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Foster's Group sales rise 16%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Foster's Group has reported a 16% gain in second-half earnings on sales of more-profitable beers and higher-priced wine.

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Home Office reprimanded for "dodgy off-licences" comment

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Home secretary Jacqui Smith under fire for blaming "dodgy off-licences" for the rise in under-age drinking.

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Houghton wines go out to sea

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Western Australia's Houghton winery is taking its samples out to sea as the official sponsor of Houghton rib.

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Evans & Tate could be sold by November

Published:  23 July, 2008

AUSTRALIA: Administrators tell growers there are no guarantees of payment for last year's grapes until a new buyer is found.


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Swiss village battles to name its wine Champagne

Published:  23 July, 2008

SWITZERLAND: Winemakers from the Swiss village of Champagne have lost a legal battle to attach the town's name to locally-produced wine.

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Desperate Greek farmer fights fire with wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

GREECE: (Reuters) Farmer uses wine to quench fierce flames as water runs dry

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EU looks to transform wine into biofuel

Published:  23 July, 2008

EUROPE: The European Union (EU) has lodged a notice in its Official Journal (OJEU) to sell unwanted wine to make bioethanol.

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Arnie to promote wine on TV

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is to promote the state's wine in a series of TV ads

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Children exposed to TV alcohol ads

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alcohol Concern calls for watershed on TV alcohol ads.

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Mumbai to axe 200% tax on Scotch whisky

Published:  23 July, 2008

INDIA: Scotch whisky producers win battle to get Mumbai, to drop the 200% tax on imported whisky it imposed in July.

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Scientists crack Pinot Noir genetic code

Published:  23 July, 2008

FRANCE: The break-through could lead to improved pest resistance and new wine flavours.

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Evans & Tate wines secures new distributor

Published:  23 July, 2008

AUSTRALIA: McWilliam Wines comes to the rescue of troubled Evans & Tate.

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Liberal Democrats reveal big rise in women drink driving

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: The Liberal Democrats is urging the Government to target women following a rise in drink drive offences.

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Earliest French harvest on record begins

Published:  23 July, 2008

FRANCE: The harvest in the Champagne region is already under way - one of the earliest French grape harvests on record.

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Food industry takes the lead on green schemes

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: More than 80% of supply chain professionals believe their business has a scheme in place to make their distribution performance more sustainable, according to research by IGD.

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Foster's sells Nurioopta complex

Published:  23 July, 2008

AUSTRALIA: Tarac Technologies has bought Foster's Nurioopta white winery packaging and warehouse complex for an undisclosed sum.

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Record amount raised at Penfolds auction

Published:  23 July, 2008

The largest-ever auction of Penfolds wines has raised a record amount, with two rare sets of Grange selling for nearly 125,000.

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Government probes into supermarket pricing

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Home secretary confirms joint Home Office/Department of Health (DoH) investigation into supermarket discounting.

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Absolut owners upbeat despite profit loss

Published:  23 July, 2008

SWEDEN: Swedish drinks company Vin & Sprit, which owns brand including Absolut vodka has seen a fall in profits of 19% despite increasing sales volume.

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Australian appellation rejected

Published:  23 July, 2008

Plans to create a new Geographical Indication (GI) called Penola have been thrown out by authorities as "confusing and potentially misleading".

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