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Asda to reduce own-label packaging

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda is to market its Green Rollbacks' scheme in the run-up to May, with promises that it will put all the money saved from its reduced product packaging towards keeping prices down.

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WSTA: Raising alcohol taxes will not solve problem drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has published its Budget submission arguing that higher alcohol taxes are not the key to solving problem drinking in the UK.

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Harpers TV interviews Angelo Gaja

Published:  23 July, 2008

Last week, Piedmontese winemaker Angelo Gaja conducted a master class seminar in London for armit.

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Angelo Gaja's Master Class: Video interview

Published:  23 July, 2008

Angelo Gaja, the famed Piedmontese winemaker, speaks to Harpers' Simon Ellis-Jones at his London master class in January in an exclusive interview brought to you in association with armit.

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Concha y Toro's net income doubles in 2007

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chile's largest wine producer Concha y Toro saw net income almost double in 2007.

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Mason's stance on South African regionality

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jo Mason, UK market manager of Wines of South Africa, has moved to set out the country's position on wine regionality.

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Nettlefold replaces Williams at Wine Industry Tasmania

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stuart Nettleford has taken over from Alison Williams as chief executive at Wine Industry Tasmania.

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Own-label company to spend 5 million on UK brands

Published:  23 July, 2008

Major supemarket wine supplier ZGM is to spend up to 5 million on pushing its own brands in the UK.

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SWA welcomes discussions on Thai duty rates

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed EU calls for a re-evaluation of current duty rates on whisky in Thailand.

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V&S interest to increase as Absolut profits jump

Published:  23 July, 2008

Interest surrounding the Swedish government's auction of Vin & Sprit (V&S) is set to increase following today's positive Absolut Vodka trading results.

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SWVA launches new website

Published:  23 July, 2008

The South West Vineyards Association (SWVA) has launched its new website this week.

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Like-for-like sales up over Christmas

Published:  23 July, 2008

Almost three quarters (73%) of UK retailers saw like-for-like sales up over Christmas with online purchases showing particularly strong gains.

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Tesco sees Argentine wine sales jump

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tesco has registered the highest selling Argentine wine in a new UK survey of most bought brands.

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Alcohol in Moderation conference approaches

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alcohol in Moderation (AIM), the responsible drinking organisation, will host its forum event on Thursday March 13 2008.

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Sainsbury's wine buyer takes on director role

Published:  23 July, 2008

Amanda Heffer, wine and spirits buyer at Sainsbury's, has taken on the role of business unit director.

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Greenhouse gas protocol released by wine bodies

Published:  23 July, 2008

A partnership between some of the world's major wine producing regions - led by the Wine Institute - will see the implementation of a new greenhouse gas accounting protocol.

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UV alcohol labelling meets scepticism

Published:  23 July, 2008

NRFN, an independent retailers' association, has questioned the effectiveness of a pilot scheme to mark alcohol with ultra-violet labels to combat under-age drinking.

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Languedoc raises organic wine game

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Languedoc-Roussillon region of France aims to become the country's leading region in organic wine production.

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Australian wine production down as demand rises

Published:  23 July, 2008

Last year saw mixed results for the Australian wine industry as production dropped while sales increased, new figures show.

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Pernod Ricard submits first offer for Vin & Sprit's Absolut

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bidding has begun for Sweden's state-owned Vin & Sprit AB, the owner of Absolut vodka, and Pernod Ricard has submitted a nonbinding offer at the end of the first round, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

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