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Saturday 1 August 2015

Europe

EU wineries allowed to increase plantings

From next year, EU member states will be allowed to increase the size of their winegrowing areas by 1% annually – a move designed to counter the falling market share of EU wines.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Amorim lends support to Master Sommeliers

The Court of Master Sommeliers’ European branch has confirmed a partnership with natural cork supplier Corticeira Amorim, which will offer education about wine faults for the organisation’s members and students.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Stock Spirits in €6m fraud investigation

Central and Eastern European spirits producer Stock Spirits has announced that potentially €6 million of allegedly fraudulent payments were made within its Polish business over the last five years.

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Profits slide at Gruppo Campari

Wild Turkey showed signs of struggling to capitalise on the current Bourbon boom, as owner Gruppo Campari announced a pre-tax profit fall of -15.7% in its end of year results.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Coravin steps up expansion plans

Coravin has brought in former Nespresso executive Frédéric Levy as CEO to help the wine access tool expand its footprint further across Europe and Asia.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Pernod profits slip as Ricard takes charge

Pernod Ricard saw net profits drop 5% in the first half of 2014/15, as the company announces its financial results and the appointment of Alexandre Ricard.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 No Comments »

Buoyant US fails to halt Cognac slide

Global Cognac exports saw another dip in 2014 as the category came up against “a conflicting and unstable economic backdrop”.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 1 Comment »

The world’s most futuristic bars

While some bar owners are retreating into the past opening 1920s-style speakeasies, others are pushing into the future dreaming up bars that embrace cutting-edge technology.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 No Comments »

A new era for Cyprus wines

Cypriot winemakers are refining their unique traditions and varieties for a modern marketplace.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 2 Comments »

Russia bans 3,000 litres of imported wine

Russia has banned 200 batches of imported wine found in violation of the country’s “mandatory requirements”.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

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