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LVMH reports buoyant trading

Published:  23 July, 2008

Louis Vuitton Mot Hennessy (LVMH) has announced its profits increased 11% to 1,440m (966.5m) for the first half of 2007.

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Facebook wine chooser's debut

Published:  23 July, 2008

American wine recommendation search engine Snooth has launched an application for the fast-growing Facebook Internet social network.

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Roussillon food-matching event gets ready for 2007 launch

Published:  23 July, 2008

The second Roussillon Dessert Trophy, which looks for the best food match for a Roussillon dessert wine, is about to launch.

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South Australian wine body launched

Published:  23 July, 2008

Southern Australian Barossa grape growers are to pay a levy of Aus$6 (2.52) to the Barossa Grape and Wine Association (BGWA), which is to be launched this September.

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McWilliam's steps in to secure E&T deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Debt-ridden winery Evans & Tate, which has been subject to a host of investment offers for more than a year, has finally accepted an offer from McWilliam's Wines.

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Disney ditches wine promotion

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: Californian Wine Institute CWI) wins battle to force Walt Disney Co. to abandon its promotion of French wine in its latest cartoon movie - days before the first bottles of were set to hit the shelves in August.


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Spirit drink producers reduce green house gases

Published:  23 July, 2008

Figures published by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), shows a reduction in the spirit drinks sector's carbon dioxide releases.

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Third time unlucky for Yarraman bid

Published:  23 July, 2008

Evans & Tate has rejected Yarraman's third "takeover" bid worth around AUS $100 (43.2m) saying it was not "sufficiently compelling".

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Pernod signals end to Australian cheap wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard has signalled an end to the era of cheap Australian plonk, as the ongoing drought has halted the country's wine glut.

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Midlands winemakers offer taste of New World

Published:  23 July, 2008

A winemaking company in the West Midlands is using grape juice and concentrate from overseas, but distinctly home-grown labels.

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Diageo earns "smart energy" accreditation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo Ireland has been accredited with a "smart energy" standard, only the second company in Ireland to do so.

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Evans & Tate takeover saga continues

Published:  23 July, 2008

Yarraman Estates has re-entered the race for Evans & Tate with a third bid for the company while Ferngrove Vineyards has dropped its offer.

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TCG Acquisitions makes 7.5million profit loss

Published:  23 July, 2008

The managed company that runs the Henry's and Bar 38 chains among 160 former Spirit Group pubs and bars made the loss in its first full year.

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Diageo to fight Indian whisky taxes

Published:  23 July, 2008

India: The world's largest drinks spirits business has hired consultants to fight the Indian Government in a continuing row over its import duties.

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WCO launches environmental sustainability programme

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine Council of Ontario (WCO) has launched a sustainability programme to help the province's wineries and vineyard owners improve their environmental performance.

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Consumers unwilling to fork out for a greener environment

Published:  23 July, 2008

Half of UK consumers not prepared to pay more tax to combat green issues.

One in 20 don't care about green issues at all.

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Whyte & Mackay continues steady financial progress

Published:  23 July, 2008

Figures released by The Companies House show the Glasgow-based distiller is moving further into the black.

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Review of Australia's wine sector

Published:  23 July, 2008

A review of the Australian wine industry bodies comes hot on the heels of the country's new wine strategy - Directions 2025.

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House of Lords against EU reforms

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK House of Lords European Union Committee is to oppose key proposals in the draft EU wine regime announced by the European Commission on July 4.

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Former Asda boss could become Sainsbury chairman

Published:  23 July, 2008

The former boss of Asda, Tony Campbell, could be the next chairman of Sainsbury's if a 10.4billion bid is accepted.

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