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German premium wines outstripping supply

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK's thirst for German premium wines is steadily increasing, according to the latest figures from Wines of Germany.

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US Senate declares September National Bourbon Heritage month

Published:  23 July, 2008

The US senate for the state of Kentucky-Tennessee has declared September as National Bourbon Heritage month.'

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Macallan hopes for more exposure

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotch producer The Macallan has teamed up with a still-life photographer for its new print advertising campaign.

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Floods don't dampen Waitrose results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Waitrose has reported a 2.7% rise in sales for the first half despite bad weather in June and July.

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OFT denies involvement in Sainsbury takeover bid

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has denied being in any contact with Qatari investment group Delta Two regarding its potential bid for Sainsbury's.

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Turning words into action

Published:  23 July, 2008

We've heard where the retailers, the generics and the producers stand on the environment, but what about those tasked with representing the UK drinks industry to Westminster and the world at large?

The Green Debate throws the floor open to the sector's key trade bodies and their views on what we should be doing
to tackle the environment.

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Scotch distillery teams up with hotel chain

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotch whisky producer Tullibardine has teamed up with Macdonald Hotels to allow guests to sample the spirit at each of the company's 15 venues.

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New listings for Jacob's Creek tri-varietal range

Published:  23 July, 2008

The new Three Vines range from Australian producer Jacob's Creek has gained listings in a number of major multiples and on-trade outlets in the UK.

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Government studies social stock exchange

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK Government is looking into the feasibility of setting up a social stock exchange in which ethical companies can trade on.

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Fairview experiments with roto-barrel

Published:  23 July, 2008

A South African producer has devised a new system for making wines with better fruit, colour and tannin.

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American Airlines wins awards for the best in-flight wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

The American Airlines received accolades in two categories in the annual Wines on the Wing International Business Class Airline Wine Competition organised by Global Traveler magazine.

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Finalists for top London restaurants announced

Published:  23 July, 2008

The best 50 restaurants and bars in London have been named by Time Out magazine, for its 2007 Eating and Drinking Awards.

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Diageo welcomes plans for nutritional alcohol labels

Published:  23 July, 2008

USA: Diageo has welcomed the Department of the Treasury move to force the alcohol industry to put alcoholic content, serving sizes and nutritional information on all alcoholic drink packaging.

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California wineries step up wine production

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: The Paso Robles AVA and Greater San Luis Obispo County Wine and Wine Grape industries are set to increase their wine production by an additional 3.6million cases a year.

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I spy a new wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

US-based The Wine Spies launches new online direct to consumer wine service.

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New Zealand dollar hits wine company profits

Published:  23 July, 2008

Financial: The high New Zealand dollar has forced the New Zealand Wine Company's (NZWC) profits to fall by more than 6%, despite record sales boosted by the winery's carbon neutral status.

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New Zealand wine goes pure

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZWG) launched its Pure Discovery brand campaign at the New Zealand Wine Exporters Forum in Wellington on July 30 2007 to further drive the country's wines in key overseas markets.

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Wine film sparks fresh row

Published:  23 July, 2008

British merchant threatens to sue the makers of new film Bottle Shock.

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Bacardi to drive flagship Dewer blend

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bacardi is to invest more than $250m (122.86m) in Scotch whisky production in a bid to drive global growth for its flagship Dewar's blend.

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Northern Rhne announces action plan

Published:  23 July, 2008

The northern Rhne's largest appellation has admitted it lacks dynamism and needs to justify its prices

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