France upset with Spanish wine looking French

France upset with Spanish wine looking French

France vs Spain  The winemakers of the southern French region of Montpellier are again up in arms about Spanish wine imports. According to the union, French consumers are being conned by Spanish wine dressed to look French on supermarket shelves.  It’s really down to the supermarket buyers who import the wine and retail it. All […]

Accolade budget wine worth a bet

Accolade budget wine worth a bet

Budget wine worth a bet? An article worth reading in full can be found at BloombergGadfly. Written by David Fickling and published on 16 January, it is headed, “Budget wine will face a test of maturity with Accolade IPO.” Fickling writes: “Regardless of the debate about whether wine belongs in the gutter or the stars, […]

Drink less for Budda, French fine, Coles deliver

Drink less for Budda, French fine, Coles deliver

Bow to Buddha The Thai Government is asking people to refrain from drinking alcohol during Vassa, which is often referred to as the Buddhist Lent period. Vassa lasts for three lunar months, usually from July to October. There’s more than religion behind this. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, a government spokesman, was reported in the Thai Visa News on […]