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La Mancha offered export hopes

Published:  02 June, 2009

Exports of La Mancha wines have increased by 25% in the first quarter of 2009, offering hope to bodegas in the region who are struggling to grow sales in their domestic market.

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Adria pioneers beer in a wine bottle

Published:  02 June, 2009

Ferran Adrià, the controversial famous Spanish chef from El Bulli, has once again stirred interest by creating a new hybrid beer to drink with food and which is served in a wineglass.

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Beer in a wine bottle

Published:  02 June, 2009

Ferran Adrià, the controversial famous Spanish chef from El Bulli, has once again stirred interest by creating a new hybrid beer to drink with food and which is served in a wineglass.

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UK near top of Euro duty league

Published:  02 June, 2009

The UK and Ireland remain near the top of the European alcohol duty league, according to new figures.

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Irish alcohol sales slump

Published:  02 June, 2009

A surge in cross-border shopping and crippling recession has resulted in Irish alcohol sales suffering an unprecedented tumble of over 13% in the first quarter of 2009.

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Nurses canvassed on alcohol views

Published:  01 June, 2009

Nurses are being asked for their views on what should be included in a new government code of practice for the drinks industry.

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Critics May May 29-31

Published:  01 June, 2009

What our national wine critics had to say for the weekend of May 29-31

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Pub group's estate value nosedives

Published:  01 June, 2009

Pub group Young & Co has taken an £11 million hit to its finances after it decreased the value of some of its 219 pubs due to plummeting property prices.

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Disaronno plans summer sales boost

Published:  01 June, 2009

Disaronno is promising a heavyweight on-trade marketing campaign this summer as part of a £5m spend on the liqueur brand throughout 2009.

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Stock Spirits in central European expansion

Published:  01 June, 2009

Stock Spirits Group (SSG) has announced that it is expanding its central European operations with the opening of two new offices in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Cobra deal costs creditors £75m

Published:  31 May, 2009

Molson Coors UK has taken a 50.1% stake in Cobra Beer after the business went into administration last week.

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Argentina wine exports back in growth

Published:  29 May, 2009

Argentine wine exports are back on track following a shaky start to the year, according to new figures.

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Irish sales down as drinkers head north

Published:  28 May, 2009

Drinks sales in Ireland have taken a big hit as consumers head north to take advantage of cheaper prices in Ulster.

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French wine drinking in decline

Published:  28 May, 2009

French households have cut back on their wine expenditure, according to newly-released government figures.

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New venture for celebrity chef

Published:  27 May, 2009

Celebrity chef John Burton-Race has been appointed as group development chef, on a £500,000 project that will also see the creation of 50 new jobs.

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Berry Bros in biodynamic wine crusade

Published:  27 May, 2009

Berry Bros & Rudd is launching an online drive to raise awareness of biodynamic wine after research showed interest in - but confusion about - the concept among consumers.

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Absolut sheds label for launch

Published:  26 May, 2009

An Absolut bottle with no label and no logo is to be released into international markets by Pernod Ricard.

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Critics May May 22-24

Published:  26 May, 2009

What the press have to say over the May bank holiday weekend.

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Ketel One JV in first major ad push

Published:  22 May, 2009

Ketel One vodka is to have its first ever TV ad campaign in the US market.

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American wineries hit by EU ban

Published:  22 May, 2009

American wine producers are pressing politicians to fight European Union rules which will stop them using words like chateau or vintage on their labels.

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