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We must do more to fight "Ayotallahs" in health sector, warns Vinexpo's Robert Beynat

Published:  19 June, 2011

The global wine industry needs to ensure it does everything it can to take the "fight to the Ayotollahs" in the health sector that are threatening to restrict the responsible way in which it sells and promotes its wines, according to Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo.

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Vinexpo to retun to the United States but not as an exhibition

Published:  19 June, 2011

Vinexpo is set to return to the United States with an as yet to be confirmed event, but it would not be a full blown exhibition similar to the ones in Bordeaux and Hong Kong, revealed chief executive Robert Beynat at Vinexpo 2011 today.

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Tax increases force alcohol prices skyward

Published:  17 June, 2011

Record tax increases are driving the price of wine and spirits up dramatically in both the on and off-trade, according to figures from the WSTA's latest Market Report.

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Kilchoman launches first-ever 100% Islay malt whisky

Published:  17 June, 2011

Islay distillery Kilchoman has launched the first-ever 100% Islay produced whisky - it has been produced from barley grown, malted, distilled, matured and bottled on-site.

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Sterling falls as UK retails figures less than expected

Published:  17 June, 2011

Today's currency update shows sterling fell against the US dollar on Thursday after figures were released that showed UK retail sales fell by more than expected.

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New Zealand harvest up 23%

Published:  16 June, 2011

The 2011 New Zealand grape harvest has seen 23% more grapes being picked in response to rising sales.

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Record high in medals at English & Welsh Wine awards

Published:  16 June, 2011

Nearly 90% of entries gained a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal in this year's English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition, showing another record high in medals awarded.

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Sterling falls due to confidence drop in UK recovery

Published:  16 June, 2011

Today's currency update shows sterling fell to a three week low against the US dollar yesterday, as investors bought into safe-haven currencies.

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Wine trade honour Robert Mondavi

Published:  15 June, 2011

In celebration of Robert Mondavi's legacy to the wine industry, members of the trade will take part in a worldwide online toast this Friday, June 17.

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Liv-ex launches universal wine ID system

Published:  15 June, 2011

Fine wine exchange Liv-ex has launched a universal wine code with the aim of simplifying how the industry tracks wine.

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Bumper harvest for Australia

Published:  15 June, 2011

The Australian harvest is estimated to be up 1% on last year, reducing hopes that the country can overcome its major oversupply problems.

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Sterling strengthens as UK inflation holds steady

Published:  15 June, 2011

Today's currency markets show that sterling strengthened against a weak US dollar as UK inflation held steady at 4.5% year-on-year in May.

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Bibendum moves warehousing to Tradeteam

Published:  14 June, 2011

Bibendum has moved its warehousing and distribution contract from London City Bond to Tradeteam.

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Diageo to fund midwife training programme

Published:  14 June, 2011

Drinks producer Diageo is to fund a training programme for midwives to help them educate expectant mothers about the risks of alcohol to their unborn child.

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Eating and drinking out down slightly in May

Published:  14 June, 2011

Spending on eating and drinking out dropped slightly for the first time this year in May as bad weather and a hangover from April's bumper royal wedding and bank holiday boost were felt across the trade.

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Wines in the press- June 10-12

Published:  14 June, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett asks can you still get a decent bottle of wine for a fiver?

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Sterling hits week high against Euro

Published:  14 June, 2011

Sterling hit its strongest level in more than a week against the euro on Monday.

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Sterling falls against dollar due to contracted UK industrial output

Published:  13 June, 2011

Sterling fell to a two week low against the US dollar on Friday as figures reveal UK industrial output contracted by 1.7% in April as a result of the extra bank holiday.

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Responsibility Deal: Diageo to fund midwife training

Published:  13 June, 2011

Diageo is to fund a training programme for midwives to help educate expectant mothers about the risks of alcohol to their unborn child, as part of the Responsibility Deal.

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Former Inspirit Brands chiefs set up new drinks consultancy

Published:  13 June, 2011

A new drinks branding and development consultancy, CASK Liquid Marketing, has been set up by former directors of Inspirit Brands and Coe Vintners.

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