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InterContinental Brands Ltd appoints new managing director

Published:  06 May, 2009

John Mills senior vice president of European sales at Constellation Europe has been appointed as new managing director at InterContinental Brands Ltd.

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Binge drinking increases among women

Published:  06 May, 2009

More women are binge drinking, according to a report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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Foster's EMEA makes management changes

Published:  06 May, 2009

Foster's EMEA has announced management changes, with Richard Trimby transferring from commercial director for Continental Europe to the position of marketing director EMEA and Global Brands Rosemount and Lindemans.

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Fortune manages to keep spirits up

Published:  05 May, 2009

Jim Beam owner Fortune Brands saw net sales drop by 20% in the first quarter of 2009, to $1.4 billion - but the spirits division buoyed the company's figures with a relatively modest fall of just 3%.

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Winery seeks "lifestyle correspondent"

Published:  05 May, 2009

A Sonoma winery is offering $10,000 a month and free accommodation to a "lifestyle correspondent" who can report on its activities.

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Recession pushes producers to 'new limits' - report

Published:  05 May, 2009

The last quarter of 2008 was the worst in living memory for wine producers, according to a report by a Californian bank providing commercial banking services to the industry.

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Restaurant insolvencies rise by 70%

Published:  05 May, 2009

Restaurant insolvencies have risen by 70% for the first three months of this year, but the amount of pub closures has reduced, new research shows.

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Ara appoints UK BDM

Published:  05 May, 2009

Winegrowers of Ara, the premium Marlborough producer, has appointed Julie Williams to the newly created position of business development manager for the UK and mainland Europe.

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Drinkaware UK expands its team

Published:  05 May, 2009

Drinkaware, the UK charity which aims to reduce alcohol is expanding their team in order to help the organisation spread the message about responsible drinking.

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Critics May 1 -3

Published:  05 May, 2009

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

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Irish deal for First Cape

Published:  01 May, 2009

Brand Phoenix has appointed the Irish arm of Pink Elephant wine firm 10 International to handle sales of its First Cape brand in the country.

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Penfolds releases 2004 Grange

Published:  01 May, 2009

Penfolds has released the 2009 instalment in its ongoing Luxury & Icon Australian fine wine range.

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Drinkaware embarks on adult awareness campaign

Published:  01 May, 2009

Drinkaware has hired an adult strategy manager to develop campaigns aimed at improving alcohol awareness among over-25s.

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Vodka heads past £2 billion

Published:  01 May, 2009

The UK's annual vodka sales are likely to reach the £2 billion mark according to a new Mintel report.

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Burgundy launches biodiversity project

Published:  01 May, 2009

Burgundy is taking a lesson from the New World in launching its first large-scale biodiversity project.

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SNP reports licensee support for minimum pricing

Published:  01 May, 2009

The SNP government in Scotland is claiming that its controversial plans for a minimum price for alcohol have gained widespread trade support.

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Parker scores could halt Bordeaux en primeur campaign

Published:  30 April, 2009



Robert Parker's high scores for the Bordeaux 2008 vintage could bring a premature end to the en primeur campaign, warns UK fine wine specialists Berry Bros.

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Foster's EMEA goes green

Published:  30 April, 2009

Foster's EMEA - the European, Middle Eastern and African division of Foster's Group Limited and a leading producer and distributor of wine in the UK - has announced it is the first wine company to join a major initiative from the Waste and Resource's Action Programme (WRAP).

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UK Sommelier of the Year 2009 announced

Published:  30 April, 2009

The 2009 UK Sommelier of the Year was awarded last night to 27-year-old Laura Rhys from Hotel TerraVina in Southampton.

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Social responsibility award for Sauza

Published:  29 April, 2009

The Sauza tequila distillery has been recognised for its commitment to social responsibility issues.

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