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Dry whites impress in Bordeaux

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bordeaux's 2007 vintage has produced impressive dry white wines, according to one industry expert.

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Glenmorangie names new distillery manager

Published:  23 July, 2008

Andy MacDonald will take over as the new manager at Glenmorangie's Tain distillery.

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Pernod tells consumers to 'Accept Responsibility'

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard UK (PRUK) is urging consumers to take the blame for their own actions with the launch of a new responsible drinking campaign.

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Sparkling wine sales on the rise

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sparkling wine is overtaking champagne as Britain's tipple of choice, according to the latest Mintel report.

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Frost hits Muscadet harvest

Published:  23 July, 2008

Growers fear harvest loss of between 20-50% because of frost.

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Vinitaly visitor levels at an all time high

Published:  23 July, 2008

Around 150,000 visitors descended on Vinitaly, held in Verona on April 3-7.

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Distillers turn back on SWA in petition over new whisky rules

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has been condemned by nearly 1,000 signatories to an online petition designed to prevent a new Scotch whisky classification from being enforced.

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Distell awards career bursaries

Published:  23 July, 2008

Distell awards the first of its bursaries to help the disadvantaged develop a career in the wine and spirit sector.

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Export record for Bordeaux

Published:  23 July, 2008

Export turnover for Bordeaux in 2007 reached 1.39 billion euros (1.1bn), representing 1.93 million hectolitres of wine - a record high for the region.

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Foster's to stop producing high alcohol pre-mixed spirit drinks

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australia's biggest liquor maker, Foster's Group, said it will stop producing high alcohol and added energy pre-mixed spirit drinks.

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French retail market in disarray

Published:  23 July, 2008

French consumers revolt against high average basket costs

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Consumers more likely to drink wine at home

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine is more than three times as popular for home drinking than spirits a survey has revealed.

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Alcohol Concern appoints new chief

Published:  23 July, 2008

The charity's health lobbyist Don Shenker has been appointed as chief executive.

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NHS failing problem drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

The NHS is failing to provide services to help problem drinkers, a report has said.




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Day 57 of Clare Valley Vintage: The final curtain

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. The concept of wild yeast is one of the great wine industry oxymorons.

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Create a cocktail competition

Published:  23 July, 2008

Whisky brand Cutty Sark has teamed up TheDrinkShop.com, the UK agents give away a weekend holiday for two to New York.

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Binge drinking computer game condemned

Published:  23 July, 2008

A computer game which features children vomiting and lapsing into comas after binge-drinking has been criticised as irresponsible.

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Pernod may sell Cognac brand

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard has not ruled out selling a Cognac brand following its take-over of Vin & Sprit.

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Spanish brand aims for massive growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK wine importer Thierry's will spend 150,000 on its El Prado range in a bid to make it one of the top five Spanish brands by 2009.

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Children's minister to announce youth action plan at WSTA conference

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Minister for Children is to outline the Government's upcoming Youth Alcohol Action Plan at the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) Spring Conference.

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