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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Europe

Austrian wine – ruin to riches

When friends ask me to recommend a wine they might not have tried before I send them to Austria.

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 2 Comments »

Scotch struggles to meet demand

Scotch whisky will find it impossible to maintain its recent explosive growth rate according to Glenfarclas’ sales director.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 1 Comment »

Africa and Asia drive SABMiller results

Beer giant SABMiller’s Q3 results were pushed upwards thanks to growing sales in Africa, Asia and Latin America the group has announced.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 No Comments »

EU reforms sharpen competitive edge

The body that represents wine businesses in the European Union has welcomed final approval of controversial reforms, which it claims will bring an end to the “prohibitionist” restrictions on vineyard planting.

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 No Comments »

UK brewer wins best gluten-free beer award

Suffolk-based brewer St Peter’s G-Free beer has been named Europe’s Best Gluten-Free Beer at the World Beer Awards.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 No Comments »

Alex Salmond showcases Johnnie Walker in China

Scotland’s first minister, Alex Salmond, is currently leading a trade mission to China, showcasing Johnnie Walker whisky and the Ryder Cup golf trophy to the Chinese market.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard hit by China slowdown

Slowed growth in China has hit Pernod Ricard as the company reported a slight sales decline for the first quarter of 2013/14.

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 No Comments »

C’est pas Graves

I’ve always wanted to suggest a tongue-in-cheek advertising slogan for the wines of Pessac-Léognan.

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

Latin America drives Diageo to first quarter growth

Drinks giant Diageo has reported 3.1% organic sales growth for the three months ending September 2013 despite a slow down in Asia and continued problems in Western Europe.

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 No Comments »

A guide to celebrating Grenache Day

Today is International Grenache Day, which is designed to raise the recognition for what is widely believed to be an underrated grape variety.

Friday, September 20th, 2013 No Comments »

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