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Drink pink

Published:  23 July, 2008

In the summer of 2006, the barbeques were fired up and bottles of the pink stuff flew off the shelves.

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'Turning up the heat' - by Anastasia Edwards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Although Cyrus Todiwala MBE, owner and executive chef of Caf Spice Namast in the City of London, has been a long-standing supporter of National Curry Week, which this year takes place from 22 to 28 October, he would like to set the record straight about a few things. For starters, he'll have you know, there is no such thing as curry.

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Pernod fails to impress

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard's sales for the year to 30 June increased 68%to 6 billion and its net profit rose 32% to 639 million, both figures beating analysts' expectations.

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Glenmorangie is a sea of tranquillity

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotch whisky producer Glenmorangie is to launch a new press and outdoor campaign extolling the virtues of peace and tranquillity.

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Bushmills' new look

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has created a new look for Bushmills Irish whiskey, and is also investing 500,000 in a marketing campaign.

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Courvoisier: earn it

Published:  23 July, 2008

A total of 1 million is being spent on a Christmas campaign to attract younger consumers to Courvoisier Cognac by Beam Global Spirits and Wine.

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Absolut for sale

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Ron Emler
The election of a new centre-right government in Sweden has
prompted speculation about the future of Absolut, the world's third biggest-selling vodka brand.

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An eco-friendly acorn

Published:  23 July, 2008

Acorn House will be opening its doors to the public on 14 November and claims to be London's first truly eco-friendly training restaurant'.

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Lower-alcohol wine from Banrock Station

Published:  23 July, 2008

Banrock Station, the Constellation-owned Australian brand, has launched Crimson Cabernet Sauvignon, a lower-alcohol red wine, to the UK market, following a successful launch in its homeland.

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Paris in Farringdon

Published:  23 July, 2008

A Parisian-style brasserie, complete with black-and-white tiled floors and large mirrors, will be launched in London's Farringdon in October.

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New Scotch distillery looking for members

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new whisky distillery in Fife, due to open next year, is looking for members to sign up and receive bottlings for the next 50 years.

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Toptable expands

Published:  23 July, 2008

Toptable, the restaurant search and booking website, has bought the City eating group for an undisclosed sum.

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Bowmore to release 30 year old

Published:  23 July, 2008

Islay-based Scotch producer Bowmore is to launch a 30 year-old whisky exclusively for the travel retail market.

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Fentimans in miniature

Published:  23 July, 2008

Fentimans has launched a new 125ml bottle of ginger beer designed to provide a mixer for the ontrade.

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Whisky TV

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new web-based TV channel devoted to single malt whisky is set to launch today: www.singlemalt.tv

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News Special: Noval declares '04 vintage

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Stuart Peskett - Resplendent in his trademark bow tie, Christian Seely, MD of Axa Millsimes, was in a good mood when he announced that Quinta do Noval would be releasing a 2004 vintage Port.

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New winemaker at Vidal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Hugh Crichton has been appointed winemaker at New Zealand's Vidal winery.

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From blogging to cartoons: another first for Stormhoek

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stormhoek, the South African brand that brought blogging to the wine trade, has embarked on another industry first with the launch of a limited-edition series of bottle designs.

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Wine Group and Grands Chais de France form strategic alliance

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine Group (TWG) and Les Grands Chais de France (GCF), the world's third- and fourth-largest wine producers, have formed a global strategic alliance' to cover the US and Europe.

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Argentina's first Fairtrade wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK's first Fairtrade wines from Argentina will hit the shelves of the Co-op next week.

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