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New advisor for WSTA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has appointed Jo McDonald as its Policy Advisor.

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Your chance to buy wine and spirit souvenirs

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new website is offering branded merchandise from drinks companies.

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Chilean winery offsets carbon emissions

Published:  23 July, 2008

Via Ventisquero in Chile is the first winery in the country to offset its CO2 emissions.

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Jacob's Creek/Gallo lead the way in brand recognition

Published:  23 July, 2008

The two wine brands with the highest level of consumer awareness are Jacob's Creek and E&J Gallo.

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Morrisons name new man at the top

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket group Wm Morrison has named a successor to its 75-year old chairman Sir Ken Morrison, ending a 12 month search.

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Carlsberg moves into wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Beer giant Carlsberg develops new range of wines.

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Yields down but English winemakers stay positive

Published:  23 July, 2008

Yields may be down considerably on last year thanks to the cold summer and deluge of rain, but England's vintners remain optimistic at the prospects of the 2007 vintage.

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Tesco joins WSTA board

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dan Jago has joined the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) executive board.

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Sales of cheap booze stump pub sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new report by Market & Business Development (MBD) projects that the pub industry turnover will grow by just 2% this year, due to the growing sale of cheap alcohol on the off-trade.

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Mildew ravages Bordeaux vineyards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vine mildew threatens to ruin Bordeaux's wine harvest, following 60 days of constant rain.

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McLaren Vale bottling line

Published:  23 July, 2008

Torresan Estate in South Australia's McLaren Vale is opening the region's first fully automated, environmentally friendly contract bottling facility.

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Court warns Rodenstock to cooperate

Published:  23 July, 2008

Hardy Rodenstock, the German wine collector accused of selling counterfeit wine, may have a default judgement entered against him if he does not cooperate.

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Drinks trade hits back at Tory plans

Published:  23 July, 2008

The drinks trade has called Tory plans to raise 400 million from higher taxes on alcohol "flawed and nave".

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Whole Foods denies last orders for in-store pub

Published:  23 July, 2008

Happy hours and drinks deals at The Bramley, the in-store pub at the upmarket Whole Foods Market in London's Kensington, is not in response to poor trade, harper.co.uk was told.

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Magners strike threat

Published:  23 July, 2008

Industrial action at the Magners cider factory could disrupt supplies to the UK.

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Whisky demand spurs extra ferry crossings

Published:  23 July, 2008

Record global demand for Islay whisky has forced Caledonian MacBrayne to add extra ferry sailings in winter between the famed peat island and the Scottish mainland.

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Kwik Save signs 18m deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

KPMG, the administrators of supermarket chain Kwik Save, say they have sold 56 of the firm's stores for 18m, saving about 600 jobs.

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WTO will still investigate India's import duty

Published:  23 July, 2008

The World Trade Organisation will continue its case against India - despite the country slashing its high import duty


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EU scheme to fast track through custom controls

Published:  23 July, 2008

New European Union scheme aims to simplify exporting and importing for businesses working within the 27 member states.

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Does Global Warming exist?

Published:  23 July, 2008

In truth it doesn't matter whether you believe global warming exists or not. Whether you think it's caused by anthropogenic carbon emissions, sun spot activity or a particularly flatulent haddock off Grimsby called Alan. What's really important is that this issue matters to voters.

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