French wine militants have warned the country's new president,
Nicolas Sarkozy, there will be more violence if he does not offer
more support to the sector.
Moët Hennesy has acquired a majority stake in Chinese group Wen Jun
Distillery as it moves to expand its global premium spirits and
wine brands range.
Australian brewer Fosters is doing its bit to go green by adopting
a new brewing technology that produces energy via waste products.
The Novozymes group claims that their new enzyme can help brewers
increase capacity at little extra cost by offering longer and more
consistent filtration cycles.
Stronger sunlight associated with global warming means winemakers
will have to think of new ways to protect their grapes, said
Italian wine expert Riccardo Cotarella.
Mariann Fischer Boel, Europe's agriculture commissioner, has
attempted to rally supporters of her 'radical' wine reform
proposals, but conceded that disagreements remained.
Militant winemakers have claimed responsibility for explosions and
fires at several supermarkets in southern France, raising concerns
of a return to violence in the region.
Wine industry leaders in the UK are attempting to make moderate
wine consumption fashionable as part of a new responsible drinking
plan spearheaded by the European Commission.
Heineken has landed the seventh largest fine ever handed out by EU
competition authorities, for a beer cartel it operated with other
brewers, including Grolsch and InBev.
Wine producers in Bordeaux's Saint-Emilion say they are to appeal
against the suspension of the area's 'grand cru' label, a ruling
that threatens to overshadow a crucial week in the Bordeaux
The UK wine and spirits industry has said it is 'deeply
disappointed' by the UK chancellor's plans to raise duty tax on
wine, announced in his 2007 Budget Speech Wednesday.
France Under One Roof
A creeping optimism about France's prospects on the much
sought-after UK wine market appeared to be taking hold of several
French wine producers and exporters at an industry show this week.
More evidence that drinking moderate amounts of wine every day can
increase life expectancy has been put forward by Dutch researchers.
One of France's fastest rising wine brands, Fruité Catalan, is set
to launch in the UK later this year,
BeverageDaily.com can reveal.
More than a quarter of young wine drinkers in the UK have pretended
to know about wine to impress a date, says new research that
unveils some interesting insights on wine education in Britain.