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Freight wine business in administration

Published:  22 January, 2009

Anglo Overseas, one of the largest shippers and logistics companies servicing the UK wine trade, has been placed into administration.

The company's website said the action had been taken "due to ongoing financial difficulties".

Glyn Mummery and Jeremy French of Vantis Business Recovery Services are the appointed administrators.

Anglo Overseas Wine, based at Dover, acts as a specialist forwarder to the wine and spirits trade and has bonded warehouses in London. The company is a member of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association and plays a prominent part in its Freight Forwarders Group.

The company has 14 branch offices and is part of the Ziegler Group , one of the top three players in the freight industry.

 

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China boosts Remy Cognac sales

Published:  22 January, 2009

Continued growth in premium categories of Cognac in China helped Remy Cointreau post a 0.9% increase in turnover on its own brands in the nine months to Dec 31.

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Top Pernod marketing job for Riley

Published:  22 January, 2009

Chivas Brothers marketing director Martin Riley is to be come chief marketing officer for the whole Pernod Ricard group from Feb 1.

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Serkova next for Pernod sell-off Claire Hu wine

Published:  20 January, 2009

Pernod Ricard has followed up last week's sale of the Lubuski vodka brand in Poland with the disposal of Serkova in Greece.

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Greek deal for Russian Standard

Published:  20 January, 2009

Greek drinks distributor Amvyx has taken on the agency for Russian Standard vodka in its market.

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'Class A' beer fails Portman test

Published:  20 January, 2009

A beer that plays on the potentially lethal practice of mixing Class A drugs in its marketing has fallen foul of the Portman Group's Code of Practice.

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Wines in the Press, January 17-18

Published:  20 January, 2009

This week Tim Atkin reports back from South Africa, Joanna Simon says people should be aware of the hidden costs within promotions whilst Jancis Robinson picks out wines that offer the best value for money

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Wines in the Press, January 17-18

Published:  20 January, 2009

This week Tim Atkin reports back from South Africa, Joanna Simon says people should be aware of the hidden costs within promotions whilst Jancis Robinson picks out wines that offer the best value for money

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Asda wines go to Japan

Published:  19 January, 2009

Wines from the Extra Special own-brand of UK supermarket Asda are being launched in Japan.

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Hine aims for intrigue with new ads

Published:  19 January, 2009

A new advertising campaign for Hine Cognac is being piloted in France and the UK.

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Pernod sells off Lubuski gin

Published:  16 January, 2009

Pernod Ricard has agreed to sell Lubuski gin to Vinpol, the Polish subsidiary of Germany's Henkell drinks group, best known for its sparkling wines.

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Drinks Americas bags Olifant

Published:  16 January, 2009

US spirits firm Drinks Americas has completed the acquisition of the Olifant vodka brand.

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Rare Grange at Barossa auction

Published:  16 January, 2009

A collection of limited-release and rare Penfolds wines will be sold at the biennial Barossa Vintage Festival Rare Wine Auction in Australia.

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Alcohol number one in festive online sales

Published:  16 January, 2009

People turned to the internet last Christmas for the best discounted alcohol deals, according to new research released by online specialists, IMRG.

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Solar energy scheme for Constellation

Published:  16 January, 2009

Constellation Brands has begun installing what it claims is the world's largest solar energy system in a winery, at Gonzales in California.

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Chablis Wine Award winners announced

Published:  16 January, 2009

The winners of the 23rd Annual Chablis Wine Awards have been announced following the judging of over 300 wines from four appellations to reward the best wines of the 2006 and 2007 harvests.

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Burgundy favourite makes on-trade debut

Published:  15 January, 2009

Blason de Bourgogne has made its on-trade debut, almost seven years after it first appeared in the UK take-home market.

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Rosé sales to lead growth in UK

Published:  14 January, 2009

Rosé sales will be the powerhouse in the UK wine market over the next five years, according to research commissioned by Vinexpo.

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Tesco has poor Christmas

Published:  14 January, 2009

Tesco has reported its worst Christmas sales performance since the last recesssion, as the discounters continue to make gains in the UK market.

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uggga ugga

Published:  13 January, 2009

With wine and spirits activity slowing to its seasonal drip, it looks like there is no escape from the recession for the industry. But it is not the reduced activity, which is likely to have an adverse impact on smaller companies.

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