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Analyst predicts big job losses at Foster's

Published:  23 July, 2008

Foster's Group (FGL) will be forced to make 400 redundancies in its US and UK sales forces in order to meet optimistic synergy targets following its takeover of Southcorp, according to a new report from broker Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB).

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Two new Laithwaites buyers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Mail-order giant Laithwaites has appointed two new buyers.

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The Interview: Christopher Piper, Christopher Piper Wines Ltd.

Published:  23 July, 2008

You started your business 26 years ago today. How did it come about, and why Ottery St Mary?

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California Supplement 2005

Published:  23 July, 2008

California shows a remarkable thirst for growth in the UK wine market, and with its winemakers' can-do' attitude, the future will hopefully see more diversity, and a new attitude on behalf of the trade and consumer to what this gargantuan state is capable of.

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Diageo gives more info

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has announced plans to provide nutritional information and a responsible drinking message across its range of wines, spirits and beers in 180 markets around the world.

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Industry big guns sign up for consumer show

Published:  23 July, 2008

Some of the UK's biggest wine companies have signed up for this autumn's consumer wine show, The Wine Show London.

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Hayman for Hong Kong

Published:  23 July, 2008

Miranda Hayman, senior brand manager at Hayman Barwell Jones (HBJ) London, has relocated to Hong Kong.

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Back to the future

Published:  23 July, 2008

In Roman times Campania, the region that lies to the south of Latium, was the vacation land of choice for the rich and powerful.

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Race on for Taittinger Champagne following sale of parent group

Published:  23 July, 2008

Another bidding war among drinks industry giants is on the cards after the successful bidder for the Taittinger group signalled it was willing to put the Champagne house straight on the market.

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Tiger spotting

Published:  23 July, 2008

The recent launch in Ireland of a new Spanish wine followed the usual routine. The owner of the estate was visiting, and a clutch of press scribblers and favoured trade customers were invited to a lunch hosted by the importer. There was an opportunity to taste the whole range, and before we sat down the importer said a few words of welcome and introduction.

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Fruit spirits ripe for UK revival?

Published:  23 July, 2008

The winner of the first distilled fruit spirits trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) is confident that the category is ripe for a revival in the UK.

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Time Out announces award nominees

Published:  23 July, 2008

Time Out magazine has revealed the 50 bars and restaurants shortlisted for its 2005 Eating and Drinking Awards.

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New mail order merchant launched

Published:  23 July, 2008

Three former Corney & Barrow (C&B) employees, including ex-sales director Andrew Gordon, have launched a mail order wine company.

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Guy Anderson Wines kicks ass'

Published:  23 July, 2008

Guy Anderson Wines, the Somerset-based distributor responsible for Fat Bastard Chardonnay, has released a new, distinctively named premium Spanish wine - El Burro Kickass' Garnacha.

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New CEO for Pernod Ricard UK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jean-Manuel Spriet was appointed CEO of Pernod Ricard UK earlier this month.

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Shiver me vineyards

Published:  23 July, 2008

On 14 April, amid brass bands, waving Union Jacks and the clink of Champagne glasses, P&O's new ship, Arcadia, slid out of Southampton water on her maiden Mediterranean cruise.

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Villa Maria buys Thornbury

Published:  23 July, 2008

Villa Maria, New Zealand's largest privately-owned wine company, has bought respected mid-sized producer Thornbury to expand its Sauvignon Blanc production in the Marlborough region.

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Floridita triumphs as The London Club and Bar Awards 2005.

Published:  23 July, 2008

On Tuesday night (5th July) Floridita, London was awarded Best New Bar, at the London Club and Bar Awards held at the Riverbank Plaza Hotel, Albert Embankment, London.
The awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrated the cream of London's nightlife for both bars and clubs.

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Sideways prompts Cheval Blanc boost

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chic Knightsbridge restaurant Zuma has added two bottles of the rare 1961 vintage Cheval Blanc to its wine list, following demand from customers who have seen it featured in the film Sideways, in which two friends take a road trip through California wine country.

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Morgan gears up for bike ride

Published:  23 July, 2008

John Morgan, MD of Morgan Classic Wines, is preparing for a 200-mile charity bike ride in France.

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