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Exclusive: Government to push new food and drink health campaign

Published:  14 July, 2009

The Department of Health (DoH) is calling upon the food and drink industries to work in partnership with the government in an attempt to tackle harmful drinkers and the rise of obesity levels in the UK, www.harpers.co.uk can exclusively reveal.

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New AVA takes in four US states

Published:  14 July, 2009

A giant new American Viticultural Area the size of Denmark comes into being next week.

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Wines in the Press, July 11-12

Published:  14 July, 2009

With everyone gearing up for their summer holidays the national critics this week turn their attention to what to drink over the hopefully hot summer months, plus tips on laying wine down for ageing, the merits of Australian wine and the peculiarities of vodka 

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Diageo shuffles Japanese portfolio

Published:  13 July, 2009

Diageo has embarked on a major overhaul of its Japanese distribution arrangements.

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Regular wine drinking on the rise

Published:  13 July, 2009

A dramatic increase in regular wine drinkers is revealed in an updated guidebook released by Wine Intelligence.

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Kirin and Suntory in merger talks - report

Published:  13 July, 2009

Japan's giant Suntory and Kirin drinks producers are reported to be considering a merger that would create one of the world's largest drinks groups.

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Pernod Ricard UK announces redundancies

Published:  13 July, 2009

Pernod Ricard UK has announced it is looking to make around 20 staff redundant.

In a short statement released this afternoon the company stated:
"Pernod Ricard UK announced today it is undergoing a restructure of its sales, marketing and communication functions.

"The proposed restructure may result in around 20 redundancies and the organisation is therefore undergoing a formal consultation process."

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New DOCG for Prosecco

Published:  11 July, 2009

Prosecco producers have been granted their own DOCG in an attempt to give better protection to the Italian wine's home region.

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Surge in US sherry sales

Published:  10 July, 2009

Sherry shipments to the US have grown by over 50% in a year.

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Wine drinkers plump for white

Published:  10 July, 2009

UK wine drinkers are turning their backs on red in favour of rose and white wines, the latest consumer research shows.

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Charity says cinema ad rules fail children

Published:  10 July, 2009

A UK charity dealing with alcohol misuse claims that millions of children are being exposed to alcohol advertising in cinemas that flout advertising regulations.

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Black Grouse unveils makeover

Published:  10 July, 2009

The Black Grouse whisky has unveiled a new look following the launch of the brand last year.

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Pernod Ricard takes lead on binge drinking

Published:  10 July, 2009

Drinks group Pernod Ricard UK has launched the latest phase of a campaign to tackle binge drinking among 18 to 24 year-olds.

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UK spends 19% less on Aussie wine

Published:  09 July, 2009

Exports of Australian wine to the UK fell by almost 19% in value terms in the past year, official figures have revealed.

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Cut price Kiwi 'madness'

Published:  08 July, 2009

Selling Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc at £3.99 is commercial madness, according to First Quench's buyer - despite the business starting a half-price offer on Villa Maria.

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Knob Creek runs dry

Published:  08 July, 2009

Global supplies of Knob Creek Bourbon have been hit by a shortage caused by high demand for the product.

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Drinkaware launches summer campaign

Published:  07 July, 2009

Popular English cricketer Jimmy Anderson is one of the faces of the Drinkaware Trust's summer sensible drinking campaign.

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Drinkaware launches summer campaign

Published:  07 July, 2009

Popular English cricketer Jimmy Anderson is one of the faces of the Drinkaware Trust's summer sensible drinking campaign.

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Green Seed Group takes over from Food from Britain

Published:  07 July, 2009

A new business has sprung from the ashes of the defunct Food from Britain, which closed its doors earlier this year after 18 years.

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Cockspur sponsors Ashes on the air

Published:  07 July, 2009

Cockspur Rum will be the official sponsor of the Sportsmedia Broadcasting's nationwide coverage of the Ashes, it has been announced.

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