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JF Hillebrand wins new retail contracts

Published:  08 February, 2010

JF Hillebrand, the specialist logistics provider to the beverage industry, has been awarded new contracts from two of the UK's largest retail chains.

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Intercontinental Brands permitted to use Vodkat name

Published:  08 February, 2010

InterContinental Brands has been permitted by the High Court to continue using the Vodkat name, despite losing a legal battle against Diageo.

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Villa Maria joins forces with Journeys of Distinction

Published:  08 February, 2010

Villa Maria has joined forces with the luxury travel company Journeys of Distinction, to put together a new wine holiday package to New Zealand.

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Hallgarten Druitt takes on Oveja Negra

Published:  08 February, 2010

Hallgarten Druitt has been appointed by Maule-based winery VIA Wines to distribute its Oveja Negra brand.

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GIV boss steps down after 14 years

Published:  05 February, 2010

Emilio Pedron, the 65 year-old boss of Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV) is stepping down after fourteen years at the helm of Italy's biggest wine group.

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Chase signs with Mangrove

Published:  05 February, 2010

The spirits portfolio of Herefordshire's Chase Distillery is to be handled by Mangrove, the specialist spirits division of Coe Vintners.

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Sparkling line-up for LIWF Top 100

Published:  05 February, 2010

This year's Top 100 tasting at the London International Wine Fair will feature 30 sparkling wines and 70 "regional ambassadors" to mark the exhibition's 30th anniversary.

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Berry Bros & Rudd sell Cutty Sark

Published:  05 February, 2010

Berry Bros. & Rudd is to sell the Scotch whisky, Cutty Sark to The Edrington Group and will acquire Glenroths. 

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South Africa reduces bottle weight

Published:  05 February, 2010

South Africa is lowering the weight of its wine bottles in a move to help reduce the industry's carbon footprint.

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Rueda production up 5%

Published:  04 February, 2010

Rueda production increased by 5% in 2009, according to official data released by the Spanish wine region.

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Whisky festival picks six of the best

Published:  04 February, 2010

More than 50 Speyside malts were tasted by a panel of expert judges at the first stage of its annual whisky competition.

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First flavours for Diageo's Ciroc

Published:  04 February, 2010

Diageo has launched two flavoured versions of its Ciroc vodka.

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Cockburn's of Leith rescued

Published:  04 February, 2010

The Cockburn's of Leith name will survive thanks to a deal between its administrators and Edinburgh Wine Importers.

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California hit by UK decline

Published:  03 February, 2010

A decline in exports to the UK has contributed to a fall in California wine shipments for the first time in 16 years, according to data published this week in the USA.

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Green charter for Bordeaux producers

Published:  03 February, 2010

Bordeaux wine consultant Olivier Dauga is launching a Green Winemaking Charter for producers in the region.

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Consumers reassured on chemicals in wine

Published:  03 February, 2010

A new logo could soon be appearing on wine labels, assuring consumers that the product has only received minimal chemical treatments.

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Wolf Blass launches sporting themed campaign

Published:  02 February, 2010

Wolf Blass is launching its largest ever £2 million, sporting themed campaign, which will run throughout 2010.

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Bidders interested in stricken wine merchant

Published:  02 February, 2010

Administrators for Cockburns of Leith say they are hopeful of finding a buyer for Scotland's oldest wine merchant.

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Buckley leaves Oddbins

Published:  02 February, 2010

Staff changes on Oddbins buying team will see Julie Buckley, leave the company and promotions for its two other buyers.

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Clink Wines forges new Australian partnership

Published:  02 February, 2010

Australian wine producer Qualia Wines will join forces in a strategic partnership with UK based, Clink Wines Ltd.

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