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Research in terroir to be unveiled by Viña Casa Silva

Published:  28 August, 2009

Viña Casa Silva are to unveil the results of three years of research into the microterroir of Chile's Colchagua Valley.

 

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Drinkaware tackles alcohol hotspots

Published:  28 August, 2009

Drinkaware the independent charity that aims to encourage responsible drinking is tackling alcohol hotspots with £265,000 being pumped into educational programmes across the UK.

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Diageo turns back on public funds offer

Published:  28 August, 2009

Diageo has turned down an offer of a rescue package of public money to help keep its two Johnnie Walker packaging plants in Kilmarnock and Port Dundas afloat, saving 900 jobs.

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Diageo posts £2bn profits

Published:  27 August, 2009

World drinks giant Diageo has posted a £2.02 billion profit despite recession and slashing jobs across its business.

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Diageo GB's 2% sales increase

Published:  27 August, 2009

Diageo's chief in Great Britain has said that the global drinks company has performed well recording a 2% net sales growth despite grueling trade conditions.

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Ill health forces First Quench chief to step down

Published:  26 August, 2009

UK independent specialist drinks retailer First Quench Retailing has announced the resignation of chief executive officer Yvonne Rankin due to ill health.

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450,000 in digital campaign to force Diageo u-turn

Published:  26 August, 2009

Drinks giant Diageo has been swamped by 450,000 emails urging it to scrap plans for a company restructuring that will see the loss of 900 jobs in Scotland.

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Villa Maria founder receives knighthood

Published:  26 August, 2009

George Fistonich, founder of Villa Maria has been recognised with the New Zealand wine industry's first ever knighthood.

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Australian Vintage posts $123.6 million loss

Published:  26 August, 2009

Australian Vintage, owner of Nepenthe, McGuigan and Tempus Two wine brands, has posted a $123.6 million net annual loss after sustaining a $127 million impairment charge early this year following a strategic review of its operations.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd smash sales record

Published:  25 August, 2009

Fine wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd has announced it smashed all its trading records at the weekend with a knock-down sale at its Basingstoke-based factory shop.

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Web boycott campaign targets Scotch

Published:  25 August, 2009

The release from Scotland of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi has prompted an internet boycott campaign targeting Scotch whisky.

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Beer leads the way for Fosters

Published:  25 August, 2009

Foster's Group - Australia's largest brewer - has announced a 4% rise in profit for the full year on the back of a powerful performance by its beer division.

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Bushmills gets a new look

Published:  25 August, 2009

Diageo is giving Bushmills Irish whiskey a new look bottle and label design in order to re-vamp the brand.

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Wines in the press August 21 - 23

Published:  25 August, 2009

The Guardian

Victoria Moore has two different bottles of wine; one which has been bought by someone as a treat, and a more, "plainly spoken, easy-going bottle".

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Sud de France launches Sommelier of the Year

Published:  24 August, 2009

Umbrella brand Sud de France has launched a new competition to find the Sud de France UK Sommelier of the Year.

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Wines of Chile pledge support for WSET

Published:  24 August, 2009

Wines of Chile has become a patron and sponsor for the Wine and Spirit Educational Trust (WSET).

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Cameron pledges to tackle late-night binge-drinking

Published:  21 August, 2009

Conservative leader David Cameron, plans to tackle Britain's binge-drinking culture by cracking down on late-night businesses selling cut-price alcohol and increasing duty on high-strength drinks.

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Biscaldi invests in Viru

Published:  20 August, 2009

Italian importers and exporters Biscaldi Luigi has purchased a stake in UK based Brand Independence, owner of Estonian beer Viru.

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HwCg goes under

Published:  20 August, 2009

HwCg is the latest high-profile victim of the recession after being placed into administration. After months of speculation, the agency has confirmed its assets are being purchased by PLB.

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DIAM reduces its carbon footprint

Published:  19 August, 2009

Closure producer, Oeneo Bouchage, has reduced the carbon footprint of its DIAM technical closure by 12 per cent, bringing it in line with natural cork.

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