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Mount Gay sets sail

Published:  23 July, 2008

Mount Gay Rum has announced a partnership with Classic Regattas.

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Russian Standard vodka names new marketing VP

Published:  23 July, 2008

Russian Standard Vodka has announced the appointment of Dmitry Shirshov as Vice President of Marketing & Sales.

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Italian wine worth 40,000 stolen from Liberty

Published:  23 July, 2008

A considerable quantity of Italian fine worth 39,600 (50,000) was stolen from a Liberty Wines delivery truck on Monday evening, it has emerged.

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Brunello di Montalcino gets new chairman

Published:  23 July, 2008

Patrizio Cencioni is the new Chairman of the Brunello di Montalcino Wine Producers Association.

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Harpers hosts malt whisky webcast

Published:  23 July, 2008

Islay malt whisky Laphroaig is holding a webcast at 8pm on Wednesday June 18.

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World's most expensive champagne gets UK debut

Published:  23 July, 2008

Perrier-Jout, the prestige Cuve owned by Pernod Ricard, has announced its super champagne gift set will be coming to the UK.

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Diageo launches first Tanqueray gin ad campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo Great Britain (GB) will launch the first advertising campaign for its premium gin, Tanqueray, in the Great Britain market next month (July).

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Le Gavroche owner says wine was his second calling

Published:  23 July, 2008

Michael Roux, owner of the Michelin two-star Le Gavroche restaurant in London's West End has said if it were not for his passion for food he would like to have pursued a career in wine.

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Scottish alcohol plan will hit consumers, says WSTA

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consumers face further financial misery thanks to today's Scottish Executive's Alcohol and Health Action Plan, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned.

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Fine wine and internet sales favour Majestic figures

Published:  23 July, 2008

Majestic has posted strong profits today (June 16) with increasing sales of fine wine and online purchases driving results.

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InBev clarifies Anheuser-Busch offer after Modelo rumours

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stella Artois owner InBev has clarified its offer for Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch with a second letter of intent to its board of directors.

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Diageo invests in US Smirnoff bottling plant

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo is pushing ahead with an $18 million investment to expand its Plainfield technical and bottling facility despite the recent US economic downturn.

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Constellation offloads US wineries

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Brands has sold a number of its US wineries as increases focus on its key brands and looks to reduce its borrowings.

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Molson Coors makes two new strategic appointments

Published:  23 July, 2008

Molson Coors Brewing Company announced today the appointment of Peter Swinburn as President and Chief Executive Officer and Stewart Glendinning as Global Chief Financial Officer.

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Soft drinks body announces environmental strategy

Published:  23 July, 2008

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA)has launched a sustainability strategy, setting out long-term objectives to boost the sector's environmental performance.

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Skyy vodka targets UK with 1.5m campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Skyy, one of the biggest vodka brands in the world, is targeting the UK on- and off-trades with a 1.5m marketing and advertising campaign.

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InBev moves on Budweiser owner with $47bn offer

Published:  23 July, 2008

InBev has confirmed recent industry speculation and made an unsolicited offer for Anheuser-Busch.

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WSTA aids alcohol industry on age verification

Published:  23 July, 2008

The WSTA is pleased to announce that it has agreed a deal with leading age and identity verification specialists 192 Business Services to help member companies check customer age and identity details.

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Courvoisier gets 11m marketing investment

Published:  23 July, 2008

Spirits company Beam Global UK is investing 11m in Courvoisier, the leading cognac brand in the UK, this year with a 1m investment kicking off this Sunday (June 22) in The Observer newspaper.

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Australian trade agreement will not benefit wine industry

Published:  23 July, 2008

The recent Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed by Australia and Chile will not benefit the wine industry, says one industry figure.

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