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AOC Chaume is abolished

Published:  08 June, 2009

AOC Chaume has been abolished by the French authorities.

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Wine cartons reduce ladybug taint

Published:  08 June, 2009

Cartons may be the best vessels for avoiding off-flavours in wine, according to a Canadian study.

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Harveys pushes long drink serve

Published:  08 June, 2009

Harveys sherry is supplying on-trade outlets with new promotional kits to encourage them to serve a Harveys & Lemonade cocktail.

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Wine sales show modest increase

Published:  08 June, 2009

Nielsen stats have indicated some modest growth in the take-home wine market.

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Jura distillery suspends production

Published:  08 June, 2009

Isle of Jura distillery has been forced to temporarily halt production after the island's ferry service was withdrawn.

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Producers see off blended rosé plan

Published:  08 June, 2009

The European Commission has axed plans to allow rosé wine to made by blending red and white.

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Moramarco goes in Constellation reshuffle

Published:  05 June, 2009

Constellation International chief executive Jon Moramarco is to step down from the job at the end of June.

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Parker writers 'accepted free trips'

Published:  05 June, 2009

Members of Robert Parker's team have accepted paid-for hospitality from wine producers, it has been revealed.

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Benevolent Day kicks off

Published:  05 June, 2009

Benevolent Day - the new fundraising initiative by the drink's industry's biggest charity - gets underway today with organisers hoping to raise a record amount of cash for the cause.

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Newton the new face of Martini

Published:  04 June, 2009

UK actress Thandie Newton is to be unveiled as the new face of Martini's 'stay beautiful marketing campaign.

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Drinkaware to relaunch with new image

Published:  04 June, 2009

Independent UK alcohol charity The Drinkaware Trust is to relaunch with a new brand image in a bid to get its alcohol education message across to a larger section of the British drinking public.

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Scotch distillers unveil green agenda

Published:  03 June, 2009

The Scotch whisky industry has pledged to cut its fossil fuel use by 80% by 2050.

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California 'needs more mechanisation'

Published:  03 June, 2009

Researchers in California are urging vineyard owners to invest in mechanised pruning systems  to become more competitive, rather than rely on manual labour.

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Vitamin vodka maker on export trail

Published:  03 June, 2009

An American producer of vodkas containing extra vitamins and legal stimulants is planning an assault on export markets after securing investment from a New York private equity firm.

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Drinkaware to relaunch with new image

Published:  02 June, 2009

Independent UK alcohol charity The Drinkaware Trust is to relaunch with a new brand image in a bid to get its alcohol education message across to a wider section of the British drinking public.

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La Mancha offered export hopes

Published:  02 June, 2009

Exports of La Mancha wines have increased by 25% in the first quarter of 2009, offering hope to bodegas in the region who are struggling to grow sales in their domestic market.

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Adria pioneers beer in a wine bottle

Published:  02 June, 2009

Ferran Adrià, the controversial famous Spanish chef from El Bulli, has once again stirred interest by creating a new hybrid beer to drink with food and which is served in a wineglass.

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Beer in a wine bottle

Published:  02 June, 2009

Ferran Adrià, the controversial famous Spanish chef from El Bulli, has once again stirred interest by creating a new hybrid beer to drink with food and which is served in a wineglass.

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UK near top of Euro duty league

Published:  02 June, 2009

The UK and Ireland remain near the top of the European alcohol duty league, according to new figures.

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Irish alcohol sales slump

Published:  02 June, 2009

A surge in cross-border shopping and crippling recession has resulted in Irish alcohol sales suffering an unprecedented tumble of over 13% in the first quarter of 2009.

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