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Wednesday 2 December 2015


Italy becomes largest wine producer

Italy has overtaken France to become the country with the largest wine production in the world, as it expects a 50.37 million hectolitre harvest in 2015-16.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

The drinks trade was kept busy this week, as royalty paid a visit, a globe-spanning flight was launched, and the Left Bank leapt to life with its Cabernet Sauvignon harvest.

Friday, October 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Tesco profit halved as supplier terms change

Tesco’s half-year results have shown that profits have been slashed by 55% on last year, as the retailer also revealed “simpler” terms for its alcohol suppliers.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Landlord escapes punishment for bulldozing pub

A Welsh landlord who bulldozed part of his pub at one in the morning after one of his staff refused to serve him after last orders will not face criminal charges.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo appoints new CFO

Diageo has said it has appointed a new chief financial officer from the Xerox Corporation, effective from next month.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne benefits from on-trade boom

Britain’s ‘premium’ on-trade market is booming with Champagne a notable beneficiary – not Prosecco, as many propose.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Atkinson joins Wakefield

Ex-Pernod Ricard UK wine development director Adrian Atkinson has joined Australia’s Wakefield Wines as European market manager.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Beer still ‘perceived as a man’s drink’

Beer is still thought of as a “man’s drink” despite the female population making up 16% of all beer purchases in the UK – the highest proportion in five years.

Monday, October 5th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “ridiculously inexpensive” Chilean Cabernet, intense Manzanilla that “tastes of sea spray” and a trio of wines that pair perfectly with mushrooms feature in this week’s round-up.

Monday, October 5th, 2015 No Comments »

UK cider market suffers £35m loss

Sales of cider in the UK convenience channel could be worth more than the supermarket sector by 2020, according to IRI analysts, with UK off-trade cider sales dropping by £35 million last year.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

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