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Constellation buoyed by sales and acquisitions

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Brands, the world's biggest wine company, has generated record results for the fiscal year 2008 of the back of strong sale and acquisition activity.

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A Mini promotion from Beefeater

Published:  23 July, 2008

Beefeater gin will be beefing up its offering next month (May) with a limited edition gift pack and a promotional offer that will give consumers a chance to win a Union Jack Mini Cooper.

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Bordeaux 2007: Blog round-up

Published:  23 July, 2008

There are general murmurings around the industry at present as critics and press alike weigh up the strength (and weaknesses) of the 2007 Bordeaux vintage.

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Harpers partners with top US wine news site

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers.co.uk has been selected by a specialist US wine news website.

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Vranken-Pommery's champagne revenue up 7.3%

Published:  23 July, 2008

International champagne house Vranken-Pommery Monopole's saw double digit growth for its leading brands in 2007 with revenue from champagne up 7.3%.

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New master distiller for Jack Daniel's

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jeff Arnett has been named as the new master distiller at Jack Daniel's.

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Snake vodka man arrested: Video Report

Published:  23 July, 2008

A US man, who produces Rattlesnake vodka, has been arrested for selling liquor without a licence.

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Schumacher to drive Bacardi's responsible drink-drive campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Formula One racer Michael Schumacher is to star in Bacardi's global responsible drink-drive campaign.

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French winemaker buys up Japanese vineyard

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bernard Magrez has bought five hectares of vineyard in Japan on the mountainside slopes of Katsunuma.

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Day 49 of Clare Valley Vintage - Seasonal adjustments

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. It's lucky I'm a girl for all seasons - we've felt the lot this vintage.

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Business as usual' for Maxxium following V&S sale

Published:  23 July, 2008

Maxxium, the global drinks distribution company, has said it is business as usual following the sale of Vin & Sprit (V&S) earlier this week.

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California wine shipments increased 3% in 2007

Published:  23 July, 2008

Shipments of Californian wine to all markets in the US and abroad increased 3% last year.

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IWCA gets new chief executive

Published:  23 July, 2008

The International Wine Clubs Association (IWCA) has announced the appointment of Sophie Jump as chief executive.

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Bowmore ramps up website video: Harpers TV

Published:  23 July, 2008

To accompany its recent website launch, Bowmore Whisky has launched a new digital campaign featuring a series of short films.

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Check industry events with Harpers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers.co.uk has redesigned its events page.

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Douro river to make way for six lane highway

Published:  23 July, 2008

Authorities in the Douro are looking to develop the valley for easy access to Porto and the Spanish hinterland. The Douro river that has for thousands of years carved its way through the region's famous valley, would be concreted over to make way for a six-lane, high speed motorway if the plans go ahead.

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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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