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Archive for 2008

Shortlist for The Drinks Business Awards 2008

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the marketing and business categories of the drinks business Awards 2008

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 No Comments »

Champagne houses cut the carbs

Not to be outdone by the beer brewers, Champagne houses are jumping on the low-carb train from France as fast as their budgets will allow them.  Gosset has completed its prestige range with another low dosage cuvée, the Celebris Rosé 2003 Extra Brut, with 5g/L and no malolactic fermentation.  It has an expected RRP of £120.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 No Comments »

Molecular mixology from Cointreau

Cointreau is making molecular mixology accessible to top bars in selected cities. Cointreau caviar was presented to bartenders in London this week, following recent launches in Paris and New York. The French brand will supply the necessary tools to interested bars.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 No Comments »

SWA toasts record export figures

The booming Scotch whisky industry has issued exceptional export figures for 2007, with volume up 8% and value up by 14% to £2.8 billion. EU countries generating the strongest growth, up 27% to £1.1bn, with all other regions posting an increase except for Australasia, which declined 2%.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 No Comments »

Major acquisition for Berkmann

Berkmann Wine Cellars has bought New World specialist Vinoceros and Spanish on-trade specialist Laymont & Shaw. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will be concluded tomorrow, May 1. The companies will continue to operate as separate identities.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 No Comments »

Adnams takes steps to reduce footprint

The UK’s first carbon neutral beer goes on sale next month. As the first UK brewer to measure the carbon footprint of its products, Adnams, together with Tesco, has made use of a variety of techniques to create East Green.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 No Comments »

Moët & Chandon launches indulgence programme

Moët & Chandon is encouraging consumers to indulge themselves with its latest offering – the Moët Rosé Jeroboam Indulgence Coffret.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 No Comments »

Cobra sheds its skin

Cobra has unveiled new packaging for its beers, set to roll out from the first week of June. The brand’s new labels and multi-packs, featuring a redesigned logo, have been created by branding firm Landor.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 No Comments »

Mallya adds a dash of flavour to whisky conference

Last week Glasgow hosted the second World Whiskies Conference, and unsurprisingly Vijay Mallya stole the show. Addressing the audience immediately after Diageo and SWA boss Paul Walsh, the UB Group chairman said the industry needed to relax the rules in order to appeal to younger consumers.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 No Comments »

Longer shelf life from new PET packaging

A new PET bottle has been developed which boasts an enhanced shelf life for wine. Called the Multi-Layer PET (MLP), the innovative packaging format consists of two layers of PET with a nylon layer in between, which acts as a barrier to carbon dioxide and oxygen.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 No Comments »

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