent Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed by Australia and Chile will not benefit the wine industry, says one industry figure.

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2008 cocktail world cup open for entries

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 2008 Cocktail World Cup, sponsored by 42 BELOW, is accepting entries until June 15.

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Foster's chief quits amid tough times

Published:  23 July, 2008

Foster's chief executive Trevor O'Hoy has quit.

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Diageo closes Ketel One Vodka deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

World leading drinks producer, Diageo, has joined forces with The Notel Group forming a new company.

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Low alcohol wines in vogue at LIWF

Published:  23 July, 2008

Low alcohol wines proved particularly popular at this year's London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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Sales boost for food and drink sector

Published:  23 July, 2008

The food and drink sector has witnessed a boost in sales despite slumping consumer confidence and eroding spending power.

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Scottish distilleries attract 1.2m visitors in 2007

Published:  23 July, 2008

Whisky tourism in Scotland is up, latest figures show.

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