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Chinese custom officials swoop on wine importers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chinese custom officials are investigating wine importers following a surge in wine imports.

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Porter & Laker's Jerry O'Leary dies

Published:  23 July, 2008

Transport logistics company Porter & Laker regret to announce the death of their long-serving import manager for Europe, Jerry O'Leary.

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Last chance to bid for Absolut

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bids must be received for the Swedish state-controlled drinks group behind Absolut Vodka by tomorrow.

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Thresher Groups appoints new marketing head

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vibha Hardaker has been appointed as the new group marketing director at the Thresher Group.

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Wine sales on the web up 38%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Online sales of beers, wines and spirits increased by an impressive 38% in February, according to figures published today.

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World's most expensive champagne launched

Published:  23 July, 2008

Perrier-Jout, the prestige Cuve owned by Pernod Ricard, has announced the launch of the world's most expensive champagne product.

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Constellation launches 12million campaign for Hardys

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Europe said it is investing the "biggest-ever" UK spend behind a wine brand in a bid to keep Hardys at No 1.

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Pernod Ricard beats the pack in V&S auction

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard announced today (March 31) it has acquired Vin & Sprit (V&S) beating Fortune Brands to the purchase.

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Drinks packaging found to be highly compliant

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Portman Group industry watchdog today published the findings of an independent audit by management consultancy PIPC that found high levels of compliance with the code of practice.

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Day 43 of Clare Valley Vintage - Going stir crazy

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. The Easter bunny was very good to KT last weekend.

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Diageo's Ketel One deal delayed

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo's purchase of Dutch vodka label Ketel One has been delayed by a secondary information request from US regulators.

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Bushmills Whiskey: Harpers TV Profile

Published:  23 July, 2008

Shivaun Lucey, Global Brand Director for Bushmills Irish Whiskey, spoke to Harpers TV about the distillery's 400-year anniversary plans for 2008.

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English Wine Producers hook up with St George's Day

Published:  23 July, 2008

St George's Day picked for English Wine Producers' annual trade tasting.

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Day 44 of Clare Valley Vintage - Oenological Balance

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. I'm constantly amazed by the wine industry - there's always something new on the agenda and when I recently read about the concept of oenological racism', I almost spilt my glass of vino.

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Direct sales by US wineries hit record levels

Published:  23 July, 2008

More US wineries than ever sold their products directly to consumers in 2007, a new study shows.

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New World wine countries gain market share from Europe

Published:  23 July, 2008

The southern hemisphere and the USA are steadily gaining market share over Europe, according to a world wine body.


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Diageo calls for pregnancy warning on drink labels

Published:  23 July, 2008

The inclusion of pregnancy guidance on alcohol beverage labels should be mandatory, one leading drinks firm has said.

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Alistair Darling banned from pubs

Published:  23 July, 2008

A campaign to ban the Chancellor from every pub in Britain has now made its way to Brussels following the Government's price increases on alcohol in the Budget.

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EU wines suffer from systematic' contamination

Published:  23 July, 2008

European wines suffer from systematic' pesticide contamination, a new study has found.

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Petroni Vineyards told not to use Brunello' tag

Published:  23 July, 2008

Petroni Vineyards has found itself in a dispute with an Italian wine consortium over its use of the Brunello name.

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