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De Bortoli makes bid to go organic

Published:  24 September, 2008

Australian winery De Bortoli is to embark on a major five point plan in a bid to make its wine production more environmentally friendly.

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Berry Bros & Christies shift £2.5 million worth of wine

Published:  24 September, 2008

Royal wine merchants Berry Bros has reported achieving "outstanding sales" in the past few weeks, despite the loom of the credit crunch.

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Genesis Wines appoints Tim Johns

Published:  24 September, 2008

Tim Johns has been appointed marketing executive at London wine merchants Genesis Wines.

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Diageo pushes on-trade cocktail sales with competition launch

Published:  24 September, 2008

Diageo Reserve, the luxury drinks division of Diageo, has launched a nationwide search to find Britain's best bartender and push sales of its cocktail products to the on-trade.

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Didier Dagueneau dies in plane crash

Published:  24 September, 2008

Acclaimed Pouilly Fumé producer, Didier Dagueneau, has died aged 52. Dagueneau was tragically involved in a microlite accident last Wednesday in the Dordogne region of western France.

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Mitchells & Butlers bucks gloom to report sales lift

Published:  23 September, 2008

Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), which owns chains including All Bar One, O'Neills and Browns Restaurants has reported an upsurge in summer sales, in a trading update issued today.

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Old Speckled Hen brewers unveil super premium ale

Published:  23 September, 2008

In what must be one of the most exciting brand developments of bottled ale, brewers of the much loved "Old Speckled Hen" have just launched a new vintage oaked, super premium version of the beer.

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Wines in the Press: Washington, South Africa and the rise of M&S

Published:  23 September, 2008

Peter Grogan sings the praises of Washington wines, Jamie Goode comes over all fruit and nut, and Jancis Robinson's tastebuds experience something of a sense of déjà vu this week. Tom Atkin meanwhile might not be a fan of Marks & Spencer's undies collection, but when it comes to its wines it's a different story...

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Montana to launch 'first live wine tasting' on web TV

Published:  23 September, 2008

Montana Wines is embarking on a large-scale consumer marketing push which will include what it claims to be the world's first live wine tasting web TV show.

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Pubs 'n' Bars issues profits warning

Published:  22 September, 2008

Community pubs group Pubs 'n' Bars has issued a profits warning following a 17% drop in shares.

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Portman probe causes Skull Splitter headache

Published:  22 September, 2008

Scottish Brewer The Orkney Brewery could have its award winning Skull Splitter ale withdrawn from sale after claims that its Viking branded bottles promote an aggressive theme.

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Californian vineyard undertakes million dollar makeover

Published:  22 September, 2008

Californian vineyard Concannon has invested $30 million (£16.2 million) in a renovation project as it celebrates its 125th harvest.

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Functional wines set sights on UK market

Published:  19 September, 2008

"Functional" wines with added antioxidants could be available in UK stores by next summer, according to Harpers magazine.

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Latest instalment in Grolsch £3m TV investment

Published:  18 September, 2008

Grolsch, the premium portfolio of Dutch lagers, launches its latest series of TV idents, continuing the successful sponsorship of Channel 4 Original Comedy.

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Pernod Ricard results fail to sparkle

Published:  18 September, 2008

Paris-based Pernod Ricard has delivered a lacklustre set of financial results, with net profits up by just 1% to €840m (£666m).

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Côtes du Rhône reveals sexy new image

Published:  18 September, 2008

The famous Côtes du Rhône hedgehog and hippo have been replaced by a woman wearing red high heels.

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Hennings and Paritua Vineyards announce UK partnership

Published:  17 September, 2008

UK wine merchant Hennings has agreed an import distribution deal in the UK with Paritua Vineyards.

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Argentine wine producers look to break through £5 barrier

Published:  17 September, 2008

Argentina might have increased the value of its wine exports to the UK by more than one-third in the last 18 months, but it is still proving difficult to persuade consumers to buy into the £5-plus category.

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IMW elects first non-UK chairman

Published:  17 September, 2008

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has elected the first non-UK chairman in its 55 year history.

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"Virtual" wine tasting on Twitter proves a hit

Published:  17 September, 2008

A joint venture between a US online retailer and a French wine producer involving a "virtual" wine tasting on Twitter has become so successful that they are rolling the venture out on a monthly basis.

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