Carlsberg plans for China's beer dominance
Carlsberg has confirmed it plans to shut around half its European
breweries within a decade to reflect a permanent shift in beer
market growth from west to east, and more specifically, China.
French wine union rejects EU, US deal
French wine cooperatives have rejected the recent wine labelling
agreement between the EU and US, claiming the deal will not benefit
European producers as much as the Commission thinks.
Deadly wine grape disease found in weeds
A chance to fight Pierce's disease, one of the wine industry's most
deadly foes, at its origins has come a step closer after scientists
found common weeds nestling in vineyards were helping the sickness
EU and US reach historic wine labelling deal
US wine producers may soon scrub names of traditional European wine
regions, like Champagne and Burgundy, off their bottles in exchange
for better access to EU markets, in a breakthrough deal.
Chr Hansen targets growing wine enzymes market
New yeast blends to help vintners enhance flavour as they make
wines with ever higher alcohol content have been developed by
international ingredients firm Chr Hansen.
Storms threaten French wine harvest
Freak storms have ravaged France's Languedoc-Roussillon region,
threatening to damage the new wine crop by leaving some vineyards
under water at the crucial harvesting stage.
Scientists analyse nutrition in beer
Opportunities await for Europe's beer industry to tap into growing
consumer health trends as Belgian brewing scientists offer newly
developed testing to assess the nutritional quality of beers.
Foster's sale highlights wine consolidation trend
Foster's has taken a streamlined approach to 'brand Australia' on
the world wine market, announcing two wineries will be sold off as
the firm tries to realise cost-savings from its Southcorp buyout.
Greene King leaps into Scottish beer
Greene King's deal to buy Scotland's largest independent brewery,
Belhaven, is a gamble yet adds evidence to the need for
consolidation in UK beer.
French law reform may cut branded beer price
The death of France's Galland law has been highlighted as a new
opportunity for branded brewers to fight back against private
labels and poor growth through better deals with retailers.
UK brewers on beer market slim-fast plan
Longer opening hours or not, the latest evidence shows success on
the UK beer market requires a slim-line approach from big brewers,
using strong core brands and counting every penny.
Supply glut smashes French wine prices
Under-pressure vintners in southern France have handed out 50,000
free bottles of wine to tourists to publicise their plight as
prices continue to crumble amid a huge bottleneck in supply.
A-B slip highlights gloomy US beer market
Hopes of an early recovery on the US beer market have been dashed
as Anheuser Busch reports falling domestic sales and warns that it
expects full-year profits to drop below 2004 levels, reports
EU fines French wine sector mis-management
France will have to give back three times the amount of money it is
receiving in crisis distillation funding for appellation contrôlée
wines as the EU cracks down on wine sector mis-management,
reports Chris Mercer.
French wine come-back fuels market scrap
Crisis in the French wine industry is spurring producers'
acceptance of aggressive marketing strategies that, whilst perhaps
long-overlooked, could be worrying for foreign producers on an
increasingly competitive world market,...