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Alcohol blamed for expanding waistlines

Published:  17 April, 2009

A new Government campaign is being launched to show how many calories are being consumed when drinking a glass of wine.

 

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Dourthe UK to distribute Canard Duchene

Published:  17 April, 2009

Dourthe UK has secured the off-trade distribution for the Champagne house Canard Duchene.

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Celebrity protest against duty hike

Published:  17 April, 2009

The pub sector is ramping up its protest against duty with a celebrity publicity event which will take place around Westminster on Monday.

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Cork's out for Champagne house

Published:  17 April, 2009

The future of the sparkling-wine cork is being questioned after the first Champagne house moves to replace the traditional cork with a revolutionary metal closure.

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Drinks and food boost spending

Published:  16 April, 2009

Overall retail spending for March was boosted by purchase of drinks, food and clothing products, the latest data from the British Retail Consortium reveals.

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Campaign to fight campus alcohol abuse

Published:  16 April, 2009

A programme involving retailers, parents and law enforcement agencies has been launched to tackle under-age and problem drinking on American college campuses.

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New WSTA chairman warns against duty rises

Published:  16 April, 2009

The new chairman of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Tim How, is warning further tax increases on alcohol in next week's Budget will force more businesses to cut back on jobs and investment.

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New WSTA chairman warns against duty rises

Published:  16 April, 2009

The new chairman of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Tim How, is warning further tax increases on alcohol in next week's Budget will force more businesses to cut back on jobs and investment.

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New WSTA chairman warns against duty rises

Published:  16 April, 2009

The new chairman of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Tim How, is warning further tax increases on alcohol in next week's Budget will force more businesses to cut back on jobs and investment.

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E-mail duty campaign to target Chancellor

Published:  16 April, 2009

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) is encouraging people to bombard Chancellor Alistair Darling with e-mails demanding a freeze on beer tax just days ahead of the 2009 Budget.

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Vodka-based drink is banned

Published:  16 April, 2009

A vodka-based test-tube drink has been removed from sale across the UK because it encourages irresponsible consumption.

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Test-tube vodka axed

Published:  16 April, 2009

A vodka-based test-tube drink is to be removed from shelves across the UK after its producers were accused by a powerful complaints panel of promoting irresponsible drinking and linking the drink to sexual success among youth.

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Austria takes top design prize

Published:  16 April, 2009

Austrian wine and spirit producer, Esterhazy Wein, has walked away with the top prize from the 2009 Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review Design & Packaging Awards.

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Australian Albariño mix up

Published:  16 April, 2009

The Australian wine industry is reeling from the announcement that many of their Albariño wines will have to be re-branded after DNA testing found that a number of varieties thought to be Albariño, were in fact the little known grape variety Savagnin Blanc (Traminer) which is almost exclusively grown in Jura Eastern France.

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SAB Miller sees beer sales dip

Published:  16 April, 2009

SAB Miller's beer volumes dropped by 1% in the first three months of 2009, but remained 2% up over the full-year to the end of March.

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Amayna Moves to Alliance

Published:  15 April, 2009

Chilean winery, Amayna, has announced that Alliance wine will now handle its UK distribution.

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Kirin sells Pernod Ricard stake

Published:  15 April, 2009

Kirin Holdings Netherlands BV, a unit of Japan's biggest beverage maker, agreed to sell its 3.74% stake in Pernod Ricard SA (RI FP) to the Ricard family.
The move came after Pernod took back control of its brands in the Japanese market. Kirin's stake will be bought by Le Delos Invest 3, a company owned by the family of founder Paul Ricard, Paris-based Pernod said in a statement.

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Absolut deal drives Pernod growth

Published:  15 April, 2009

Pernod Ricard saw sales in the nine months to the end of March increase by 9%, to stand at 5.6 billion euros.

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New Prosecco PR campaign

Published:  14 April, 2009

With sales of the North Italian fizz taking off at the expense of Champagne, the generic body for Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene is launching its first-ever UK PR campaign. 

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US debut for Beam's Red Stag

Published:  14 April, 2009

Jim Beam is trying to pep-up the Bourbon category with the launch of a version of the whiskey flavoured with black cherries.

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