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Stella launches 'Get Home Safe' festive campaign

Published:  25 November, 2008

InBev UK has launched a responsible drinking campaign through its Stella Artois premium lager brand to help people make the most of the Christmas party season, but still get home safely.

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Illicit alcohol consumption is rife, warns new report

Published:  25 November, 2008

The consumption of illicit or noncommercial alcohol is widespread in many countries worldwide and contributes significantly to the global burden of disease, according to a new report by the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP).

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Gaymer to sponsor new music festival

Published:  25 November, 2008

The Gaymer Cider Company has announced that it will sponsor a new music event in London next summer.

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International wine producer supports Ramsay's TV series

Published:  25 November, 2008

International wine producer ZGM is supporting Gordon Ramsay's 'Cookalong' series to promote Palatium, its German wine.

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Industry fury at pre-Budget duty rise

Published:  25 November, 2008

Drinks industry leaders have reacted with fury at news that the government will again increase the duty on alcohol.

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Wines in the Press: From Californian Chardonnay to century-old nectars

Published:  25 November, 2008

Jancis Robinson MW acquaints herself with wines from a bygone era and Jane MacQuitty lets us in on which tipples will be getting her through the winter months. Meanwhile Tim Atkin MW explains why his political persuasion is re-igniting his passion for American wines.

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Project to curb underage drinking launches

Published:  24 November, 2008

A pioneering project to curb underage alcohol sales and combat associated anti-social behaviour is launching in Kent.

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Alcohol duty set to rise as VAT rate slashed

Published:  24 November, 2008

Alistar Darling has confirmed that he will cut VAT from 17.5% to 15% but will increase duties on alcohol to ensure that prices remain unchanged.

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Virgin Wines reports record sales figures

Published:  24 November, 2008

Virgin Wines has recorded its highest weekly sales volume ever, bucking the trend experienced by scores of retailers during the current economic slowdown.

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Drinkaware Trust appoints new CEO

Published:  24 November, 2008

The Drinkaware Trust has appointed Chris Sorek as its new chief executive.

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North West wine retailers of the year announced

Published:  24 November, 2008

An independent wine retailer which has been trading for just one year has scooped an award for North West Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year.

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Weekend round-up: Happy hour to be outlawed

Published:  24 November, 2008

Sunday Mirror
Happy hour and cut-price drink promotions in pubs and clubs will be outlawed under a Government crackdown. Ministers plan to unveil new proposals in their war on binge-drinking ahead of a Christmas campaign against drink-driving. They hope the clampdown will cut booze-fuelled violence and slash the bill for alcohol misuse which could cost up to £25billion a year. A strict code of conduct will aim to outlaw promotions which encourage drinking large amounts of booze or drinking at speed during happy hour, say Whitehall sources.

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Climate change a threat to Riesling's future, warns professor

Published:  19 November, 2008

Producers of Riesling wine must put into place clear strategies to cope with climate change, or risk the future quality of their wines.

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Enterprise Inns calls time on 200 pubs

Published:  19 November, 2008

Midlands-based pub giant Enterprise Inns is selling off around 200 pubs because of falling sales due to the credit crunch and last year's smoking ban.

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Jamie Oliver to open first London branch of Jamie's Italian

Published:  19 November, 2008

Jamie Oliver is opening a new branch of his chain of Jamie's Italian restaurants in London.

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Cobra and Threshers launch Facebook application

Published:  19 November, 2008

Cobra Beer has teamed up with off-licence group Thresher on launch a Facebook application.

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Maxxium pits north against south in 'Liquid War'

Published:  19 November, 2008

Maxxium UK has announced the winners of its Liquid War 2008 competition, which saw bartenders compete for team and individual honours in flair and mixology categories.

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Corona Extra launches pre-Christmas promotional drive

Published:  19 November, 2008

Corona Extra has announced details of a major pre-Christmas promotional drive in Leeds and Birmingham.

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Pernod Ricard hits the big screen to push Jameson's

Published:  19 November, 2008

Pernod Ricard is launching a series of consumer film screening events to support Jameson Irish Whiskey.

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InBev deal creates world's largest brewer

Published:  18 November, 2008

InBev has completed its $52 billion (£35 million) takeover of Anheuser-Busch, creating the world's largest brewer.

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