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Cognac to host 25th Detective Thriller Film Festival

Published:  23 July, 2008

Top prizes include the Grand Prix du Festival de Cognac.

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Annual check-up for FSA's wine standards branch

Published:  23 July, 2008

One year after the Wine Standards Board (WSB) became part of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), it has launched a 12-week public consultation on its enforcement policy.

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Tesco criticised for offering wine discounts

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tesco under-fire for offering loyal consumers discounts on wine.

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Scotland calls for rise in legal drinking age

Published:  23 July, 2008

18 years is too young for people to drink alcohol unsupervised.

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Waitrose to open ethical store

Published:  23 July, 2008

Waitrose is to go head-to-head with American rival Whole Foods Market by launching its first premium supermarket in London.

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Last chance to select your Most Inspiring person

Published:  23 July, 2008

Enter the Harper's magazine competition and win with Blason de Bourgogne

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Threshers sold again

Published:  23 July, 2008

One of Britain's largest off-licences is on the verge of being sold for the second time in a fortnight.

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Duncan & Taylor go carbon neutral

Published:  23 July, 2008

Whisky merchant Duncan Taylor & Co is to open Scotland's first carbon neutral distillery near Aberdeen.

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Tesco to drive Fresh and Easy growth in USA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The supermarket giant has pledged to have 50 stores open by the end of February 2008.

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Smoking ban will attract more consumers to pubs and bars

Published:  23 July, 2008

An extra 1.8m people are expected to flock to pubs, clubs and wine bars in England and Wales as a result of the smoking ban, according to a Mori Poll.

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EU calls for drinks industry to curb rising alcohol abuse

Published:  23 July, 2008

The European Commissioner for health is urging the alcoholic drinks industry to step up its fight against the rising binge drinking culture.

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Australia's grape harvest falls to its lowest level in a decade

Published:  23 July, 2008

But exports continue to grow.

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CAWG takes on European wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) declares the state an "independent nation."



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InBev shamed for abusing buying power

Published:  23 July, 2008

Inbev is the latest firm to be named and shamed on the Forum of Private Business (FPB) website.

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Wine leads the way in UK forecasts

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine to grow significantly over the next four years but megabrands stunt price growth potential.

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Strong spirit sales help to push Pernod Ricard growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

A good performance in spirit sales, particularly at the top end, has helped Pernod Ricard achieve a 10% rise in organic growth during the first nine months of the 2006/7 financial year.

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Diageo faces tax investigation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Inquiry into the global drinks giant's tax affairs by South Korean government threatens its liquor licence.

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EU court rules against Sweden's alcohol restrictions

Published:  23 July, 2008

European Union's top court rules against Swedish law limiting the sale of alcohol.

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Australia to stop using Champagne name

Published:  23 July, 2008

The European Commission has struck a deal with Australia to stop its vintners from using names of widely-known European tipples such as Champagne or Port.

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Swiss Academy hopes to attract UK diploma students

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Austrian Wine Academy has set up a partnership with the Swiss wine research centre in Hochschule Wdenswil to offer the WSET diploma course.

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