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Wine disadvantaged by Swedish tax rates

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sweden's different tax rates for beer and wine are in breach of EU law.

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Qatari bids for Sainsbury

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's has confirmed it had received two preliminary bid approaches from Qatari investment group Delta Two.

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Balti wines secures cricket sponsorship

Published:  23 July, 2008

Family-owned Balti Wines is to become a sponsor at the England v India cricket one-day internationals later this year.

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EU drops WTO probe into Indian import duties

Published:  23 July, 2008

The European Union has dropped a World Trade Organisation investigation into Indian import duties.

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E&J Gallo signs up new Swedish distributer

Published:  23 July, 2008

California-based E&J Gallo signs import and distribution contract with Spendrups Vin.




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Diageo to build major distillery in Scotland

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo lodges planning application for the first new major distillery to be built in Scotland in 30 years.

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WSET students top 20,000 mark

Published:  23 July, 2008

The number of students studying for a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) exam has hit the 20,000 mark for the first time.

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Bordeaux joins World Heritage list

Published:  23 July, 2008

The city of Bordeaux has been named a Unesco World Heritage site.

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Anjou aims to shake-off "pass" image

Published:  23 July, 2008

Despite the ros sales boom, the Loire's biggest producer of ros, Anjou, has seen its UK sales fall 13% by volume in the past year.

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New advisor for WSTA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has appointed Jo McDonald as its Policy Advisor.

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Your chance to buy wine and spirit souvenirs

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new website is offering branded merchandise from drinks companies.

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Chilean winery offsets carbon emissions

Published:  23 July, 2008

Via Ventisquero in Chile is the first winery in the country to offset its CO2 emissions.

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Jacob's Creek/Gallo lead the way in brand recognition

Published:  23 July, 2008

The two wine brands with the highest level of consumer awareness are Jacob's Creek and E&J Gallo.

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Morrisons name new man at the top

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket group Wm Morrison has named a successor to its 75-year old chairman Sir Ken Morrison, ending a 12 month search.

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Carlsberg moves into wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Beer giant Carlsberg develops new range of wines.

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Yields down but English winemakers stay positive

Published:  23 July, 2008

Yields may be down considerably on last year thanks to the cold summer and deluge of rain, but England's vintners remain optimistic at the prospects of the 2007 vintage.

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Tesco joins WSTA board

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dan Jago has joined the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) executive board.

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Sales of cheap booze stump pub sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new report by Market & Business Development (MBD) projects that the pub industry turnover will grow by just 2% this year, due to the growing sale of cheap alcohol on the off-trade.

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Mildew ravages Bordeaux vineyards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vine mildew threatens to ruin Bordeaux's wine harvest, following 60 days of constant rain.

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McLaren Vale bottling line

Published:  23 July, 2008

Torresan Estate in South Australia's McLaren Vale is opening the region's first fully automated, environmentally friendly contract bottling facility.

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