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Archive for 2004

Who is the weakest link?

The great and the good gathered for the drinks business/Codorníu consolidation seminar to find the threatened species in the supply chain. Patrick Schmitt reports

Monday, December 6th, 2004 No Comments »

Ungagged at last

A proposed amendment to French advertising law could allow wine producers to describe their wines to consumers. Sacré bleu! says Jon Rees

Monday, December 6th, 2004 No Comments »

The year of drinking sensibly

Dasani, Mondavi, Rooney – 2004 was a year of high drama, but the development that will resonate for many years is the government’s tough stance on binge drinking and drinks advertising, says Robyn Lewis

Monday, December 6th, 2004 No Comments »

The cream team

Will Carolans’ €16m redesign help the brand achieve its goal of one million cases? The signs are looking good, says Penny Boothman

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Tate morderniser

Hamish Anderson got his big break when he landed the top sommelier’s job at the Tate.  Since then he has turned wine-list management into an artform, says Charlotte Hey

Monday, December 6th, 2004 No Comments »

Sweet sixteen

The Wine Institute of California has chosen 16 benchmark wines to promote Brand California in its new generic campaign. Penny Boothman reports

Monday, December 6th, 2004 No Comments »

Southern Star

For some reason South African winemakers have the largest hands in the world and the poorest wines appear to be made by  those with the largest moustaches

Monday, December 6th, 2004 No Comments »

Rappers’ Delight

Its hip-hop connections have helped the US Cognac market to triple in 10 years.  Now that rap is mainstream, where does this leave Cognac? asks Jonathan Goodall

Monday, December 6th, 2004 No Comments »

Quiet Christmas

Eighties vintages outperform younger wines, while upgraded Margaux 1982 feels the benefit

Monday, December 6th, 2004 No Comments »

Making its mark

The UK market for American whiskey is awash with Jack Daniels and coke, though drinkers are becoming much more receptive to variations on the theme.  Maker’s Mark Bourbon, it would seem, is stockpiling for a goldrush, says Patrick Schmitt

Monday, December 6th, 2004 No Comments »

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