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Cloudy Bay spices it up

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand producer Cloudy Bay is to launch its 2004 Gewurztraminer via its online search facility, Cloudy Bay Locator.

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A third of UK Wine consumers choose Rioja

Published:  23 July, 2008

Rioja is the wine region most likely to convert consumer awareness into sales

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Legal drinking age should be lowered

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Lowering the legal drinking age could help tackle the country's binge culture

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Drinks companies back Fairtrade in 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Leading retailers and drinks companies will take part in Fairtrade fortnight in February 2008, which will be entitled Change Today. Choose Fairtrade.

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Bordeaux harvest: day 12

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alexandra Martet from Chateau Lavison, Entre-Deux-Mers has at last concluded the harvest, and all the evidence suggests it's not as bad as she first feared.

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Alcohol abuse on the rise

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alcohol-related hospital admissions have risen sharply in the past five years, new figures show.

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British supermarkets not green enough

Published:  23 July, 2008

New survey says supermarkets are showing signs of becoming environmentally friendly but have not yet gone far enough.

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Chilean wines show strong growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wines of Chile is to focus on Sauvignon Blanc and Ros - the two fastest growing sectors of the UK wine market - at its annual trade tastings to be held in Manchester and London this week.


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Wine world atlas includes China and India

Published:  23 July, 2008

The names of the world's most renowned wine-producing areas has been officially redrawn to include countries such as China, India, Georgia, Canada, New Mexico and Belgium.

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Campo Viejo turns to screwcap for white and ros

Published:  23 July, 2008

Rioja brand Campo Viejo is to launch two wines in its range under screwcap, Pernod Ricard has announced.

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Red wine fights stomach bugs

Published:  23 July, 2008

Red wine can help to fight stomach ulcers and bugs that cause food poisoning.

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Wine sales to overtake beer by 2040?

Published:  23 July, 2008

A survey commissioned by French Wines has shown that sales of wine in the on-trade may surpass those of beer by 2039.

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Wal-Mart reports low outlook, Target misses forecast

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: Wal-Mart Stores Inc yesterday reported September sales at US stores opened at least a year, toward the low end of its outlook.

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Tesco plans Autumn Fresh & Easy launch

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: The supermarket plans to open six Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market on November 8.

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Diageo GB draws in responsible viewers

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Two in three people watched the drink company's branded national responsible drinking TV advertising campaign.


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Diageo GB launches single malt flavour map

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Diageo GB has teamed up with one of the UK's leading drinks experts to de-mystify the whisky category.

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Tesco concerned about climate change

Published:  23 July, 2008

Demanding consumers, climate change and globalisation are the three major challenges faced by Tesco over the past year and will be key influences on its future, according to one of its top directors.

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Sainsbury's growth down on first quarter

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's has reported strong sales growth during the second quarter of its financial year, despite the poor weather over the summer.

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Ros Champagne boosts LVMH sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Luxury goods company, Louis Vuitton Mot Hennessy (LVMH), has announced its wine and spirit sales have risen 9%.

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Hotel du Vin to launch pub brand

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Marylebone Warwick Balfour (MWB) is to roll-out a smaller drinks-led version of its Hotel du Vin brand

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