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Tesco targets stay at home wine drinkers

Published:  11 May, 2009

Supermarket giant Tesco is planning to bolster its wine sales in a £150 million revamp of its customer Clubcard.

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White wine is UK's top drink

Published:  11 May, 2009

White wine is the most popular drink of choice for the UK consumer with over half of adult drinkers now saying it is their favourite tipple, new research reveals.

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Scotch exports hit new high

Published:  08 May, 2009

Scotch whisky exports grew by 8% in 2008 to reach a new high of £3.1 billion.

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New business venture for top sommeliers

Published:  07 May, 2009

Three of the world's sommeliers have been appointed to join Winelife with co-founder and sommelier Philippe Messy in order to embark on a new business venture.

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Kleine Zalze named South African No 1

Published:  07 May, 2009

Stellenbosch wine producer Kleine Zalze has been named the most widely distributed South African brand in the UK on-trade in a new trade survey.

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Diageo rum plant construction begins

Published:  07 May, 2009

Diageo has broken the ground on the construction of a state-of-the-art rum distillery in the US Virgin Islands.

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How the British pub has survived is "remarkable."

Published:  07 May, 2009

In the present economic climate and the difficulties the public house trade has had to endure over the past few years the survival of the community pub is "nothing short of remarkable" comes the verdict of a new market report.

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WSTA slams research

Published:  07 May, 2009

The wine trade's main representative body has criticised the findings of a research study that raises fears about alcohol consumption in several sections of society.

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Carlsberg targets cost savings

Published:  07 May, 2009

Danish brewer Carlsberg has said it will focus on reducing costs to ride out the uncertain and challenging market conditions prevailing in the beer industry.

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Chilean blends acclaimed in blind tasting

Published:  07 May, 2009

Chilean wines have held their own in a blind tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon blends in London, attended by sommeliers, journalists, wine buyers and Masters of Wine.

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Potential for growth in India's whisky market

Published:  06 May, 2009

Rijak Rekhi president of India's United Spirits told the World Whisky Conference that he expected volume sales growth of 17% this year and talked of significant potential for growth in the whisky trade in India.

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Wolfblass strikes cricket sponsorship deal

Published:  06 May, 2009

Australian wine brand Wolf Blass has struck a television sponsorship deal for the major cricket events of the summer.

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New website for Thierry's

Published:  06 May, 2009

The UK's largest independent importer of French wines is to launch a new website.

Thierry's has revamped its existing site and will unveil the new-look version at the London International Wine Fair.

A new 'Wine Cellar' section offers advice and recommendations to consumers and the 'Producers' Lounge' is designed to improve communication between Thierry's and its producers.

"We are proudly independent at Thierry's and this is clearly reflected in the website's authentic, slightly quirky look," says Matthew Dickinson, commercial director at Thierry's. "We wanted to bring Thierry's key values to life, rather than churn out an impersonal 'corporate' website." The new site can be visited at www.thierrys.com


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InterContinental Brands Ltd appoints new managing director

Published:  06 May, 2009

John Mills senior vice president of European sales at Constellation Europe has been appointed as new managing director at InterContinental Brands Ltd.

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Binge drinking increases among women

Published:  06 May, 2009

More women are binge drinking, according to a report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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Foster's EMEA makes management changes

Published:  06 May, 2009

Foster's EMEA has announced management changes, with Richard Trimby transferring from commercial director for Continental Europe to the position of marketing director EMEA and Global Brands Rosemount and Lindemans.

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Fortune manages to keep spirits up

Published:  05 May, 2009

Jim Beam owner Fortune Brands saw net sales drop by 20% in the first quarter of 2009, to $1.4 billion - but the spirits division buoyed the company's figures with a relatively modest fall of just 3%.

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Winery seeks "lifestyle correspondent"

Published:  05 May, 2009

A Sonoma winery is offering $10,000 a month and free accommodation to a "lifestyle correspondent" who can report on its activities.

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Recession pushes producers to 'new limits' - report

Published:  05 May, 2009

The last quarter of 2008 was the worst in living memory for wine producers, according to a report by a Californian bank providing commercial banking services to the industry.

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Restaurant insolvencies rise by 70%

Published:  05 May, 2009

Restaurant insolvencies have risen by 70% for the first three months of this year, but the amount of pub closures has reduced, new research shows.

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