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CAP welcomes new board members

Published:  11 October, 2011

Leading figures from retail, the police, trading standards and the charity and voluntary sectors have been appointed to the Community Alcohol Partnerships' management board.

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Wines in the press - October 6-9

Published:  11 October, 2011

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett promised to put a selection of wine boxes through their paces, but wish she hadn't.

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Corona beer competition does not breach alcohol responsibility rules

Published:  11 October, 2011

The Portman Group's Independent Complaints Panel has ruled a Corona Extra beer Ibiza competition did not encourage excessive consumption.

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Two new sister restaurants for Terroirs

Published:  10 October, 2011

The team behind Terroirs will open another two venues by next March, and is considering expanding the concept overseas.

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Huge costs for drinks firms if Scotland gets control of duty

Published:  10 October, 2011

Drinks businesses could face having to divide up their operations to deal with different tax regimes if the Scottish government manages to gain control of its own alcohol duties.

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Sterling recovers after Quantitative Easing shock

Published:  10 October, 2011

Sterling recovered against the US dollar on Friday, after The Bank of England shocked markets last week by announcing a £75bn second round of Quantitative Easing.

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The Portman Group calls for members

Published:  10 October, 2011

The Portman Group, an independent body that considers complaints about alcohol marketing, is calling for two members to join its Independent Complaints Panel.

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Forum to focus on engaging consumers

Published:  07 October, 2011

Just how well the wine trade is engaging with the consumer will be the key theme of an industry forum Harpers is hosting with consumer campaigning website, wineoption.org next month.

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Diageo invests £5.9m in premix campaign

Published:  07 October, 2011

Diageo GB is launching a £5.9m multimedia campaign for its premix range on the back of the category's 36% growth in value sales this year.

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Sterling falls to 14-month low against dollar

Published:  07 October, 2011

Sterling fell to the lowest level against the US dollar for 14 months yesterday, after the Bank of England announced £75bn of Quantitative Easing to help jump start economic growth.

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Consultation now open for indies and suppliers

Published:  07 October, 2011

If you have a bee in your bonnet about how suppliers are trading with independents  - whether it's exemplary or has room for improvement - we want to know.

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Rioja yield down 20%

Published:  07 October, 2011

Rioja's harvest is coming in at around 20% smaller than usual, as exceptionally hot, dry weather has made for early ripening and record picking times.

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Restaurant Sat Bains awarded second Michelin star

Published:  06 October, 2011

Nottinghamshire's only Michelin star restaurant, Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms, has been awarded a second Michelin star.

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Two new gin brands for G&J Greenall

Published:  06 October, 2011

Distiller G&J Greenall is fast-tracking its expansion by developing two new gin brands.

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Sterling slips as investors uncertain over UK outlook

Published:  06 October, 2011

Sterling slipped against the euro and US dollar yesterday after a mixed day of data left investors uncertain over the UK's economic outlook ahead of this month's Bank of England meeting later this morning.

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Fat Duck sommelier scoops Sud de France award

Published:  06 October, 2011

Fat Duck sommelier Stefan Neumann has been scooped the best UK sommelier award for the Sud de France competition.

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Kleine Zalze appoints new marketing chief

Published:  06 October, 2011

Family-owned South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has appointed Wynand Van Schalkwyk as its marketing and sales manager.

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Guala Closures buys fourth acquisition in 16 months

Published:  05 October, 2011

Guala Closures Group has just completed its purchase of a 70% stake in Polish aluminium drinks closures manufacturer DGS.

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October heatwave boosts English wine

Published:  05 October, 2011

The rare October Indian summer will produce a "vintage to be treasured" for some producers, but it's not been without problems for others.

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Retailers and manufacturers overlook ageing population, says global survey

Published:  05 October, 2011

Retailers and manufacturers across the globe are failing to meet the specific needs an ageing population, according to global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

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