Screw cap on top wine highlights shift to convenience
A screw cap on one of the world's top wines highlights the growing
trend toward customer convenience in the beverage market.
FSA opens consultation on wine reforms
The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) yesterday announced it had
launched a 12 week public consultation over upcoming reforms to its
wine enforcement policy to better determine what changes will be
Buzz over Bud defies US beer malaise
Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser, could be set for an
operational shake up as rivals and investment firms target
it for a possible acquisition.
EU reveals Australian wine trade proposals
The EU has negotiated further safeguards for some of its most
important trademarks like champagne and port, as part
of proposed new wine trade reforms with Australia announced
EU switches wine reform focus
Plans to rip out 400,000 hectares of vines to drain the EU's
bulging 'wine lake' will be watered down to put greater emphasis on
marketing wines abroad, Commission officials have confirmed.
Bulk wine imports slash carbon emissions, study
Wine firms can significantly reduce their carbon footprint by
importing wine in bulk and bottling it in lighter glass, a new
study from the UK says.
France: CRAV wine militants issue ultimatum
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.
Moet Hennesy hopes to lift Chinese spirits
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.
New technology makes beer green
Australian brewer Fosters is doing its bit to go green by adopting
a new brewing technology that produces energy via waste products.
New filtration enzyme targets beer
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.
Strong sun 'burns' wine grapes
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.
Boel sets out her stall for EU wine reform
Mariann Fischer Boel, Europe's agriculture commissioner, has
attempted to rally supporters of her 'radical' wine reform
proposals, but conceded that disagreements remained.
French wine militants attack supermarkets
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.
Less is more, UK wine consumers told
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 and co pay high price for beer cartel
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.