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Bottlegreen re-launching World Domaine range

Published:  01 August, 2008

Drinks manufacturer Bottlegreen is re-launching its World Domaine organic grape drinks under the Bottlegreen label.

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InBev set to increase wholesale prices

Published:  01 August, 2008

Rises in energy, packaging and transport costs has forced InBev UK to implement a hike in its wholesale prices.

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Berkmann Wine Cellars issues scam warning

Published:  01 August, 2008



A trade alert has been issued by Berkmann Wine Cellars about a potential scam to defraud wine companies.

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Bacardi opens retail store, launches reserve rum

Published:  31 July, 2008

Bacardi has opened its first retail store.

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ThirtyFifty wine tastings head for Australia

Published:  31 July, 2008

Wine expert ThirtyFifty is building on its UK success by launching a wine-tasting business in Australia.

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Finca Las Moras adds new premium wine range

Published:  31 July, 2008

Finca Las Moras has launched a new premium wine, the Las Moras Gran Shiraz 3 Valleys.

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Bordeaux Index names greatest wines

Published:  31 July, 2008

Premier fine wine trader Bordeaux Index has released its list of the greatest wines.

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Cavit turns to screwcap for its SanVigilio range

Published:  31 July, 2008

Leading Trentino producer Cavit has turned to screwcap closures for its SanVigilio range.

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Wine riding high despite beer sales drop

Published:  30 July, 2008

Sales of wine are holding out in the on and off-trade despite beer sales falling by 10%, according to the Academy of Food & Wine.

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Coors Light repackaged with Rocky Mountain look

Published:  29 July, 2008

Coors Light have put ice-cold, Rocky Mountain refreshment at the forefront of their latest advertising campaign with the launch of new look 'cold activated' packaging.

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US craft brewers head to Great British Beer Festival

Published:  29 July, 2008

Seventeen of America's craft breweries will be represented at this year's Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), running at London's Earl's Court from 5 to 9 August.

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WKD in new cinema advertising campaign

Published:  29 July, 2008

A new, cinema-specific ad from WKD is set to entertain audiences and comes hot on the heels of two TV executions launched in May. Over nine million cinema-goers will see the ad between its summer launch and the end of December.

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Returns from wine assets 'not acceptable', says Foster's chairman

Published:  29 July, 2008

Returns from the Foster's Group wine portfolio are "not acceptable", the company's chairman has said.

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Scheid Vineyards loses $2.7m in Q1

Published:  29 July, 2008

Scheid Vineyards Inc announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended May 31, 2008.

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115-year-old Veuve Clicquot Champagne discovered

Published:  29 July, 2008

The oldest ever bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne has been discovered locked away in a drinks cabinet in a Scottish castle.

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InBev UK launches price-marked packs for Beck's

Published:  29 July, 2008

InBev UK is helping independent retailers generate incremental beer business - with the launch of price-marked promotional packs on key brands including Stella Artois, Beck's and Tennent's Lager.

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The Bordeaux bruisers fight their corners, German wines are cooler than we think and Chile has one over its New World rivals...

Published:  29 July, 2008

Tim Atkin MW weighs up the recent head-to-head between Broadbent and Parker, Anthony Rose says Chile has a lot to smile about and Jamie Goode admits he is partial to a sweet wine or two.

Elsewhere, Jancis Robinson MW flags up the resurgent German market and Susy Atkins surveys Sauvignon Blanc.

 

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The Independent

Published:  28 July, 2008

Anthony Rose is on Chile this week and how the ready supply of mountain water gives it the edge over Australia. His choices include the consumer friendly 2007 Viognier Cono Sur (£4.99, Somerfield) with its "peachy aromas and fresh finish" and the biodynamic 2005 Chardonnay Corralillo (£9.99, M&S), which is "rich in vanilla fudge aromas and fruit flavours". When it comes to Shiraz, Chile also has one over its New World rivals and is "capable of a more amenable and refreshing alternative".

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The Financial Times

Published:  28 July, 2008

Jancis Robinson MW is addressing the stigma associated with German wines this week.

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Cobra's new bottle design wins award

Published:  28 July, 2008

Cobra Beer has been awarded a GRAMIA for its new packaging design on its Cobra 5% Premium beer at the Grocery Advertising & Marketing Industry Awards 2008.

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