Articles by Simon Meads
4 October 2001
Bulgarian wine has suffered a steady decline on the world market since the mid 1990s, tarnished by an East European image, stifling bureaucracy and issues of quality. But as Simon Meads reports, the country's leading producers are fighting back.
15 June 2001
Vodka has traditionally dominated the white spirit category, but the potential for gin to steal its thunder at the premium end is being recognised. Simon Meads reviews the strategies of the drinks majors in relation to their gin portfolios to discover the winners and the losers.
22 May 2001
Viña Carmen today announced its acquisition of Pernod Ricard Chilean wine brand Terra Andina for an undisclosed amount. The brand will be incorporated into the Chilean group which includes Santa Rita, Los Vascos and Carmen. 'We are a company of very few brands,' says Carmen export director Andrés Barros. 'This gives us the chance to benefit from the Pernod Ricard network around the world.' In return, Terra Andina will benefit from access to parcels of land and winemaking facilities belonging to Carmen and Santa Rita.
17 July 2000