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Diageo 'disappointed' over Portman Group decision on Mix It Up Tonight promotion

Published:  21 August, 2014

Diageo has said it is 'disappointed' over a decision that its Mix it Up Tonight counter-top display unit breached marketing rules by encouraging irresponsible impulse purchases.

 

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Final, final call for Harpers Global Design award entries

Published:  21 August, 2014

OK it's nearly time to put down those pens, stop writing and hand your forms in to the teacher. Yes, tomorrow marks the closing date for entries to Harpers Global Design awards which hope to reward and highlight the best drinks labels and bottles on sale around the world.

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Tussock Jumper wine brand finally arrives in UK thanks to Amazon

Published:  21 August, 2014

Tussock Jumper - a 2 million bottle selling wine brand internationally - has eventually arrived in the UK via Amazon after finding the market's 'gatekeepers' difficult to bypass.  

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Treasury Wine Estates annual results show net loss of over AUD$100m for 2014

Published:  21 August, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates posted a net loss of AUD$100.9 million with net profits tanking, down by 33% for the year to June 30, 2014.

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New Zealand's export wine sales grow 10%

Published:  21 August, 2014

New Zealand's wine industry has seen export sales rise 10% in the past year as sales hit a new record of NZ$1.33 billion.

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Wine Australia ramps up Nordic focus

Published:  21 August, 2014

Wine Australia is targeting the Nordic markets by bringing a roadshow to Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki next month.

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Pernod Ricard calls for premium wine and spirits push in impulse for Christmas 2014

Published:  21 August, 2014

Pernod Ricard UK is aiming to cash in on millions of pounds of lost sales in premium wines and spirits in the impulse sector this Christmas by helping retailers encourage customers to trade up.

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Consumers prepared to pay more for pricier wines, report finds

Published:  20 August, 2014

Consumers are prepared to pay more for a bottle of wine if it's slightly more expensive in the first place, a study has found.

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TV comic Kevin Bishop to star in one man warts and all new restaurant show

Published:  20 August, 2014

Fed up reading about all those great comics, plays and turns at this year's Edinburgh Festival when you live miles away and have no chance of seeing them?

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Justin Howard-Sneyd starts wine club for Domaine of the Bee estate

Published:  20 August, 2014

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW is following in the footsteps of boss Tony Laithwaite by starting a wine club for sales from his Languedoc estate Domaine of the Bee.

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Farr Vintners buys Magnum Fine Wines

Published:  20 August, 2014

Farr Vintners has bought Magnum Fine Wines for an undisclosed sum as owner Alan Rayne has retired from the wine trade.

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Australian wine Wolf Blass builds sporting links with new campaign

Published:  20 August, 2014

Australian wine brand Wolf Blass is building on its sporting links with a new marketing campaign called Above Beyond.

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Lebanon and Brazil to offer specialist masterclasses at Emerging Regions Tasting

Published:  19 August, 2014

Visitors to next month's Emerging Regions Tasting will get the chance to take part in two specialist masterclasses and discover more about Lebanese and Brazilian wines.

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Diageo's incubator spirits firm doubles number of places for 2015 applicants

Published:  19 August, 2014

Angel investor firm Distill Ventures will double the number of places available in its accelerator programme that helps new and growing spirits entrepreneurs launch and expand their brands and businesses.

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Tesco and Morrisons stocks rate of return declines by around 30%

Published:  19 August, 2014

Both Tesco (LSE:TSCO) and Morrisons (LSE: MRW) stocks rate of return have declined by nearly 30% over the past year, further signalling the challenges that middle priced grocery chains are facing in the supermarket price wars.

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Morrisons first supermarket to launch new green wine closure

Published:  19 August, 2014

Morrisons has become the first major UK retailer to use the environmentally friendly GL closure - which employs 64% less aluminium - on its own brand Soave wine.

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'Normal' vintage kicks off in Spain as government moves to curb last year's excess

Published:  19 August, 2014

The first grapes of the 2014 crop are being harvested in Spain, with winemakers predicting a "normal" sized vintage of between 42 and 45 million hectolitres.

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Chile's Santa Carolina switches from Percy Fox to Ehrmanns

Published:  19 August, 2014

Chilean wine brand Santa Carolina has ditched Diageo-owned distributor Percy Fox in favour of Ehrmanns in order to boost UK sales across all channels.

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Liberty Wines adds Australian Tempranillo to portfolio

Published:  19 August, 2014

Liberty Wines has added Australia's La Linea to its portfolio, which managing director David Gleave MW says demonstrates the potential for Tempranillo in the Adelaide Hills.

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Bordeaux's 2014 wine harvest to be up 50% on last year

Published:  18 August, 2014

Bordeaux's upcoming wine grape harvest should see a return to normal for the region, with forecasts placing it as coming in at 5.6 million hectolitres. 

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