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Hardy's moves its winemaking base

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine company Hardy's will move its winemaking and packaging facility from Buronga winery to Berri Estate in a US$22 million (10.5m) move.

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Retailer paying its customers for being green

Published:  23 July, 2008

An independent wine merchant has started paying customers to reuse the plastic carrier bags issued by its shops.

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2007 Young Wine Writer announced

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ray O'Connor, sales and marketing manager for the International Wine Challenge has been announced as this year's winner of the Young Wine Writers Award.

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Banning plastic bags needs more thinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Association of Convenience Stores has said the decision by London Councils to lobby for a ban on free plastic bags needs more thinking and potentially a wider remit.


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Retail sales volumes on the up

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Retail sales volumes were up by 1.4% in the three months to the end of October, according to the Office of National Statistics.

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Turning wine waste into electricity

Published:  23 July, 2008

Canada: Wine-making waste will be turned into electricity under a Canadian plan to capture methane gas from decomposing grape skins and seeds produced in southern Ontario's Niagara grape-growing region.

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Sainsbury's bounces back with 27% increase in profits

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's has bounced back from the failed takeover bid from Delta Two to report a 19.6% increase in pre-tax profilts to 232m for the six months to October 6

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Brewers hit by climate change

Published:  23 July, 2008

Hundreds of Britain's independent brewers could be forced to put up beer prices and lay people off as the cost for malted barley and hops increases due to the impact of climate change.

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Retailers set for half a billion Xmas ad spend

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK's major retail groups are to spend at least 530 on advertising over the Christmas period.

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London councils set to ban plastic bags

Published:  23 July, 2008

Local authorities are expected to move today to ban the use of plastic shopping bags in the UK capital.

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New president for Academy Food and Wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Roy Ackerman CBE as been named as the new president of The Academy of Food and Wine and will take over the role from Lord Thurso who has agred to stay on as patron of the organisation.

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Yalumba wins green award

Published:  23 July, 2008

Barossa winery Yalumba was awarded the International Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice (Australia and New Zealand) from the House of Commons.

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Fortune sells off wine business to Constellation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Fortune Brands, which owns Beam Global Spirits and Wine, has sold off its wine business to Constellation Brands for a reported US$885 million (428.3m).

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St Pancras champagne bar opens tomorrow

Published:  23 July, 2008

Europe's longest champagne bar opens for business tomorrow (November 14th) at St Pancras International station.

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Constellation consolidates winemaking and packaging

Published:  23 July, 2008
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European medical chiefs to set up an anti-alcohol charter

Published:  23 July, 2008

Senior medical chiefs from the UK and across Europe are to meet tomorrow to agree and produce a charter that it hopes will form a springboard to "reduce the harm caused by alcohol to Europe".

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Drinks industry challenges alcohol lobby group

Published:  23 July, 2008

The five main drinks industry trade associations have written to the Alcohol Health Alliance, a 21-strong health lobby group, calling on them to back up their allegations with hard facts.

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Fine wine helps Majestic sales growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

Majestic Wine has sailed through a difficult trading period with its overall sales up 2.4% for the first half of the year.

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Musar strike UK deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Lebanese producer Chateau Musar will de-list its entire Cuve range from the UK market and launch a new label with Constellation-owned Matthew Clark.

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WSTA says new Alcohol Health Alliance is "mis-directed"

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jeremy Beadles, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, has said the new Alcohol Health Alliance, officially launched today, calling for tougher measures to curb the level of drinking in the UK is "mis-directed".

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