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Mumbai wine conference plagued by Indian customs issues

Published:  29 January, 2010


Up to 90 Spanish wines were removed by Indian customs on the second day of the three-day Taste food and wine conference held in Mumbai.

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Aussie crush down but exports rise

Published:  29 January, 2010

Australia's grape crush was down 5.4% in 2008-09, according to official data released this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Rise in alcohol-related deaths

Published:  29 January, 2010

Trade groups have responded to government figures showing a rise in the number of alcohol-related deaths.

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Laurent-Perrier sponsors balcony

Published:  29 January, 2010

Champagne Laurent-Perrier has opted to sponsor a VIP balcony at live music venue Matter in London, as one of its key promotional activities in the UK.

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Drinkaware appoints team of advisors

Published:  29 January, 2010

Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware has appointed a national advisory panel to advise it on educating consumers about alcohol misuse.

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Wrigley to take over as Majestic chairman

Published:  27 January, 2010

Former New Look chief executive Phil Wrigley is taking over as chairman of Majestic on August 6, when Simon Burke retires after five years in the role.

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Boutique wineries form NZ alliance

Published:  27 January, 2010

Five boutique wineries from New Zealand have banded together in a new marketing alliance, with the aim of promoting premium Kiwi wines from around the world.

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Drinkaware appoints medical panel

Published:  27 January, 2010

Drinkaware has appointed a national advisory panel of medical professionals to mould its work in educating consumers about the misuse of alcohol.

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Aged malt release for Glenfiddich

Published:  27 January, 2010

Glenfiddich has released a new batch of its 30-year-old whisky and a limited number of bottles of 40-year-old.

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Terroirs is runaway winner at Harpers' drink list awards

Published:  27 January, 2010


Terroirs, the London wine bar and restaurant devised by the team at Les Cave de Pyrene which has taken London by storm, was the runaway winner at last night's Drinking out Excellence Awards held at the Soho Hotel by Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Le Palais du Jardin is Westfield's latest premium restaurant

Published:  26 January, 2010

Le Palais du Jardin is the latest premium restaurant to open at London's Westfield shopping centre offering award winning French cuisine to the already near 50 eateries at the site.

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Scotch wins legal protection

Published:  26 January, 2010

Scotch producers have been given an export boost after Malaysia and Thailand granted permission for the term "Scotch whisky" to be registered and protected as a geographical indication of origin.

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Australian initiative to asses viability of its wineries

Published:  26 January, 2010

With Australia suffering its worst ever grape glut a new initiative has been unveiled to help drain the country's wine lake.

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Wines in the Press, January 23-24

Published:  26 January, 2010

What the national wine critics have had to say in this week's WINES IN THE PRESS

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Winning retailers lined up for first Top Merchants day

Published:  25 January, 2010

Corks Out, Arthur Rackham and Oxford Wine Company will be three of the keynote speakers at the first Top Merchants business day being held by Harpers Wine & Spirit and sponsors GIV at the Malmaison hotel in Birmingham on February 8.

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Absolut and Spike Jonze collaborate on short film

Published:  22 January, 2010

Absolut has launched a creative collaboration with director Spike Jonze which will premier at the Sundance Film Festival this week.

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Asia's wine consumption to increase by 25% in five years

Published:  21 January, 2010

Asia's wine consumption is set to grow by 25% in the next five years in stark contrast to a predicted fall in European wine drinking, according to new figures released today by Vinexpo.

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DIAM wine closures judged Natamycin free

Published:  21 January, 2010

The fungal antibiotic, Natamycin that was found in a number of South American and South African wines was ruled not to have been connected to the DIAM closure.

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McKeon gets top Asda drinks job

Published:  21 January, 2010

Asda has appointed Adrian McKeon as its new BWS category director.

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Portman hits back at ad attack

Published:  21 January, 2010

The Portman Group has defended self-regulation of drinks advertising by the industry after a report in the British Medical Journal said that regulations on the advertising and marketing of alcoholic drinks are failing.

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