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Major wine players must invest more in their brands to compete, warns David Dearie

Published:  09 January, 2014

It is vital the industry's major wine companies start to invest major sums in their brands if they are to compete against other drinks categories, has warned former Treasury Wine Estates chief, David Dearie.

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WSTA refutes 'cosy relationship' between drinks industry and government

Published:  08 January, 2014
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California's lack of rainfall is major threat to winemakers in 2014

Published:  08 January, 2014

2013 marked one of the driest year's on record in California, with cities like San Francisco reporting the driest year since 1849, when annual rainfall totals first started being recorded.  Los Angeles similarly, reported only receiving 3.6 inches of rain in total for 2013, well below the average of 14 inches. This could be catastrophic for agriculture and wine producers should conditions not change in the near future.

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Wine Australia to highlight its food offer with Dine Australia at London tasting

Published:  08 January, 2014

Wine Australia is looking to highlight the link between its diverse food and wine offers with a new Dine Australia initiative at this month's London annual tasting.

 

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'Greatest wine list in London' for Bob Bob Ricard owner's new restaurant

Published:  08 January, 2014
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Rolling update: On-trade reports strong Christmas

Published:  08 January, 2014
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Third year of decline for fine wine leads to 'healthier' position

Published:  08 January, 2014
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Rolling Update: Majestic Wine's Christmas sales up 5.9%

Published:  08 January, 2014
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John Hynard of family independent wine business, Hynard Hughes, has died

Published:  07 January, 2014

John Hynard, the highly respected independent wine merchant, died over the Christmas period.

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Over 77,000 fake Smirnoff Vodka bottles to be destroyed

Published:  07 January, 2014

Singapore Customs has handed over 77,850 counterfeit Smirnoff vodka bottles to brand owner, Diageo. The authorities first discovered the shipment in June 2013 and have only now released them to be destroyed. 

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New premium Australian wine importer launches

Published:  07 January, 2014
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New premium Australian wine importer launches

Published:  07 January, 2014
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Justin Howard-Sneyd MW joins board of closures company

Published:  07 January, 2014
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Wine grape diversity narrows to a few international varieties

Published:  07 January, 2014
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Champagne Taittinger appoints ex-Moet Hennessy executive to lead UK business

Published:  07 January, 2014
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British drinks producers back London Collections:Men

Published:  06 January, 2014
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Shake-up at Bargain Booze parent board

Published:  06 January, 2014
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Upmarket Searcys parent firm sees profits grow

Published:  06 January, 2014
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Absolut Vodka releases friend finding app

Published:  03 January, 2014

Tired of losing your friends at the bar?  There is an app for that. Absolut, the iconic Pernod Ricard vodka brand, released the Buddy Check app in November on iTunes and will be releasing an Android application on Google Play in early 2014.

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Rolling update: wine retailers celebrate festive Prosecco sales boom

Published:  03 January, 2014
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