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Spanish Gran Orden welcomes new Caballeros members

Spain’s Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino invested its two latest members at its 26th annual ceremony held in London, early March.

Dom Pérignon launches 2000 and 1990 Rosé Vintages

Moët Hennessy has released two new Dom Pérignon Rosé cuvées from the 2000 and 1990 vintages.

Australia: Diageo rolls out Jose Cuervo tequila

Australia: Diageo has announced it will secure the marketing and distribution rights to tequila brand Jose Cuervo in Australia, officially effective April 1 2010.

Gordon & MacPhail launches oldest ever whisky

Scotland: Gordon & MacPhail has released a 70 year old single malt whisky.

Romania searches for hero wines

Members of Romanian Winegrowers are to undergo a benchmarking initiative, designed to identify a ‘Hero Selection’ of wines.

Carlsberg unveils £240 beer

Denmark: Carlsberg has launched Vintage 3 – the third in an exclusive beer trilogy.

Chile: Colchagua Valley wineries lose 25 million litres in earthquake

Chile: The Asociación de Viñas de Colchagua and the Colchagua Valley Wine Route have estimated a loss of 25 million litres of wine as a result of the earthquake.

Molson Coors signs up for sustainable future

UK: Brewer Molson Coors has become the first to be a founding signatory of WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment 2.

Black Tower reaches new heights with Special Release launch

Coinciding with the eyecatching relaunch of Black Tower’s Classic range, brand owner Reh Kendermann has also announced a premium extension to the market leading German range.

Black Tower reveals half in daring relaunch

Leading German wine exporter Reh Kendermann has unveiled radical new looks for its iconic global brand Black Tower.

Portugal: Andresen releases 100yo port

Portugal: Boutique port producer Andresen has released a 100 year old port.

European Court rules minimum pricing illegal

Scottish Government plans to introduce alcohol minimum pricing have suffered a further setback, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

France: numbers up at organic wine show

Millésime Bio has reported record numbers at its organic wine trade fair, held in Montpellier, France this January 25-27.

Coors launches cold cans

UK: Coors has launched a cold-activated can for its Coors Light brand.

Chile: Wine industry loses US$250 million, limited damage

Chile: Vinos de Chile has assessed earthquake damage and reported limited damage, though this amounts to a loss US$250 million.

Chile: Torres winery hit by earthquake

The Miguel Torres Chile winery has been affected by the earthquake that has shaken the country.

Chile: Errazuriz postpones winery opening due to earthquake

The winery said it was important to show support for its 'fellow countrymen' and has postponed the opening of the Don Maximiano Icon Winery. It also said it was too soon to give an accurate assessment of the damage to homes and wineries in the south.

Earthquake in Chile

The UK director of Wines of Chile, the generic body representing the Chilean wine industry, has released a statement following the catastrophic earthquake in the country.

Clicquot Cave Privée shows perfect timing

Veuve Clicquot has taken the uncertainty out of the process of ageing vintage champagnes with its recently launched Cave Privée Collection.

Europe pushes responsible drinking

Europe’s spirits producers have launched a catalogue of industry-led programmes to reduce alcohol related harm.

Diageo blasts Bacardi over Captain Morgan rum saga

Diageo has launched a scathing attack on Bacardi over the Captain Morgan rum, US Virgin Islands saga. Diageo has accused Bacardi of scheming to protect subsidies at the expense of the economic stability of the US Virgin Islands.  Bacardi has insisted the dispute is about the appropriate use of taxpayers’ money.

First Cape launches low alcohol wine

First Cape wine is launching lower-alcohol (5.5% abv) extension of its First Cape brand.