Wine, Spirits & Cigars
LVMH holds over 20 percent stake in Hermes, possible takeover
December 22 2010 9:17 AM EST
French holding company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, increased its stake in Hermes International SCA to over 20 percent, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
Moët & Chandon celebrates 13th British Independent Film Awards
December 14 2010 9:46 AM EST
Cinema's champagne of choice, Moët & Chandon, joined forces with the British film industry this year to announce the Moët British Independent Film Awards.
Lord Webber brings his personal wine collection to Hong Kong
December 09 2010 11:05 AM EST
A committed and knowledgeable collector of wine, Lord Lloyd Webber has built up a magnificent cellar over many years, part of which will be offered for sale at Sotheby's Hong Kong on January 22, 2011.
Greene King interim profits rise 17 pct, LFL food sales up 8.5 pct
December 03 2010 7:55 AM EST
U.K.'s Greene King Plc, the brewer of Old Speckled Hen ale, reported a 17 percent rise in interim pretax profits, driven by strong like-for-like (LFL) sales growth at its Retail division.
Marston’s says strong start to new year, LFL sales up
December 02 2010 9:30 AM EST
Brewer and pubs group Marston’s Plc said it has made a strong start to the new financial year even as it reported a rise in profits for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 2.
Hacienda La Capilla unveils world’s most expensive tequila
November 25 2010 7:50 AM EST
Mexican distiller Hacienda La Capilla, has unveiled a 1.3 litter tequila bottle called 'The Diamond Sterling' on Monday hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive bottle.
Fuller Smith interim profits rise 11 pct as occupancy improves
November 19 2010 7:44 AM EST
British pubs group Fuller Smith & Turner reported a 11 percent rise in its first half pretax profits as occupancy improved and food sales grew strongly at its Managed Pubs and Hotels segment.
Author Mark Oldman inspires readers to “drink bravely”
November 16 2010 12:35 PM EST
American entrepreneur and renowned wine critic Mark Oldman has released his new book 'Brave New World of Wine' published by New York-based W.W.Norton & Company. Through this book, the author aims to inspire readers to drink bravely.
Majestic Wine interim profits up 20 pct; lifts dividend
November 15 2010 7:38 AM EST
Majestic Wine Plc, UK's largest wine warehouse chain, reported a 20 percent rise in first-half pretax profit as sales rose on substantial increase in active customers, and the company lifted its interim dividend by 17.9 percent to 3.3 pence.