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Japanese whisky market booms: Video Report

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Japanese whisky market shows no signs of abating with premium single malts driving sales.

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Milard joins Newton Vineyard as winemaker

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chris Milard is the new winemaker at Newton Vineyard.

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Scotch whisky exports grew 8% in 2007

Published:  23 July, 2008

Exports of Scotch whisky products grew by 8% last year, new figures show.

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Pernod Ricard sales up despite muted third quarter

Published:  23 July, 2008

Net sales at drinks firm Pernod Ricard were up 3.9% for the first nine months of its 2007/08 financial year despite a third quarter slowdown.

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Champagne Ambassador's Award approaches

Published:  23 July, 2008

The fourth annual Champagne Ambassador's Award has been launched by the Comit Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC).

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European wine reform formally accepted

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Council of Ministers has formally adopted a wide-ranging reform of the Common Market Organisation for wine.

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New Caribbean rum marque launches

Published:  23 July, 2008

The West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers' Association (WIRSPA) has unveiled a 'marque of provenance' to support and promote Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) brands.

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Chamarr hires new marketing director

Published:  23 July, 2008

Anne Blois has been announced as the new commercial marketing director at Chamarr.

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Rare champagne sells for 42,500

Published:  23 July, 2008

A New York auction of rare and collectable champagnes has sold a bottle of Dom Perignon vintage rose 1959 for 42,500.

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Rich List: wine and spirits round-up

Published:  23 July, 2008

Following the publication of the Sunday Times Rich List 2008, Harpers.co.uk has brought you a round-up of those in the drinks industry who feature.

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Moldovan wine seminar at LIWF

Published:  23 July, 2008

Caroline Gilby MW will lead a seminar and tutored tasting on Moldovan wine at this year's London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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Wine pair undertake charity ride

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine merchant Henry Butler and friend Andy Martin have begun a 1600 kilometre bike ride to heighten the profile of English wine and raise money for a Sussex children's hospice.

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Pernod Ricard's growth slowed by European discounting

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard's third-quarter sales preview has predicted that the drinks giant's organic growth will slow due to tough discounts in the European region.

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Wines of Argentina goes interactive for LIWF

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wines of Argentina (WoA) has launched a website dedicated entirely to the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) this May.

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Johnny Depp ships his French wine to states

Published:  23 July, 2008

Johnny Depp missed drinking his own French wine so much on a recent film shoot that he had a batch shipped over.

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Alcohol sales see online boom

Published:  23 July, 2008

Online sales of beers, wines and spirits grew by 60% in February and March, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Sales drop at Fortune Brands

Published:  23 July, 2008

Fortune Brands has seen net sales drop by 5% in the first quarter with its spirits portfolio hampered by distributor inventories.

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Champagne sponsors secured for UK Sommelier awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck have been announced as the new sponsors of the UK Sommelier of the Year Competition.

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Orbital marketing manager launches off trade agency

Published:  23 July, 2008

Catherine Monahan, the former marketing and sales manager at Orbital Wines, has launched her own agency focussing on the off trade sector.

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Vernay made wine expert 2008 by Grand Jury

Published:  23 July, 2008

Christine Vernay from the George Vernay Estate has been awarded Expert of the Year 2008 in Wine and Winemaking.

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