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Moldovan wine boost in the UK

Published:  15 December, 2008

A new UK company has been set up to promote the wines of Moldovan producer Cricova.
Exquisite Wine is headed by Moldovan graduate Vadim Chobanu, who previously worked in the computer business in the UK.

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Wines in the Press December. 13-14

Published:  15 December, 2008

Jancis fortifies her readers with sherry and port suggestions; Jane goes upmarket while Joanna is on a budget - and Tim has the swagger of a man who knows he's getting two Christmas dinners

 

 

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Hotel du vin to expand in Scotland

Published:  15 December, 2008

Hotel du Vin gets green light for £10million new venture in St Andrews, Scotland.

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Italy poised to take number one wine spot from France

Published:  15 December, 2008

Italy confident of overtaking France as world's biggest winemaker.

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Woodwinters embarks on Scottish expansion plan

Published:  15 December, 2008

Scottish wine merchant Woodwinters is embarking on an expansion plan that will see it triple in size within a year.

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SWA welcomes duty decrease

Published:  27 November, 2008

Scotch whisky distillers have welcomed the Government's clarification of changes to the excise duty on spirits, following this week's pre-Budget report.

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Whiskey distillers welcome excise duty change

Published:  27 November, 2008

Scotch whisky distillers have welcomed the government's clarification of changes to the excise duty on spirits, following this week's pre-Budget report.

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Government U-turns on duty hike for spirits

Published:  26 November, 2008

The government has made a u-turn on planned tax changes for spirits, by reducing the duty charges from 8% to 4%.

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IMW holds first Asian master class

Published:  26 November, 2008

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has held its first Asian MW master class in Singapore.

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AFW extends deadline for sommelier of the year competition

Published:  26 November, 2008

The Academy of Food & Wine (AFW) has extended the deadline for entries to its 2009 Sommelier of the Year competition.

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Tiger Beer rapped for "disrespectful" ladyboy ad

Published:  26 November, 2008

An advert for Tiger Beer which claimed it was the best export from the Far East since ladyboys has been banned by an advertising watchdog.

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Vinexpo gears up for 2009 show

Published:  26 November, 2008

Major wine and spirits trade exhibition Vinexpo has reappointed drinks specialist Voice PR to conduct public relations in the UK for the 2009 exhibition.

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Castel strengthens Bordeaux presence

Published:  26 November, 2008

Castel is extending its involvement with wines from the Bordeaux region and targeting more upmarket clients, following its acquisition of Bordeaux wine merchant Oenoalliance six months ago.

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Three new appointments to Thierry's team

Published:  25 November, 2008

Thierry's has appointed Marie Knight and Claire Sheppard as two heads of trading, tasked with developing and delivering strategy for existing and new channels.

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Cheap wines to bear brunt of pre-Budget tax cut, warns WSTA

Published:  25 November, 2008

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) says the combination of a cut in VAT and the rise in duty on alcohol, announced yesterday by the Chancellor, will push up the price of cheaper wines.

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Stella launches 'Get Home Safe' festive campaign

Published:  25 November, 2008

InBev UK has launched a responsible drinking campaign through its Stella Artois premium lager brand to help people make the most of the Christmas party season, but still get home safely.

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Illicit alcohol consumption is rife, warns new report

Published:  25 November, 2008

The consumption of illicit or noncommercial alcohol is widespread in many countries worldwide and contributes significantly to the global burden of disease, according to a new report by the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP).

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Gaymer to sponsor new music festival

Published:  25 November, 2008

The Gaymer Cider Company has announced that it will sponsor a new music event in London next summer.

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International wine producer supports Ramsay's TV series

Published:  25 November, 2008

International wine producer ZGM is supporting Gordon Ramsay's 'Cookalong' series to promote Palatium, its German wine.

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Industry fury at pre-Budget duty rise

Published:  25 November, 2008

Drinks industry leaders have reacted with fury at news that the government will again increase the duty on alcohol.

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