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Ex Western Wines employee dies in car crash

Published:  23 July, 2008

Nicholas John Gretton, an ex-employee of Western Wines, has been killed in a car crash in Spain.

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Sainsbury's poised to reveal strong figures

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's is set for its thirteenth successive quarter of like-for-like growth, according to reports from the Sunday Telegraph.

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Smirnoff is world's top wine and spirits brand

Published:  23 July, 2008

Smirnoff has topped the list for the best 100 wine and spirits brands in the world.

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Constellation backs Banrock with 4m ad investment

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation has thrown its financial clout behind its eco-friendly Australian wine brand Banrock Station with a 4 million investment in a new advertising campaign.

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Sainsbury's posts strong results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's has reported strong profits results for year trading up to March 22 2008.

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WIRSPA hopes to make marque' at Distil

Published:  23 July, 2008

The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers' Association (WIRSPA) is using this year's inaugural Distil exhibition to launch its new Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) marque to the UK trade.

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Absolut Vodka launches TV campaign in UK: Video

Published:  23 July, 2008

Absolut Vodka has launched its first UK television advertising campaign.

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Cockspur Rum investment sees label facelift

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cockspur Fine Rum has updated its bottle label for the first time in over two decades as it brings the European brand in line with the North American market.

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Sainsbury's launches colour-coded wine guide

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's will be launching a new consumer-focussed colour-coded style guide for its wines at the same time it introduces new packaging for its own label wines in August.

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Stewart bolsters Asda's BWS team

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda is strengthening its beers, wines and spirits (BWS) team by the appointment of two new product development managers, in addition to building a new category development team focussing on the "customer vision for BWS".

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Sambuca looks for 40% growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cellar Trends aims to increase sales of its Luxardo sambuca by 40% in 2008 with an on-line marketing campaign.

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Fairtrade awareness rises with consumers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Seven out of ten consumers now recognise the Fairtrade logo, according to new research from the Fairtrade Foundation. The figure is up from 57% in 2007.

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China will be leading wine producer by 2058

Published:  23 July, 2008

China will come to the fore in the next half-century and emerge as the leading wine producing country.

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Wine and Champagne to emerge in UK on-trade

Published:  23 July, 2008

Opportunity knocks for Champagne and sparkling wine categories in the UK's pubs, bars and restaurants.

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French Champagne house buys Californian vineyards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Independent French Champagne house Louis Roederer has announced its purchase of prime Pinot Noir Vineyards in California's Anderson Valley.

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Diageo's new Dublin brewery spells closures

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo's 650 million (250m) investment in a new Irish brewing centre will be the company's largest in its ten-year history but will be accompanied by closures and redundancies elsewhere in the business.

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Health warnings on alcohol will receive "lukewarm reception"

Published:  23 July, 2008

Health warnings on alcoholic drinks will receive only a "lukewarm reception, with men in particular considering them a "waste of time," new Mintel research reveals.

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London Mayor bans booze on public transport

Published:  23 July, 2008

Boris Johnson, the newly elected Mayor of London, has announced the banning of alcohol on the capital's transport network from June 1 2008.

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2008 Drambuie Pursuit: Video Report

Published:  23 July, 2008

The annual Drambuie Pursuit across the Scottish highlands has been won by a US team.

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E&J Gallo capitalises on UK ros growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

E&J Gallo is to invest 2.5million on TV and point of sale in a bid to capitalise on the strong ros growth in the UK market.


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