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Minimum wage hike kicks in

Published:  03 October, 2011

The minimum wage has gone up, with the main rate for over-21s rising by 15p to £6.08 an hour.

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Leader of £1.8m alcohol duty fraud gang jailed

Published:  03 October, 2011

The leader of a gang of six criminals involved in stealing a £1.8 million in excise duty has was jailed last week following a complex investigation by HMRC.

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Sterling strengthens against euro

Published:  03 October, 2011

Sterling strengthened against the euro on Friday, breaking above €1.16/£1.

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Survey: do indies need a suppliers' code of conduct?

Published:  30 September, 2011

Harpers Wine & Spirit has opened a consultation with independent wine merchants to find out if there should be a code of practice for suppliers, and if so, what it should cover.

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Pig in a Poke wine makes QVC appearance

Published:  30 September, 2011

Wine brand Pig in a Poke will be sold on shopping TV channel QVC next week, the first time in 17 years the channel has sold a wine brand.

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Scottish drinks retailers exasperated over new promo rules

Published:  30 September, 2011

Changes to rules governing the promotion of alcohol have exasperated operators in Scotland as licensing boards have failed to offer guidance on what is permitted.

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Le Bon Vin to distribute Sullivans Cove whiskies

Published:  30 September, 2011

Sheffield based wine merchant Le Bon Vin, is to distribute Tasmania Distilleries, Sullivans Cove whiskies in the UK.

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Sterling falls as euro zone rescue fund secured

Published:  30 September, 2011

 

The pound fell by 0.4% against the euro after German parliament voted in favour of approving another euro zone rescue fund.

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Sterling remains steady against dollar

Published:  29 September, 2011

Sterling remained steady against the US dollar yesterday and was slightly down versus the euro.

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Australian Vintage relaunches Tempus Two to UK

Published:  29 September, 2011

Australian Vintage has set up its own independent and on-trade division to distribute its premium Tempus Two range in the UK.

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Regional promo for Chile's Anakena

Published:  29 September, 2011

Chilean producer Anakena is rolling out its annual regional promotion, which kicks off on October 17 and runs for nine weeks.

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Southern Comfort celebrates Halloween

Published:  29 September, 2011

Southern Comfort will be helping the on-trade celebrate Halloween next month with a new promotional campaign.

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Casillero del Diablo announces autumn media strategy

Published:  29 September, 2011

Casillero del Diablo has announced details of its 2011 consumer and trade autumn media strategy.

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What a corker - Riorret The Abbey

Published:  28 September, 2011

De Bortoli's Riorret The Abbey (rrp £22.99), "terrior" backwards represents De Bortoli Wine's desire to make wines that reflect a sense of place.

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Survey: do independent wine retailers need a suppliers' code of practice?

Published:  28 September, 2011

Harpers Wine & Spirit has opened a consultation with independent wine merchants to find out if there should be a code of practice for suppliers, and if so, what it should cover.

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Bibendum appoints new management board

Published:  28 September, 2011

Bibendum Wine has appointed new management board that includes; Fiona Cochran marketing director, Bob Smyllie operations director and Kirstie Papworth supply director.

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Bottle Green to distribute Barton & Guestier

Published:  28 September, 2011

Bottle Green is the new UK distribution partner for French wine label Barton & Guestier.

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Former Brown-Forman boss dies aged 69

Published:  28 September, 2011

Former Brown-Forman chief executive and chairman Owsley Brown II died earlier this week in Kentucky.

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Diageo opens 'Customer Collaboration Centre' to help off-trade drive growth

Published:  28 September, 2011

Diageo has opened a 'Customer Collaboration Centre' to help off-trade customers drive growth.

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Wines in the press - 22-25 September

Published:  27 September, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett is ready to switch to "fat" whites for the autumn.

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