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Day 26 of Clare Valley Vintage - It's getting hot down here

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. This vintage is HOT quite literally.

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Threshers restructures with three-pronged approach

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Threshers Group has embarked on a major restructuring programme that will focus on three national UK formats targeted at three types of consumer profiles.

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Fine wine sales rocket at BB&R

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sales of fine wine have jumped at Berry Bros. & Rudd (BB&R) since the Hong Kong authorities ditched duty on alcohol.

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Villa Maria picks up NZ Champion Wine Award

Published:  23 July, 2008

Villa Maria's Reserve Syrah 2006 has won the Champion Wine of Show Trophy in the 2008 Royal Easter Show.

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Grant's whisky puts Teachers in its sights

Published:  23 July, 2008

Spirits company First Drinks Brands has set is itself the ambitious target of making Grant's Family Reserve the number-three blended whisky in the UK by 2012, behind Bell's and The Famous Grouse but ahead of Teacher's Highland Cream.

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Day 28 of the Clare Valley Vintage - Let's talk Terroir

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. Perhaps it's the weather, maybe the planets aren't aligned or maybe the dog ate my homework.. je ne sais pas but I gotta tell you.. I've had it.. I'm crushed.

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Healthy news for middle-aged drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Middle-aged adults can reduce their risk of heart disease by more than a third by drinking alcohol, a new study shows.

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FirstCape wine sponsors 2009 Lions Tour

Published:  23 July, 2008

South African wine label FirstCape has announced a new sponsorship deal with the British & Irish Lions team.

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WSTA launches guide on responsible alcohol sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has published a guide designed to aid trade members in practicing responsible alcohol retailing.

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Day 23 of Clare Valley Vintage - There's no Riesling with me

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. I think it's safe to say that after the last couple of days fine tuning juices - I've officially been Ries'ld.

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Double digit growth for Asian wine market

Published:  23 July, 2008

There will be growth of between 10-20% in the next five years within the Asian wine market.

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Rioja steps up 2008 marketing activity

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine producers from Rioja are ramping up their marketing strategy in 2008 with a generic consumer advertising campaign, a new Wines from Rioja corporate logo and a two-day tapas festival in London.

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Aussie wine exports fall

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine exports have fallen 5% in volume but bottled shipments are on the rise.

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Dr. Greg Jones, climatologist and viticulturist: Harpers TV interview

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dr Greg Jones, climatologist from the Southern Oregon University, spoke to Harpers in the latest of our series of interviews from Barcelona's Climate Change and Wine Conference 2008.

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Spanish ice wine approved by appellation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bodegas Gramona's Spanish ice wine wine venture has been endorsed by Do Peneds.

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Day 22 of Clare Valley Vintage -Cab Sav off to a scorcher

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. I think I have a new crush on Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Madonna buys Mayfair pub

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pop queen Madonna has bought her local pub, in Mayfair, London, for 2.5million.

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Francis Ford Coppola drives US wine sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

The glitz and glamour' of celebrity endorsed wine products are proving a retail hit stateside with such products gaining increasing popularity.

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SITT award presented to ViniPortugal

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 2008 Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) award has been presented to ViniPortugal.

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Bushmills targets 1m case sales by 2011

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bushmills, the Irish whiskey label owned by Diageo, is targeting sales of one million cases by 2011.

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