Henkell finalises Freixenet acquisition

German sparkling wine company Henkell has reached an agreement with Cava producer Freixenet to buy 50.7% of the latter’s capital for just under €220 million it has been reported.

ProWein offers matchmaking app for exhibitors and visitors

ProWein has launched a new networking app called ‘Matchmaking Tool’ for trade exhibitors and visitors, in an effort to facilitate networking among participants for the upcoming ProWein in Düsseldorf in Germany. 

German pensioner too drunk to board flight after drinking fine wine from hand luggage

A 67-year-old German man who refused to hand over his wine at airport security is facing a fine of €10,000 after boarding a plane, having drunk both bottles, and mistaking the emergency exit for the toilet door. 

German distillery can keep ‘glen’ name

A German distillery can continue to call its whisky ‘Glen Buchenbach’ after an EU court ruled it did not infringe Scotch whisky’s protected status.

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