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Nederburg launch new world cup wine range

Published:  08 April, 2009

South African wine company Nederburg,  has created a range of limited edition wines especially for the FIFA World Cup.

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First Drinks in Remy Cointreau coup

Published:  08 April, 2009

UK premium drinks supplier First Drinks has announced that it will handle the distribution of Remy Cointreau brands in a major coup for the company.

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Geodis open new global distribution centre

Published:  08 April, 2009

Geodis the groupage and logistics specialist has extended its European wine distribution operations by opening a new global distribution centre in Dover.

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Wild Turkey sold to Campari

Published:  08 April, 2009

Pernod Ricard has sold its Wild Turkey bourbon brand to Campari for €433 million in cash.

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Medics call for increased prices

Published:  08 April, 2009

Doctors and nurses believe that increasing alcohol prices would be a better way of dealing with binge drinking than government health campaigns.

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Gallo to make £5.99 central price point

Published:  07 April, 2009


E & J Gallo hopes to drive premium Californian wine sales in the UK with the national roll out of its Redwood Creek brand and a commitment to make £5.99 and upwards its central price point for the UK.

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Wines in the Press April 2-5

Published:  07 April, 2009

The national wine critics pass their judgement on the wines that have crossed their paths in recent weeks.

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Staropramen sale speculation

Published:  07 April, 2009

Speculation is growing that the second largest brewery in the Czech Republic is up for sale.

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Pernod Ricard changes global roles

Published:  07 April, 2009

Pernod Ricard has made five key appointments in its senior management team.

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World wine consumption falls 1%

Published:  06 April, 2009

Global consumption of wine fell by 1% in 2008, according to a new report - the third consecutive year in which the industry failed to achieve growth.

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Adnams takes short-term hit

Published:  06 April, 2009

Adnams has blamed the declining beer sector and falling value of sterling for a big dip in its profits.

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Pernod Ricard shuffles liqueurs

Published:  06 April, 2009

Pernod Ricard is to merge its global management operation for Malibu, Kahlua and Tia Maria with that for Absolut, the Swedish vodka brand which it bought last year.

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JV for Diageo in Japan

Published:  06 April, 2009

Diageo has entered into a joint venture agreement with brewer Kirin to give wider distribution to its brands in Japan.

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A wheaty witte

Published:  03 April, 2009

Daas, a small Belgian micro-brewery, has launched Daas Organic Witte, a premium wheat beer onto the UK market.

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Students vote for minimum pricing

Published:  03 April, 2009

The National Union of Students wants to see a voluntary minimum price scheme operating in university bars.

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Russian Standard in Canadian link

Published:  03 April, 2009

Beam Global Spirits & wine has become the distributor for Russian Standard vodka in Canada.

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Russian Standard in Canadian link

Published:  03 April, 2009

Beam Global Spirits & wine has become the distributor for Russian Standard vodka in Canada.

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Women lead the way in wine

Published:  02 April, 2009

Women in the UK buy eight out of every ten bottles of wine in consumed in the home, a new study reveals.

New research carried out by Vinexpo has found that the UK's female wine drinkers in the UK are much more influential in the choices of wine in their homes than men.


Vinexpo's study also shows that women lead the way in wine knowledge and wine purchasing.

Data - collected and researched among more than 1,300 women aged between 18 and 60+ - showed a similar trends discovered in Vinexpo research undertaken in France, Germany, Japan and the USA.


However women in the UK scored highest for confidence at 61% against an international 41% average.


Six out of 10 women in Britain said they drank wine at least once a week and the same number said they preferred red to white. Fewer than one in 10 said they preferred rosé.


Eighty per cent of women said they liked to drink wine because they liked the taste and 70% because it goes well with food. Only one in five said they drank wine because it was fashionable and even fewer because they thought it was good for their health.


Nonetheless the study says that women see wine as a healthier alternative to other alcoholic drinks and nine out of ten wine purchases were made in supermarkets and specialist wine shops. A third said they bought wine on the internet. Both the level of supermarket and internet purchases were higher than expected.


Price determined women's choice of wine at 74%, followed by grape variety 64%, country of origin 55% or the label or packaging 42%.


Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo said: "the role of wome in wine buying and the depth of their knowledge has been vastly underestimated.

"This is as true for other countries as it is for Britain.

"It's often assumed for example, that women drink white wine and rosé rather than red whereas this research shows the contrary.


"The message is clear, cherchez la femme if you want to sell."


Vinexpo is held in Bordeaux from June 21 - June 25, 2009.

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Snow beer 'now world's best seller'

Published:  02 April, 2009

Bud Light has been overtaken as the world's best selling beer, with China's Snow brand now in pole position, according to new data.

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Even white wine can stain teeth

Published:  02 April, 2009

Drinking white wine can make teeth more prone to stains, according to research at New York University.

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