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Dane Hudson to leave Australian Vintage

Published:  26 March, 2010

Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has announced that its chief executive officer Dane Hudson, will be leaving the company in May.

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Oz Clarke to co-chair IWC

Published:  25 March, 2010

Oz Clarke is to join the 2010 International Wine Challenge (IWC) judging panel as co-chairman.

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Gastronomy Team and Future Star winners to receive £10,000 bursary

Published:  25 March, 2010

Winners of the Gastronomy Team of the Year and Future Stars of the Year competitions will now both receive £10,000 bursaries for the establishments where they are based.

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Wines of Chile earthquake fund to go direct to affected wineries

Published:  25 March, 2010

Wines of Chile UK, has confirmed that donations to the Wines of Chile Earthquake Appeal will be sent to a designated fund.

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Rise in National Minimum Wage rise is "irresponsible" says BRC

Published:  25 March, 2010

The increase in the national minimum wage announced on the back of yesterday's Budget has been described as "irresponsible" by the British Retail Consortium.

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Trade bodies have their say on 2010 Budget

Published:  24 March, 2010


The drinks trade associations have been quick to denounce today's Budget announcement of a 5.1% increase in duty on alcohol and 10% on cider.

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New TV series features Hertfordshire cocktail bar

Published:  24 March, 2010

A Hertfordshire cocktail bar will feature this evening in a new TV series "The Business Inspector".

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Diageo launches heat-activated Pimm's campaign

Published:  23 March, 2010

Diageo is to launch a heat-activated radio campaign which will see the Pimm's advertisement aired when the weather reaches 22°C or above.

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Portman ruling removes drinks brand from sale

Published:  23 March, 2010

A drinks brand has been removed from sale because it does not specify it contains alcohol.

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Wines in the Press- March 19-21

Published:  23 March, 2010

The Guardian

The British now drink more South African wine than French, says Victoria Moore. According to the latest figures, imports, are up 20% by volume exceeding the French by some 4,000 cases.

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Clink Wines takes on LusoVini

Published:  22 March, 2010

Clink Wines Ltd has been appointed as UK distributor to Portugal's, LusoVini.

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Fine wine merchants merge

Published:  22 March, 2010

London based fine wine merchant Goedhuis & Co has bought Suffolk based David Roberts Domaines.

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Mangrove wins golds in world spirits competition

Published:  19 March, 2010

Three Mangrove brands have received top awards at the 10th Annual World Spirits Competition in San Francisco.

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Campaign for Smarter Drinking hits home with target youth audience

Published:  19 March, 2010

Over 60% of irresponsible drinkers say they will adapt their drinking behaviour following the impact of the Campaign for Smarter Drinking initiative introduced last September.

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Diageo unveils major Easter sales drive

Published:  19 March, 2010

Diageo is looking to drive spirit sales through the Easter period with the roll out of a new advertising and promotional campaign entitled 'Perfect Easter, Perfect Choice'.

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Government looks to change EU rules to introduce higher alcohol duty levels

Published:  18 March, 2010


The government will look to change EU legislation that would allow it to introduce "higher and more logical levels" of alcohol duty, according to its official response released today to the Health & Select Committee's alcohol report.

 

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Argentina Wine Awards' winners announced

Published:  18 March, 2010

A record-breaking number of entries in the Argentina Wine Awards has resulted in 30 gold medal and 18 trophies which have been selected by an international panel of wine experts at the judging session in Mendoza last week.

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Bernard Magrez looks for new UK off-trade agency

Published:  18 March, 2010

Bernard Magrez is looking for new UK representation in the off-trade after mutually agreeing to end his collaboration with Thierry's Wine Services.

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Australia's First Families of Wine plan UK tastings in May

Published:  17 March, 2010

Australia's First Families of Wine, an association of 12 producers, is to run a series of tastings and master classes in the week leading up to the London International Wine Fair in May.

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Australia's First Famiiles of Wine plan UK tastings in May

Published:  17 March, 2010

Australia's First Families of Wine, an association of 12 producers, is to run a series of tastings and master classes in the week leading up to the London International Wine Fair in May.

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