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UK: Gallo poaches international general manager from Kraft

29 Mar 2006

E&J Gallo has appointed a vice-president and general manager for its international business unit.

US: Acquisitions drive CEDC earnings

2 Mar 2006

Central European Distribution Corporation saw profits leap last year on the back of contributions from a raft of recent acquisitions.

The Losh Cause

27 Feb 2006

Having seen New World wine producers overtake them in so many markets, one would imagine that the Old World must surely by now have realised the merits of modern wine marketing. But Chris Losh believes they still need to wake up and smell the coffee.

The Losh Cause

23 Jan 2006

While some big wine brands have looked to build an on-trade presence in the last couple of years, the emphasis remains on gaining and retaining major supermarket listings. Chris Losh expects this to continue, which may mean big wine groups discarding some of their smaller labels over the next year.

US: San Joaquin wineries hit by pollution plans

21 Dec 2005

Regulators want the 18 largest wineries in California’s San Joaquin Valley region to reduce pollution from their plants by 35%.

US: Michigan yes to more out-of-state wine

7 Dec 2005

Politicians in the US state of Michigan have approved a law that boosts the amount of wine that can be shipped to consumers from out-of-state wineries.

US: Republic names on-premise accounts executive

7 Dec 2005

Wines and spirits distributor Republic Beverage Company has announced the appointment of Gary Moore as vice-president of national accounts.

INDIA: Radico Khaitan on int'l spirits hunt

10 Nov 2005

Radico Khaitan is looking to acquire a couple of international spirits brands.

US: Remy appoints new US boss

21 Oct 2005

Remy Cointreau USA, Inc, the American subsidiary of France-based luxury wine and spirit company Remy Cointreau SA, has announced the appointment of Thomas F. Jensen to president and CEO.

US: Paterno appoints VP marketing

21 Oct 2005

Terlato Wine Group (TWG) has appointed David Lane to vice president of marketing for Paterno Wines International (PWI), the group’s luxury wine marketing and sales organisation headquartered in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

CANADA: Vincor potential suitors named

5 Oct 2005

Analysts have suggested the names of other suitors mulling an improved bid for Vincor.An analyst has suggested the names of other suitors mulling an improved bid for Vincor.

Is Vincor to shine in Constellation portfolio?

4 Oct 2005

News of Constellation’s bid for fellow North American winemaker Vincor should not have caught the industry off-guard, argues Chris Brook-Carter. Not only are the businesses a good fit, but, the move is a part of a long-term strategy that has reaped significant benefits for the world’s largest winemaker.

CANADA: Vincor in talks with five bidders (report)

3 Oct 2005

Reports have suggested that the Canadian wine company Vincor International Inc., currently the subject of a hostile takeover bid by Constellation Brands, is in talks with at least five prospective bidders.

US: Gallo reaches agreement with union

15 Sep 2005

Gallo has finally reached an agreement with the union United Farm Workers, after around two years of talks.

UK: Thresher chooses Gallo for own-brand range

7 Sep 2005

Thresher has selected E&J Gallo to produce its own-label California wine range.

The Losh Cause

23 Aug 2005

Having been something of a European institution for years, the end of duty-free, the lowering of some Nordic duty rates and cheaper prices in domestic supermarkets have combined to reduce the allure of the booze cruise. Chris Losh reflects on the dwindling popularity of this European tradition.

US: New general manager at Heineken USA

16 Aug 2005

Heineken USA has appointed a new general manager for its Central Region.

UK: E&J Gallo hits UK with Red Bicyclette

12 Aug 2005

E&J Gallo winery is launching its first French wine brand, Red Bicyclette, in the UK.

US: Union calls for Gallo boycott

15 Jun 2005

Ernest and Julio Gallo has become the target for protests from workers in the US.

US: National Wine & Spirits turns loss round in 05

15 Jun 2005

National Wine & Spirits has posted its figures for the fiscal year 2005.

CZECH: Gallo enters Czech Republic - report

13 Jun 2005

E&J Gallo has secured entry into the Czech wine market, according to local reports.

Wine in the UK - where to from here?

13 May 2005

The UK market is developing in terms of sales and sophistication. Drawing on up-to-the-minute consumer research, Alex McPhee, Neville Calvert and David Matthews of management consultants, KPMG, examine recent trends and offer some predictions for the future.

UK: Gallo promotes and appoints in Europe

4 Apr 2005

E&J Gallo has announced a number of appointments within its European division.

UK: Gallo extends Turning Leaf range

14 Mar 2005

E&J Gallo is to extend its Turning Leaf range in 2005.

UK: Consumer group slams popular wines - report

3 Mar 2005

A consumer organisation has attacked the bestselling wines in the UK, according to press reports.

UK: Vinexpo hits back at boycott claims - UPDATE

8 Feb 2005

just-drinks has this morning received the following joint statement from Vinexpo and E&J Gallo, clarifying yesterday’s story, “Vinexpo hits back at claims of boycott.”

UK: Vinexpo hits back at claims of boycott

7 Feb 2005

The organisers of wine trade fair Vinexpo today reacted to just-drinks’ report last week that a number of New World wine players have pulled out of this year’s event.

FRANCE: Vinexpo hit by New World boycott

4 Feb 2005

The ineffective air conditioning, poor event organisation and the cost of exhibiting have led a number of wine companies from the New World to pull out of this year's Vinexpo trade show.

UK: New sales vice-president at Golden Kaan

2 Feb 2005

Golden Kaan Ltd has appointed a new vice-president of sales and marketing for Golden Kaan USA.

US: Gallo goes global with US-friendly wines

21 Jan 2005

E&J Gallo Winery plans to produce and market US-friendly versions of ‘Old World’ classics for its domestic and international markets.








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