The rate of underage drinking among 11 to 15 year olds in England has fallen to its lowest ever rate since records began in 1988.
Analysts have predicted Diageo’s net sales growth will have risen by 0.5% in 2014, ahead of the release of the company’s full end of year results next week.
Winemaker Wolf Blass is fighting to close a tax loophole allowing New Zealand competitors to claim millions in wine tax rebates from Australia.
In the battle of the beverages, beer has won out over wine again in the US, with Americans favouring a pint of beer over a glass of wine or dram of whisky.
UK sales of alcoholic drinks for at-home consumption have leapt 15% in the last five years, although volumes are in decline thanks to rising prices and a health conscious younger generation.
An “outstanding” red from the Douro Valley, described as one of the world’s “most exciting wine regions”, and a tempting manzanilla Sherry feature in this week’s roundup.
The UK and Canadian markets are helping to create demand for Australian Malbec, according to Wolf Blass chief winemaker Chris Hatcher.
With pots of cash and a taste for the finer things in life, it’s perhaps no surprise that many of the world’s global superstars eventually turn their attention to wine.
Imports of Chilean wine in Japan have surged on the back of an economic partnership and are closing in on French imports.
Tesco’s licensing manager has been appointed chairman of the UK’s retail alcohol standards group.
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