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Diageo's Q3 sales up 7%

Published:  05 May, 2011

Diageo's net sales have grown 7% in the quarter ending March 31, with sales up 5% compared to the same nine months of the previous year.

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SWA wins first case under 2009 Scotch whisky regulations

Published:  05 May, 2011

Reynald & Sons Ltd, a whisky producer in Panama has agreed not to engage in activities that might pass off a spirit as Scotch Whisky when it is not.

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Q3 sales up 5% at Pernod Ricard

Published:  05 May, 2011

Pernod Ricard has posted a third quarter sales increase of 5%, thanks to strong growth in emerging markets and premium brands and a 2% recovery in more mature markets. 

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Drop in house prices and poor manufacturing figures affect sterling

Published:  05 May, 2011

Sterling fell to a new 13 month low against the euro yesterday as UK construction data added to Tuesday's poor manufacturing figures and exacerbated sterling's fall.

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Copestick Murray expands Down Under

Published:  04 May, 2011

Wine broker Copestick Murray has opened an office in Adelaide to oversee wine sourcing from Australia and New Zealand, and potential winery and vineyard purchases there.

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UK wine production figures at record high

Published:  04 May, 2011

The UK wine industry has announced production figures for the 2010 harvest are the highest on record.

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Industry heads lead Conversation Society 'drinks responsibility' talk

Published:  04 May, 2011

Industry heads will lead the The Conversation Society talk on the subject; 'is the UK drinks industry entering a new era of responsibility?'

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Hatch Mansfield awarded BSI environmental certificate

Published:  04 May, 2011

Hatch Mansfield is believed to be the first wine agency in the business to achieve British Standard Institute BSI, environmental certification.

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Sterling plummets due to weak UK manufacturing data

Published:  04 May, 2011

Sterling plummeted against both the euro and US dollar yesterday after a weak reading of UK manufacturing data left investors pushing back expectations of an interest rate hike.

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Bank holiday causes sterling to slip

Published:  03 May, 2011

Sterling fell against the euro on Friday and slipped against the US dollar as thin trading over the UK bank holiday triggered relatively large movements in the sterling exchange rate.

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Lanson to sponsor AFWS, Hall of Fame restaurant manager

Published:  03 May, 2011

Lanson International is to sponsor the Academy of Food and Wine Service's (AFWS) Restaurant Manager Hall of Fame.

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New York Times critic praises English wine

Published:  29 April, 2011

Influential US wine critic Eric Asimov has predicted a bright future for English sparkling wines in America, even though virtually none are sold there at the moment.

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Foster's splits beer and wine operations

Published:  29 April, 2011

Foster's shareholders have approved the demerger of the Australian company's wine and beer businesses.

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Global Brands launches first chocolate liqueur for Thorntons

Published:  28 April, 2011

Global Brands has launched the first ever chocolate liqueur for Thorntons to celebrate its 100 year anniversary.

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Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson head line up for Wine Future 2011 in Hong Kong

Published:  28 April, 2011

Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson MW are two of a stellar line up of wine personalities from around the world for WineFuture 2011 which is being held in Hong Kong between November 6-8.

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Bacardi launches global web community for bartenders

Published:  28 April, 2011

Bacardi has launched an online global web community aimed at helping bartenders around the world to elevate their skills and reach career goals.

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Zuma and Roka Japanese earthquake fund raises £150,000

Published:  28 April, 2011


Guest donations across the worldwide Zuma and Roka restaurant have now raised £150,000 for the Japanese earthquake relief fund with the figure expected to rise further over the coming months.

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Warre's marks 2009 vintage with initiative to raise £20,000 for injured soldiers

Published:  28 April, 2011

The oldest British port house, Warre's, is the latest estate to declare its 2009 vintage with an initiative it hopes will raise £20,000 for injured soldiers.

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Mike Paul to speak at English Wine Producers trade tasting

Published:  28 April, 2011

Mike Paul, wine trade marketer to the UK wine industry, is to give a presentation on the current position and future direction of English wine at the English Wine Producers trade tasting, next week.

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Industry experts to host Turkish wine tastings at LIWF

Published:  28 April, 2011

Isa Bal, head sommelier of The Fat Duck and European Sommelier of the Year 2008, will join Charles Metcalfe and Caroline Gilby MW in hosting tastings of Turkish wines at the London International Wine Fair, LIWF.

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