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Sainsbury's uses Top 10' to sell more wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's has introduced a Top 10 display in its wine aisles to help increase product sales.

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Polmassick Vineyard's George Musgrave dies

Published:  23 July, 2008

George Musgrave, the owner of Polmassick Vineyard in St Ewe, Cornwall, has died in a tragic accident.

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Shoppers shun cards for cash payments

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailers are seeing greater numbers of shoppers opt for cash when making purchases, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has claimed.

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Billionaire spends 250,000 on 27 bottles of Burgundy

Published:  23 July, 2008

A Chinese billionaire has spent a quarter of a million pounds on 27 bottles of fine red wine, one auction house has announced.

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Smirnoff ranks as top global spirits brand

Published:  23 July, 2008

Smirnoff is the top global spirits label, according to an annual brand status study.

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New Mont Tauch visitor centre targets wine tourism

Published:  23 July, 2008

French cooperative Mont Tauch has announced it will open its new visitor centre in July 2008.

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WHO resolution on reducing alcohol harm: Overview

Published:  23 July, 2008

The World Health Organisation has released its draft resolution on alcohol harm reduction for adoption in May.

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Trade hits back at calls for higher alcohol tax

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine and spirits producers have hit out at reports that experts at the World Health Organisation are calling for higher taxes on alcohol and more regulations on its sale.

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Tesco enjoys 12% profits increase

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tesco's profits rose by nearly 12% in the year to 23 February 2008, the company announced this morning.

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Rmy Cointreau profits driven by champagne sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Champagne sales at French drinks firm Rmy Cointreau helped to drive annual turnover up to 817.8 million (657.7m).

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Jade Jagger designs bejewelled vodka ice pick

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jade Jagger has paired with Belvedere Vodka to design an exclusive ice dagger worth 126,500.

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UK health and trade bodies join forces to curb alcohol abuse in Europe

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Royal College of Physicians and the British Beer and Pub Association are among nearly 50 businesses, trade bodies and health organisations that have committed to curbing alcohol abuse across Europe

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Price hikes at LVMH offset decline in wine and spirit sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Louis Vuitton Mot Hennessy has reported that despite a reported sales revenue increase of 5% for the entire group during the first quarter of 2008, wines and spirits were on the wane, with revenue dipping -7%.

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Tesco 'Think 21' scheme faces criticism

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tesco has defended its "Think 21" scheme designed to combat underage sales of alcohol, after figures obtained by Harpers' sister site Talking Retail, showed it was failing to meet targets.

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Scotch Whisky 'unaffected' by global credit crunch

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotch Whisky Association set to reveal "impressive export growth for Scotch Whisky in the coming months, Paul Walsh said.

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Scotland's First Minister made 'keeper of the Quaich'

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has become an ambassador of Scotch Whisky by becoming the Keeper of the Quaich.'

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SWA head Paul Walsh urges Scotch whisky industry to go 'green'

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) is urging the industry to embrace social responsibility and not to "tick boxes"

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Indian states seek prohibition

Published:  23 July, 2008

Indian states may be individually seeking to introduce a prohibition on alcohol to protect the poor, Vijay Mallya, chair of the UB Group, warned delegates at the World Whiskies Conference.

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Diageo honoured in Supplier Awards 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has won the prize for Overall Supplier of the Year 2008 at a recent WaverleyTBS awards ceremony held in London.

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Walsh to make inaugural whisky speech

Published:  23 July, 2008

Paul Walsh, chief executive officer of Diageo, will make his first ever speech as chairman of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) later today (April 15).

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