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Pernod Ricard launches underage drinking campaign

Published:  18 February, 2010

Pernod Ricard UK, has launched a campaign to tackle underage drinking by encouraging parents to play a more active role in educating their children.

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French fraudsters convicted of selling fake Pinot Noir

Published:  18 February, 2010

Twelve producers and traders from the southwest of France have been found guilty of fraud after selling millions of bottles of fake Pinot Noir to E&J Gallo.

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Exchange rates hit Pernod profits

Published:  18 February, 2010

Pernod Ricard saw a 5% decline in volume sales of its 15 strategic brands in the half-year to December 31.

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Smirnoff introduces new pre-mix to range

Published:  17 February, 2010

Diageo GB has added Smirnoff and Cola, to its existing pre-mix can range of spirit and mixer combinations.

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WSTA urges Treasury to freeze alcohol tax

Published:  17 February, 2010

The Wine and Spirit Trades Association WSTA, has warned the Treasury that "enough is enough" as it anticipates further tax increases ahead of next month's budget.

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Percy Fox takes on Yellow Tail

Published:  17 February, 2010

Percy Fox & Co is to become the exclusive distributor for Casella Wines' flagship brand, Yellow Tail.

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Facebook site urges people to "Save the Wine Column"

Published:  15 February, 2010

A Facebook site called "Save the Wine Column" has now over 700 industry and non-industry members and is growing daily.

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New indie agency launched

Published:  15 February, 2010

A former employee of HwCg has launched a wine agency exclusively supplying the independent sector.

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Drinks may face mandatory health warnings

Published:  15 February, 2010

The drinks industry is under more pressure to place health warnings on its products after the Department of Health reported that only 15% of products carry enough information for consumers.

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Pernod sells off Scandinavian brands

Published:  15 February, 2010

Pernod Ricard has sold off some of its Scandinavian brands as part of its mission to achieve €1 billion in savings.

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Laithwaites offers Lafite for £5

Published:  12 February, 2010

Laithwaites is offering fine wines for just £5 as part of the official opening of its new flagship store in London.

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£100,000 of Scotch whisky stolen

Published:  12 February, 2010

More than £100,000 worth of whisky has been stolen from a Scottish transport depot.

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Hallgarten Druitt buys Novum Wines

Published:  11 February, 2010


Hallgarten Druitt has bought Novum Wines for an undisclosed sum.

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New Zealand must not hike up Pinot Noir prices

Published:  11 February, 2010

New Zealand must not miss its opportunity to strengthen its position as the world's leading producer of affordable Pinot Noir, members of the UK wine trade have claimed.

 

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New Zealand must not hike prices on Pinot Noir

Published:  11 February, 2010

New Zealand must not miss its opportunity to strengthen its position as the world's leading producer of affordable Pinot Noir by pushing prices up members of the UK wine trade have claimed.

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Aussie producer bemoans bulk wine "dealers"

Published:  11 February, 2010

One of Australia's leading producers has blamed bulk wine dealers for dragging down the country's image.

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Disaronno launches £6 million campaign

Published:  10 February, 2010

First Drinks has launched a £6 million initiative for its Italian liqueur, Disaronno.

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Leading figures to appear at inaugural Champagne Summit

Published:  10 February, 2010

Leading trade figures are appearing at next week's Champagne Summit, an event bringing together key players and buyers to look at maximising sales and profit from the category.

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Redundancies announced at Thierry's

Published:  10 February, 2010

Wine agency Thierry's has made four voluntary redundancies as it diverts resources into its sales team.

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UK wine industry given EU boost

Published:  10 February, 2010

English winemakers are to be given a £1.4 million boost with the launch of a training scheme to help them improve their viticultural skills and business flair.

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