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V&S sale could be hit by market instability

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bids are due in for Absolut manufacturer Vin & Sprit (V&S) this week but market instability could affect this process.

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Constellation sells Almaden and Inglenook wine brands

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation has announced the sale of its Almaden and Inglenook wine brands for $134 million (68.5m).

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Airline introduces wine radio' to in-flight entertainment

Published:  23 July, 2008

American Airlines will be the first airline to introduce a specific wine-related channel to its in-flight radio system.

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Tesco c-store turned down for alcohol licence

Published:  23 July, 2008

A Tesco-owned convenience store in Manchester has been refused an alcohol licence as officials felt it may increase instances of drink-related disorder.

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Barroso: Climate change needs decisive action

Published:  23 July, 2008

The issue of climate change requires decisive action, the president of the European Commission (EC) has announced.

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WSET hosts inaugural Guidhall graduation

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) hosted its first ever graduation ceremony for its students at London's Guidhall on Monday night (January 21).

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Portman Group welcomes binge drinking decline

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Portman Group has welcomed figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), which show a decline in the levels of irresponsible drinking.

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Sales down at Wetherspoon

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon has reported a fall in sales over the Christmas and new year period.

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Absolut Vodka teams up with Live Earth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Absolut Vodka has launched an initiative in the US to raise the issue of climate change.

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Blue Nun plans to triple sales in three years

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chali Richards, owners of the Blue Nun wine label, has revealed it plans to triple sales of the brand in the next three years.

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Harpers launches first podcast

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers has launched its first podcast on January's New Zealand Tasting.

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Pernod Ricard reports "historic" growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

2007/08 interim net sales hit 3,713 million (2,775m).

Chairman and ceo of the group aims for 2007/08 growth in operating profit from ordinary activities, on a like-for-like basis, of about +12%.

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Broadland Wineries launches light-weighted bottle for sparkling wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Broadland Wineries is to launch a light-weighted bottle for its Perry Sparkling wine in the UK.

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Extension for French Connection

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK's number 3 French brand, French Connection, which sold almost 350,000 cases in 2007 is set to expand its range of wines beyond the Languedoc.

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Rutherglen harvest looks promising

Published:  23 July, 2008

The harvest in Australian region Rutherglen, has got underway, and initial reports have been positive.

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Online sales continue to boom

Published:  23 July, 2008

Online retailing continues to boom with 15 pence of every pound now spent on the internet, new figures show.

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Morrisons bucks trend with strong results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Morrisons has fared well in its Christmas trading with like-for-like sales increasing by 9.5%, excluding fuel.

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Somerfield up for sale

Published:  23 July, 2008

British convenience store chain Somerfield has put itself up for sale and could change hands for as much as 2.5 billion in an auction being run by Citigroup.

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ACS reacts to Somerfield

Published:  23 July, 2008

The ACS (Association of Convenience Stores) has reacted strongly to news that Somerfield has been made available for sale.

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Spar targets underage drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailer Spar will adopt a "Challenge 25" policy from March 1 to tackle underage drinking.

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