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Pernod Ricard releases spirit gift packs for Father's Day

Published:  12 June, 2012

As part of its Premium Edge initiative to make premium spirits "compelling", Pernod Ricard is releasing gift packs of four premium spirit brands in time for Father's Day.

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Wines in the press, June 8 - 11

Published:  12 June, 2012

The Guardian

One of the things that winds Fiona Beckett's readers up is when she recommend a wine that isn't available in a branch near them.

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Pernod Ricard shakes up senior team

Published:  12 June, 2012

Pernod Ricard is carrying out a radical shake-up of it senior team - spurred on by the retirement of Lionel Breton from Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouet.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific announces record attendance

Published:  12 June, 2012

The fifth Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, held in Hong Kong, has announced it's final visitors figures as 25% up on last year.

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Miguel Torres Jr anticipates return to Spain as father's retirement approaches

Published:  11 June, 2012

Miguel Torres Jr thinks the writing's on the wall for his time in South America, as his father's retirement looms.

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Brown Brothers next generation targets younger wine consumers

Published:  11 June, 2012

Australian family winery Brown Brothers is gearing up to better target younger consumers via its own younger members.

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Famous Grouse launches competition to win cask of whisky

Published:  11 June, 2012

Famous Grouse has launched a competition to win a cask of whisky worth over £7,000.

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Chianti classico board agrees on major revamp

Published:  11 June, 2012

Chianti Classico is set for a major overhaul which will see the creation of a new icon level of wine above Riserva.

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Spanish bailout weakens sterling against euro

Published:  11 June, 2012

The bailout of Spanish banks over the weekend to the tune of €100bn led to the sterling opening half a cent weaker against the euro and nearly one cent stronger against the US$.

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GH Mumm launches Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Published:  11 June, 2012

GH Mumm is celebrating 130 years of Cramant with the launch of its Blanc de Blancs, which replaces Mumm de Cramant.

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Appleton Estate launches 50 year old rum

Published:  11 June, 2012

J. Wray & Nephew owned Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has unveiled a 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum, which is claimed by the company to be the world's oldest.

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Appleton Estate launches 'world's oldest rum'

Published:  10 June, 2012

J. Wray & Nephew owned Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has unveiled a 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum, which is claimed by the company to be the world's oldest.

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First Drinks adds Reyka to portfolio

Published:  08 June, 2012

First Drinks has added William Grant & Sons-owned premium Icelandic vodka Reyka to its portfolio.

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McGuigan Wines to roll out City Vineyard in Dublin

Published:  08 June, 2012

Australian brand McGuigan Wines is to celebrate its Irish market by rolling out its City Vineyard campaign in Dublin.

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Vinho Verde tasting highlights top producers

Published:  08 June, 2012

Wines from 16 of Vinho Verde's top producers will be showcased at The Boys of Summer tasting on June 27 in London.

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Searcys plans to 'substantially expand' Champagne bars

Published:  08 June, 2012

Searcys is planning to "substantially expand" its retail arm with the development of two new concepts allied to its Champagne bar and restaurant side.

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Record numbers taking Master of Wine exams

Published:  08 June, 2012

The Institute of Masters of Wine has reported a record number of students taking the MW exams.

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Pernod Ricard UK launches responsibility campaign

Published:  08 June, 2012

Pernod Ricard UK joined 18,000 employees from across the globe to encourage parents to talk to their children about responsible drinking, in its second Responsib'ALL Day campaign.

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Sterling has volatile week

Published:  08 June, 2012

Sterling had a fairly mixed week with significant and rapid movements during the course of a day.

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Sterling strengthens against US dollar

Published:  07 June, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day yesterday, weakening off against the commodity backed currencies, but strengthening against the safe havens such as the US dollar as risk appetite returned.

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