Claims by the Russian Trade Ministry that Ochakovo beer contained
an illegal preservative have been quashed by a Moscow court, but
the case serves to highlight the problems facing the country's
burgeoning beer market.
A Spanish company offering to sell alcohol to consumers in Finland
could prove a rival to the state monopoly. But the fact that
delivery of the drinks could take up to two weeks - to say nothing
of moves to close the legal loophole...
Germany's Eckes group has announced plans to sell its alcoholic
beverage business in order to focus on its fruit juice operations,
citing increasing competition and declining margins as its main
reasons for the sale.
Six months after putting its food and beverage business up for
sale, Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis has found a buyer - the
UK's ABF group. The Ovaltine brand, jewel in the crown of the
acquisition, should benefit from...
The fluctuations of the sparkling wine market, which have affected
cava as much as Champagne in recent years, have prompted Spain's
Codorniu group to expand into other wine regions - most recently
the Ribera del Duero.
Any Cognac aficionado will talk at length about the multitude of
scents and aromas that the spirit has to offer, but Cognac Frapin
has now taken that a stage further and produced a perfume which it
claims evokes the very best of Cognac.
Despite the concern that it can cause TCA - the mouldy smell
attributed to bad wine - natural cork is the preferred closure for
most US winemakers, according to a survey carried out on behalf of
the Amorim cork group.