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Alcohol industry hits back at criticism of responsible drinking campaigns

Published:  12 October, 2011

The alcohol industry has hit back at claims from Alcohol Concern that responsible drinking campaigns are ineffectual and possibly counterproductive.

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Winners of Jacquart's Rising Stars trophy announced

Published:  12 October, 2011

The Champagne Jacquart Rising Stars trophy has been won by chef Lindsay Mackay and sommelier Tobias Wetzler, from the Carnegie club at Skibo castle in Scotland.

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Sterling slips as mixed UK economic data fails to stop concerns

Published:  12 October, 2011

Sterling slipped against the US dollar yesterday after investors took profits from several days of gains.

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Symington Family Estate - 'an extraordinary vintage'

Published:  11 October, 2011

The Symington Family Estate vintage year in the Douro was a challenging to start, but has developed in to a good and very possibly a great year, according to Paul Symington.

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Sterling falls against strengthened euro

Published:  11 October, 2011

France and Germany's announcement to recapitalise European banks caused sterling to fall dramatically yesterday against the much stronger euro.

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Alcohol Partnerships - 'big hitters' to join management board

Published:  11 October, 2011

Alcohol Partnerships, has announced the appointment of eight senior independent and retail members to serve on its management board.

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Greenall's announces TV sponsorship deal

Published:  11 October, 2011

G&J Greenall has announced its first prime time television sponsorship deal in its 250 year history.

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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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