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Can Romania step up to the world wine stage? 17 Nov 2015

The Romanian wine industry is at the start of its own revolution. Families who previously struggled to get their properties back following Communist-era ownership are recovering, and funds from the European Union, given in 2009 for the replanting of vines, are starting to bear fruit. The industry, which stands at 243,000 hectares at the last count, is now in a position to move forward.

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Romania to lower spirits excise from 2016 18 Sep 2015

The Romanian Government has announced plans to lower the excise rate on spirits in the country by 30% from the start of next year, according to trade organisation SpiritsEurope.

Cramele Recas to expand wine capacity 24 Jun 2015

Romanian winery Cramele Recas is to invest EUR2m (US$2.24m) in a bottling line to double its capacity to 20m bottles per year.

SABMiller launches Grolsch in a jar - video 8 Jul 2014

SABMiller has launched new on-trade packaging for its Grolsch brand in Romania, known as 'The Jar'.

Romania beer sales drop 3% in H1 2 Oct 2013

Volume beer sales in Romania fell by 3% in the first half of 2013, according to local reports.

Wine imports drop in Q1; exports rise - report 9 Jul 2013

Volume sales of imported wine to Romania fell by 45% year-on-year in 2013's first quarter, according to a report.

Romanian beer market back in growth 13 Sep 2012

The Romanian beer market grew by 4% in the first half of the year, according to the country's national brewers association.

Snow puts skids on Romanian beer consumption 12 Jun 2012

Bad weather in the first quarter of this year saw Romanian beer consumption drop 5% from the previous year, an industry group has said.

William Grant moves Romanian distribution 10 Mar 2011

William Grant & Sons has confirmed a switch of distributor for three of its brands in Romania.

SABMiller launches Grolsch in Romania 27 May 2010

SABMiller has lined up the launch of its Grolsch beer brand into the Romanian market.

Romanian Winegrowers readies UK website 29 Jan 2010

Industry body Romanian Winegrowers has launched a website targeted at the UK wine market.