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American whiskey challenges Johnnie Walker lead in alcohol power list

Published:  10 June, 2015

Johnnie Walker has retained its title as the world's leading alcohol power brand - but risks losing the crown in future years.

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Villa Maria hands top winemaking role to Picone

Published:  10 June, 2015

New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria has promoted Nick Picone to the role of group chief winemaker.

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Vinexpo opens with a new look expecting 48,000 visitors to attend

Published:  10 June, 2015

Vinexpo 2015 is set to begin this weekend in Bordeaux with a new look and is expecting to attract an estimated 48,000 visitors to the bi-annual show in France.

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Hospitality sector visitors up 16% at London Wine Fair

Published:  10 June, 2015

London Wine Fair organiser Brintex has reported a 16% increase in visitors from the hospitality sector to this year's exhibition.

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Sainsbury's Q1 sales decline due to food price deflation

Published:  10 June, 2015

Sainsbury's sales declined for the sixth consecutive quarter with total retail sales down 0.6% and like-for-like sales down 2.14%. driven primarily by food deflation.

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Bruno Paillard Champagne seeks clarity with pack revamp

Published:  09 June, 2015

Champagne house Bruno Paillard has redesigned the packaging for its range including putting its Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs into clear glass for the first time.

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Pinkster Gin expands sales and brand team

Published:  09 June, 2015

The Pinkster gin brand has taken a further step on its expansion path by recruiting the retail director from Cambridge Wine Merchants.

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BFBB introduces 'confident and direct' pack for Southern Comfort

Published:  09 June, 2015

A new look for Southern Comfort is being introduced by Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands in the UK.

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Australia grape growers embark on long term pest management for vineyards

Published:  09 June, 2015

Australia's grape growers have signed deals for two consultancy projects to improve pest management in the country's vineyards.

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Prosecco DOC Consortium says 'there will not be a shortage' of Prosecco this year

Published:  09 June, 2015

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has responded to recent reports of the potential shortage of Prosecco saying "that there will not be a shortage of Prosecco in the coming months."

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Majestic appoints Anita Balchandani

Published:  08 June, 2015

Majestic has appointed Anita Balchandani as a non-executive director with effect from June 10.Anita Balchandani, 41, is a partner and sector head of UK retail practice for international consultancy firm OC&C Strategy.

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Trust is "huge for brands" according to Sir John Hegarty

Published:  08 June, 2015

The FIFA scandal that has shaken the global game of football is an important reminder that "trust is the very foundation that brands are built on" according to brand guru Sir John Hegarty.

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Tesco admits to 'probable breaches' of Groceries Supply Code

Published:  08 June, 2015

Tesco has in it's recently released annual report stated that "regrettably, we have conclude that there have been a number of instances of probable breaches of the Code which fall short of the high standards we expect to uphold in our dealings with our suppliers."

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Origin Wine opens office in the US

Published:  08 June, 2015

Fairtrade and South African wine specialist Origin Wine has opened a new sales office to cover the North American market in a bid to establish what the company called "a global sourcing footprint".

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Possible New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc shortage following 2015 harvest

Published:  08 June, 2015

Buyers could be faced with a shortage of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the 2015 vintage.

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Diageo stock climbs amid takeover rumors

Published:  08 June, 2015

Diageo's (Bloomberg: DGE:LN) stock has been climbing in early morning trading up nearly 7% following news of a potential takeover of the drinks' giant.

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Gin producers eye up European growth

Published:  05 June, 2015

British gin producers are eyeing up new markets in Europe after a British gin tasting in Brussels yesterday hosted by Wine and Spirit Trade Association and the UKTI.

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Online wine auction raises £10k for The Benevolent

Published:  05 June, 2015

Online wine auction GrapePip has handed over a cheque for £10K to the UK drinks industry charity, The Benevolent.

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Still time to contribute to the annual Mentzendorff's Tour de L'Oc, which is raising money for the Benevolent

Published:  05 June, 2015

There is still time to contribute to the 9th annual Mentzendorff's Tour de L'Oc, which is raising £30,000 for The Benevolent. Follow the 15-strong cyclists below on their journey.

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The Co-op looks to defend its market share in the convenience retail channel

Published:  05 June, 2015

In an exclusive interview with Angela Mount for this month's print edition of Harpers, which is out today, Simon Cairns the BWS category manager for The Co-operative explains how critical the convenience retail channel is becoming for the company.

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