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Constellation launches 12million campaign for Hardys

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Europe said it is investing the "biggest-ever" UK spend behind a wine brand in a bid to keep Hardys at No 1.

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Pernod Ricard beats the pack in V&S auction

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard announced today (March 31) it has acquired Vin & Sprit (V&S) beating Fortune Brands to the purchase.

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Drinks packaging found to be highly compliant

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Portman Group industry watchdog today published the findings of an independent audit by management consultancy PIPC that found high levels of compliance with the code of practice.

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Day 43 of Clare Valley Vintage - Going stir crazy

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. The Easter bunny was very good to KT last weekend.

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Diageo's Ketel One deal delayed

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo's purchase of Dutch vodka label Ketel One has been delayed by a secondary information request from US regulators.

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Bushmills Whiskey: Harpers TV Profile

Published:  23 July, 2008

Shivaun Lucey, Global Brand Director for Bushmills Irish Whiskey, spoke to Harpers TV about the distillery's 400-year anniversary plans for 2008.

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English Wine Producers hook up with St George's Day

Published:  23 July, 2008

St George's Day picked for English Wine Producers' annual trade tasting.

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Day 44 of Clare Valley Vintage - Oenological Balance

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. I'm constantly amazed by the wine industry - there's always something new on the agenda and when I recently read about the concept of oenological racism', I almost spilt my glass of vino.

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Direct sales by US wineries hit record levels

Published:  23 July, 2008

More US wineries than ever sold their products directly to consumers in 2007, a new study shows.

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New World wine countries gain market share from Europe

Published:  23 July, 2008

The southern hemisphere and the USA are steadily gaining market share over Europe, according to a world wine body.


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Diageo calls for pregnancy warning on drink labels

Published:  23 July, 2008

The inclusion of pregnancy guidance on alcohol beverage labels should be mandatory, one leading drinks firm has said.

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Alistair Darling banned from pubs

Published:  23 July, 2008

A campaign to ban the Chancellor from every pub in Britain has now made its way to Brussels following the Government's price increases on alcohol in the Budget.

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EU wines suffer from systematic' contamination

Published:  23 July, 2008

European wines suffer from systematic' pesticide contamination, a new study has found.

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Petroni Vineyards told not to use Brunello' tag

Published:  23 July, 2008

Petroni Vineyards has found itself in a dispute with an Italian wine consortium over its use of the Brunello name.

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France is set to regain top status: Harpers' Podcast

Published:  23 July, 2008

France has the potential to overtake Australia as the top-selling wine producer in the UK after a "tragic" fall, according to leading members of the UK wine industry.

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France Under One Roof: Podcast

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers' first French podcast, produced in association with Thierry's, covers March's 'France under One Roof Tasting' at Lord's Cricket Ground.

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V&S profits rise on Absolut growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 2007 annual report for drinks firm Vin & Sprit (V&S) has shown group operating profits increased by 1% with marked growth in the company's integral brand Absolut Vodka.

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Lehmann predicts a good year

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine is set to get back on track with its 2008 vintage, according to Adelaide-based producer Doug Lehmann, managing director of Peter Lehmann Wines.

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French barrel making firm post strong results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tonnelleries Franois Frres, the French barrel making company, has posted impressive results for 2007-08 .

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Recycled PET comes out top in carbon study

Published:  23 July, 2008

Using recycled PET outstrips the benefits of ordinary PET packaging when reducing carbon emissions, a new study has found.

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