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Rusden Wines abandons screwcap for cork

Published:  26 July, 2012

A leading Australian winery has returned to cork after five years of "persistent quality control issues" using screwcaps.

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English winemakers welcome the sun

Published:  26 July, 2012

English vineyard owners are rejoicing at the arrival of a warmer weather front after earlier fears for their crops.

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Drinks industry welcomes falling alcohol consumption in young people

Published:  26 July, 2012

The drinks trade has welcomed NHS statistics showing alcohol consumption in young people has fallen.

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Naked Wines opens California winery

Published:  25 July, 2012

Naked Wines has opened a winery in California and is offering winemakers the opportunity to crush their own grapes.

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Sterling fairly strong yesterday despite poor start

Published:  25 July, 2012

Sterling was fairly strong yesterday despite a poor start to the day as new mortgage approval rates were much lower than anticipated.

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Hampshire sees opening of new gin distillery

Published:  24 July, 2012

Bombay Sapphire Gin has unveiled plans to open a distillery in Hampshire.

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Oddbins takes stand against Olympics marketing rules

Published:  24 July, 2012

Oddbins has called on small businesses to find creative ways to circumvent the "legal straitjacket" surrounding the Olympics, and has developed its own off-the-wall marketing push.

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Consumers eat out more but spend less

Published:  24 July, 2012

Consumers are eating out more often now than at any time in the past two years, but they're spending less, according to a consumer survey from Horizons.

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Rémy Cointreau buys Islay distiller Bruichladdich for £58 million

Published:  24 July, 2012

Rémy Cointreau UK has signed a deal to buy Islay Scotch whisky distiller Bruichladdich for £58 million.

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Treasury and Accolade join forces on wine packaging

Published:  24 July, 2012

Two of Australia's biggest wine companies Treasury Wine Estates and Accolade Wines have joined forces on the packing front to "increase efficiencies".

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Bibendum poaches Waitrose's Andrew Shaw as head of buying

Published:  23 July, 2012

Bibendum has appointed Waitrose's wine buying manager Andrew Shaw as its new head of buying.

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Treasury Wine Estates appoints new chairman

Published:  23 July, 2012

Non-executive director Paul Rayner is set to become Treasury Wine Estate's new chairman from September 1...

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Off-trade wine sales plummet

Published:  23 July, 2012

Sales of wine in the off-trade have plummeted by 27 million bottles and spirits the equivalent of six million, according to Harpers' sister publication the Grocer's Biggest Alcohol Brands report.

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Mixed day for sterling on Friday

Published:  23 July, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day on Friday reaching fresh highs against the euro of €1.2865/£1 but weakened against the US dollar after the bailout of the Spanish banking sector was confirmed during the Euro group meetings.

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Scotch whisky industry legally challenges minimum pricing of alcohol

Published:  20 July, 2012

The Scotch Whisky Association is taking action in Europe and the UK against the Scottish Government's minimum unit pricing legislation, saying it will "artificially distort trade".

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Sterling had strong week against euro

Published:  20 July, 2012

Sterlinghad a strong week against the euro reaching fresh highs of €1.2830/£1 as fears surrounding the Eurozone were once again at the forefront of traders' minds.

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Halfwine.com sees rapid sales growth

Published:  20 July, 2012

Halfwine, the website specialising in selling 37.5cl bottles, has seen sales growth of 37% in the first quarter of 2012.

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Oversupply pressures ease following reduced harvests around the world

Published:  19 July, 2012

 

Global wine stocks are at their lowest point of the past decade, thanks to below-scale harvests in many of the major wine-producing regions, as well as rising grape and bulk wine prices, according to the Rabobank Wine Quarterly.

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Alcohol industry doesn't deserve 'brownie points' for Responsibility Deal, says Health Committee

Published:  19 July, 2012

The drinks industry doesn't deserve "brownie points" for signing up to the Responsibility Deal, says the chair of the Health Select Committee.

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First Drinks Market Report: part two, the off-trade

Published:  19 July, 2012

In the second instalment of the First Drinks Market Report, Harpers gets to grips with the off-trade channel and explores...

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