lFrom Billecart-Salmon, the Champagne house which, apart from producing excellent brut and vintage Champagnes, has been noted for the quality of its salmon-coloured brut rosé, comes news of its first vintage rosé.
It is a 1988 vintage called Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon (right) and is named after the wife of the house's founder, Nicholas Billecart.
lThe Gaymer Group is launching press advertising for its cider known as K, which continues to sell well.
lRémy & Associates will be investing heavily in its spirits and Champagne brands with a substantial programme of advertising and public relations activities.
The brands include Rémy Martin, Cointreau, Campari, Galliano, Krug, Charles Heidsieck and Piper Heidsieck Champagnes.
Tamdhu will be given individual focus as the company's only single malt.
Rémy Martin VSOP was the highest spending advertiser in the Cognac sector in 1993.
lForth Wines has taken over the sole UK agency for the Chilean wine producer Torreon de Paredes.
The wines are made from several classic French varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc (pictured, belowright). The Torreon de Paredes estate is family-run, and makes wine only from grapes from its own vineyards.
lJamieson Irish Whiskey is to sponsor the first Egon Ronay Irish guide to hotels, restaurants and pubs. It will be known as Egon Ronay's Jamieson Guide 1994 Ireland.
lWine imports to the UK from the Penedés region of Spain rose by almost 54% last year according to official statistics of the controlling body of DO Penedés. This compares with an overall wine market which expanded by 8%.
Though more than half the Spanish wine sold in the UK retails for less than £3 a bottle, the wines of the region are perceived as being of greater value.