The UK drinks trade has responded to claims that voluntary industry and government partnerships to tackle excessive drinking have failed.
Côtes du Rhône wines has been ordered to amend one of its advertisements after it was deemed to link alcohol with happiness – illegal under French law.
Wine producer Australian Vintage has brought UK press operations in-house, appointing Wibke Carter to the role of communications manager UK.
Alliance Wine has completed its purchase of specialist agent and importer Rhone to Rioja.
Weak supply chain partnerships are holding back the drinks trade from responding to demand for new and more varied products, argues one industry expert.
Louise Boddington, wine buyer for Crown Cellars, the specialist wine and spirits division of Carlsberg UK, reveals her predictions for the world of wine in 2015.
Three of the cartoonists killed in last week’s terrorist attack on French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo had also put their hands to wine labels.
Californian Chardonnay dominates this week’s recommendations by US wine writers, with a “hearty” Napa Cab and Super Tuscan thrown in for good measure.
While the UK’s major off-trade outlets reported challenging conditions over Christmas, the on-trade enjoyed a 2.8% like-for-like sales increase.
Cellar of Knowledge, a wine import company specialising in labels produced by top French winemaking academies, has launched in the UK.
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