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ZGM appoints award winning winemaker

Published:  25 September, 2008

International wine producer ZGM has appointed award-winning winemaker Julian Grubb to its team.

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Co-op awarded chance to give fair-trade range a celebrity airing

Published:  25 September, 2008

The Co-op will showcase its fairtrade wines at this year's Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards, as sole sponsor of the national TV awards show.

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Stock Spirits Group awarded 'Coolbrands' status

Published:  24 September, 2008

Central European spirits producer Stock Spirits Group says it has begun to achieve "widespread recognition" from independent industry experts across its expanding premium drinks portfolio.

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WFA welcomes bill to establish Australian trade measurement system

Published:  24 September, 2008

The Winemakers' Federation of Australia (WFA) has welcomed the introduction by the Australian Federal Government of a National Measurement Amendment Bill.

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French restaurant sector feeling pinch of the credit crunch

Published:  24 September, 2008

More than 3000 French restaurants and bars went bust in the first three months of 2008 and unions predict a "further rush of closures", according to a report in the Guardian today.

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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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