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Sideways snobbery subsides for Merlot

Published:  23 July, 2008

Merlot sales are recovering from the downturn they experienced in the aftermath of Hollywood wine hit Sideways'.

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Scottish retailers could face alcohol levy

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Scottish Government is planning to impose an alcohol levy on supermarkets and off-licences to help pay for the consequences of binge drinking, according to the Scotsman newspaper.

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Barcardi, Brown-Forman and Remy Cointreau extend US distribution

Published:  23 July, 2008

Barcardi, Brown-Forman and Remy Cointreau have announced they are expanding their US distribution alliance.

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ACS backs Conservative alcohol stance

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has backed Conservative Party calls for Government and police to make more effective use of their powers to tackle underage drinkers.

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Australian wine exports drop

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine exports from Australia have dropped for the first time in 12 years, new figures show.

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Tasmanian wine industry gets million dollar boost

Published:  23 July, 2008

An A$1.8 million (835,000) government grant has been awarded to the Tasmanian wine industry.

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Wine category manager to leave Tesco BWS division

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jason Godley will leave his position as wine category manager in Tesco's beer, wine and spirits (BWS) division.

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Half of US wineries face new ownership by 2018

Published:  23 July, 2008

Some 51% of Western US wineries will change hands in the next decade, according to a new report.

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January sales up as food and drink impress

Published:  23 July, 2008

January saw a 2.6% increase in like-for-like retail sales with the food and drink sector performing encouragingly, new British Retail Consortium (BRC) figures show.

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Tax rises won't curb drink-related problems, says Poley

Published:  23 July, 2008

Portman Group chief executive David Poley has responded to a Government-backed independent review of drinks industry standards by warning tax increases will not stop alcohol misuse.

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Malbec blog launches

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new blog celebrating 500 years of Malbec tradition has been launched for web-savvy wine enthusiasts.

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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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