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Bordeaux harvest: day six

Published:  23 July, 2008

With the weekend over, some rot is setting in due to high humidity levels, with rain following the heat. Meanwhile, Jean-Christophe Mau still hasn't started picking at Chteau Preuillac.

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Bordeaux harvest: day eight

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alexandra Martet and Jean-Christophe Mau give a flavour of the Bordeaux harvest from across their properties in the region: in Entre-Deux-Mers, Pessac-Leognan and the upper reaches of the Medoc (Ch Preuillac). Merlot has come late on the left bank, and acidity is high.

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Fewer premises serving underage drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Fewer pubs and off-licences have served alcohol to under-18s than in previous years, new Government figures show.

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Constellation to buy Flagstone

Published:  23 July, 2008

Flagstone Winery, the South Africa-based producer run by Bruce Jack, is to be sold to Constellation Europe, it was announced yesterday (Monday).

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Bordeaux harvest: day five

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Bordeaux harvest is well underway, and heat kicked in over the weekend, causing fermentation to complete rapidly. Much Cabernet Franc is also picked.

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Cork underperforming, say IWSC judges

Published:  23 July, 2008

Judges at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) are three times more likely to demand another sample bottle if entries are sealed under natural cork rather than screwcap.

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Public transport booze ban mooted for New York

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: A New York politician has called for all alcohol advertising on buses and subways to be banned.

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Profits dip for Consolidated Brands

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: International drinks industry giant Constellation Brands has seen a fallback in third quarter earnings and sales.

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New chief executive for Whyte & Mackay

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ashwin Malik is to be the new chief executive of Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay, following the departure of Bob Brannan and Vivian Imerman, who has accepted an advisory role with the company.

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Scotch whisky definition laws tightened

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: The Government is moving to enhance regulations that define regionally-produced Scotch whisky and discourage counterfeiting.

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Harpers goes digital to combat postal strike

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers has produced a digital issue for the current (October 5) issue to overcome delivery problems in the face of the Royal Mail postal strike.

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Sainsbury's to move out of 17-million-a-year HQ

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's has announced that it is to move out of its head office in Holborn Circus, London, and relocate to a site in King's Cross.

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UK slowdown for Tesco

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tesco's growth in the six months to August 25 slowed to 3.5% in the UK, but the retailer saw total sales in its international business rise by 23.1%.

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Chavez calls time on whisky boom

Published:  23 July, 2008

VENEZUELA: President slaps a limit on the amount of luxury goods Venezuelans can import

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Ocado reports 43m loss

Published:  23 July, 2008

Online retailer Ocado, which provides a home shopping service for Waitrose goods, has posted a 43.1million loss for the year to December 3 2006, a 2.4m improvement on the year before, Companies House figures show.

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Argentinean wine exports surge ahead

Published:  23 July, 2008

ARGENTINA: Latest export figures show strong growth to UK market

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Alcohol blamed for rise in violent crime

Published:  23 July, 2008

SCOTLAND: Violent crime has risen 40% in a year, new figures show.

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Diageo's Bailey's wins EU measues ruling

Published:  23 July, 2008

German calls to ban the sale of Bailey's Irish Cream in half gill units have been rejected.

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Poland in dispute over apple wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

BRUSSELS: European Union (EU) under fire for its proposal to ban the marketing of wine made from apples

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Smoking ban makes bar staff far healthier

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Bar and restaurant staff have been found to be dramatically more healthy since the introduction of the smoking ban in July.

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