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Fuller's reopens improved shop

Published:  02 March, 2009

Fuller's has reopened its brewery shop - which also sells an extensive range of wines and spirits - following a major refurbishment.

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Whisky leader attacks minimum pricing plans

Published:  02 March, 2009

Scotland's plans for minimum pricing for alcoholic drinks are likely to breach both EU and international trade law, the Scotch Whisky Association has warned.

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Distell takes Bisquit

Published:  02 March, 2009

Pernod Ricard has continued its disposal of brands following last year's Absolut acquisition with the sale of Bisquit Cognac.

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UK rollout for flavoured Smirnoff and Baileys

Published:  02 March, 2009

Diageo is rolling out two new flavoured Smirnoff vodkas and a coffee-flavoured version of Baileys in the UK, after successful test markets.

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Australian vintage could be down 22%

Published:  28 February, 2009

The 2009 Australian wine grape harvest could be 22% lower than last year, according to some calculations.

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Scottish licensing regulations cost retailers £16m

Published:  27 February, 2009

The new licensing regulations in Scotland are estimated to have cost local convenience stores in excess of £16 million in costs.

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Worldwide fall in Champagne shipments

Published:  27 February, 2009

Worldwide Champagne shipments fell by 4.8% in 2008 and 16.3m bottles to 322,453,852 bottles, according to the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC).

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EU allows more time for allergen labelling

Published:  26 February, 2009

The WSTA is celebrating a European Commission decision to allow wineries more time to comply with regulations on the labelling of allergens in wines.

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MPs to hear duty fears today

Published:  26 February, 2009

A top government committee examining the impact of tax changes on the UK drinks industry will hear oral submissions from the the trade's main bodies today as part of a wide-ranging inquiry.

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US wine exports hit new high

Published:  26 February, 2009

Exports of US wine passed the $1 billion mark for the first time in 2008.

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Screwcap producer rejects cork claims

Published:  25 February, 2009

A leading manufacturer of screwcaps has accused the cork industry of making "erroneous claims" about rival closures.

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Champagne Jacquart parts company with MD

Published:  25 February, 2009

Champagne Jacquart has issued a statement saying that Jean-Marc Pottiez "is no longer acting as managing director of the company".

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IWC hits the TV screens

Published:  24 February, 2009

Behind the scenes of the world's leading wine competition will be the subject of a programme in a new BBC Four series.

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Vergelegen moves to PLB

Published:  24 February, 2009

Premium South African wine producer Vergelegen has appointed PLB its new UK distributor.

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Harvest Blog, Mario Pablo Silva, Vina Casa Silva, Chile

Published:  24 February, 2009

Welcome to the first of our harvest blogs direct from Mario Pablo Silva, managing director of Viña Casa Silva based in the
Colchagua Valley, Chile. He will be giving a weekly update from Chile on how the harvest is going for 2009

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Castel expands with new estate

Published:  24 February, 2009

France's largest wine group has continued its expansion with the acquisition of an 18th century estate, it has emerged.

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Gallo and WSTA warn of tough times

Published:  24 February, 2009

E&J Gallo winery has been forced to restructure its business in the face of crippling government duty on alcohol in the UK, the company has revealed.

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Fair Trade fortnight kicks off

Published:  23 February, 2009

The biggest promotional campaign to showcase a variety of wines bearing the Fairtrade logo gets underway today.

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Fair Trade fortnight kicks off

Published:  23 February, 2009

The biggest promotional campaign to showcase the variety of wines bearing the Fairtrade logo gets underway today.

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Pearing up

Published:  23 February, 2009

Magners cider brand is following its rivals in launching a pear version in March.

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