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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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Johnnie Walker ads scoop string of awards

Published:  05 November, 2008

Johnnie Walker has won a string of awards for a campaign that has helped boost global sales by 48% over the past eight years.

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170 jobs to go as Carlsberg shuts brewery

Published:  05 November, 2008

Drinks giant Carlsberg is to close its 186 year-old brewery in Leeds with a loss of up to 170 jobs.

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Martell gets modern makeover from Pernod

Published:  05 November, 2008

Pernod Ricard wants to "modernise" its French cognac brand Martell with the aide of a UK-wide ad campaign.

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Diageo gives Baileys biggest ever ad push

Published:  05 November, 2008

Diageo is launching its biggest ever advertising campaign for Baileys this week, as it seeks to drive sales in the Christmas run-up.

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S&N withdraws Miller Beer from UK market

Published:  04 November, 2008

Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) is to stop making Miller Beer in the UK and channel its efforts into boosting sales of Miller Genuine Draft.

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United Brands makes premium addition to portfolio

Published:  04 November, 2008

United Brands has announced Godfrey's Schnapps as the latest addition to its premium portfolio.

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Corona Extra to sponsor major film festival

Published:  04 November, 2008

Corona Extra is to sponsor a major national festival showcasing up and coming film makers in the UK.

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InBev unveils TV ad for 4% Stella Artois

Published:  04 November, 2008

InBev UK has unveiled the TV ad that will launch its 4% variant of Stella Artois to consumers.

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NZ wine brand bids for fashion first

Published:  04 November, 2008

Fledgling New Zealand wine producer Invivo has partnered with a New York art gallery as it bids to position itself as a "fashionable" wine brand.

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Demand soaring for sparkling English wines

Published:  04 November, 2008

The popularity of sparkling English wines is on the up, with demand predicted to outstrip supply six times over in the run-up to Christmas. Text

The popularity of sparkling English wines is on the up, with demand predicted to outstrip supply six times over in the run-up to Christmas.

Marketing association English Wine Producers told the Metro newspaper that the reputation of English wines is soaring both at home and abroad, with China, Japan, Scandinavia and the US showing particular interest.

According to the association, by 2015 3.7million bottles of domestic sparkling wine will be sold, accounting for two-thirds of all English sales; up from less than half now.

Retail analyst Mintel says Britons have bought twice as much sparkling wine as champagne for the past two years.

Is the future bright for English sparkling wines? Have your say in our comments area.

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