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Industry encouraged over decline in teenage drinking

Published:  28 July, 2011

The drinks industry is encouraged by figures from the recent NHS study on teenage drinking, but also sends a warning about becoming complacent.

Virgin Wines revamps website

Published:  28 July, 2011

Online wine retailer, Virgin Wines has launched a new website, that aims to improve overall usability and feature more customers' comments, ideas and feedback.

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Naked Wines offers unsigned Argentinian winemaker £50k order

Published:  28 July, 2011

Naked Wines has teamed up with Wines of Argentina to find the best Argentinian winery, not yet exporting to the UK, to offer them a guaranteed £50,000 order.

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Martell launches on-pack promotion to win luxury home

Published:  28 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned Martell has launched an on-pack promotion offering consumers a chance to win a luxury home in Cognac.

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Sterling slips as UK manufacturer optimism declines

Published:  28 July, 2011

Sterling slipped against the US dollar, as data showed that UK factory orders declined more than estimated and manufacturer optimism dropped to the lowest level in two years.

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Whisky to turn to rail transport

Published:  28 July, 2011

Whisky distilleries will be forced to transport more freight by rail as the industry continues to expand.

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Sterling hits high due to better than expected UK GPD

Published:  27 July, 2011

Sterling hit a six-week high yesterday against a broadly weaker US dollar after UK GDP figures came in higher than expected.

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Absolut adds 'Mango' to flavoured vodka range

Published:  27 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned Absolut, has added Absolut Mango to its flavoured vodka portfolio.

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Grant Burge returns to Krondorf Winery

Published:  26 July, 2011

Australian producer, Grant Burge is to refurbish his Krondorf Winery in a bid to cement the Burge brand as an icon of the Barossa landscape.

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Alliance Wine to distribute Domaine Baumard

Published:  26 July, 2011

Loire producer, Domaine Baumard, has joined Alliance Wine in a bid to re-establish the distribution and market profile for its Savennières, Côteaux du Layon and Quarts de Chaumes.

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Sterling hits high, but investors wary of low UK GDP

Published:  26 July, 2011

Sterling came off a five-week high against the US dollar yesterday, but investors are wary of UK GDP data activity showing lower than expected figures.

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Wines in the Press, July 22 - 24

Published:  25 July, 2011

The Guardian
School may be out for summer, but as we also come to the end of the supermarket wine tasting season, Fiona Beckett is "not impressed".

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Australian producer loses £675k of wine in forklift blunder

Published:  25 July, 2011

An Australian winery has lost a third of its production after a forklift dropped 462 cases of its wine.

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall becomes president of UKVA

Published:  25 July, 2011

The United Kingdom Vineyards Association has announced HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, as its new president.

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Barwell & Jones to distribute Viña Morandé

Published:  25 July, 2011

Barwell & Jones has gained sole distribution of the Viña Morandé brand in the UK.

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The Restaurant Show calls for registration

Published:  25 July, 2011

The Restaurant Show 2011 has announced a call for registration to this year's three-day event to be held in October at Earls Court.

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Sterling held back against euro, but hits high against dollar

Published:  25 July, 2011

Sterling was held back last week against the euro by poor economic growth as interest rates rise at a faster rate in the euro zone.

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Brancott Estate adds sparkling Sauvignon Blanc to range

Published:  22 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned, Brancott Estate has launched a sparkling Sauvignon Blanc to the UK market.

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It's a No. 3 for me

Published:  22 July, 2011

Winner of the 'Best Overall Product' at the Harpers Design Awards 2011, No. 3 London Dry Gin, (rrp £33.65) owned by Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits and distributed by Maxxium UK has found itself on the shelves at Waitrose with immediate effect.

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Hats off to Mandarine Napoleon

Published:  22 July, 2011

Since De Kuyper acquired Mandarine Napoleon, the Dutch marketing team have been plotting a strategy to reassert the prestige and heritage of its premium mandarin orange liqueur.

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