In Brief

07 September, 2007

Logistical move

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has replaced its Freight Forwarders Group with the newly

titled Logistics Group.

It will cover the same issues as the previous

group, but in addition will look at environment, traceability, parking and delivery in London, transport costs and HMRC. The first meeting will take place in October and the group will meet three times a year.

New look for Eisberg

Chaliť Richards has given its de-alcoholised wine Eisberg a makeover. The revamp is in line with new-found consumer demand for and confidence in alcohol-free wines, the company

said. Bordeaux-style bottles sporting redesigned labels have been introduced, and a Cabernet Sauvignon has also been added to the range, which retails at £2.99.

Single -cask malts

Wemyss Vintage Malts has released six single -cask whiskies. Each cask is bottled at 46 per cent abv, with no chill filtering or added caramel . The release consists of va rious expressions,

from a 1970 single Campbeltown malt through to a 1995 single Speyside malt called Chocolate Heaven. For further information, contact Wemyss on 0131 225 9305.

New Life for Palandri

Palandri has launched a range of classic varietal wines called Vita Novus. Meaning


life" and named after the immigrants who settled in Western Australia, the range com prises a 2004 vintage Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon (rrp £9.99). Product manager Tracey Maynard said: "Vita Novus widens the brand offering to the UK consumer and further strengthens our position as a major provider of wines from Western Australia into the European market." Palandri has also unveiled a new look for its Solora brand and introduced two new styles - unwooded Chardonnay and Cabernet Merlot (rrp £5.99).

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