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IWC winners announced

Published:  03 September, 2009

Marks & Spencer, Majestic Wine, Berry Bros & Rudd and Seckford Agenices were among some of the big winners at the International Wine Challenge awards held at London's Grosvenor House on Wednesday, September 2.

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Barwell Jones adds Castillo Perelada to its portfolio

Published:  02 September, 2009

Barwell & Jones, a member of the Coe Group of companies has announced it will become exclusive distributor of Spanish wine producer Castillo Perelada.

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The latest on the Harpers Wine Seller

Published:  02 September, 2009

Wine consultant Peter McCombie MW will be offering advice on wine lists as part of the Harpers Wine Seller, an on-trade tasting and advice service at The Restaurant Show, 2009, October 12-14.

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Drinkaware launches £100m scheme to curb drunken behaviour

Published:  01 September, 2009

Drinkaware the alcohol charity is unveiling a campaign to encourage young people to see the shame in drunken behaviour.

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Grant's supports Classic FM in sponsorship deal

Published:  01 September, 2009

UK distributors First Drinks has announced a major sponsorship package for Grant's with Classic FM in order to help drive growth of the brand.

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Grant's supports Classic FM in sponsorship deal

Published:  01 September, 2009

UK distributors First Drinks has announced a major sponsorship package for Grant's with Classic FM in order to help drive growth of the brand.

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£100 million anti-binge drink campaign goes live

Published:  01 September, 2009

UK responsible drinking charity the Drinkaware Trust has started rolling out an unprecedented £100 million campaign aimed at tackling binge drinking among the young.

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C&C snaps up Tennent's

Published:  01 September, 2009

Irish company C&C has announced that it is on the verge of completing a £180 million deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) that will see it acquire its Tennent's brands.

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Wines in the press - August 28 - 30

Published:  01 September, 2009

Guardian

Victoria Moore asks Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio? A question that has caused a stir among wine writers and wine makers, she says.

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Scottish booze promo curbs imminent

Published:  28 August, 2009

Scottish consumers should brace themselves for a shock when they attempt to buy alcohol from retail outlets next week, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned.

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Research in terroir to be unveiled by Viña Casa Silva

Published:  28 August, 2009

Viña Casa Silva are to unveil the results of three years of research into the microterroir of Chile's Colchagua Valley.

 

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Drinkaware tackles alcohol hotspots

Published:  28 August, 2009

Drinkaware the independent charity that aims to encourage responsible drinking is tackling alcohol hotspots with £265,000 being pumped into educational programmes across the UK.

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Diageo turns back on public funds offer

Published:  28 August, 2009

Diageo has turned down an offer of a rescue package of public money to help keep its two Johnnie Walker packaging plants in Kilmarnock and Port Dundas afloat, saving 900 jobs.

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Diageo posts £2bn profits

Published:  27 August, 2009

World drinks giant Diageo has posted a £2.02 billion profit despite recession and slashing jobs across its business.

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Diageo GB's 2% sales increase

Published:  27 August, 2009

Diageo's chief in Great Britain has said that the global drinks company has performed well recording a 2% net sales growth despite grueling trade conditions.

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Ill health forces First Quench chief to step down

Published:  26 August, 2009

UK independent specialist drinks retailer First Quench Retailing has announced the resignation of chief executive officer Yvonne Rankin due to ill health.

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450,000 in digital campaign to force Diageo u-turn

Published:  26 August, 2009

Drinks giant Diageo has been swamped by 450,000 emails urging it to scrap plans for a company restructuring that will see the loss of 900 jobs in Scotland.

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Villa Maria founder receives knighthood

Published:  26 August, 2009

George Fistonich, founder of Villa Maria has been recognised with the New Zealand wine industry's first ever knighthood.

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Australian Vintage posts $123.6 million loss

Published:  26 August, 2009

Australian Vintage, owner of Nepenthe, McGuigan and Tempus Two wine brands, has posted a $123.6 million net annual loss after sustaining a $127 million impairment charge early this year following a strategic review of its operations.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd smash sales record

Published:  25 August, 2009

Fine wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd has announced it smashed all its trading records at the weekend with a knock-down sale at its Basingstoke-based factory shop.

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