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Bordeaux announces three-year plan to revitalise its wine industry

Published:  28 July, 2010

The Bordeaux Wine Council CIVB, intends to cut production levels of low cost wine as part of a three year strategy to fight the current challenges facing its industry.

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Wine and spirits rebound - LVMH

Published:  28 July, 2010

Luxury products group, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) has reported its wine and spirits division has made a strong return to growth in the first half of the year.

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Currency update, July 28: good day for sterling

Published:  28 July, 2010

Currency analysis for July 28 by Smart Currency Exchange: another good day for sterling.
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Appleton launches 30-year-old rum

Published:  27 July, 2010

Appleton Estate is launching a rare 30-year-old rum in the UK market that has a world wide distribution of less than 1500 bottles.

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South Australia heads to Harrods

Published:  27 July, 2010

South Australian wines will take centre stage at luxury London retailer, Harrods in August.

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Currency update, July 27: sterling rallies against the dollar

Published:  27 July, 2010

Currency update for July 27 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling hits five month high against the dollar.
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Drinkaware to engage with parents in live web chat

Published:  27 July, 2010

Drinkaware will host a live web chat today to provide parents with advice about teenagers and alcohol.

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Wine shows signs of recovery - Rabobank

Published:  27 July, 2010

The wine industry is showing signs of recovery but high-end wine sales are still struggling in 2010, according to Rabobank's latest wine report.

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Currency update, July 26: pound rallies

Published:  26 July, 2010

Currency update for July 26: Sterling jumped sharply on Friday after stronger than expected economic data saw demand surge for the pound.

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Wines in the press - July 22-25

Published:  26 July, 2010

Guardian
According to Victoria Moore, what's pleasing about old wine is that it feels as if it talks to you.

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Moët gets new CEO

Published:  26 July, 2010

Daniel Lalonde takes up his new post as chief executive officer at Champagne house, Moët et Chandon today.

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New campaign for Wine Australia

Published:  23 July, 2010

Wine Australia is celebrating the personalities and places which define Australian wine in the first burst of a new marketing campaign.

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New president for the CIVB

Published:  23 July, 2010

The Bordeaux Wine Council has elected Georges Haushalter as its new president.

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Consumer confidence falls over fears of further economic cuts

Published:  23 July, 2010

Consumer confidence has fallen for the first time since April 2009 according to latest figures released by the British Retail Consortium and Nielsen.

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Connoisseur Estates takes on Adelaide Hills producer

Published:  22 July, 2010

Connoisseur Estates has been appointed as the UK agent for Sidewood Estate from the cool climate Adelaide Hills region of South Australia.

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Pernod Ricard announces sale of Bodegas Marques de Arienzo

Published:  22 July, 2010

Pernod Ricard has announced the cash sale of its Bodegas Marques de Arienzo winery in Spain for €28 million.

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Currency update, July 22: sterling falls again

Published:  22 July, 2010

Currency daily update for July 22 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling fell yesterday after the minutes from the Bank of England's latest policy meeting on interest rates showed a dampened outlook for growth.

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Castel buys Barton & Guestier

Published:  21 July, 2010

Diageo has sold the Barton & Guestier Bordeaux wine business to French wine giant Castel Freres for an undisclosed sum.

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Tavernello launches Tetra-Pak campaign

Published:  21 July, 2010

Italian brand Tavernello, has announced the launch of a six-figure advertising and sampling campaign to highlight the benefits of the Tetra-Pak.

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Welsh government urged to learn from NZ wine industry

Published:  21 July, 2010

Committee likens Wales to New Zealand's north island

Wales should promote its wine, cider and beer industries to mirror the success of countries like New Zealand, according to a committee of National Assembly members.

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