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Darling defers business rate rise

Published:  01 April, 2009

The Chancellor Alistair Darling has performed a last minute u-turn deciding not to increase business rates today by five per cent which has been seen as good news for struggling retailers.

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Darling defers business rate rise

Published:  01 April, 2009

The Chancellor Alistair Darling has performed a last minute u-turn deciding not to increase business rates today by five per cent which has been seen as good news for struggling retailers.

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New Maxxium UK up and running

Published:  01 April, 2009

A new-look Maxxium UK officially starts business today.

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Altia bags Pernod Cognac

Published:  01 April, 2009

Pernod Ricard has continued its sell-off of brands from the acquisition of Vin & Sprit from the Swedish monopoly, with an agreement to dispose of Gronstedts Cognac to Finnish drinks group Altia.

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New study on-premise wine

Published:  01 April, 2009

Wine Business Solutions has completed a new study into the UK on-premise wine market.

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Pound a bottle campaign hits Downing Street

Published:  31 March, 2009

A trade delegation is taking the fight against increased duty rates to Number 10 Downing Street this afternoon.

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Moldovan wines in UK push

Published:  31 March, 2009

Promoting quality Moldovan wines is the focus of a new UK business.

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New York rejects wine in supermarkets

Published:  31 March, 2009

New York legislators have rejected a plan to allow supermarkets and grocers to sell wine.

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Wines in the press March 28-29

Published:  31 March, 2009

National critics pass their judgements on wines they have recently tasted.

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Sparkling wine sales continue to soar

Published:  30 March, 2009

Sparkling wines continue to enjoy success at the expense of Champagne, it has been claimed by a buyer for one of the UK's most popular supermarkets.

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Anne Krebiehl, blog March 23, harvest blog from New Zeland

Published:  27 March, 2009

Hello again - this time from Martinborough in the Wairarapa - this must be the most bijou little town ever and seriously makes me think of emigrating....

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Port vintage declared for 2007

Published:  27 March, 2009

The Symington family have declared a 2007 Port vintage across three of their brands, Graham's, Warre's and Dow's Ports.

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New Hardys range for the on-trade

Published:  27 March, 2009

Constellation Europe is launching a brand new range for the on-trade under its flagship Hardys label.

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Mario Pablo Silva, managing director, Vina Casa Silva, blog number 5 of Chile harvest

Published:  27 March, 2009

Mario Pablo Silva, managing director of Viña Casa Silva's fifth blog on the harvest from Colchagua Valley, Chile

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Bordeaux warned to cut prices or face ruin

Published:  27 March, 2009

Bordeaux's chateaux will need to slash their prices by half if their 2008 stock of en primeur is to survive on the world market, it has been claimed.

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Eisberg launches new website

Published:  27 March, 2009

Eisberg, the UK's top de-alcoholised wine has launched a new website as part of a marketing campaign which includes improved liquid and Bordeaux-style wine bottles.

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First Pernod ads for Absolut

Published:  26 March, 2009

The first UK ad for Absolut since the brand's purchase by Pernod Ricard last year will appear from tomorrow (March 27).

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Le Beast wines takes duty lobby to Number 10

Published:  26 March, 2009


Le Beast Wines is organising a trade delegation next week to hand in its "A Pound A Bottle" petition directly to the front door of Number 10 Downing Street.

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Anne Krebiehl, wine writer's blog from the New Zealand harvest

Published:  25 March, 2009

Kia Ora from New Zealand and welcome to the first instalment of my Kiwi wine adventure: I have come here from London to harvest grapes at the illustrious Felton Road estate -- one of the world's most southerly vineyards -- in Central Otago on New Zealand's South Island. To make the most of this long journey I decided to come early and taste my way through the various wine regions to give my shamefully Eurocentric palate a real understanding of Kiwi wines and their huge success on the world stage.

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Constellation to axe one job in 20

Published:  25 March, 2009

Constellation has blamed the deteriorating drinks market in the UK and Australia for a reduction in its earnings forecasts for the current financial year - and says it will shed 5% of its global workforce to cut costs.

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