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Government studies social stock exchange

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK Government is looking into the feasibility of setting up a social stock exchange in which ethical companies can trade on.

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Fairview experiments with roto-barrel

Published:  23 July, 2008

A South African producer has devised a new system for making wines with better fruit, colour and tannin.

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American Airlines wins awards for the best in-flight wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

The American Airlines received accolades in two categories in the annual Wines on the Wing International Business Class Airline Wine Competition organised by Global Traveler magazine.

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Finalists for top London restaurants announced

Published:  23 July, 2008

The best 50 restaurants and bars in London have been named by Time Out magazine, for its 2007 Eating and Drinking Awards.

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Diageo welcomes plans for nutritional alcohol labels

Published:  23 July, 2008

USA: Diageo has welcomed the Department of the Treasury move to force the alcohol industry to put alcoholic content, serving sizes and nutritional information on all alcoholic drink packaging.

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California wineries step up wine production

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: The Paso Robles AVA and Greater San Luis Obispo County Wine and Wine Grape industries are set to increase their wine production by an additional 3.6million cases a year.

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I spy a new wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

US-based The Wine Spies launches new online direct to consumer wine service.

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New Zealand dollar hits wine company profits

Published:  23 July, 2008

Financial: The high New Zealand dollar has forced the New Zealand Wine Company's (NZWC) profits to fall by more than 6%, despite record sales boosted by the winery's carbon neutral status.

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New Zealand wine goes pure

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZWG) launched its Pure Discovery brand campaign at the New Zealand Wine Exporters Forum in Wellington on July 30 2007 to further drive the country's wines in key overseas markets.

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Wine film sparks fresh row

Published:  23 July, 2008

British merchant threatens to sue the makers of new film Bottle Shock.

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Bacardi to drive flagship Dewer blend

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bacardi is to invest more than $250m (122.86m) in Scotch whisky production in a bid to drive global growth for its flagship Dewar's blend.

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Northern Rhne announces action plan

Published:  23 July, 2008

The northern Rhne's largest appellation has admitted it lacks dynamism and needs to justify its prices

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Diageo goes mobile with Smirnoff

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consumers on the move will be able to access a Smirnoff mobile phone service.

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US blended red wine debut

Published:  23 July, 2008

Californian wine maker Kendall-Jackson has launched a blended red it claims is aimed at premium buyers.

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Foster's MD outlines marketing plans

Published:  23 July, 2008

Fosters MD Jamie Odell has discussed the company's future strategy and outlook, at the Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference in Adelaide.

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Hitler's Champagne goes to auction

Published:  23 July, 2008

A bottle of 1937 vintage Mot & Chandon Champagne which is said to have been taken from Hitler's cellar will be auctioned this month.

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"No complacency" over phylloxera

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian producers have been warned not to be complacent over the potential for phylloxera outbreaks, according to Kevin Powell of DPI Rutherglen.

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Henry speaks out on Australia's next big challenge

Published:  23 July, 2008

There are key issues that the Australian wine industry needs to address if it is to improve its performance in export markets, an Adelaide wine conference heard this week.

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C&C group profits set to fall 35%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Magners cider producer profits hit by bad weather and increased competition

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Alcohol charity calls for curb on supermarket promotions

Published:  23 July, 2008

Addaction - Britain's biggest specialist drug and alcohol treatment agency - is calling for a ban on supermarket discounting following a growing trend in teenagers drinking heavily before going out on the town.

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