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TV advertising return for Russian Standard Vodka

Published:  23 July, 2008

Russian Standard, Russia's number one premium vodka distributed in the UK by First Drinks Brands, returns to the TV screens next Monday (17 March 2008) with a new 2.6m national advertising campaign.

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Hardy Wine Company looks to stars with name change

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Hardy Wine Company has announced it new trading name will become Constellation Wines Australia.

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New Yorker pockets $1.7m from rare wines auction

Published:  23 July, 2008

V Cheryl Womack, a US entrepreneur and established wine collector, has sold off half of her collection for millions of dollars.

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Drinkaware campaign gaining momentum

Published:  23 July, 2008
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Beefeater Gin sponsors London Hackney cabs

Published:  23 July, 2008

Beefeater Gin has sponsored advertising on a fleet of 15 traditional London Hackney cabs.

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WDF sold by BAA for 550m

Published:  23 July, 2008

World Duty Free Europe Limited (WDF) has been sold by BAA for 546.6 million to the Autogrill Group.

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Day 26 of Clare Valley Vintage - It's getting hot down here

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. This vintage is HOT quite literally.

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Threshers restructures with three-pronged approach

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Threshers Group has embarked on a major restructuring programme that will focus on three national UK formats targeted at three types of consumer profiles.

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Fine wine sales rocket at BB&R

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sales of fine wine have jumped at Berry Bros. & Rudd (BB&R) since the Hong Kong authorities ditched duty on alcohol.

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Villa Maria picks up NZ Champion Wine Award

Published:  23 July, 2008

Villa Maria's Reserve Syrah 2006 has won the Champion Wine of Show Trophy in the 2008 Royal Easter Show.

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Grant's whisky puts Teachers in its sights

Published:  23 July, 2008

Spirits company First Drinks Brands has set is itself the ambitious target of making Grant's Family Reserve the number-three blended whisky in the UK by 2012, behind Bell's and The Famous Grouse but ahead of Teacher's Highland Cream.

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Day 28 of the Clare Valley Vintage - Let's talk Terroir

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. Perhaps it's the weather, maybe the planets aren't aligned or maybe the dog ate my homework.. je ne sais pas but I gotta tell you.. I've had it.. I'm crushed.

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Healthy news for middle-aged drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Middle-aged adults can reduce their risk of heart disease by more than a third by drinking alcohol, a new study shows.

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FirstCape wine sponsors 2009 Lions Tour

Published:  23 July, 2008

South African wine label FirstCape has announced a new sponsorship deal with the British & Irish Lions team.

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WSTA launches guide on responsible alcohol sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has published a guide designed to aid trade members in practicing responsible alcohol retailing.

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Day 23 of Clare Valley Vintage - There's no Riesling with me

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. I think it's safe to say that after the last couple of days fine tuning juices - I've officially been Ries'ld.

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Double digit growth for Asian wine market

Published:  23 July, 2008

There will be growth of between 10-20% in the next five years within the Asian wine market.

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Rioja steps up 2008 marketing activity

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine producers from Rioja are ramping up their marketing strategy in 2008 with a generic consumer advertising campaign, a new Wines from Rioja corporate logo and a two-day tapas festival in London.

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Aussie wine exports fall

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine exports have fallen 5% in volume but bottled shipments are on the rise.

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Dr. Greg Jones, climatologist and viticulturist: Harpers TV interview

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dr Greg Jones, climatologist from the Southern Oregon University, spoke to Harpers in the latest of our series of interviews from Barcelona's Climate Change and Wine Conference 2008.

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