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Diageo moves on Rosenblum Cellars

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo announced today it will acquire US wine brand Rosenblum Cellars for $105 million (53m).

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Harpers launches Best of the Web' channel

Published:  23 July, 2008

This week not only saw the launch of Harpers TV but also a new Best of the Web channel.

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Harpers TV goes behind the scenes at Bibendum

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bibendum's January tasting saw the launch of the first Harpers TV video cast.

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WHO agrees on expanded alcohol mandate

Published:  23 July, 2008

The World Health Organisation's (WHO) executive board agreed this week in Geneva to expand its global mandate on the issue of alcohol.

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New Australian wine region recognised

Published:  23 July, 2008

A region within New South Wales has been formally recognised as an official Australian wine region.

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No two or three stars for UK and Ireland from Michelin

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Michelin guide has awarded no two stars or three stars to restaurants in the UK with the release of the latest red book.

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KWV sells German subsidiary Eggers & Franke

Published:  23 July, 2008

KWV, the South African wine and brandy producer, has sold its German subsidiary company Eggers & Franke.

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Germany wine consumption reaches new record

Published:  23 July, 2008

Per capita wine consumption in Germany has reached a new record high of 20.6 litres during the past year (mid-year to mid-year).

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Ste Michelle Wine Estates sees 48.6% profit increase

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ste Michelle Wine Estates has posted 48.6% profit increases for its fourth quarter results for 2007.

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BTI awards Kai Lychee vodka gold medal

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Beverage Tasting Institute (BTI) has awarded Kai Lychee vodka with a gold-medal-scoring 92 points at its 2007 Chicago event.

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Mallya named ambassador for Indian whisky industry

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman of the United Breweries Group, has been announced as an ambassador for the Indian whisky industry in 2007.

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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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