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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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Tax stamps to curb smuggling

Published:  25 March, 2009


Tax stamps on alcohol and tobacco products are being proposed as a way to raise extra revenues and clampdown on smugglers according to the results of the first Tax Stamp Forum held in Budapest this week.

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Tax stamps to curb smuggling

Published:  25 March, 2009


Tax stamps on alcohol and tobacco products are being proposed as a way to raise extra revenues and clampdown on smugglers according to the results of the first Tax Stamp Forum held in Budapest this week.

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W&M to host Twitter whisky hunts

Published:  25 March, 2009

Whyte & Mackay is claiming to be the first drinks company to use the social networking service Twitter and mobile tracking application Google Latitude to create a UK-wide promotional event.

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PLB takes Grove Mill from Paragon

Published:  24 March, 2009

PLB has picked up another wine agency from Paragon Vintners, which recently announced its closure due to adverse market conditions.

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Shepherd Neame profits hit by high costs

Published:  24 March, 2009

Kent-based brewer and pub operator Shepherd Neame has reported a 7.2% rise in turnover for the six months ending December last year.

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Specialist wine theft

Published:  24 March, 2009

Police are hunting those behind a theft of two pallets of premium wines belonging to specialist French small domaine importers, Vine Trail.

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Wines in the press, March 21-22

Published:  24 March, 2009

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

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Wines in the press, March 21-22

Published:  24 March, 2009

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

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India hears calls for cohesion

Published:  23 March, 2009

The Indian wine industry must share research and educate the Indian consumer about wine if it is to survive.

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Wine importers urged to stall Indian investment

Published:  23 March, 2009

Foreign importers are being urged not to invest in the Indian wine market until at least 2010 or risk becoming "frustrated" and out of pocket.

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England set for first single malt whisky

Published:  23 March, 2009

England will have its first whisky release in December of this year, Harpers Wine and Spirit can reveal.

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