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Peroni launches on-trade loyalty scheme

Published:  11 November, 2008

Italian beer brand Peroni Nastro Azzurro has extended its 'Club Peroni' loyalty scheme to encompass all independent on-trade outlets that sell its 330ml bottles.

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Magners appoints ex S&N chief to top role

Published:  11 November, 2008

C&C Group, producers of Magners cider, have appointed ex Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) chief John Dunsmore as CEO, following the resignation of Maurice Pratt last month.

 

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Wines in the Press: The clash of the titans

Published:  11 November, 2008

The focus is very much on Europe this week. Victoria Moore and Jancis Robinson MW hone in on France, with Robinson concentrating on Bordeaux and Moore pitting the same region against other French "titan" Burgundy. Susy Atkins and Tim Atkin MW tell us why they're into their Italian reds, whilst Anthony Rose rounds things off with a look at UK retail stalwart Oddbins.

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Majestic sales lose their fizz

Published:  10 November, 2008

Majestic Wine, owner of the UK's largest chain of wine warehouses, has admitted that it is facing a "challenging" Christmas sales period after like-for-like sales dropped 2.1% in the six months to the end of September.

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Miller Brands appoints new sales director

Published:  10 November, 2008

Miller Brands UK has promoted its director of sales for the off-trade to the position of sales director.

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New Masters of Wine receive IMW awards

Published:  10 November, 2008

Fifteen new Masters of Wine (MW's) were formally welcomed into the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) at its annual reception and awards last week.

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Weekend round-up: Pubs warned of lethal booze scam

Published:  10 November, 2008

The Mirror
Pubs and shops have been warned of a potentially lethal bootleg booze scam in the run-up to Christmas. spirits from Eastern Europe are being sold for a fraction of the normal cost, but laced with toxic levels of methanol - a chemical that can cause blindness and even death. Kirov and Glen's vodka are among the spirits to be switched.

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MPs call for happy hour ban

Published:  10 November, 2008

MPs are calling for an end to happy hour promotions and cheap alcohol being sold in supermarkets.

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S&N invites half a million shoppers to share 'biggest round'

Published:  07 November, 2008

Scottish and Newcastle (S&N) have held its annual consumer brand experience for the off-trade, attracting over half a million shoppers.

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FirstCape helps school as part of legacy deal

Published:  07 November, 2008

South African wine brand FirstCape, sponsor of the British & Irish Lions, is to help refurbish a school in its native country as part of its Lions legacy project.

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Jacob's Creek scores major film deal

Published:  07 November, 2008

Jacob's Creek has struck a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to sponsor a major new film starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

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Study calls for ban on alcohol advertising

Published:  07 November, 2008

Alcohol advertising should be banned in order to combat binge-drinking, according to experts.

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Two French wine-makers die after inhaling carbon fumes

Published:  06 November, 2008

Two amateur French wine makers have died after being suffocated by the fumes from the grapes they were treading.

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Pernod Ricard announces new chairman

Published:  06 November, 2008

Pernod Ricard has named its first ever chief executive to have come from outside the Ricard family.

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Bottlegreen impresses with new curves

Published:  06 November, 2008

Following the successful re-launch of its award winning cordial range earlier this year, adult soft drinks producer, Bottlegreen Drinks Co. is rolling out the second phase of its re-branding strategy, which will see its portfolio of lightly sparkling pressé drinks packaged in a new contemporary bottle design.

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InBev Bud deal on track despite profits slump

Published:  06 November, 2008

InBev has reported a third-quarter drop in profits of nearly 14% as the cost of making and packaging beer soars.

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EU ruling puts low-alcohol wine on UK shelves

Published:  06 November, 2008

A new EU ruling will see more low alcohol wines on UK shelves.

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CAMRA attacks Carlsberg's decision to close Leeds brewery

Published:  05 November, 2008

Beer consumer group the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has attacked the decision by Carlsberg to close it's Tetley Brewery in Leeds by 2011.

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Government pledges £6 million to tackle alcohol mis-use

Published:  05 November, 2008

The government has announced details of a £6 million campaign to help problem drinkers.

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Veuve Clicquot opens bar in Harrods

Published:  05 November, 2008

Veuve Clicquot is opening its first champagne bar and boutique at London's Harrods store.

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