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BRC fights local business tax

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailers will become "voteless cash-cows" if local authorities are given the power to directly tax businesses to fund projects, a UK retail trade body has said.

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UK Government to review 24-hour drinking laws

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Home Office said it will "evaluate the impact" of the 24-hour licensing laws brought in at the end of 2005.

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IWSC announces Stateside award-winners

Published:  23 July, 2008

The gold medal winners from the USA and Canada at this year's International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have been announced.

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Government defends 24-hour drinking laws

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK Government has been forced to defend 24-hour drinking laws after its own figures show a rise in late-night violence.

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WaverleyTBS goes back home after Buncefield explosion

Published:  23 July, 2008

WaverleyTBS has moved back to Punchbowl Park next door to the ill-fated Buncefield Fuel Depot that exploded in December 2005.

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US winery bids for Evans & Tate

Published:  23 July, 2008

The US arm of Yarraman Winery is to make a bid for Western Australian wine company Evans & Tate.

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Older people should not drink alcohol

Published:  23 July, 2008

Older people should have guidelines to help them protect their health, experts have said.

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Bill launched to tackle alcohol pricing and labelling

Published:  23 July, 2008

A group of cross-party MPs are calling for tougher legislation to curb the sale of cheap booze.

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Government under fire to raise alcohol tax

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK government is being urged to raise alcohol taxes and clampdown on supermarkets selling cheap drinks to young people in a bid to curb Britain's binge drinking culture.

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Time to do the right thing

Published:  23 July, 2008

It is one thing retailers and consumers signing up to the green issue, but if those tasked with actually producing, distributing and selling wines and spirits are not equally as committed, then the whole environmental drive is in danger of slowing down.

Here, key players set out what steps they are taking to put the environment at the heart of their businesses.

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Champagne Ambassador prize down to final three

Published:  23 July, 2008

The three UK finalists for the third Champagne Ambassador's Award have been named. They are Tom Forrest, Michelle Cherutti-Kowal, and Sarah Abbott.

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Morrisons hit by the weather

Published:  23 July, 2008

Morrisons is the latest retailer to announce sales have been affected by the weather.

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Campari goes X-Rated

Published:  23 July, 2008

Italian drinks producer Gruppo Campari has acquired X-Rated liqueur and vodka brands for $40m (19.52m).

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MPs call for lower drink drive limit for young people

Published:  23 July, 2008

MPs in the UK are calling for young drivers to be banned from drinking any alcohol before driving.

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Rhne still out in front

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ctes du Rhne is still the top-selling French AOC in the UK, according to latest statistics.

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McGuigan signs distribution deal with Groupe LFE

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine producer McGuigan Simeon Wines has confirmed a new strategic partnership with Holland's second largest wine importer/distributor, Groupe LFE.

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Fine Gael calls for total ban on drinks advertising

Published:  23 July, 2008

The United Ireland party, Fine Gael wants a ban on drinks advertising because it is worsening alcohol problems, and is costing the country nearly 3billion a year.

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Diageo appoints new chairman

Published:  23 July, 2008

Lord Blyth of Rowington to step down after eight years in the role

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Rmy Cointreau reports first-quarter sales rise

Published:  23 July, 2008

French wine and spirits group Rmy Cointreau has reported a 6.5% rise in first-quarter sales.

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Wine disadvantaged by Swedish tax rates

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sweden's different tax rates for beer and wine are in breach of EU law.

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