Tag Archives: Greece

• Stop Hating On Boxed Wine — Try It You’ll Like It

Stop Hating On Boxed Wine — Try It You’ll Like It

Until recently, the last time I drank boxed wine was in college when “slap the bag” was an acceptable party game and everyone’s goal was to get as drunk as possible. Needless to say my memories of boxed wine were not the best. But on a recent liquor store trip, I was intrigued by a […]

• Athens, Georgia: Booze-related businesses boom

Athens, Georgia: Booze-related businesses boom

For David Zwart, owner of Clocked restaurant, the decision to move from Portland, Ore., and open his business in Athens was based largely on familiarity. “I was just one of those people who followed R.E.M. down here when I was younger,” he said. “I had worked at the 40 Watt for about seven years. I […]

• Diageo To Focus Spending On North America, Emerging Markets

Diageo PLC (DEO, DGE.LN) will minimize advertising spending in its European market in the second half of its fiscal year, instead plowing funds into its rebounding North American business and fast-growing emerging markets. The spirits giant, whose brands include Johnnie Walker scotch, Jose Cuervo tequila, Guinness stout and Smirnoff vodka, has seen demand tumble in […]

• Weak Euro economies dampen Diageo results

Diageo has taken a hit in the last 6 months of 2010 from weak performance in the struggling economies of Iberia, Greece and Ireland. Publishing its results for the first half of financial year 2011, the UK-based spirits maker said overall reported sales rose 2 per cent to £5,320m. But growth was dampened by a […]

• Tapping Into Turkey For New Liquor Market

Unlikely Mediterranean Market Offers Promise of Profits but Dilemmas, Too With countries like Spain, Italy and Greece, where they traditionally sell alcohol, plagued by economic troubles, liquor-company executives are turning to a perhaps unlikely Mediterranean market: Turkey, whose mostly Muslim population hasn’t ranked among the world’s big drinkers historically. Tapping nontraditional markets while established regions […]

• Modern Greek Wines

Modern Greek Wines

A tour of Greek wineries proves that the country has moved well beyond Retsina. “Modern Greek wines are terrific! They couldn’t be further from the taverna plonk that still floods the (non-Greek) collective imagination, a connection that’s as hard for the country to shake as those resilient straw-covered Chianti flasks are for Italy. I recently […]