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Wine Society takes national retailer award

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine Society took the Portuguese national retailer award at last night's Portuguese wine awards dinner.

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New Zealand corners 5-and-over UK market

Published:  23 July, 2008

There has been a marked increase in sales of New Zealand wine products in the UK, new figures suggest.

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Wines of Germany targets US

Published:  23 July, 2008

The European Union is to help fund a campaign to promote Riesling to the US market.


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Home Secretary attacks cheap drinks promotions

Published:  23 July, 2008

But commends industry for social responsibility work

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Diageo's Rosenblum Cellars purchase cleared

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo's purchase of Rosenblum Cellars was cleared by US antitrust officials this week.

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Edrington acquires majority stake in rum company

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Edrington Group has acquired a majority shareholding stake in the Brugal Company.

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World of Patria takes on De Bortoli wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

The World of Patria, has taken over the duty free distribution of the De Bortoli wine range.

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Diageo secures distribution rights for Zacapa

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has secured a three-year deal to globally distribute and market the Zacapa rum brand.

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Japanese wine exported to EU for first time

Published:  23 July, 2008

Shizen 2006 has become the first Japanese wine to be imported into the European Union (EU).

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Austria plays host to Sauvignon Congress 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Graz, Austria will be the home of the World Sauvignon Congress 2008.

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92% of viewers consider Diageo responsible drinking campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo's recent Choices' advertising campaign made 92% of viewers consider the message of responsible drinking, new figures show.

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Winemaking waste could prevent tooth decay

Published:  23 July, 2008

Red wine grapes and pomace left behind after winemaking may help to prevent tooth decay, new research shows.

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Call for brake on spirits tax rises

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK's Gin and Vodka Association has called on the Chancellor not to touch spirits taxation with spiralling production costs hitting the industry.

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Bonfils buys James Herrick

Published:  23 July, 2008

Languedoc wine producer picks up Foster's James Herrick brand

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Call for tourism industry to promote Edinburgh and Glasgow as one

Published:  23 July, 2008

A Scottish organisation is searching for people in the tourism sector to help it boost collaboration between Edinburgh and Glasgow

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Foster's Wine Estates to conserve energy

Published:  23 July, 2008

Foster's to receive cash incentives for efficient use of electricity


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SWA chiefs call for better collaboration with Government

Published:  23 July, 2008

It is the job of both the industry and the Government to work together to promote a responsible drinking culture in Scotland.

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Origin Wines take on Orbital

Published:  23 July, 2008

South Africa's Origin Wines has beaten off more than 20 bidders for Orbital Wines.

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Diageo pulls out of Absolut race

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has bought a 50% stake in vodka brand Ketel One, in effect, ruling itself out of the race for Absolut.

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Australia prepared to lose no 1 spot

Published:  23 July, 2008

Leading figures in Australia have claimed its position as the UK market leader by volume and volume is not sustainable and is detrimental to its wine industry

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