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Focus - The Risks of Acquisitions

Drinks giant Diageo has been in the news recently after discrepancies were found in the results of United Spirits, an Indian spirits company...

Will South Africa Raise Drinking Age to 21?

Last week, the South African government put up for public discussion proposed changes to the country's alcohol regulations. The 36-page Liqu...

NPD: Tools to Defuse Wine Choice Explosion

In this month's review of drinks NPD, Tom Vierhile considers how wine companies are helping consumers make their wine-purchasing decisions....

Focus - The Prosecco shortage that isn't

Last week, news spread of an impending Prosecco shortage. But beyond the sensationalist headlines, how likely is it that fans of the fast-gr...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Valora Trade Beverages 1 Jun 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to Jens Bernardo Helmbaek, commercial manager at Nordic wine & spirit distributor, and just-drinks subscriber, Valora Trade Beverages.


Interview - Illva Saronno CEO Augusto Reina 28 May 2015

Lucy Britner

At almost 75 years old, Augusto Reina could be taking it easy on an Italian beach somewhere. Instead, he's suited, booted and every bit the man in charge. Fresh from a trip to Ireland to check on the progress of his company's joint venture, the Walsh Distillery, he's sitting in his Florio Marsala winery on the north-west coast of Sicily, ready for the big launch: Disaronno Riserva.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 1 June in... 1 Jun 15

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Australian Vintage appoints new chair 1 Jun 15

Lucy Britner

Australian Vintage has appointed a new chairman, following Ian Ferrier's retirement.


CEEV appoints new secretary general 1 Jun 15

Lucy Britner

Comité Européen des Entreprises Vin (CEEV) secretary general José Ramón Fernández has left to join Pernod Ricard as director of European affairs.


Rioja wine region ups marketing budget 1 Jun 15

Lucy Britner

Spain's Rioja control board has increased its marketing budget to around EUR10m (US$11m), part of its overall EUR14.9m spend for 2015.


Registration opens for ProWein 2016 1 Jun 15

Lucy Britner

The organisers of the ProWein exhibition have announced that registration for next year's show is now open.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine 29 May 15

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Latest blogs

Measuring up fake wine 27 May 15

Lucy Britner

Collecting wine is big business – and so is faking it. So, how do you tell your Chateau Lafite from your Chateau La Counterfeit?


Are you going to London Wine Week? 20 May 15

Lucy Britner

Here in London, the second Wine Week has kicked off to coincide with UK wine trade event London Wine Fair.

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