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Give us your views on Harper's Green Debate

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers is launching The Green Debate to give the drink's industry a platform to discuss key sustainability and environmental issues.

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Norway may increase alcohol tax

Published:  23 July, 2008

A government committee in Norway has proposed increasing the tax on alcohol by 10%.

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WTO queries Indian tariffs on US wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is examining US claims that Indian import duties discriminate against US wines and spirits.

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What wine do women want?

Published:  23 July, 2008

An Australian wine show has announced a controversial new trophy - The Wine Women Want - following a run of what may be deemed sexist wine competitions.

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Laurent-Perrier celebrates Glamour Woman of the Year

Published:  23 July, 2008

Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut Champagne was the favourite tipple among film stars and supermodels alike at the prestigious Glamour Woman of the Year Awards this month.

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Call for the government to support Fairtrade

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harriet Lamb, executive director of the UK's Fairtrade Foundation, has called on the Government to support Fairtrade.

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Russian leader

Published:  23 July, 2008

Russian Standard is a range of three new wheat-based vodkas hoping to do as well in the UK as its homeland.

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Smoking ban blamed for fall in alcohol sales in Scotland

Published:  23 July, 2008

Beer sales hit the hardest but wine volume up 3% year-on-year.

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Brocard leaves Chablis

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stphane Brocard, son of Jean-Marc Brocard, has left his family's awarded domaine in Chablis to start up his own ngociant business dealing with red Burgundy.

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Burn Stewart distribution back in-house

Published:  23 July, 2008

Burn Stewart Distillers, maker of Scottish Leader, Black Bottle and Bunnahabhain whiskies, has ditched its London-based distributor Paragon Vintners and brought its sales back home to Scotland.

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Foreign visitors descend on Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

The world's biggest wine and spirit fair sees a record number of foreign visitors.


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Scottish whisky comes to England

Published:  23 July, 2008

One of Scotland's most lauded master distillers has crossed the border to establish England's first whisky distillery.

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New whisky law announced

Published:  23 July, 2008

New EU spirit drinks law says whisky cannot be flavoured or sweetened.

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Napa cult wines attract high bids

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 27th Auction Napa Valley, the annual fundraiser and showcase for Napa Valley wines, raised a near-record $9.8 million (4.9 million) last Saturday, thanks to heated bidding for cult wines such as Screaming Eagle, Hundred Acre and Harlan Estate.

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Public consultation on Wine Standards

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine Standards branch of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a 12-week public consultation on its enforcement policy.

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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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