Beverage Trade Network News


Franciacorta Consorzio Appoints New President

28/12/2015 | The Franciacorta Consorzio, the governing body of the Franciacorta Italian sparkling wine region, has named Vittorio Moretti, owner of Bellavista and Contadi Castaldi, as its newly elected president.


Kurniawan Loses appeal against Wine Fraud Conviction

28/12/2015 | A US court has rejected an appeal from Indonesian-born wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, who had argued his 10 year prison sentence for conning victims out of $30 million by selling fake wines was too harsh.


Diageo out of "Hall of Shame"

24/12/2015 | UK drinks giant Diageo has been removed from the ‘Hall of Shame’ after taking steps to speed up payments to small businesses.


European Court confirms illegality of MUP

24/12/2015 | The European Court of Justice has today confirmed that Scotland’s plan to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcohol is illegal because it breaches EU trade laws.


Four of the finest Grenaches money can buy

22/12/2015 | We bring you four of the world’s finest pure Grenache wines following a masterclass on this underrated grape led by the Australia’s Winemaker of the Year for 2016.


Atherton venue in Sydney to open

22/12/2015 | British chef Jason Atherton will see his ‘Street Social’ franchise spread to Australia next year with the opening of a new venue in Sydney.