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.
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.
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.
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.
Diageo has said it has appointed a new chief financial officer from the Xerox Corporation, effective from next month.
Britain’s ‘premium’ on-trade market is booming with Champagne a notable beneficiary – not Prosecco, as many propose.
Ex-Pernod Ricard UK wine development director Adrian Atkinson has joined Australia’s Wakefield Wines as European market manager.
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.
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.
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.
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