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Diageo rapped by advert watchdog

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Stuart Peskett
Two alcopop manufacturers have been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which ruled that their respective ad campaigns appealed to under-18s.

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Tagus Creek wins Poppy Appeal deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Portuguese brand Tagus Creek is to bear The Royal British Legion's poppy logo until the end of 2007.

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Profile on Paul Henry of the AWBC: 'Henry bosses the Aussies' - by Tony Keys

Published:  23 July, 2008

Young family, new job, rising star within his chosen field. All of these are applicable to Paul Henry, who took over the role of general manager market development at the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) in April this year.

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New on-trade ambassador for the wines of Chile

Published:  23 July, 2008

As part of a new drive to increase shelf space for Chilean wines in the UK on-trade, Wines of Chile sponsored a 2006 Travel Award for the Academy of Food and Wine Services.

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News special: IWC's wine fault analysis

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Paul White - Anyone who has watched the wine closure debate closely over the past few years will have noticed the almost complete absence of objective statistics available to tell us how corks, synthetics and screwcaps actually behave in real-world conditions.

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Arbutus steals the show... twice

Published:  23 July, 2008

Arbutus in Soho has been voted London's Best New Restaurant by two separate sources in quick succession.

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Magners dumped by All Bar One

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 40-strong All Bar One chain, owned by Mitchell's and Butler, has announced that Magners has been dropped as its bottled cider brand from mid-September 2006 in favour of Aspall's bottled Draught Suffolk Cyder.

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Four new openings for Peyton

Published:  23 July, 2008

Following on from the successful launch of the National Dining Rooms at The National Gallery in London earlier this year, Oliver Peyton has launched three more London ventures this September, with a further opening planned for October.

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WSET supports Fifteen wine scholarship

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) contributed to the second year of Fifteen restaurant's wine scholarship by enabling Goliat Booysen, trainee winemaker at Cloof Wine Estate, to return to South Africa with an intermediate certificate.

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Wine and art at Tate

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tate Entertaining and Matthew Jukes are joining forces for the second year running to provide an evening of wine, art and food at the Tate Modern on Thursday 5 October.

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Pallini for everyone

Published:  23 July, 2008

Frankie's Italian Bar and Grill - the chain of restaurants from Marco Pierre White and Frankie Dettori - has started campaign to reward its customers by offering each diner a complimentary glass of Pallini Limoncello after their meal.

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Wine for hospital

Published:  23 July, 2008

Berry Bros & Rudd has branched out into hospital care and introduced a fine wine list to sit alongside the sophisticated' food menus at King Edward VII's Hospital in London.

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McGuigan Simeon denies takeover rumours

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian winery McGuigan Simeon has denied takeover rumours, adding that it cannot explain why its share price has surged by more than 40% in the past two weeks.

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Drink pink

Published:  23 July, 2008

In the summer of 2006, the barbeques were fired up and bottles of the pink stuff flew off the shelves.

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'Turning up the heat' - by Anastasia Edwards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Although Cyrus Todiwala MBE, owner and executive chef of Caf Spice Namast in the City of London, has been a long-standing supporter of National Curry Week, which this year takes place from 22 to 28 October, he would like to set the record straight about a few things. For starters, he'll have you know, there is no such thing as curry.

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Pernod fails to impress

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard's sales for the year to 30 June increased 68%to 6 billion and its net profit rose 32% to 639 million, both figures beating analysts' expectations.

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Glenmorangie is a sea of tranquillity

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotch whisky producer Glenmorangie is to launch a new press and outdoor campaign extolling the virtues of peace and tranquillity.

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Bushmills' new look

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has created a new look for Bushmills Irish whiskey, and is also investing 500,000 in a marketing campaign.

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Courvoisier: earn it

Published:  23 July, 2008

A total of 1 million is being spent on a Christmas campaign to attract younger consumers to Courvoisier Cognac by Beam Global Spirits and Wine.

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Absolut for sale

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Ron Emler
The election of a new centre-right government in Sweden has
prompted speculation about the future of Absolut, the world's third biggest-selling vodka brand.

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