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Politicians fight to keep 'Apfelwein' name

Published:  23 July, 2008

GERMANY: Politicians in the west of the country are up in arms that the name of their traditional 'apple wine'will fall victim to new European Union regulations.

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V&S profits lift

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vin & Sprit, the Swedish drinks company, has reported strong sales growth with a 23% rise in profits in its third quarter with Absolut vodka and Cruzan rum leading its spirits growth.

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Diageo sparks whisky war in India

Published:  23 July, 2008

INDIA: Diageo sparks price war by cutting prices across its premium whisky brands

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Alcohol strongly linked to Cancer

Published:  23 July, 2008

Millions of people are at risk of getting cancer unless they slash levels of alcohol and red meat in their diets, a report from the World Cancer Research Fund has revealed.

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9-litre Ornellaia sells for 16,000

Published:  23 July, 2008

A Salmanazar, or 9-litre bottle of Ornellaia 2005 has sold for 16,200 ($33,600) at Christie's in New York.

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Competition Commission latest on retailers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consumer choice could be limited by supermarket dominance, the Competition Commission (CC) said this morning.

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Red wine reduces cancer risks

Published:  23 July, 2008

New research shows drinking the equivalent of a bottle of red wine a day reduces the risk of getting cancer.

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Beringer launches ad campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Californian brand Beringer has invested a "six-figure sum" to launch its first-ever UK advertising campaign in a bid to get consumers to trade up from the sub-5 Californian category.

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Raynaud fails to squash Robert Parker expos

Published:  23 July, 2008

FRANCE: Bordeaux's Alain Raynaud has failed in his legal attempt to strike passages from the Robert Parker expos, published in France.

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Morrisons takes on wine trading manager

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket Morrisons looks set to increase its wine selling activities with the appointments of Dr Arabella Woodrow MW as its wine team's trading manager.

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Adnams opens sixth store

Published:  23 July, 2008

Brewers-to-retailer Adnams has opened its latest Cellar & Kitchen shop in Saffron Waldon, Essex.

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Pernod focus on Creek, Montana and Viejo

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard will focus on three wine brands this year - Jacob's Creek, Montana and Campo Viejo.

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Justerini's chair to step down

Published:  23 July, 2008

Fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks has announced its chairman will retire in December after 40 years with the company.

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Risk-free wine purchases from Asda

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda is launching a range of mini wine taster bottles to help shoppers select new wines.

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Wines of Germany goes blogging

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sommeliers and wine writers to contribute to the blogging function on the revamped website.

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Bordeaux harvest: day 25

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Bordelais move into the cellar as the true quality of the 2007 is gauged

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Food air miles go up

Published:  23 July, 2008

The distance travelled by food air-freighted into the UK increased by 31% or 65,000 tonnes in 2006, according to new government statistics.

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FDF to cut packaging waste

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a major environmental plan aimed at cutting CO2 emissions, food and packaging waste and water use.

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Smoking ban fails to damage nightclub demand

Published:  23 July, 2008

Nightclub operator Luminar believes the smoking ban has had a marginal impact' on its business.

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Sparkling wine sales beat summer weather blues

Published:  23 July, 2008

Poor summer weather didn't prevent UK sparkling wine sales climbing 7% by value and 3% by volume, according to AC Nielsen off trade figures.


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