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Retailers team with police for alcohol enforcement scheme

Published:  23 July, 2008

An alcohol enforcement project in Cambridgeshire, operated by leading retailers in conjunction with local police, trading standards officers and schools, is to be rolled out around the country.

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InBev looks to sidestep A-B board

Published:  23 July, 2008

InBev has announced it will file a preliminary consent solicitation statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to remove each member of the Anheuser-Busch(A-B) board of directors and provide A-B shareholders with a direct say in the proposed merger.

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Virgin Wines founder "removed from post"

Published:  23 July, 2008

Virgin Wines is refusing to comment on the departure of founder and chief executive Rowan Gormley, following an email Harpers received from the web-based wine retailer saying: "Rowan Gormley has been removed from the post of CEO at Virgin Wines with immediate effect."

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Trade Alert: Stratford's targeted by fraudster

Published:  23 July, 2008

A warning to the wine trade, producers and freight forwarders.

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Constellation invests in legend of Mondavi

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Europe is investing heavily in its Robert Mondavi brand to further develop its premium Californian offering and add value to the Californian category.

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Wine Australia outsources UK PR

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine Australia has appointed Lindsay May PR to handle its UK media relations, Harpers.co.uk has learnt.

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Glenmorangie expansion represents "ruthless" premium drive

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie's head of whisky creation and distilling, has told Harpers.co.uk the company's recently announced expansion plans represent a "ruthless" drive into the premium market.

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Budweiser's Vietnamese distributor expands

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Gannon Group, which distributes Anheuser-Busch's premium lager Budweiser in Vietnam (see Harpers.co.uk June 9 2008), has announced details of a new brewery development near Ho Chi Minh City.

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Angela Mount to speak at Vines to Wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine consultant Angela Mount will be speaking at this year's Vines to Wines English festival in Kent.

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US wine sales mark solid start for Constellation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation, the world's largest wine company, has posted solid figures for its first quarter results.

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Champagne House flags up green intent

Published:  23 July, 2008

Champagne House Vranken-Pommery Monopole (VPM) has made clear its green intentions with the release of a new report.

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Strohwein returns to Mosel

Published:  23 July, 2008

After almost 40 years, the German authorities, are once again allowing the production of sweet, concentrated wines along the Mosel.

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InBev "remains committed" despite A-B rejection

Published:  23 July, 2008

InBev has announced its remains committed to seeing through its $46bn offer for Anheuser-Busch despite the Budweiser manufacturer's rejection last week.

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Thierry's boosts management structure

Published:  23 July, 2008

Thierry's has appointed Jeneve Williams in the newly-created role of winemaker and quality manager to strengthen its team.

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Pernod Ricard USA gets new CEO

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alain Barbet Promoted to Chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard Americas.

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Tesco and Asda competition hots up with price war

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda and Tesco are squaring up in the latest price war designed to appeal to shoppers being squeezed by the credit crunch and rising prices for food staples, petrol and energy.

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Government figures undermine Scottish alcohol proposal

Published:  23 July, 2008

As the Scottish Government considers plans to increase the purchasing age for alcohol in shops from 18 to 21, Government figures show the current drinking age is not being enforced, according to the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA).

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FirstCape passes 1m case sale mark

Published:  23 July, 2008

FirstCape has passed the 1 Million case mark in the UK off trade, according to the latest Nielsen Report dated 14th June 2008 (MAT).

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Budweisier owner rejects InBev proposal as "inadequate"

Published:  23 July, 2008

Budweiser owner Anheuser-Busch has rejected InBev's unsolicited $65-a-share takeover bid as inadequate.

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Shake-up at Stella Artois brewer InBev UK and Ireland

Published:  23 July, 2008

A major shake-up at Stella Artois beer company InBev UK & Ireland (UKI) sees the brewer "streamlined" into six trading divisions in the first major changes since the recent arrival of new president, Stuart MacFarlane.

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