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SWA refused appeal in Canadian whisky row

Published:  12 June, 2009

The Scotch Whisky Association has lost a long-running court battle to prevent a Canadian distiller using the word "Glen" in the name of one if its brands.

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Cream sambuca joins Luxardo line-up

Published:  12 June, 2009

A cream sambuca liqueur is being launched by Italian producer Luxardo.

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Space launch for J&B campaign

Published:  11 June, 2009

Diageo has sent a mirror ball into space to mark the launch of a global marketing campaign for J&B whisky.

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Torres cleared in poisoning probe

Published:  10 June, 2009

A Torres wine which was caught up in a poisoning scare is back on the market after being given the all-clear by the authorities.

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UK a bright spot for bullish Brown-Forman

Published:  10 June, 2009

The UK was one of the major contributing markets to a 3% rise in underlying net sales for Brown-Forman in the year to April 30.

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Online club for Belvedere bars

Published:  10 June, 2009

Super-premium vodka brand Belvedere has launched a members' club for both trade and consumer fans of the brand.

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Argento launches in USA

Published:  09 June, 2009

The Argentine wine company Argento are about to launch their brand from Mendoza into the US through Lion Nathan USA.

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Bibendum in Banfi coup

Published:  09 June, 2009

UK fine wine merchant Bibendum has signed an exclusive UK distribution deal with Italian giants Castello Banfi.

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McGuigan targets UK market

Published:  09 June, 2009

Australian producer McGuigan has added Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon to its Classic Grey Label range in the UK.

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Critics June 5 - 7

Published:  09 June, 2009

What the wine critics have to say in the press this week.

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AOC Chaume is abolished

Published:  08 June, 2009

AOC Chaume has been abolished by the French authorities.

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Wine cartons reduce ladybug taint

Published:  08 June, 2009

Cartons may be the best vessels for avoiding off-flavours in wine, according to a Canadian study.

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Harveys pushes long drink serve

Published:  08 June, 2009

Harveys sherry is supplying on-trade outlets with new promotional kits to encourage them to serve a Harveys & Lemonade cocktail.

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Wine sales show modest increase

Published:  08 June, 2009

Nielsen stats have indicated some modest growth in the take-home wine market.

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Jura distillery suspends production

Published:  08 June, 2009

Isle of Jura distillery has been forced to temporarily halt production after the island's ferry service was withdrawn.

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Producers see off blended rosé plan

Published:  08 June, 2009

The European Commission has axed plans to allow rosé wine to made by blending red and white.

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Moramarco goes in Constellation reshuffle

Published:  05 June, 2009

Constellation International chief executive Jon Moramarco is to step down from the job at the end of June.

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Parker writers 'accepted free trips'

Published:  05 June, 2009

Members of Robert Parker's team have accepted paid-for hospitality from wine producers, it has been revealed.

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Benevolent Day kicks off

Published:  05 June, 2009

Benevolent Day - the new fundraising initiative by the drink's industry's biggest charity - gets underway today with organisers hoping to raise a record amount of cash for the cause.

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Newton the new face of Martini

Published:  04 June, 2009

UK actress Thandie Newton is to be unveiled as the new face of Martini's 'stay beautiful marketing campaign.

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