just-drinks Wine review 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.

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.

UK: Widespread job cuts loom for wine industry

17 December 2008

Tax rises, slowing sales growth and vicious discounting are threatening to cause widespread job losses across the UK wine sector early next year, industry sources have told just-drinks.

AUS: Calls to cut Australian wine industry

10 December 2008

Calls to slim down Australia's wine industry are growing louder as the country again faces a glut on the market.

US/CANADA: Molson Coors acquires 5% stake in Foster's

5 November 2008

Molson Coors has revealed that it has acquired "exposure" to 5% of Foster's shares, amid speculation that the Australian beer and wine group may be sold.

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