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Distell makes big CO2 savings using light-weight bottles

Published:  11 May, 2010

South African producer, Distell has has made savings of 333.5 tons of glass after changing almost 3 million of its wine bottles to light-weight.

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Wines in the press- May 7-9

Published:  11 May, 2010

Guardian
When Tesco launched a range of four cheap wines labelled not by country or grape but by flavour, it was the New Zealand Sauvignon Blance white, named Cut Grass that tumbled into people's trolleys, says Victoria Moore.

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Smirnoff retains top spot in brand survey

Published:  10 May, 2010

Smirnoff has retained its top spot as the global leading alcoholic drinks brand according to an annual drinks industry survey.

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Mondial takes on Chianti producer for UK

Published:  10 May, 2010

Mondial Wine has signed a deal to be the UK distributor for Chianti wine producer, Il Molino di Grace.

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Scotch whisky doubles exports to Brazil

Published:  10 May, 2010

The Scotch Whisky Association has confirmed a 56% increase in exports of Scotch whisky to Brazil.

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Percy Fox signs distribution deal with Matthew Clark

Published:  07 May, 2010

Percy Fox has signed a distribution deal for Matthew Clark to supply its portfolio of brands to its nationwide on-trade customers.

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Darbyshire calls for clarity in a hung parliament

Published:  07 May, 2010


Peter Darbyshire, managing director of wine agency PLB, has added to the uncertainty surrounding the result of the General Election by saying it has left the drinks industry in limbo.

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The Co-operative to create English vineyard

Published:  06 May, 2010

The Co-operative, is to plant its own vineyard and produce wine to be sold through its Grown by Us brand.

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From Vineyards Direct acquires The Vintry

Published:  06 May, 2010

The online merchant, From Vineyards Direct has acquired The Vintry.

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M&S finance chief quits to head up Punch Taverns

Published:  06 May, 2010

Ian Dyson has quit his post as finance director of Marks & Spencer to become the new chief executive of Punch Taverns.

 

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UK drinkers trade up when out

Published:  05 May, 2010

UK drinkers are going for quality not quantity, when drinking out, but are trading down at home, according to recent research.

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Bordeaux Index urges caution on 2009 vintage despite £10m in orders

Published:  05 May, 2010

Bordeaux Index is urging the trade and its customers to be cautious about the prospects of the 2009 Bordeaux vintage despite receiving over £10 million in orders.

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Global Brands acquires Inspirit Brands

Published:  05 May, 2010

Global Brands has acquired premium drinks agency Inspirit Brands, in a move to extend its range of high-end products.

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Wines in the Press - April 29 - May 2

Published:  04 May, 2010

The Guardian


Victoria Moore recently had emails from four couples planning a summer wedding and wanting a red and a white for around a fiver a bottle.

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William Grant bids to take on C&C Group's spirits and liqueur business

Published:  30 April, 2010

William Grant & Sons has entered into an agreement with the C&C Group to acquire its spirits and liqueur business for €300m.

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Tyrrell: producers need more distribution control

Published:  30 April, 2010

Bruce Tyrrell has told fine producers that they need to take more control of the means of distribution if they're to thrive in the future.

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Producers 'must do more to help retailers'

Published:  30 April, 2010

Wine producers must work harder to understand the retailers who sell their products, according to one of the USA's most widely respected wine sellers.

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Pernod Ricard reports strong growth in key markets

Published:  30 April, 2010

Pernod Ricard is confident of hitting a higher than expected end of year profit target after it reported strong third-quarter above forecasts.

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Fine wine is not big wine, says Mondavi

Published:  29 April, 2010

Major corporations are not capable of success in the fine wine market, according to Michael Mondavi.

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Christopher Delalonde wins UK Sommelier of the Year

Published:  29 April, 2010


Christopher Delalonde MS, sommelier with Sarment Wines, London, has been named as Champagne Piper-Heidsieck UK Sommelier of the Year 2010.

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