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Online retailer claims first in thorough age verification checks

Published:  12 September, 2008

Online off-licence TheDrinkShop.com has set in place new age verification checks which check customer's details against the electoral roll, BT and credit reference agency databases before allowing them to purchase from the site.

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Jersey plots alcohol buying age change

Published:  12 September, 2008

The purchasing age of alcohol in stores could be raised in Jersey after ministers said they are concerned about the social problems associated with drinking.

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Diageo announces new brewery site

Published:  11 September, 2008

Diageo Ireland is planning to build a new "state of the art" brewery on a 73-acre greenfield site in Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

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US office for Wines of Chile

Published:  11 September, 2008

Wines of Chile is set to open an office in the United States this year.

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Australian Vintage expands UK operations

Published:  11 September, 2008

Leading producer Australian Vintage is expanding its UK-based operations on the back of a 77 percent year-on-year sales increase of its McGuigan brand.

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Wine Australia plans new scholarship

Published:  11 September, 2008

Wine Australia plans to launch a new scholarship offering twelve industry members a chance to win a trip to Australia and participate in a series of educational workshops.

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Pub closure rate accelerates to five a day

Published:  11 September, 2008

Pub closures across Britain have accelerated to five a day during the first half of this year, according to new figures released.

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CAMRA calls for Government action to save pubs

Published:  11 September, 2008

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on the Government to introduce measures to prevent supermarkets selling alcohol as a loss leader.

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Louis Roederer announces winners of International Wine Writers' Awards

Published:  10 September, 2008

Louis Roederer has announced the winners of its International Wine Writers' Awards 2008.

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Carlsberg follows Coors and InBev with price hike

Published:  10 September, 2008

Carlsberg UK is following in the footsteps of Coors and InBev by putting up its wholesale prices.

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French authorities predict slump in wine harvest

Published:  10 September, 2008

This year's French wine harvest will be smaller than the previous one due to poor weather and fewer vineyards, according to the national agricultural body Viniflhor.

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Beam Global acts as support wing for RSPB

Published:  10 September, 2008

Beam Global UK has donated £3,000 to the RSPB on behalf of Ardmore Scotch whisky, for a project to re-populate the east coast of Scotland with sea eagles.

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Corona adds Ibizan flavour to trade support initiative

Published:  10 September, 2008

Corona Extra has undertaken one of its biggest ever support programmes with the trade by flying 70 key distributors and account customers to Ibiza for a three day party.

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Wines in the Press: The chameleon, the conductor and the credit crunch

Published:  09 September, 2008

Jonathan Ray and Jancis Robinson MW are both out and about, meeting a Canadian conductor and a "chameleon" French wine consultant respectively. Closer to home, Victoria Moore makes a surprising discovery when investigating the impact of the credit crunch on British wine buying habits, whilst Tim Aktin MW battles the ring roads and office blocks of Stevenage to sample some of the Wine Society's finest tipples.

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Origin switches sourcing of Camden Park to Argentina

Published:  09 September, 2008

Origin Wines is switching the supply of one of its premium brands from Austrailia to Argentina in a bid to make the brand more profitable.

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Wetherspoons to hold wine festival

Published:  09 September, 2008

Wetherspoon is to host a 19 day wine festival at which it will showcase a range of wines not previously served in its pubs.

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Thresher ramps up store portfolio for Christmas

Published:  09 September, 2008

Thresher Group is opening 15 new stores in the run up to Christmas.

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Diageo gives Johnnie Walker the royal treatment

Published:  09 September, 2008

Diageo GB is launching a special edition of its Johnnie Walker whisky to commemorate the first royal warrant granted to the brand in 1934.

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Fat Duck sommelier scoops top wine award

Published:  08 September, 2008

Isa Bal, head sommelier of Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray has scooped the Academy of Food & Wine's Dom Perignon Award for Excellence.

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Wines of Navarra bids for "stronger links" with UK trade

Published:  08 September, 2008

Consejo Regulador Denominaci?n de Origen Navarra (CRDO) and the Association of Navarran Wineries has announced an autumn trade and press campaign for the UK.

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