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Worldwide drinks shortage on horizon as demand booms

Published:  23 July, 2008

A booming market for alcoholic drinks in Brazil, China, India and Russia will lead to a world wide shortage, and will force established markets in the west to seek out alternative products, according to Alastair Smith of the IWSR speaking at the London Wine Fair earlier this week.

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LIWF 2008: Day Two Round-up

Published:  23 July, 2008

As activity at the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) and Distil ramped up on the event's second day, Harpers.co.uk pulls together the highlights.

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Country is key to Northern Hemisphere wine: LIWF 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine Intelligence has announced that UK wine consumers regard country and region of origin to be more significant when it comes to Northern Hemisphere wines.

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Government launches 10m alcohol units campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

A government-funded 10 million alcohol awareness campaign has shown over three-quarters of UK drinkers don't know how many units are in a glass of wine.

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LIWF 2008 Preview: Wines of Chile Seminar

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wines of Chile will be running a seminar on the second day (Wednesday May 21) of the London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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PLB Wines appoints new marketing manager

Published:  23 July, 2008

WSET qualified Amanda Walker (pictured) has been appointed as the new marketing manager for PLB Wines.

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UK drinkers loyal to wine despite credit squeeze

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consumers continue to keep faith in wine, with many reluctant to reduce their spending despite the gloomy economic climate, according to figures out today (May 21) at the London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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Young Wine Writers Award open for entries

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Circle of Wine Writers is now accepting entries for its Young Wine Writer Award 2008.

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LIWF 2008: Day One Round-up

Published:  23 July, 2008

As the dust settles on the first day of the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) 2008, Harpers.co.uk pulls together the highlights.

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Consumers give glass green light: LIWF 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers reveals exclusive research into consumers' green concerns.

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Flagstone head says South Africa is not New World': LIWF 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bruce Jack, the head of Flagstone Winery, has stated he does not consider the South African wine industry to fit within the New World' bracket.

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UK gets greener with bulk and lightweighting: LIWF 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK wine industry has cut its carbon emission by 28,000 tonnes per year by increasing its bulk importing and using lighter bottles, according to a new report to be presented today.

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Stand-off ahead of closures debate: LIWF 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Closure producers will go head to head today, debating consistency over the lifetime of a closure and whether taint caused by faulty closures is still a problem for the wine trade.

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Sovio returns to UK: LIWF 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sovio's winemaker, the semi-sparkling product banned by the Food Standards Agency last year for using spinning-cone technology, will launch four new ranges of low-alcohol wine in the UK at the London International Wine Fair.

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Darlington Wines bought by Champagne Indage

Published:  23 July, 2008

India's oldest winemaking company Champagne Indage Limited (CIL) has bought the assets for UK firm Darlington Wines.

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WSTA launches Responsible Drinkers Alliance

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jeremy Beadles, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), has announced the launch of a new website designed to give consumers a say in tackling alcohol-related harm.

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IWSC pairs with TastingBuddy for LIWF

Published:  23 July, 2008

Visitors to this year's London International Wine Fair (LIWF) will be able to easily pick out award-winners from the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Robert Mondavi dies aged 94

Published:  23 July, 2008

Robert Mondavi, the highly respected and pioneering Napa Valley Vintner, has died aged 94.

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Argentina reports strong growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sales of Argentine wine in the UK has increased more than 13% by volume and 16% by value in the past 12 months, according to the latest figures. But Wines of Argentina admits it will fail to reach its target of 3% UK market share by 2010.

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Harpers.co.uk launches new photo gallery

Published:  23 July, 2008

Week in Pictures is now open for viewing.

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