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Currency update, October 4 - sterling falls but performs well against the dollar

Published:  04 October, 2010

Sterling fell to a four month low on Friday against euro as worries over further Quantitative Easing and poor data saw investors sell the pound.

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Diageo to invest £2 million in premix range

Published:  04 October, 2010

Diageo is extending its premix range with the national roll-out of Smirnoff and apple juice, backed by a £2 million marketing campaign.

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Constellation Wines goes solar

Published:  04 October, 2010

Constellation Wines, is to expand its solar initiative to become the producer of the largest amount of solar energy in the U.S. wine industry.

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Drinks firms in line for VAT windfall on samples

Published:  01 October, 2010

Drinks firms who use promotional samples to help sell their products could be in line for a VAT windfall after a European judgement.

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More mandatory alcohol sale conditions go live

Published:  01 October, 2010

Pubs, restaurants and other retailers must offer customers drinks in smaller sizes and ensure they have an age verification policy in place from today.

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Townsend to move from Louis Latour to head up Foster's UK wine division

Published:  01 October, 2010


Foster's EMEA has revealed the outcome of the restructuring of its wine division, Treasury Wine Estates, which will see Dan Townsend switch from Louis Latour Agencies to become its general manager for UK and Ireland.

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Minimum wage lawbreakers named and shamed

Published:  01 October, 2010
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Currency update, October 1 - EU farming subsidy causes sterling to drop

Published:  01 October, 2010

Sterling fell to a 4 month low against the euro yesterday after large flows related to the annual EU farming subsidy saw investors covering short positions after a surprise jump in orders for euros into sterling.

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Whisky returns to TV after 15-year absence

Published:  30 September, 2010

Grant's whisky is back on TV after a 15-year absence as the sponsor of Piers Morgan Life Stories on ITV1, which starts on Saturday (October 2).

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Harrods to open new wine department

Published:  30 September, 2010

Harrods is to open a new wine department that will house a series of wine discovery areas including an 'aroma zone', tasting room and bar.

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'Virtual sommelier' service launches

Published:  30 September, 2010

An online "virtual sommelier" service has been launched.

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Thieves steal 30 tonnes of grapes

Published:  30 September, 2010

A vineyard near Béziers in the Hérault region of southern France had 30 tonnes of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes stolen overnight.

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Grant's to sponsor Piers Morgan Life Stories

Published:  30 September, 2010

Grant's has announced that it is to sponsor the ITV1 show, Piers Morgan Life Stories as part of the brand's multi million pound investment for 2010.

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Grants whisky signs TV sponsorship deal

Published:  30 September, 2010

Grant's whisky will return to TV screens after a 15-year break after signing a sponsorship deal with Piers Morgan Life Stories on ITV1. 

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Currency update, September 30 - sterling falls due to concerns over Quantitative Easing

Published:  30 September, 2010

Sterling fell again against the euro yesterday after Tuesday's downbeat comments by a key Bank of England policy maker left sterling under severe pressure from investors.

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Fairtrade wine sector set for "massive growth"

Published:  29 September, 2010

Fairtrade has surpassed organic as the latest ethical product set for massive growth in the alcohol sector, according to recent research by Datamonitor.

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Cockspur unveils new distributor

Published:  29 September, 2010

From October 1 Whyte & Mackay will distribute Cockspur rum in the UK and Ireland's on and off-trade markets.

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Clos Maggiore pairs chocolate with food and wine

Published:  29 September, 2010

London restaurant Clos Maggiore is championing that most traditional of aphrodisiacs in a special chocolate-laden tasting menu designed to coincide with National Chocolate Week.

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Sterling flounders after downbeat comments

Published:  29 September, 2010

Currency exchange rates daily analysis for September 29 from Smart Currency Exchange.

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UK entering the "Prosecco decade"

Published:  28 September, 2010

Prosecco is becoming a favourite tipple among UK wine drinkers, according to the latest consumer research from Wine Intelligence.

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