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Winebow aims to grow LiV sales

Published:  04 February, 2009

Long Island Spirits has signed a deal for Winebow to distribute its LiV vodka in six US states.

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Asian deal for Russian Standard

Published:  04 February, 2009

Maxxium South East Asia is to distribute the portfolio of Russian Standard vodka in the region.

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Grab a glass with Grant's

Published:  03 February, 2009

Scotch whisky brand Grant's has invested almost £100,000 in an on-pack campaign giving away a free 'Different Angle' glass with every bottle.

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Torbreck moves to Fells

Published:  03 February, 2009

Barossa Valley producer Torbreck Vintners has appointed John E Fells as its UK importer.

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Currencies hit vodka maker's forecasts

Published:  03 February, 2009

Polish vodka producer and spirits importer CEDC has reduced its full year net sales forecasts for 2009 from around US$2 billion to the range of US$1.25 billion to £14 billion.

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Foley Wine restructures

Published:  03 February, 2009

California's Foley Wine Group has centralised its admin, purchasing, customer service and marketing functions in Sonoma after the acquisition of Sebastiani Vineyards in December.

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Wines in the press February, 1-2

Published:  03 February, 2009

Here is a review of this weekend's national wine writers for the first weekend in February

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Wines in the press February, 1-2

Published:  03 February, 2009

Here is a review of this weekend's national wine writers for the first weekend in February

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Wine + to go ahead but Enotria tasting cancelled

Published:  02 February, 2009

Wine + organisers have confirmed that the two day show starting at London Olympia tomorrow, February 3, is on despite the adverse weather conditions.

 

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Spirits 'not recession-proof' - US trade body

Published:  02 February, 2009

A warning that the spirits industry is "recession-resistant, not recession-proof" has come from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).

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Doubts over wine judges in California competition

Published:  31 January, 2009

Judging in wine competitions has been brought into question after an investigation of a leading US wine event found judges rarely rated a wine the same way twice.

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Berry Bros stars in BBC4 programme

Published:  31 January, 2009

A new BBC4 mini-series about the wine trade is devoting its first programme to a profile of Berry Bros & Rudd.

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New Zealand screwcap pioneer dies

Published:  30 January, 2009

New Zealand winemaker Ross Lawson, founder of Lawson's Dry Hills, has died aged 66.

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Cockburn's to invest £500,000

Published:  30 January, 2009

Cockburn's is being supported by Beam Global this year with a £500,000 campaign targeting "modern men aged 35-plus".

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Access to take half of Diamond Wodka

Published:  30 January, 2009

American wine and spirits producer Access Beverage has agreed to buy a 50% stake in Belgian vodka company Diamond Wodka.

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Global slump hits Fortune

Published:  30 January, 2009

Fortune Brands saw net sales drop 11% in 2008 as effects of the global downturn began to take hold.

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New marketing boss for Provence wines

Published:  29 January, 2009

Provence Wines (CIVP) has appointed Géry Viziale as its new marketing director.

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Parents should not give alcohol to under-15s

Published:  29 January, 2009

The drinks industry is under further pressure today following the advice of the Government's chief medical officer that parents should never give alcohol to children under the age of 15.

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Beam distribution deal for US states

Published:  28 January, 2009

Southern Wines & Spirits of America (SWSA) has signed a long-term deal for the exclusive distribution rights to Beam Global products in 21 US states.

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Diageo distillery to go green

Published:  28 January, 2009

Diageo has begun work on a £65 million bio-energy facility at its Cameronbridge distillery in Scotland.

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