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Asda cracks down on underage alcohol sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda will implement a series of new measures designed to curtail under-age sales of alcohol in its stores.

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Record Rioja sales in 2007

Published:  23 July, 2008

There were record sales of Rioja in 2007, new figures show.

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Henriques & Henriques Madeira John Cossart dies

Published:  23 July, 2008

John Cossart, chairman of Henriques & Henriques Madeira, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Day 12 of Clare Valley Vintage - Tempranillo emerging

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. Well it's official - sleep deprivation is a form of torture and a working vintage is no exception.

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SABMiller pulls out of S&N bid

Published:  23 July, 2008

US brewer SAB Miller has pulled out of negotiations for a buyout of Scottish & Newcastle in a move that is likely to leave the way clear for a Carlsberg and Heineken joint takeover.

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50% growth for Fairtrade wine in the UK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Despite sales of Fairtrade wine increasing by 51% in value to 19 million (AC Nielsen August 2007) and 47% in volume to 3.5m litres in 2007, the Fairtrade Foundation has claimed change is not happening quickly enough.

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Thresher to offload 200 stores

Published:  23 July, 2008

Thresher has announced around 200 of its underperforming stores are up for sale through Christie & Co.

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Tony Sharley, Banrock Station: Video interview

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers caught up with Tony Sharley, Manager at Banrock Station, at the Climate Change and Wine Conference 2008.

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Day 9 of Clare Valley Vintage - Shiraz looking promising

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks it's now exactly 6 mins until midnight and I'm due to start at Crabtree again in the morning at 6 am why am I still awake I ask??

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Shoppers increasingly opting for Fairtrade products

Published:  23 July, 2008

Interest in Fairtrade products has doubled in the last five years, new figures show.

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Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off on Sunday

Published:  23 July, 2008

Fairtrade Fortnight launches on Sunday on London's South Bank

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Higher alcohol taxes needed, says BMA

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alcoholic drinks should have higher taxes based on their strength, the British Medical Association (BMA) has claimed.

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Port house hits back at media

Published:  23 July, 2008

Leading Port producer Symington Family Estates has criticised the UK media for claiming Port sales are on a downward spiral.

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Japan eyes Chinese wine market

Published:  23 July, 2008

A newly formed Japanese company will target wine sales in China as its market and economy booms in the future.

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Pernod announces strong Christmas growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

PRUK, Pernod Ricard UK's portfolio of premium brands delivered a 6.9% increase in total consumer sales across its wines and spirits portfolio over the eight weeks to 29/12/07, ahead of total liquor sales (+3%).

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Asda to spark price war

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda chief executive Andy Bond said the supermarket is likely to instigate a renewed price war in the wake of the economic slowdown.

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Tesco debates government wish to limit cut-price alcohol sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tesco said it wants to debate with Government ways to limit the sale of cut-price alcohol amid growing concerns over the damage binge drinking does to society.

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Oz Clarke lambasts "indulgent" reserve bottles

Published:  23 July, 2008

Heavy reserve wine bottles have no place in the modern wine world and are simply an indulgence the industry does not need.

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Help us shape the future of Harpers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers is carrying out a short survey into users of the website - who you are, what you like on the site and what you're interested in.

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Budget submissions in from WSTA and SWA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) and the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) today presented their Budget submissions to Treasury minister Angela Eagle.

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