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Edrington appointed duty free agent for The Glenrothes

Published:  03 October, 2008

BB&R Spirits has announced that The Glenrothes will be represented by The Edrington Group's distribution network in global travel retail from mid-October.

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ALMR calls on Labour to help save pub industry

Published:  03 October, 2008

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) is calling on Labour to do more to give Britain's pub industry a "much needed jump start".

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Jacob's Creek launches drama with Mail on Sunday

Published:  03 October, 2008

Jacob's Creek has teamed up with the Mail on Sunday to launch an online drama.

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Global Brands announces company re-structure

Published:  03 October, 2008

Drinks manufacturer and distributor Global Brands has announced a raft of management changes which it says which will enable the company to take a longer-term view of the business and add to its drinks portfolio.

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Multiples urge trade to stress price and value

Published:  03 October, 2008

By Shirley Webb and Richard Siddle

Retailers are urging suppliers not to promote premiumisation in the current economic climate.

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Carluccio's charged with breaching recycling rules

Published:  03 October, 2008

Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's has been charged for allegedly breaching rules requiring it to attempt to reduce and recycle waste packaging.

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Thierry's and WSET launch scholarship award

Published:  03 October, 2008

Thierry's Wine Services has become a corporate patron of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

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PLB moves into spirits with Matusalem Rum

Published:  02 October, 2008

EXCLUSIVE: By Shirley Webb

UK distributor PLB Wines has set up a new spirits arm in a bid to diversify its portfolio.

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Scottish age-raise plans come under fresh fire

Published:  02 October, 2008

Plans by the Scottish government to raise the legal purchasing age in off-licenses to 21 came under fresh fire today as MSP's met to debate the decision.

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Constellation reports $23 million second quarter loss

Published:  02 October, 2008

Constellation Brands has reported a second-quarter loss of nearly $23 million (£13 million) on the sale of some of its vineyards and production plants in Australia.

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T.G.I Friday's announces bartender champion

Published:  02 October, 2008

T.G.I Friday's has announced the winner of its Bartender Championship competition which it launched earlier this month with SKYY vodka.

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Oddbins to focus more on lesser known wines

Published:  02 October, 2008

By Shirley Webb

Oddbins plans to champion lesser well known wines in a bid to provide a point of difference on the UK high street.

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Pancho Campo becomes first Spanish Master of Wine

Published:  02 October, 2008

Pancho Campo, president and founder of The Wine Academy of Spain joins an elite group of 278 Master of Wines (MW) across the globe.

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Tesco trials in-store virtual wine system

Published:  01 October, 2008

Tesco is planning to introduce a virtual wine technology system in its stores to help customers choose their purchases.

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Asda launches beer competition

Published:  01 October, 2008

Breweries across Britain are being given the chance to get their products on Asda's shelves.

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Top officers arrested for stealing M&S wine

Published:  01 October, 2008

Two senior police officers have been suspended after being arrested on suspicion of stealing wine from a Marks and Spencer store.

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Maxxium puts zing into Sourz campaign

Published:  01 October, 2008

Maxxium UK is launching a major consumer campaign to reposition its Sourz spirit brand following its rebrand and new blackcurrant flavour launched in August.

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Co-op appoints two new wine buyers

Published:  30 September, 2008

The Co-op Group has announced the appointment of two new buyers to its wine team.

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Fortune Brands announces new chairman

Published:  30 September, 2008

Wine and Spirits distiller Fortune Brands has annouced that CEO Bruce Carbonari will take over as chairman from Norm Wesley when he retires tomorrow.

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Australia storms to victory in IWSC competition

Published:  30 September, 2008

Australia took pole position at today's annual International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), scooping a total of 34 awards.

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