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EU ruling on organic production

Published:  23 July, 2008

The European Union has reached an agreement on organic production and labelling which will form the basis of new rules for organic wine and yeasts used in fermentation.

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Viniportugal vice-president to open new winery

Published:  23 July, 2008

Paulo Amorim, the vice-president of generic body Viniportugal, is to open a new winery in the Alentejo.

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Moldovan Wine Back in Russia?

Published:  23 July, 2008

Agreement between presidents Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Voronin at their June summit has paved the way for the return of Moldovan wines to Russia.

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No show for South African wine at Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

French customs impound the country's wines for two days forcing scores of wine producers to miss the world's largest wine fair.

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Intersud announces 10-year marketing plan

Published:  23 July, 2008

Intersud, which represents the four wine-producing areas of Languedoc-Roussillon, has announced details of a major marketing strategy which sets out production and sales targets in six key markets.

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Castel MD denies Oddbins phase-out

Published:  23 July, 2008

Anne Burchett, MD of Castel UK, has hit back at criticism of multiple retailer Oddbins, and denied that its branches will all be rebranded as Nicolas stores.

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Pub wine festival won't educate drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Having increased sales by 45% during its first wine festival, pub chain J D Wetherspoon is holding its second.

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Vinexpo opens

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vinexpo has been officially opened by the Mayor of Bordeaux

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Scotland to boost food and drink industry

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotland food and drink industry joins forces to boost the country's food and drink industry towards a value target of 10billion by 2017.


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Curb on shooter promotions

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Portman Group is to curb suppliers promoting the rapid drinking of slammers and shooters.

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90.000 boost for Fairtrade producer

Published:  23 July, 2008

South African co-operative Du Toitskloof has received more than 90,000 to build a new community centre.

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Glenfiddich goes Chinese

Published:  23 July, 2008

The distillery in Scotland's Dufftown has employed a Chinese-speaking guide to tackle an influx of oriental tourists.

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Halewood scrums down for Lamb's Navy deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Halewood International has secured a sponsorship deal with rugby league's Super League for its brand Lamb's Navy.

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Napa goes high-tech to foil wine fraudsters

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tamper-proof seals and radio-frequency ID chips sunk into corks are some of the measures being used in Napa to deter wine fraudsters.

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Diageo ditches drink brands

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has confirmed it has withdrawn Quinn's RTD, Archers Vea and Slate 20 from the market.

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Glenfiddich distillery is Scottish Icon

Published:  23 July, 2008

Glenfiddich's Dufftown distillery in Speyside has been named as an Icon of Scotland' by Scotland Magazine.

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UB Group to develop winery in India

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vijay Mallya's United Business Group (UB) to target export market.



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Ghostbuster wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Actor Dan Aykroyd, star of Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers, is to have a multi-million-pound winery opened in his name in his native Canada.

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Russia invests in Cognac

Published:  23 July, 2008

A spate of Russian investment in Cognac has left its generic body puzzled.

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New hope for Evans & Tate

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new party has emerged in the Evans & Tate saga, after its main creditor, ANZ Banking Group, was unable to find a co-investor for the business.

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