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Grant's launches premixed whisky cans

Published:  09 August, 2011

Grant's has launched its first-ever ready to drink product ? Scotch whisky and cola in a can ? which will be on sale from this month.

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UK RIOT UPDATES AND LIVE TRADE REACTION

Published:  09 August, 2011

Retailers, pubs and restaurants are taking precautionary measures to guard against further potential rioting as the trade comes to grips with the violence that has broken out across the UK's major cities. Keep up to date with our regular UK Riot Updates.

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Wines in the press - August 5-7

Published:  09 August, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett has been drinking, Vinho Verde - the light, slightly fizzy and low in alcohol Portuguese wine, which she says is just what you want on a hot summer's day, assuming we ever get one.

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Pop-up bar offers English fizz and oysters

Published:  08 August, 2011

This summer has been the season of the pop-up and it isn't over yet with a glamorous oyster and crustacea bar opening up in Chelsea.

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Black Sheep Brewery revamps logo on back of healthy sales

Published:  08 August, 2011

After reporting solid figures, Masham based Black Sheep Brewery has given its logo a re-vamp for the first time nearly 20 years.

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G&J Greenall sold by De Vere group

Published:  08 August, 2011

Distiller G&J Greenall has been sold by the De Vere Group, in a deal reportedly worth £7.5 million.

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Sterling remains buoyant in turbulent market

Published:  08 August, 2011

In a turbulent week for financial markets, sterling had a relatively positive ride hitting a three month high of €1.1550/£1 against the euro last Thursday.

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Diageo premix range to sponsor Absolute Radio Hometime show

Published:  08 August, 2011

Diageo Great Britain (GB) premix range is to sponsor the Sony, Geoff Lloyd Hometime show on Absolute Radio, in a bid to target end of day drinkers.

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Mount Gay raises profile at Cowes Week

Published:  05 August, 2011

Mount Gay Rum is continuing its long-standing association with sailing by running a series of event and sampling activities at Cowes Week.

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Sterling hits three month high against euro

Published:  05 August, 2011

Sterling has had an interesting week - hitting a three month high against the euro yesterday of €1.1550/£1.

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World first for Shoreditch cocktail bar

Published:  05 August, 2011

The team at Victorian-inspired bar The Worship Street Whistling Shop in Shoreditch have created what they claim is "the world's first multi sensory cocktail experience".

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Sterling climbed against US dollar after service sector expansion

Published:  04 August, 2011

Sterling climbed against the US dollar and briefly touched €1.15/£1 against the euro after data unexpectedly showed that services sector activity expanded at the fastest pace in four months.

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McWilliams launches low alcohol wine range

Published:  04 August, 2011

Australian producer McWilliam's is launching Beachcomber, a range of lower alcohol wines with a 5.5% abv, alongside importer PLB.

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Waitrose poaches Asda wine buyer

Published:  04 August, 2011

Waitrose has appointed former Asda wine buyer Katie Mollet to its team ? she will have special responsibility for  Italian, bag-in-box, small bottle and low alcohol wines.

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Trade tasting of South West France wines

Published:  03 August, 2011

A date for your diary: Monday September 12, 2011

 

Featuring wines from Madiran, Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh & St Mont

 

Central London venue - 3.30pm - 8pm

 

A free-pour tasting of wines from three important denominations in the South West of France, featuring a Special Discovery Tasting presented by Tom Cannavan from The Wine Gang and a range of authentic grape varieties from this diverse region.

 

A light buffet of South West France delicacies will be served at around 6pm.

 

For further information, contact Pauline Gauthier, Sopexa (UK), tel: 020 7312 3615, email: pauline.gauthier @sopexa.com

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Bars offer a taste of Tennessee

Published:  03 August, 2011

September will see a month of festivities taking place in pubs and bars across the UK to celebrate Jack Daniel's birthday.

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Wine retailers shortlisted for Business Awards

Published:  03 August, 2011

Three leading wine retailers have been nominated for accolades at this year's Orange National Business Awards.

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Pound hits all-time low against Swiss franc

Published:  03 August, 2011

Sterling fell to the lowest level for two weeks against the US dollar as data showed UK construction weakened amid mounting concern that US spending cuts may curb global growth.

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Alcohol sales hit travel retail high

Published:  02 August, 2011

Wine and spirits sales in the travel retail sector have hit their highest levels since 1999, according to a new report.

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Rising dollar hits New Zealand winemakers

Published:  02 August, 2011

New Zealand winemakers are warning that the strong Kiwi dollar could make exports unviable for some producers.

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