just-drinks authors and correspondents
Articles by Stuart Todd
Castel has purchased a 5.66% holding in Belvédère. The transaction has been completed within the framework of an agreement with Morocco-based Diana Holdings, the wine and spirits company's single biggest shareholder.
Exports of wines from the Loire Valley region of France last year rose by 1% in volume and 6% in value on 2013, according to figures from trade body InterLoire.
The French division of Nestlé Waters is in talks to offload its Quézac sparkling water brand.
Freixenet-owned Yvon Mau will next month launch two wine-based flavoured drinks - Fruity Touch and Frozen Rosé, marking its entry in what the company describes as "a strong growth segment".
Carlsberg-owned Brasseries Kronenbourg has announced three new product launches in its domestic market for this Spring.
Wine exports from France's Rhône Valley fell in both volume and value in 2014 as the region's sales in the UK and US suffered, latest figures have revealed.
The Château Bastor-Lamontagne, which produces the prestigious Sauternes appelation, has launched a special blend of the sweet Bordeaux white wine aimed at the apéritf and cocktail segment.
Bordeaux wine exports fell 17% by value last year due primarily to falling demand in China, according to latest figures.
Exports of Alsace wines posted solid growth in volume and value last year, according to figures obtained by just-drinks from the CIVA.
Boisset Family Estates has increased its stake in French counterpart Henri Maire from the 34% it took a year ago to 51%.
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