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German Riesling exports at all-time high

Published:  23 July, 2008

Exports of German Riesling are now at their highest-ever level.

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Drinks exporters honoured

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK drinks exporters have the chance to enter the Food From Britain (FFB) Export Awards 2007.

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Sales of Scotch whisky dwindle in India

Published:  23 July, 2008

A 200% tax imposed by Maharashtra - the world's largest whisky market - has frozen sales of Scotch Whisky.

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Vintage Wine Trust acquires Oregon vineyard

Published:  23 July, 2008

USA: The real estate investment trust bought Farmer Road Vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley for US$1.27million.

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Supermarkets' power threatens suppliers

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: High profile drink companies contribute to survey highlighting supermarket supplier management tactics.

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Global shortage of Champagne to hit Britons

Published:  23 July, 2008

EUROPE: The increasing global demand for Champagne will lead to a worldwide shortage.

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Francis Ford Coppola Knighted by French Government

Published:  23 July, 2008

USA: Director of The Godfather trilogy crowned an officer of the Legion of Honour by French Government.

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Greene King seals restaurant deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Greene King has bought UK restaurant chain Loch Fyne.

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Do you still need convincing?

Published:  23 July, 2008

There is seemingly no end of organisations, both public and private, that have been set up to advise and convince businesses to cut their carbon emissions, here three of the main players, WRAP, the Carbon Trust and WWF, set out what the drinks industry should be aiming for.

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Survey reveals mass ignorance over alcohol units

Published:  23 July, 2008

Three-quarters of UK wine drinkers do not know how units of alcohol a bottle of wine contains, according to a new survey.

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Competition Commission puts Tesco site under threat

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket retailer Tesco has been ordered to stop building work on a development in Slough by the Competition Commission.

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Half-price deals a rip off says Pernod Boss

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK boss of drinks giant Pernod Ricard has admitted half price wine deals trick consumers.

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Binge drinkers go for beer over wine and spirits

Published:  23 July, 2008

A US study shows most binge drinkers will reach for beer rather than wine or spirits when they set out to get drunk.

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Chteau Lafite saviour dies, aged 90

Published:  23 July, 2008

Baron Elie de Rothschild, the man credited with turning round the fortunes of Chteau Lafite in Bordeaux after World War II, has died at the age of 90.

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Vintage acquires Californian vineyards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vintage Wine Trust, a real estate investment trust, has acquired two vineyards located in California's Lodi and Yolo county growing region for a total of $9million (4.4m)

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Major departures at Inter-Rhne

Published:  23 July, 2008

Two leading members of the Rhne's generic body have left within weeks of each other.

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Asda cleared of marketing vodka to children

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: The Portman Group has rejected a complaint that superstore ASDA, part of Walmart, was marketing a range of vodka-based drinks to children.

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Sainsbury's to meet Delta Two

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Sainsbury's and Delta Two are expected to meet later today as the two parties continue to discuss the Qatari investment fund's 600p a share offer for the retailer.

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Australian wine export market smashes through Aus$3bn mark

Published:  23 July, 2008

AUSTRALIA: Exports from Australia's wine industry have broken the A$3bn (1.28bn) barrier for the first time, latest figures show.

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German parliament changes wine law

Published:  23 July, 2008

GERMANY: Wine growing region gets a name change.

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