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Bushfires show no mercy

Published:  10 February, 2009

Yarra valley winemakers are feeling the heat as bushfires rip through Victoria's vineyards.

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MPs rally to oppose beer tax

Published:  10 February, 2009

Over 100 MPs are to lobby government to cut a beer tax plan for April's budget.

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Wines in the Press Feb 7-8

Published:  10 February, 2009

A review of this weekend's reviews by the nation's wine critics

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Guinness glasses to display unit info

Published:  09 February, 2009

Guinness is to display alcohol unit information on half-a-million of its glasses.

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Novelli pubs close

Published:  09 February, 2009

Two pubs run by celebrity chef Jean Christophe Novelli have become the latest victims of recession.

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Glasshouse undergoes pre-pack administration

Published:  09 February, 2009

The 12-strong pub company run by Peter Linacre has undergone a pre-pack administration.

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Axe falls on Worrall Thompson restaurants

Published:  09 February, 2009

The chain of restaurants owned by celebrity chef Anthony Worrall Thompson has been forced to axe six outlets with the loss of 60 jobs.

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Thierry's take control in buyout

Published:  09 February, 2009

The UK's leading independent wine importer has taken full control of its business in a share buyout.

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UK distributor clinches port deal Claire Hu wine

Published:  09 February, 2009

One of the UK's leading importers of independent wine, beers and spirits has been appointed to distribute Delaforce's range of port.

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Champagne exports hit by UK downturn

Published:  08 February, 2009

Global Champagne sales fell by 4.8% last year, partly due to falling demand in the UK and US.

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Scotch duty cut 'would boost economy'

Published:  08 February, 2009

Economists say that a 2.5% cut in duty on Scotch whisky would boost the Scottish economy by £733m.

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Guinness glass celebrates 250 years

Published:  08 February, 2009

Guinness is celebrating its 250th anniversary with the launch of a limited-edition glass which reminds drinkers they are consuming 2.3 units of alcohol.

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Industry fights back with website

Published:  06 February, 2009

An industry-wide initiative to improve the media image of pub culture across the UK has been launched online.

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LVMH reports revenue fall

Published:  06 February, 2009

LVMH saw a 3% fall in revenue from wines and spirits in 2008, although sales on a like-for-like basis and taking account of currency changes were ahead by 1%.

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Errazuriz launches new Chilean region

Published:  05 February, 2009

Viña Errazuriz has launched its first wine from Chile's new Aconcagua Costa region.

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Industry chiefs put case to Treasury

Published:  05 February, 2009


Some of the drinks industry's biggest producers, including Constellation Europe and E J Gallo, met with Treasury minister Angela Eagle this week to call for an urgent rethink of the Government's escalator tax on alcohol.

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Lanson launches new UK consumer campaign

Published:  05 February, 2009

Champagne house Lanson is resisting the global downturn by launching a major trade and consumer campaign in the UK in 2009.

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Jaboulet Aine quits Rhone producer

Published:  05 February, 2009

Paul Jaboulet Aine, the leading Rhone producer, has announced that export director Nicolas Jaboulet has left the company to pursue a "personal project".  

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Errazuriz launches new Chilean region

Published:  05 February, 2009

Viña Errazuriz has launched its first wine from Chile's new Aconcagua Costa region.

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Winebow aims to grow LiV sales

Published:  04 February, 2009

Long Island Spirits has signed a deal for Winebow to distribute its LiV vodka in six US states.

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