Subscriber login Close [x]
remember me
You are not logged in.

New boss at Bacardi

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bacardi has appointed a new CEO and president, Andreas Gembler, effective from 1 June.

Read more...

Lion Nathan boss pushes regionality

Published:  23 July, 2008

The MD of the Lion Nathan Wine Group is to push for greater knowledge of Australian regionality.

Read more...

Ancient Burgundy confounds expectations

Published:  23 July, 2008

A revelatory tasting of old Bouchard Pre & Fils Burgundies dating back to 1858, the year before publication of Darwin's Origin of Species, inspired high-profile musings on the evolution of some of the world's most sophisticated wines at a dinner at The Capital Hotel in London on 3 May.

Read more...

Leading from the front

Published:  23 July, 2008

What makes great leaders in our industry?' asked Lulie Halstead at the LIWSF Wine MBA seminar.

Read more...

Rock on-trade

Published:  23 July, 2008

With the retail sector consolidating, and ranges and the supplier base being rationalised, the on-trade has become flavour of the month.

Read more...

New DOC for Basilicata

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new Italian DOC has just been announced.

Read more...

Chianti Classico Consortia back together again

Published:  23 July, 2008

On 6 May 2005, the assemblies of the two Chianti Classico consortia formally agreed to join forces again after being split for 18 years.

Read more...

Spanish Mateus

Published:  23 July, 2008

Mateus is expanding its ros portfolio for the first time in 60 years with the addition of a Spanish ros and is backing it with a 1.2 million advertising and marketing spend in 2005.

Read more...

Italian generic cancels Vinexpo space

Published:  23 July, 2008

Seven weeks from the upcoming Vinexpo 2005, ICE (Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero), Italy's institute for external trade, has informed Vinexpo organisers that ICE, sponsor of Italy's collective hall, is cancelling its participation.

Read more...

Foster's gets 63%

Published:  23 July, 2008

At the end of last week Foster's, the Australian wine and beer giant, had taken 63.3% of the shares of its rival Australian winemaker Southcorp.

Read more...

Licensing Act confusion surrounds distance sellers

Published:  23 July, 2008

The licensing of distance sellers is the latest problem to strike the new Licensing Act, which comes into force this summer.

Read more...

Calvet ads are talking

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bordeaux brand Calvet has launched a new print-based advertising campaign - initially in the London area - that takes an informal off-beat approach that is distinctly different from traditional Bordeaux wine advertising'.

Read more...

Heritage Fine Wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine investment company Heritage Fine Wines Pty Ltd, which went into administration on 2 March with a deficiency of A$2.84 million, has now become ensnared in a series of legal actions and court cases, writes JIM BUDD.

Read more...

Taming the screw

Published:  23 July, 2008

Taming the screw: A manual for winemaking with screw caps, by Australian wine writer Tyson Stelzer, was due to be launched at the LIWSF this week.

Read more...

Vergelegen launches most expensive SA wine in history

Published:  23 July, 2008

Award-winning producer Vergelegen has launched V', the most expensive South African wine ever released.

Read more...

Martell lets the conversation flow

Published:  23 July, 2008

Martell is hoping to change people's perception of Cognac consumption as a solitary pursuit with a new 2.1 million marketing campaign.

Read more...

Phil Oxera

Published:  23 July, 2008

Phil Oxera rather enjoyed The Wine Programme's brief run on the wireless earlier this year, but it has come to his attention that there are some younger wine enthusiasts out there who found it a little, how to put this kindly, pedestrian?

Read more...

Message on a bottle

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stormhoek - the premium South African wine brand co-owned by UK importer Orbital wines - is introducing fresh before' dates on its labels.

Read more...

Knocking on Cellar Door

Published:  23 July, 2008

The demise and eventual sale of Robert Mondavi has been the wine trade equivalent of a soap opera, with its apparent family feuds, in-fighting, sabbaticals and press briefings.

Read more...

The Interview - Matt Wilkin, Group Consultant Sommelier, The Capital Group Ltd, London

Published:  23 July, 2008

You've been a bit busy recently winning awards and passing exams...
Yes, I've come down with a cold now that it's all over. It hits you as soon as you stop! The Champagne Ruinart Sommelier of the Year competition was on 23 March, and then seven days later I sat the Master Sommelier exam. The results come out on the same day, so we all went to Le Gavroche that night to celebrate.

Read more...