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California wineries step up wine production

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: The Paso Robles AVA and Greater San Luis Obispo County Wine and Wine Grape industries are set to increase their wine production by an additional 3.6million cases a year.

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I spy a new wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

US-based The Wine Spies launches new online direct to consumer wine service.

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New Zealand dollar hits wine company profits

Published:  23 July, 2008

Financial: The high New Zealand dollar has forced the New Zealand Wine Company's (NZWC) profits to fall by more than 6%, despite record sales boosted by the winery's carbon neutral status.

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New Zealand wine goes pure

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZWG) launched its Pure Discovery brand campaign at the New Zealand Wine Exporters Forum in Wellington on July 30 2007 to further drive the country's wines in key overseas markets.

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Wine film sparks fresh row

Published:  23 July, 2008

British merchant threatens to sue the makers of new film Bottle Shock.

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Bacardi to drive flagship Dewer blend

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bacardi is to invest more than $250m (122.86m) in Scotch whisky production in a bid to drive global growth for its flagship Dewar's blend.

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Northern Rhne announces action plan

Published:  23 July, 2008

The northern Rhne's largest appellation has admitted it lacks dynamism and needs to justify its prices

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Diageo goes mobile with Smirnoff

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consumers on the move will be able to access a Smirnoff mobile phone service.

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US blended red wine debut

Published:  23 July, 2008

Californian wine maker Kendall-Jackson has launched a blended red it claims is aimed at premium buyers.

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Foster's MD outlines marketing plans

Published:  23 July, 2008

Fosters MD Jamie Odell has discussed the company's future strategy and outlook, at the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference in Adelaide.

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Hitler's Champagne goes to auction

Published:  23 July, 2008

A bottle of 1937 vintage Mot & Chandon Champagne which is said to have been taken from Hitler's cellar will be auctioned this month.

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"No complacency" over phylloxera

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian producers have been warned not to be complacent over the potential for phylloxera outbreaks, according to Kevin Powell of DPI Rutherglen.

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Henry speaks out on Australia's next big challenge

Published:  23 July, 2008

There are key issues that the Australian wine industry needs to address if it is to improve its performance in export markets, an Adelaide wine conference heard this week.

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C&C group profits set to fall 35%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Magners cider producer profits hit by bad weather and increased competition

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Alcohol charity calls for curb on supermarket promotions

Published:  23 July, 2008

Addaction - Britain's biggest specialist drug and alcohol treatment agency - is calling for a ban on supermarket discounting following a growing trend in teenagers drinking heavily before going out on the town.

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Bacardi to drive flagship Dewar blend

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bacardi is to invest more than $250m (122.86m) in Scotch whisky production in a bid to drive global growth for its flagship Dewar's blend.

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Gallo expands futher into Napa

Published:  23 July, 2008

E & J Gallo has bought Napa estate William Hill from Beam Wine Estates (BWE) for an undisclosed sum.

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Fortune Brands reports dip in second-quarter results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Fortune Brands, the parent company of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, has reported net income of $232 million (114.18) for the second quarter of 2007, compared to $248m (122.03), in the same period a year ago.

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Diageo launches 5m Smirnoff campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo GB has launched its biggest ever marketing campaign for its Smirnoff vodka brand.

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Cognac volumes to smash records

Published:  23 July, 2008

Volumes of production for Cognac in 2007 are expected to break current production records, latest figures show.

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