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Over-50s are heavy wine drinkers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Over-50s account for over 40% of the UK wine market by value

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24-hour drinking has cut violence

Published:  23 July, 2008

Round-the-clock drinking in pubs has led to a drop in the number of women getting injured in fights, a new report has revealed.

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Government adviser joins WSTA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The government's former senior policy adviser on alcohol is to join the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

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Scotch whisky raises its standards

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Scotch whisky industry has launched a new national training standard.

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Brits help the Bordelais

Published:  23 July, 2008

A British-run company is teaching Bordelais winemakers how to boost sales in the UK.

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Wetherspoon cautious despite sales boost

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pub company J D Wetherspoon has announced a sales increase of 8% to 438.4 million in the past six months.

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Three companies show interest in Absolut

Published:  23 July, 2008

Three companies have made formal approaches to the Swedish government about taking over Vin & Sprit, the state-owned producer of Absolut vodka.

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Blavod talks fall through

Published:  23 July, 2008

The takeover talks between Blavod Extreme Spirits, the producer of flavoured vodkas, and an unidentified American company have fallen through.

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Shipping giant's earnings up by 45%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Swiss shipping company Kuehne + Nagel has announced a 45% increase in net earnings in the past year to a record CHF458 million (194m).

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Stratford's first venture into Spain

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bodegas Olvena in Somontano is the first Spanish winery - and only the second Old World producer - to be part of Stratford's Wine Agencies' portfolio.

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Bulgaria 2007

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bulgaria holds a special place in the European
history of wine..find out more in our 2007 supplement

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Grape to glass' first for English producer

Published:  23 July, 2008

Nyetimber, the awarded English sparkling wine producer, has helped to design a unique insurance policy - the first of its kind globally - to protect its grapes against a number of risks, including crop spraying.

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All change for supermarket buying teams

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury's has appointed a new buyer to cover North America and Germany, while Somerfield has restructured its beer, wine and spirits team.

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Mount and Paul team up for new wine website

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ex-Somerfield buyer Angela Mount and former Western Wines MD Mike Paul have announced details of a new website that offers wine advice and reviews for consumers.

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Big Tigger laps up Courvoisier

Published:  23 July, 2008

The favourite Cognac of rapper Busta Rhymes and Napoleon Bonaparte now has a new face to extol its virtues.

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Waitrose buyers set for stardom

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine buyers at Waitrose will appear in the retailer's latest TV commercial.

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Thierry's French range grows across the board

Published:  23 July, 2008

Agent and importer Thierry's has announced new additions to three of its French agencies.

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Provence aims to double UK?market share by 2009

Published:  23 July, 2008

The generic body responsible for Provence wines is to make a big push in the UK?market, and intends to double its market share within two years.

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Constellation to build largest bonded warehouse in Europe

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Europe is to spend tens of millions' of pounds on a new packaging and warehousing unit in the West Country that will be the biggest of its kind in Europe.

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Government denies no alcohol' warning for pregnant women

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Department of Health has denied claims that it is calling for the drinks industry to urge expectant mothers to boycott alcohol completely for the duration of their pregnancy.

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