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Wines in the Press, January 24-25

Published:  26 January, 2009


Our review of what the national wine critics had to say this last weekend, January 24-25

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Weekly index for first growth claret

Published:  23 January, 2009

Liv-ex - the fine wine exchange - is launching what it describes as the world's first weekly fine wine price index.

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Asahi buys Tsingtao stake from Inbev

Published:  23 January, 2009

Anheuser-Busch Inbev has agreed to sell a 19.9% stake in Chinese brewer Tsingato to Ashai of Japan for US$667 million.

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Speyside whisky turns green

Published:  23 January, 2009

A scheme to reduce the carbon footprint of distilleries in Scotland's Speyside region has been given the go-ahead.

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Chez Bruce comes out top in new Drinking Out Excellence Awards

Published:  23 January, 2009

Chez Bruce has been named as the country's best wine restaurant, after picking up the top prize at the inaugural Drinking Out Excellence Awards this week.

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All Bar One slashes prices

Published:  23 January, 2009

All Bar One is the latest big name chain to introduce credit style prices with main meals cut to £5 each and a bottle of wine down to £7.95.

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Anglo Overseas administrators axe jobs

Published:  22 January, 2009

Anglo Overseas, one of the largest shippers and logistics companies servicing the UK wine trade, has axed 70 of its 210-strong workforce after going into administration.

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Freight wine business in administration

Published:  22 January, 2009

Anglo Overseas, one of the largest shippers and logistics companies servicing the UK wine trade, has been placed into administration.

The company's website said the action had been taken "due to ongoing financial difficulties".

Glyn Mummery and Jeremy French of Vantis Business Recovery Services are the appointed administrators.

Anglo Overseas Wine, based at Dover, acts as a specialist forwarder to the wine and spirits trade and has bonded warehouses in London. The company is a member of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association and plays a prominent part in its Freight Forwarders Group.

The company has 14 branch offices and is part of the Ziegler Group , one of the top three players in the freight industry.

 

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China boosts Remy Cognac sales

Published:  22 January, 2009

Continued growth in premium categories of Cognac in China helped Remy Cointreau post a 0.9% increase in turnover on its own brands in the nine months to Dec 31.

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Top Pernod marketing job for Riley

Published:  22 January, 2009

Chivas Brothers marketing director Martin Riley is to be come chief marketing officer for the whole Pernod Ricard group from Feb 1.

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Serkova next for Pernod sell-off Claire Hu wine

Published:  20 January, 2009

Pernod Ricard has followed up last week's sale of the Lubuski vodka brand in Poland with the disposal of Serkova in Greece.

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Greek deal for Russian Standard

Published:  20 January, 2009

Greek drinks distributor Amvyx has taken on the agency for Russian Standard vodka in its market.

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'Class A' beer fails Portman test

Published:  20 January, 2009

A beer that plays on the potentially lethal practice of mixing Class A drugs in its marketing has fallen foul of the Portman Group's Code of Practice.

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Wines in the Press, January 17-18

Published:  20 January, 2009

This week Tim Atkin reports back from South Africa, Joanna Simon says people should be aware of the hidden costs within promotions whilst Jancis Robinson picks out wines that offer the best value for money

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Wines in the Press, January 17-18

Published:  20 January, 2009

This week Tim Atkin reports back from South Africa, Joanna Simon says people should be aware of the hidden costs within promotions whilst Jancis Robinson picks out wines that offer the best value for money

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Asda wines go to Japan

Published:  19 January, 2009

Wines from the Extra Special own-brand of UK supermarket Asda are being launched in Japan.

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Hine aims for intrigue with new ads

Published:  19 January, 2009

A new advertising campaign for Hine Cognac is being piloted in France and the UK.

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Pernod sells off Lubuski gin

Published:  16 January, 2009

Pernod Ricard has agreed to sell Lubuski gin to Vinpol, the Polish subsidiary of Germany's Henkell drinks group, best known for its sparkling wines.

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Drinks Americas bags Olifant

Published:  16 January, 2009

US spirits firm Drinks Americas has completed the acquisition of the Olifant vodka brand.

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Rare Grange at Barossa auction

Published:  16 January, 2009

A collection of limited-release and rare Penfolds wines will be sold at the biennial Barossa Vintage Festival Rare Wine Auction in Australia.

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