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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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Italian focus for LIWF

Published:  23 July, 2008

This year's London International Wine Fair (LIWF) will have a distinctly Italian flavour.

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Dry whites impress in Bordeaux

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bordeaux's 2007 vintage has produced impressive dry white wines, according to one industry expert.

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Glenmorangie names new distillery manager

Published:  23 July, 2008

Andy MacDonald will take over as the new manager at Glenmorangie's Tain distillery.

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Pernod tells consumers to 'Accept Responsibility'

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard UK (PRUK) is urging consumers to take the blame for their own actions with the launch of a new responsible drinking campaign.

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Sparkling wine sales on the rise

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sparkling wine is overtaking champagne as Britain's tipple of choice, according to the latest Mintel report.

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Frost hits Muscadet harvest

Published:  23 July, 2008

Growers fear harvest loss of between 20-50% because of frost.

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Vinitaly visitor levels at an all time high

Published:  23 July, 2008

Around 150,000 visitors descended on Vinitaly, held in Verona on April 3-7.

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Distillers turn back on SWA in petition over new whisky rules

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has been condemned by nearly 1,000 signatories to an online petition designed to prevent a new Scotch whisky classification from being enforced.

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Distell awards career bursaries

Published:  23 July, 2008

Distell awards the first of its bursaries to help the disadvantaged develop a career in the wine and spirit sector.

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