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Export record for Bordeaux

Published:  23 July, 2008

Export turnover for Bordeaux in 2007 reached 1.39 billion euros (1.1bn), representing 1.93 million hectolitres of wine - a record high for the region.

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Foster's to stop producing high alcohol pre-mixed spirit drinks

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australia's biggest liquor maker, Foster's Group, said it will stop producing high alcohol and added energy pre-mixed spirit drinks.

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French retail market in disarray

Published:  23 July, 2008

French consumers revolt against high average basket costs

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Consumers more likely to drink wine at home

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine is more than three times as popular for home drinking than spirits a survey has revealed.

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Alcohol Concern appoints new chief

Published:  23 July, 2008

The charity's health lobbyist Don Shenker has been appointed as chief executive.

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NHS failing problem drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

The NHS is failing to provide services to help problem drinkers, a report has said.




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Day 57 of Clare Valley Vintage: The final curtain

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. The concept of wild yeast is one of the great wine industry oxymorons.

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Create a cocktail competition

Published:  23 July, 2008

Whisky brand Cutty Sark has teamed up TheDrinkShop.com, the UK agents give away a weekend holiday for two to New York.

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Binge drinking computer game condemned

Published:  23 July, 2008

A computer game which features children vomiting and lapsing into comas after binge-drinking has been criticised as irresponsible.

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Pernod may sell Cognac brand

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard has not ruled out selling a Cognac brand following its take-over of Vin & Sprit.

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Spanish brand aims for massive growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK wine importer Thierry's will spend 150,000 on its El Prado range in a bid to make it one of the top five Spanish brands by 2009.

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Children's minister to announce youth action plan at WSTA conference

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Minister for Children is to outline the Government's upcoming Youth Alcohol Action Plan at the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) Spring Conference.

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UK top for Spanish wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK was the most important important export market for Spanish wines in terms of value in 2007.

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A Chile reception

Published:  23 July, 2008

The importance of the UK market to Chile's wine industry was reconfirmed at this year's Wines of Chile, attended by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.


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Balblair vintage history goes online

Published:  23 July, 2008

Inver House Distillers revamps its website to take whisky enthusiasts on a vintage journey of its Balblair Highland single malt Scotch whisky brand

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Hip-hop star moves into wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

A rapper is launching his own Californian wine brand.

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Irish merchant launches trainee scheme

Published:  23 July, 2008

A wine merchant has launched an initiative to find a trainee, Alan Sugar style.

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Drop in sales for Australians

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine exports fell 7% by volume to 737 million litres. Value declined by 2% to A$2.85 billion (1.32bn).

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Court victory for Scottish whisky

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed a Canadian Federal Court decision to refuse to register the Glen Breton' trademark, for a single malt whiskey produced in Canada.

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Lightweighting and bulk shipping findings to be unveiled

Published:  23 July, 2008

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) will unveil findings from its major Glassrite Wine project at the London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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