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Whisky workers to continue fight

Published:  10 November, 2009

The chief executive of Diageo was met with angry workers at the Johnnie Walker whisky plant in Kimarnock who say they would continue to fight to keep it open.

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Wines in the press - November 6-8

Published:  10 November, 2009

The Guardian

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Spier pulls wine out of supermarkets - Claire Hu

Published:  09 November, 2009

South African producer Spier is pulling out of supermarkets in favour of a push into the on-trade.

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New protective legislation for Scotch whisky

Published:  06 November, 2009

New regulations that will put a stop to the bottling of single malt whiskies outside Scotland will come into force later this month.

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First Quench to close 373 stores

Published:  05 November, 2009

The joint administrators of First Quench Retailing have announced the closure of 373 stores, resulting in 1,738 redundancies across the group.

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Virgin Wines merges with Warehouse Wines

Published:  05 November, 2009

Virgin Wines is merging with Warehouse Wines, an offline wine specialist.

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Wine Australia calls on independents to back Regional Heroes campaign

Published:  05 November, 2009


Wine Australia is inviting independent merchants to take part in a four-week promotional campaign to help push its Regional Hero initiative.

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Sainsbury's starts Christmas price war

Published:  05 November, 2009

The Christmas promotional war has started early with Sainsbury's slashing the price of its wines in a promotion that sees Charles Lafitte NV Champagne reduced from £29.99 to just £11.24.

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James Forbes joins Stevens Garnier

Published:  05 November, 2009

Former Wines of Argentina UK director James Forbes has been appointed as buying and marketing director at Stevens Garnier.

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Pernod Ricard launches gifting campaign

Published:  04 November, 2009

Pernod Ricard is launching a print and online festive campaign with leading UK retailers focussing on gifting and cocktail making.

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Alcohol bill could push Scots into England

Published:  04 November, 2009

The Scottish Government's Alcohol Bill, due this month, could push huge numbers of shoppers into England to buy booze, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

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Disaronno ties-up with Karen Millen in £2m festive campaign

Published:  02 November, 2009

First Drinks has unveiled plans to launch a £2million Christmas TV campaign for Disaronno and a heavyweight PR programme which will see the brand tie-up with high street fashion designer, Karen Millen.

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Constellation in joint-venture talks with Australian Vintage

Published:  02 November, 2009

Constallation Brands is in discussion with Australian Vintage Ltd about merging part of its Australian and UK wine operations.

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Pernod Ricard targets slight profit growth

Published:  02 November, 2009

Pernod Ricard is targeting a slight rise of organic growth in profits from recurring operations of between 1 and 3 per cent for 2009/2010 and indicates it is seeing signs of recovery from the economic downturn.

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Wines in the press - October 30-November 1

Published:  02 November, 2009

The Guardian

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Absolut announces artistic partnership with Spike Jonze

Published:  30 October, 2009

Absolut Vodka has announced it will celebrate 30 years of its artistic creativity by launching an Absolut Art award and a new creative partnership with US filmaker Spike Jonze.

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Job losses start at First Quench

Published:  30 October, 2009

Eighty-one staff at First Quench Retailing's head office have been made redundant, with administrators warning further job losses and store closures are likely.

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Thresher owner goes into administration

Published:  29 October, 2009

First Quench Retailing, owners of Thresher and Wine Rack, has confimed it is going into administration.

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Stone's Original ginger wine launches festive promotional push

Published:  29 October, 2009

Constellation Europe is launching a national promotion in the run up to Christmas for Stone's Original green ginger wine.

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Threshers owner 'discussing administration'

Published:  29 October, 2009

First Quench is facing a new crisis after reports emerged that the off-licence chain could be on the verge of going into administration.

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