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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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Latour first of the blocks with lower price

Published:  14 April, 2009

Château Latour has become the first of the Bordeaux First Growths to name its price for the 2008 vintage, and as expected it is some way below the opening price for its 2007.

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Trade loses 12 million bottles in wine sales

Published:  14 April, 2009


Further evidence that the wine sector is facing one of the most difficult years in its history is revealed this week with the news that year-on-year volume wine sales fell by 1% in the off-trade last year.

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Wines in the press, April 11-12

Published:  14 April, 2009


What the newspaper wine critics had to say over the Easter break

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Wine sales down by 12 million bottles

Published:  14 April, 2009


Further evidence that the wine sector is facing one of the most difficult years in its history is revealed this week with the news that year-on-year volume wine sales fell by 1% in the off-trade last year.

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"A vintage like no other" - Bordeaux 2008

Published:  08 April, 2009

The Berry Bros & Rudd buying team is classing the Bordeaux 2008 vintage to be "like no other."

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08 Bordeaux 'a mixed bag'

Published:  08 April, 2009

Berry Bros has drawn up a list of 42 wines from the 2008 Bordeaux vintage that it will offer to customers - subject to agreements on price.

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Nederburg launch new world cup wine range

Published:  08 April, 2009

South African wine company Nederburg,  has created a range of limited edition wines especially for the FIFA World Cup.

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First Drinks in Remy Cointreau coup

Published:  08 April, 2009

UK premium drinks supplier First Drinks has announced that it will handle the distribution of Remy Cointreau brands in a major coup for the company.

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Geodis open new global distribution centre

Published:  08 April, 2009

Geodis the groupage and logistics specialist has extended its European wine distribution operations by opening a new global distribution centre in Dover.

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Wild Turkey sold to Campari

Published:  08 April, 2009

Pernod Ricard has sold its Wild Turkey bourbon brand to Campari for €433 million in cash.

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Medics call for increased prices

Published:  08 April, 2009

Doctors and nurses believe that increasing alcohol prices would be a better way of dealing with binge drinking than government health campaigns.

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Gallo to make £5.99 central price point

Published:  07 April, 2009


E & J Gallo hopes to drive premium Californian wine sales in the UK with the national roll out of its Redwood Creek brand and a commitment to make £5.99 and upwards its central price point for the UK.

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Wines in the Press April 2-5

Published:  07 April, 2009

The national wine critics pass their judgement on the wines that have crossed their paths in recent weeks.

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Staropramen sale speculation

Published:  07 April, 2009

Speculation is growing that the second largest brewery in the Czech Republic is up for sale.

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Pernod Ricard changes global roles

Published:  07 April, 2009

Pernod Ricard has made five key appointments in its senior management team.

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World wine consumption falls 1%

Published:  06 April, 2009

Global consumption of wine fell by 1% in 2008, according to a new report - the third consecutive year in which the industry failed to achieve growth.

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