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Spirits help Diageo to 8% growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Strong demand for Johnnie Walker whisky and Captain Morgan rum in the US and South America has helped UK drinks giant Diageo record an 8% profit growth this fiscal year.

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Constellation profits dive

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stronger competition in Britain and a drop in wine shipments to US wholesalers have seen US-owned Constellation Brands, the world's largest wine producer, record a 64% fall in its first-quarter profits.

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UK tops frequent drinking chart

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK wine drinkers are the most frequent consumers on the world export market, with more than 80% drinking wine more than once a week.

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Gaymers announces 4 million campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Gaymer Cider Company has revealed that it will be investing 4 million in its key brand Gaymers Original this year.

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English whisky tipped for success

Published:  23 July, 2008

England's first single-malt whisky would be as good as those north of the border - but there may be few Scots willing to admit it, predicts the UK's foremost whisky retailer.

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UK vineyards hit by flooding

Published:  23 July, 2008

English and Welsh vineyards have held fast amid the floods and torrential downpours, while licensees are counting the cost of the devastation.

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Robotic lagares "best for vintage Port"

Published:  23 July, 2008

BY STUART PESKETT
The Symington family, which owns Graham's, Dow's, and Warre's Port houses, claims that robotic lagares are the best bet for making top-quality Port.

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Violence in young binge drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Young binge drinkers are likely to resort to violence, a new survey says.

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Generics cautious over green policies

Published:  23 July, 2008

While the UK's generic wine bodies support an industry forum such as Harpers' Green Debate to tackle environmental and sustainability issues, many are hesitant at initiatives that will be all talk and little action.

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Diageo loses South Korea import licence

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks giant Diageo lost its licence to import alcohol into South Korea and was fined 160,000 after tax authorities found it was involved in illegal sales to unlicensed wholesalers.

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BMA calls for an end to cheap supermarket booze promotions

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alcohol voluntary agreements do not go far enough, the influential group warns.

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English speaking countries top wine drinking consumption

Published:  23 July, 2008

Half of American, Australian and British wine drinkers drink wine at least twice a week, compared with a quarter of Finnish and 32% of Japanese wine drinker, the latest research from Wine Intelligence reveals.

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Summer rain dampens C&C drinks group's profits

Published:  23 July, 2008

Shares for the cider-making C&C drinks group fell back by nearly 6% according to the Reuters news agency.

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WTO investigates US complaint on Indian wine duties

Published:  23 July, 2008

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has set-up a panel to examine India's wine and distilled spirits tariffs at the request of the United States.

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Underage binge drinkers still a problem

Published:  23 July, 2008

The number of children who buy and drink alcohol is on the wane but revealed those who do drink are regular binge drinkers.

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Free responsible alcohol retailing courses offered

Published:  23 July, 2008

Inn-Dispensable offers 300 places on courses through-out July

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Hospital admissions caused by alcohol double in 10 years

Published:  23 July, 2008

Women and children warned as figures increase by a third.

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Drinks trade rejects calls for higher alcohol taxes

Published:  23 July, 2008

The drinks trade has rebuked calls from the medical profession for higher taxes on alcohol after government figures showed alcohol-related hospital admissions have doubled in the past 10 years.

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Reduce alcohol unit signage, urge pubs

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations and the British Beer and Pub Association have called on the government, police and councils to reduce the number of signs publicans have to display.

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Port sales continue to decline.

Published:  23 July, 2008

Port sales continue to fall worldwide, although light wine sales in the Douro are bucking the trend.

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