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Famous Grouse gets Timorous Beasties revamp

Published:  21 September, 2009

The Famous Grouse has unveiled a limited edition gift box created by Scottish designers Timorous Beasties who are famous for their surreal and provocative textiles.

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Mandelson-delays-mandatory-code

Published:  18 September, 2009

Lord Mandelson wants to delay introduction of the "mandatory code on alcohol," until April 2011, due to the economic downturn.

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Published:  18 September, 2009

Lord Mandelson wants to delay introduction of the "mandatory code on alcohol," until April 2011, due to the economic downturn.

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Mandleson to postpone the mandatory code

Published:  17 September, 2009

Lord Mandelson wants to delay introduction of the "mandatory code on alcohol," until April 2011 due to the economic downturn.

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Champagne production cut

Published:  17 September, 2009

Champagne production from the 2009 vintage will be reduced by millions of bottles in response to falling sales, following a compromise agreement between the houses and growers.

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Concha y Toro goes lightweight

Published:  17 September, 2009

Concha y Toro has announced the next stage in its sustainable development strategy, by moving its Sunrise brand into new 'Eco Glass' lightweight bottles.

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Constellation launches Hardys Bin 53

Published:  16 September, 2009

Constellation Europe has announced the launch of Hardys Bin 53 to celebrate the heritage of its flagship brand.

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Chilean power brand for Constellation

Published:  16 September, 2009

Constellation Europe is launching what it hopes will become a Chilean mainstream power brand in both the UK and Europe from October.

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Waitrose buyers invite customers on trips

Published:  16 September, 2009

Waitrose wine buyers plan to take consumers on organised wine and gourmet tours in an attempt to educate them about their wine range.

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Arniston Bay and Welmoed to unveil brand extensions

Published:  16 September, 2009

After the announcement of the distribution partnership with Percy Fox & Co, the company of wine people are to unveil a series of range extensions and new vintages of its core brands Arniston Bay and Welmoed.

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NZ exports hit $1 billion target

Published:  16 September, 2009

New Zealand's wine producers have reached a $1 billion target for exports - a year ahead of schedule according to industry body New Zealand Winegrowers.

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On-trade range for New Zealand's Ara

Published:  15 September, 2009

New Zealand producer Winegrowers of Ara has produced a new range for the on-trade.

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Wines in the press - September 11-13

Published:  15 September, 2009

Guardian


For a taste of "summer and winter in a single gulp", Victoria Moore suggests Pineau des Charentes, because "it has the combination of fresh harvest fruit and throat-burning Cognac".

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£30,000 worth of wine stolen from Wimbledon warehouse

Published:  14 September, 2009

Around £30,000 worth of South African wine has been stolen from a warehouse in Wimbledon, owned by South African Wines Online.

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Diageo tests mid-strength Guinness

Published:  14 September, 2009

Diageo is testing a mid-strength version of Guinness in 13 bars in Fife and Edinburgh.

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Britons - the biggest searchers of wine online

Published:  14 September, 2009

New research reveals that British online users are the most avid wine enthusiasts in Europe, with wine accounting for 31% of all online searches across food and drink products.

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Three Vines launches into 50cl bottles

Published:  11 September, 2009

Pernod Ricard UK is to champion 50cl bottle sizes for wine with the launch of its Jacob's Creek Three Vines range in the format.

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Correction: Wine Australia story 4 September

Published:  11 September, 2009

Due to a subbing error in Harpers Wine and Spirit issue on September 4, issue No 15, it was printed that '40% was the top figure given for fall in Wine Australia's revenue'.

The inaccuracy was printed in a sub-heading in the news story ' Wine Australia: budget on track, and implies that Wine Australia's funding could fall by up to 40% this year.

Harpers would like to make a full apology for this error and any misunderstanding that this may have caused.

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WSET announce highest ever number of diploma graduates

Published:  10 September, 2009

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust WSET, has announced the highest number of diploma graduates in its 40 year history.

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First Drinks takes on Tia Maria

Published:  10 September, 2009

First Drinks has announced the UK distribution rights for Tia Maria following Illva Saronno's acquisition of the premium brand from Pernod Ricard.

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