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Scotch duty cut 'would boost economy'

Published:  08 February, 2009

Economists say that a 2.5% cut in duty on Scotch whisky would boost the Scottish economy by £733m.

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Guinness glass celebrates 250 years

Published:  08 February, 2009

Guinness is celebrating its 250th anniversary with the launch of a limited-edition glass which reminds drinkers they are consuming 2.3 units of alcohol.

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Industry fights back with website

Published:  06 February, 2009

An industry-wide initiative to improve the media image of pub culture across the UK has been launched online.

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LVMH reports revenue fall

Published:  06 February, 2009

LVMH saw a 3% fall in revenue from wines and spirits in 2008, although sales on a like-for-like basis and taking account of currency changes were ahead by 1%.

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Errazuriz launches new Chilean region

Published:  05 February, 2009

Viña Errazuriz has launched its first wine from Chile's new Aconcagua Costa region.

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Industry chiefs put case to Treasury

Published:  05 February, 2009


Some of the drinks industry's biggest producers, including Constellation Europe and E J Gallo, met with Treasury minister Angela Eagle this week to call for an urgent rethink of the Government's escalator tax on alcohol.

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Lanson launches new UK consumer campaign

Published:  05 February, 2009

Champagne house Lanson is resisting the global downturn by launching a major trade and consumer campaign in the UK in 2009.

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Jaboulet Aine quits Rhone producer

Published:  05 February, 2009

Paul Jaboulet Aine, the leading Rhone producer, has announced that export director Nicolas Jaboulet has left the company to pursue a "personal project".  

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Errazuriz launches new Chilean region

Published:  05 February, 2009

Viña Errazuriz has launched its first wine from Chile's new Aconcagua Costa region.

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Winebow aims to grow LiV sales

Published:  04 February, 2009

Long Island Spirits has signed a deal for Winebow to distribute its LiV vodka in six US states.

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Asian deal for Russian Standard

Published:  04 February, 2009

Maxxium South East Asia is to distribute the portfolio of Russian Standard vodka in the region.

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Grab a glass with Grant's

Published:  03 February, 2009

Scotch whisky brand Grant's has invested almost £100,000 in an on-pack campaign giving away a free 'Different Angle' glass with every bottle.

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Torbreck moves to Fells

Published:  03 February, 2009

Barossa Valley producer Torbreck Vintners has appointed John E Fells as its UK importer.

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Currencies hit vodka maker's forecasts

Published:  03 February, 2009

Polish vodka producer and spirits importer CEDC has reduced its full year net sales forecasts for 2009 from around US$2 billion to the range of US$1.25 billion to £14 billion.

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Foley Wine restructures

Published:  03 February, 2009

California's Foley Wine Group has centralised its admin, purchasing, customer service and marketing functions in Sonoma after the acquisition of Sebastiani Vineyards in December.

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Wines in the press February, 1-2

Published:  03 February, 2009

Here is a review of this weekend's national wine writers for the first weekend in February

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Wines in the press February, 1-2

Published:  03 February, 2009

Here is a review of this weekend's national wine writers for the first weekend in February

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Wine + to go ahead but Enotria tasting cancelled

Published:  02 February, 2009

Wine + organisers have confirmed that the two day show starting at London Olympia tomorrow, February 3, is on despite the adverse weather conditions.

 

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Spirits 'not recession-proof' - US trade body

Published:  02 February, 2009

A warning that the spirits industry is "recession-resistant, not recession-proof" has come from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).

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Doubts over wine judges in California competition

Published:  31 January, 2009

Judging in wine competitions has been brought into question after an investigation of a leading US wine event found judges rarely rated a wine the same way twice.

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