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Torres appoints new head of Chile operation

Published:  08 January, 2010

Miguel Torres Jr of the Torres family in Spain has been appointed executive president of the company's Chilean subsidiary, based in Curicó.

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Thresher closures boost Spar wine sales

Published:  08 January, 2010


The collapse of First Quench has seen a 6% rise in alcohol sales at convenience chain Spar, according to the group's managing director Jerry Marwood.

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Drinks indusry dismisses MPs claims it is "dependent" on heavy drinkers

Published:  08 January, 2010

The drinks industry has refuted allegations from a government select committee that it is "dependent" on heavy drinkers and holds too much sway over government alcohol policy.

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Drinks industry dismisses MPs claims it is "dependent" on heavy drinkers

Published:  08 January, 2010

The drinks industry has refuted allegations from a government select committee that it is "dependent" on heavy drinkers and holds too much sway over government alcohol policy.

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Constellation's European sales rise

Published:  07 January, 2010

Constellation Brands has been boosted by a 12% increase in branded wine sales in Europe.

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Portman Group concerned over TV product placement

Published:  07 January, 2010

Drinks industry watchdog, the Portman Group is concerned over Government negotiations to relax product placement rules.

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Sales hit by snow

Published:  07 January, 2010

The drinks trade is counting the cost of the snow and ice as transport grinds to a halt and consumers stay at home.

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Wakefield releases first 100% carbon neutral wine

Published:  06 January, 2010

An Australian producer has released the first 100% certified carbon neutral brand of wines.

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Vintage harvest for English wine

Published:  06 January, 2010

English winemakers are predicting 2009 could be one of the best vintages in recent years.

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Majestic sales jump nearly 12% over Christmas

Published:  06 January, 2010


Majestic has enjoyed a bumper festive sales period with a sales jump of nearly 12% in the nine weeks to January 4.

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Guy Anderson strengthens position in France

Published:  06 January, 2010

Guy Anderson Wines is strengthening its position in France having been appointed off-trade agent for Loire producer Ackerman and Burgundy specialist François Martenot.
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Champagne in danger of self-destructing, warns expert

Published:  05 January, 2010

Champagne could lose its status as an aspirational drink through "dangerous" price promotions in supermarkets, according to a leading business expert from the region.

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Wines in the press - January 1-4

Published:  05 January, 2010

The Financial Times

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Win tickets to Legally Blonde, The Musical

Published:  05 January, 2010

Get rid of those new year blues by a night out at the theatre - the West End Gala premiere of the new musical Legally Blonde.

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Scottish university helps market European producers

Published:  05 January, 2010

A Scottish university has come together with European producers to help raise the profile of their wines.

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English drinkers pour double at home

Published:  04 January, 2010

New figures have revealed that English people drinking spirits at home are pouring double the amount they would get in a pub if they ordered a single shot.

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Diageo takes biggest hit in First Quench collapse

Published:  04 January, 2010

The drinks giant Diageo has taken the hardest hit after the First Quench collapse, as figures filed by administrators KPMG reveal it was owed more than £1.9m in unpaid debts.

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Neil Bruce of WaverleyTBS and his leaders for 2010

Published:  03 January, 2010


In the last of our series on who key industry figures see as the leaders in the drinks industry for 2010 and the biggest influencers in their career we turn to Neil Bruce, wine director, of WaverleyTBS.

 

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Michael Cox's challenges and leaders for 2010

Published:  02 January, 2010

Michael Cox, UK director, Wines of Chile on the challenges facing the sector in 2010 and his leaders for the sector

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Michael Cox of Wines of Chile's leaders for 2010

Published:  31 December, 2009

Michael Cox, UK director, Wines of Chile on the challenges facing the drinks industry in 2010 and the leaders best placed to help the sector move forward

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