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Drinks watchdog slams Alcohol Concern's 'misleading' report

Published:  18 August, 2011

Drinks watchdog the Portman Group has called Alcohol Concern's claims that the trade is targeting young people through social media "entirely misleading".

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Faustino V Reserva introduces new blend

Published:  18 August, 2011

Cellar Trends has announced the launch of its Faustino V Reserva 2005, the first vintage to feature a Tempranillo and Mazuelo blend.

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Sterling strengthens against dollar as investors reverse bets

Published:  18 August, 2011

Sterling strengthened to a three-and-a-half-month high against the US dollar yesterday after investors reversed bets against the pound and an improvement in risk appetite saw the US dollar drop.

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Havana Club launches 'mintfields experience' to promote Cuban Mojito

Published:  17 August, 2011

Havana Club has teamed up with UK guerrilla gardener, Richard Reynolds to launch a series of pop up urban mint gardens in four UK cities to promote the Cuban Mojito.

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Independents fear for future if business costs keep spiralling

Published:  17 August, 2011

Six out of ten independent retailers fear their business will not survive if costs continue to spiral upwards.

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Relief for riot-hit firms

Published:  17 August, 2011

Relief for riot-hit businesses may be available in the form of deferred rent payments, insurance under the Riot (Damages) Act or cuts in business rates.

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Harpers joins forces with WoA and La Riojana in Torrontés push

Published:  17 August, 2011

Harpers is linking up with Wines of Argentina and La Riojana to launch an initiative to help raise the profile and understanding of Torrontés in the UK.

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Alesha Dixon becomes FirstCape ambassador

Published:  17 August, 2011

Alesha Dixon, singer and Strictly Come Dancing judge has been announced brand ambassador for FirstCape's Café Collection lighter style range.

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Sterling gains due to UK inflation rise

Published:  17 August, 2011

Sterling gained yesterday against the US dollar after figures released showed that UK inflation accelerated more than forecast.

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Australian and US wines under-represented in on-trade, says WDR

Published:  16 August, 2011

Australian and USA wines are being under-represented in pubs and restaurants according to analysis from the Wilson Drinks Report, WDR.

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Rise of sterling hampered due to UK recovery concerns

Published:  16 August, 2011

Sterling gained against the US dollar yesterday, but failed to break beyond $1.64/£1 due to concerns about the UK recovery.

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Pernod Ricard to trial Absolut iPad displays in Tesco stores

Published:  16 August, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned brand Absolut, is to trial in-store iPad displays in selected Tesco stores to encourage purchase of its vodka brand.

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Kingsland secures Co-operative listing for Rickety Bridge

Published:  16 August, 2011

Kingsland Wines and Spirits has secured a new listing with The Co-operative for its Rising River range of wines from South African partners, Rickety Bridge.

 

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Wines in the Press, August 12-14

Published:  16 August, 2011

The Guardian
After visiting the pop-up tapas bar Cavaville, in Bristol, and Spanish chef José Pizarro planning to open a cava bar at his new London restaurant when it opens in Bermondsey, Fiona Beckett wonders we're due for a cava revival.

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Bacardi pitches Oakheart exclusively at men

Published:  15 August, 2011

Male drinkers aged 18 to 24 who love "adventure, fun and girls" are the target audience of Bacardi's new spiced rum-based spirit.

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Sterling gained against US dollar after better tone in stock market

Published:  15 August, 2011

Sterling gained against the US dollar on Friday, boosted by a better tone in stock markets but hampered by lingering concerns over the UK economy and the fact that interest rates are set to stay on hold for some time.

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Accolade launches low alcohol Stowells Light wines

Published:  15 August, 2011

Accolade Wines has launched Stowells Light - a range of lower alcohol wines.

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More drinks firms pledge to reduce environmental impact

Published:  12 August, 2011

Several leading drinks companies have pledged to cut down on packaging by signing up to the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment.

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Number One Drinks Company gains Japanese distillery stock

Published:  12 August, 2011

The remaining inventory from Mercian's Karuizawa Distillery has been acquired by an Asian-based company on behalf of its international importer and distributor, Number One Drinks Company.

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Sterling gains ground after Osborne dismisses spending cut review

Published:  12 August, 2011

Sterling recovered ground yesterday against the US dollar after Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne rebuffed opposition demands to review spending cuts.

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