Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cider

A six-pack of wine?

A six-pack of wine?

Franklin Estates is to launch its Australian wine brands in cans
across the UK next month, just in time for the summer picnic
season. But persuading the UK consumer - to say nothing of the wine
trade - that a good quality wine can...

Space-age wine

Space-age wine

Satellite imagery allowing wine producers to map precisely their
vineyards could give European growers a qualitative edge in their
long running battle with New World producers.

Spirits low in Mexico

Spirits low in Mexico

Although the alcoholic drinks market as a whole is growing strongly
in Mexico, the country's consumption of spirits continued to
decline in 2002, according to a new report from industry analysts
Canadean.

Tough times for Spanish wine

Tough times for Spanish wine

Exports of Spanish wine grew by less than 1 per cent last year in
both volume and value, according to the latest data. And at home
the situation is even worse, with consumption there continuing its
unrelenting decline.

Improving wine quality

Improving wine quality

Foss, the Danish based quality assurance equipment provider, has
announced the relaunch of its Winescan sampling and testing system
with an improved quality assurance module.

Cheerwine launched in Norway

Cheerwine launched in Norway

Cheerwine, the quirky US soft drink which is popular in the
southeastern states, is now available for the first time in Europe.
Norway will be the first market for the cherry-flavoured soft drink
outside North America.

Wine has dangers too

Wine has dangers too

Yesterday we reported on a major study to investigate a potential
cancer drug based on red wine compounds. However there is also
evidence to show that wine can have harmful effects. Researchers in
France report that heavy wine drinkers...

Rioja wineries lift exports

Rioja wineries lift exports

Rioja wine exports grew by 8.5 per cent in the first eight months
of the year as a result of increasing demand in core markets such
as the UK and Germany. But the average price per litre continued to
fall, showing that Rioja's...