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Castel MD denies Oddbins phase-out

Published:  23 July, 2008

Anne Burchett, MD of Castel UK, has hit back at criticism of multiple retailer Oddbins, and denied that its branches will all be rebranded as Nicolas stores.

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Pub wine festival won't educate drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Having increased sales by 45% during its first wine festival, pub chain J D Wetherspoon is holding its second.

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Vinexpo opens

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vinexpo has been officially opened by the Mayor of Bordeaux

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Scotland to boost food and drink industry

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotland food and drink industry joins forces to boost the country's food and drink industry towards a value target of 10billion by 2017.


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Curb on shooter promotions

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Portman Group is to curb suppliers promoting the rapid drinking of slammers and shooters.

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90.000 boost for Fairtrade producer

Published:  23 July, 2008

South African co-operative Du Toitskloof has received more than 90,000 to build a new community centre.

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Glenfiddich goes Chinese

Published:  23 July, 2008

The distillery in Scotland's Dufftown has employed a Chinese-speaking guide to tackle an influx of oriental tourists.

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Halewood scrums down for Lamb's Navy deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Halewood International has secured a sponsorship deal with rugby league's Super League for its brand Lamb's Navy.

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Napa goes high-tech to foil wine fraudsters

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tamper-proof seals and radio-frequency ID chips sunk into corks are some of the measures being used in Napa to deter wine fraudsters.

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Diageo ditches drink brands

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has confirmed it has withdrawn Quinn's RTD, Archers Vea and Slate 20 from the market.

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Glenfiddich distillery is Scottish Icon

Published:  23 July, 2008

Glenfiddich's Dufftown distillery in Speyside has been named as an Icon of Scotland' by Scotland Magazine.

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UB Group to develop winery in India

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vijay Mallya's United Business Group (UB) to target export market.



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Ghostbuster wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Actor Dan Aykroyd, star of Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers, is to have a multi-million-pound winery opened in his name in his native Canada.

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Russia invests in Cognac

Published:  23 July, 2008

A spate of Russian investment in Cognac has left its generic body puzzled.

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New hope for Evans & Tate

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new party has emerged in the Evans & Tate saga, after its main creditor, ANZ Banking Group, was unable to find a co-investor for the business.

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Canada wine industry launches new research foundation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ontario's grape and wine industry is looking to become more innovative with the launch of a new research foundation.

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Cognac to host 25th Detective Thriller Film Festival

Published:  23 July, 2008

Top prizes include the Grand Prix du Festival de Cognac.

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Annual check-up for FSA's wine standards branch

Published:  23 July, 2008

One year after the Wine Standards Board (WSB) became part of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), it has launched a 12-week public consultation on its enforcement policy.

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Tesco criticised for offering wine discounts

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tesco under-fire for offering loyal consumers discounts on wine.

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Scotland calls for rise in legal drinking age

Published:  23 July, 2008

18 years is too young for people to drink alcohol unsupervised.

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