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Richard Siddle, Editor's blog June

Published:  02 July, 2009

Around the world in 80 stands - well 2,400 exhibitors to be exact - but if you really want to get a feel for the global drinks industry then there is no better place than Vinexpo.

 

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Tradeteam in £12m distribution deal

Published:  02 July, 2009

UK drinks logistics firm Tradeteam has clinched a £12m eight-year contract with Wales's largest brewer.

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Weather boosts Greene King

Published:  02 July, 2009

Sizzling summer temperatures and a renewed focus on food has boosted the performance of pub owners Greene King, the company has reported.

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Chilean Sauvignon joins Jack Rabbit range

Published:  02 July, 2009

Constellation Europe has extended its Jack Rabbit wine brand with the launch of a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.

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Constellation upbeat despite sales fall

Published:  01 July, 2009

Constellation Brands has reported a 15% drop in consolidated net sales in the first quarter of its current financial year, largely impacted by the sale of its value spirits business.

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Diageo to shed 900 jobs in Scotland

Published:  01 July, 2009

Diageo is to cut 900 jobs with the closure of a whisky packaging plant in Kilmarnock and its Port Dundas distillery in Glasgow over the next two years.

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Scotch wins after talking Turkey

Published:  01 July, 2009

Scotch whisky producers have won a battle over discriminatory tax rates in the Turkish market.

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Cooley Distillery cleans up with gold awards

Published:  01 July, 2009

Ireland's only independent whiskey distiller, the Cooley Distillery, cleaned up with eight gold medals in the US, at two separate spirits competitions which took place in New York and Los Angeles.

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SAB offers 10% equity to black community

Published:  01 July, 2009

Black drinks retailers in South Africa are being offered a 10% stake in South African Breweries as part of SABMiller's commitment to an economic empowerment programme.

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Glenrothes honours 'quiet man of blending'

Published:  01 July, 2009

A limited-edition expression of The Glenrothes has been created by John Ramsay, who retires this month after overseeing production of the malt whisky since the early 1990s.

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Wines in the press June 26 - 28

Published:  30 June, 2009

What the critics have to say in this weekend's news.

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Sergi Arola unveiled as new face of Berberana

Published:  30 June, 2009

Two-Michelin starred Spanish chef Sergi Arola has been offically unveiled as the new face of wine brand Berberana.

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New sparkling wine screwcap is launched

Published:  30 June, 2009

Adding to the ever increasing choice of wine closures, a new aluminium screwcap specifically designed for slightly sparkling wine has been created by the Guala Closures Group.

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Pernod Ricard shakes up global team

Published:  29 June, 2009

Pernod Ricard has announced some senior changes to its international management team structure.

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Drinkaware appoints chief medical adviser

Published:  29 June, 2009

Drinkaware has appointed alcohol expert Professor Paul Wallace to the new position of chief medical adviser.

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Madrid wines come to London

Published:  29 June, 2009

The first London tasting of wines from Vinos de Madrid will be held at Century Club, Soho on July 1.

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Vivat Bacchus introduce new restaurant line up

Published:  26 June, 2009

Farringdon's Vivat Bacchus unveils a new restaurant line up in the shape of a two-woman team.

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Amarula creates oasis in Scottish capital

Published:  26 June, 2009

Cream liqueur brand Amarula has created an African oasis in the middle of Edinburgh as part of its summer marketing campaign.

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SWA wins battle against Italian 'Scotch'

Published:  26 June, 2009

The Scotch Whisky Association has finally claimed victory in a long-running legal case, winning injunctions against Italian whiskies which claimed Scottish heritage.

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Vinexpo organisers say figures down, but confidence up

Published:  26 June, 2009

An early release of Vinexpo attendence figures show a decline in numbers from 2007's event, but organisers are saying that Vinexpo 2009, has marked a turning point in business confidence.

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