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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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Drinkaware to relaunch with new image

Published:  04 June, 2009

Independent UK alcohol charity The Drinkaware Trust is to relaunch with a new brand image in a bid to get its alcohol education message across to a larger section of the British drinking public.

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Scotch distillers unveil green agenda

Published:  03 June, 2009

The Scotch whisky industry has pledged to cut its fossil fuel use by 80% by 2050.

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California 'needs more mechanisation'

Published:  03 June, 2009

Researchers in California are urging vineyard owners to invest in mechanised pruning systems  to become more competitive, rather than rely on manual labour.

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Vitamin vodka maker on export trail

Published:  03 June, 2009

An American producer of vodkas containing extra vitamins and legal stimulants is planning an assault on export markets after securing investment from a New York private equity firm.

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Drinkaware to relaunch with new image

Published:  02 June, 2009

Independent UK alcohol charity The Drinkaware Trust is to relaunch with a new brand image in a bid to get its alcohol education message across to a wider section of the British drinking public.

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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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