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CANADA: Diamond Estates to represent Vina San Pedro wines

20 July 2009

Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits has been appointed the Canadian sales and marketing agent for Chilean wine producer Vina San Pedro in Canada.

AUS: Yarraman Winery quits Drinks Americas Holdings acquisition talks

1 May 2009

Yarraman Winery has pulled out of talks with Drinks Americas Holdings over a possible acquisition of the Australian wine company.

US/CHINA: Drinks Americas readies Global Beverage Asia purchase

23 March 2009

Drinks Americas Holdings has lined up the acquisition of newly-named Global Beverage Asia.

Wine review 2008 - Wine industry buffeted by economic storm

22 December 2008

Not surprisingly perhaps it is the effects of the global economic downturn that have dominated the wine pages of just-drinks over the past year. Richard Woodard reviews a difficult year for the international wine business and assesses the chances of things improving in the immediate future.

CHILE: CCU clears way for Chilean wine merger

16 July 2008

Compañía Cervecerías Unidas has approved the merger of its wine subsidiary Viña San Pedro with Viña Tarapacá.

UPDATE - UK: New Chile wine body "will not change" industry focus

24 July 2007

The establishment of a new umbrella organisation for Chile’s wine industry will not bring any changes to promotional body Wines of Chile, according to the head of the body in the UK.

CHILE: Chile unveils merged wine trade body

24 July 2007

The Chilean wine industry has officially launched a new umbrella wine association.

CHILE: CCU races ahead in Q1

27 April 2007

Compania Cervecerias Unidas has reported a strong start to 2007.

CHILE/UK: San Pedro, Les Grands Chais join forces

7 February 2007

Chilean wine group San Pedro has named Les Grands Chais de France as its distributor for the UK market.

CHILE: San Pedro snaps up Leyda winery

7 February 2007

Chilean wine group Viña San Pedro has snapped up local winery Viña Leyda as it looks to strengthen its presence in the country’s emerging wine regions.

UK/CHILE: San Pedro parts company with UK agent

5 February 2007

Chilean wine group San Pedro has parted company with its UK agent Buckingham Vintners.

UK: Schenk raises Buckingham Vintners stake

11 January 2007

A shareholder in Buckingham Vintners has upped its stake in the UK wine agent.

CHILE: Viña Altaïr venture gets debt relief

4 December 2006

Chile’s largest wine producer San Pedro has ploughed US$5m into its Viña Altaïr joint venture in an effort to reduce debts at the company.

UK: San Pedro adds Argentina to Chilean range

26 October 2006

San Pedro is poised to add to its Chilean wine range - this time with two Argentinean offerings.

UK: 35° South unveils new packaging

11 October 2006

Viña San Pedro’s UK agent Buckingham Vintners has announced a new packaging design for the Chilean winery’s 35° South brand.

The Losh Cause – Uncharted Chile offers premium potential

29 August 2006

The news that a Chilean winery is acquiring a huge amount of land for vineyard cultivation in areas less well known for winegrowing has caught Chris Losh’s attention. But he believes such developments could offer Chile the chance to compete in higher price echelons where it has so far failed to convince.

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