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Mildew ravages Bordeaux vineyards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vine mildew threatens to ruin Bordeaux's wine harvest, following 60 days of constant rain.

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McLaren Vale bottling line

Published:  23 July, 2008

Torresan Estate in South Australia's McLaren Vale is opening the region's first fully automated, environmentally friendly contract bottling facility.

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Court warns Rodenstock to cooperate

Published:  23 July, 2008

Hardy Rodenstock, the German wine collector accused of selling counterfeit wine, may have a default judgement entered against him if he does not cooperate.

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Drinks trade hits back at Tory plans

Published:  23 July, 2008

The drinks trade has called Tory plans to raise 400 million from higher taxes on alcohol "flawed and nave".

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Whole Foods denies last orders for in-store pub

Published:  23 July, 2008

Happy hours and drinks deals at The Bramley, the in-store pub at the upmarket Whole Foods Market in London's Kensington, is not in response to poor trade, harper.co.uk was told.

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Magners strike threat

Published:  23 July, 2008

Industrial action at the Magners cider factory could disrupt supplies to the UK.

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Whisky demand spurs extra ferry crossings

Published:  23 July, 2008

Record global demand for Islay whisky has forced Caledonian MacBrayne to add extra ferry sailings in winter between the famed peat island and the Scottish mainland.

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Kwik Save signs 18m deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

KPMG, the administrators of supermarket chain Kwik Save, say they have sold 56 of the firm's stores for 18m, saving about 600 jobs.

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WTO will still investigate India's import duty

Published:  23 July, 2008

The World Trade Organisation will continue its case against India - despite the country slashing its high import duty


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EU scheme to fast track through custom controls

Published:  23 July, 2008

New European Union scheme aims to simplify exporting and importing for businesses working within the 27 member states.

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Does Global Warming exist?

Published:  23 July, 2008

In truth it doesn't matter whether you believe global warming exists or not. Whether you think it's caused by anthropogenic carbon emissions, sun spot activity or a particularly flatulent haddock off Grimsby called Alan. What's really important is that this issue matters to voters.

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Inspirit to distribute Sagatiba in UK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cachaa producer Sagatiba has appointed drinks marketing agency inspirit brands as its exclusive UK distributor as of August 1.

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UK still the key market for Australia

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK is Australia's biggest wine export market in both volume and value, buying in 281 million litres of wine worth 415m.

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Chile overtakes Spain for first time in UK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sales of Chilean wine have exceeded those of Spain for the first time ever in the UK.

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United Wineries invests in Rueda

Published:  23 July, 2008

United Wineries has bought Vega de la Reina winery in the wine region of Rueda in a bid to strengthen is premium white wine offer.

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Rum producers seeks snap-happy sailors

Published:  23 July, 2008

Rum producer Mount Gay has called on sailing enthusiasts to share their memorable photos in the 2007 Red Cap contest.

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Constellation and Punch Taverns tie-up given go-ahead

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) gives consent to a tie-up between the UK's largest pub company and the world's largest wine merchant, Constellation Brands.

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Miguel Ros takes top prize at the Quality Drink Awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Miguel Torres Chile San Mdin Cabernet Sauvignon Ros 2006 won the most prestigious prize at the annual Quality Drink Awards 2007.

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EU attacks loss making winemakers

Published:  23 July, 2008

The EU yesterday proposed that 200,000 hectares of vineyards be grubbed up across Europe.

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Yvon Mau boss steps down after 35 years

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jean-Franois Mau, who has headed up Bordeaux ngociant Yvon Mau for 35 years, is to leave the company next month.

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