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Berberana launches 'One Cork One Point' loyalty scheme

Published:  24 July, 2009

Berberana has launched a consumer loyalty scheme involving a wine cork, in an initiative that aims to encourage brand loyalty.

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Constellation streamlines US distribution

Published:  24 July, 2009

Constellation has streamlined its US distribution with new appointments in 19 states.

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Bacardi launches ready-to-serve mojito

Published:  23 July, 2009

Barcadi has launched a ready- mixed mojito to capitalise on the increasing number of people drinking at home as the recession continues to bite.

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Hop shortage turns into a surplus

Published:  23 July, 2009

One of Europe's leading suppliers of hops to the brewing industry says the economic downturn and bigger crops have led to a surplus.

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Little Creatures to be released in the UK

Published:  22 July, 2009

A range of Little Creatures premium alcoholic drinks is to be launched throughout the UK.

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Ultra-premium launch for Belvedere

Published:  22 July, 2009

Belvedere vodka has launched an ultra-premium spirit flavoured with ginseng and guarana for nightclubs and high-end members bars.

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Chinese buy-in to Diageo

Published:  22 July, 2009

The state-owned China Investment Corp has bought a stake worth £221 million in Diageo, the world's biggest drinks company.

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Profits soar at Oyster Bay firm

Published:  22 July, 2009

The New Zealand producer behind the Oyster Bay wine brand has reported a 146% leap in net profit for the last half of 2008.

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52 pubs closing every week says BBPA

Published:  22 July, 2009

The rate of UK pub closures has increased by a third in the first six months of the year, according to new figures from the British Beer & Pub Association.

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Stowells launch wine Tool-kit

Published:  21 July, 2009

Constellation Europe's flagship on-trade brand, Stowells has launched a new initiative in the form of a 'Stowell's Tool-kit,' in a bid to grow on-trade volume and boost confidence.

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Ehrmanns in take over

Published:  21 July, 2009

UK-based wine company Ehrmanns has been bought out by wine investment fund Global Vintners.

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Pernod upbeat despite economic gloom

Published:  20 July, 2009

Pernod Ricard has reported a "highly satisfactory" performance in its past year of trading, despite what it admits is a "difficult economic environment".

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New commercial boss appointed at First Quench

Published:  20 July, 2009

First Quench Retailing's commercial director, Lloyd Stephens, has made a surprise exit from the off-licence operator.

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100% Malbec rosé launches in the UK

Published:  20 July, 2009


A new 100% Malbec rosé is being launched in the UK from Bodega Septima, Grupo Codorníu's Argentine winery.

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Wines in the press, July 17- 19

Published:  20 July, 2009

Here is what the national wine critics had to say over the weekend of July 17 - 19.

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Adams buys Leasingham vineyard

Published:  20 July, 2009

Tim Adams Wines, the Clare Valley producer, has bought 75 hectares of Leasingham vineyards for what it believes was a knock-down price.

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Toolkit to boost Stowells sales

Published:  17 July, 2009

Constellation Europe has launched an on-trade "toolkit" to boost sales of Stowells and increase wine knowledge in the sector.

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Rioja claims industry first

Published:  17 July, 2009

Nine Rioja producers have achieved the highest levels of natural resveratrol ever recorded in wine.

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Auchentoshan plans for festival

Published:  17 July, 2009

Auchentoshan is opening its archives as part of its first whisky festival on August 29 at the lowland distillery by Dalmuir, Glasgow.

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Industry to deliver £100m responsible drinking campaign

Published:  16 July, 2009


The first stage of the much touted Project 10 joint government/drinks industry initiative goes live in September with a high profile responsible drinking advertising campaign.

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