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New DOC for Basilicata

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new Italian DOC has just been announced.

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Chianti Classico Consortia back together again

Published:  23 July, 2008

On 6 May 2005, the assemblies of the two Chianti Classico consortia formally agreed to join forces again after being split for 18 years.

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Spanish Mateus

Published:  23 July, 2008

Mateus is expanding its ros portfolio for the first time in 60 years with the addition of a Spanish ros and is backing it with a 1.2 million advertising and marketing spend in 2005.

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Italian generic cancels Vinexpo space

Published:  23 July, 2008

Seven weeks from the upcoming Vinexpo 2005, ICE (Istituto Nazionale per il Commercio Estero), Italy's institute for external trade, has informed Vinexpo organisers that ICE, sponsor of Italy's collective hall, is cancelling its participation.

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Foster's gets 63%

Published:  23 July, 2008

At the end of last week Foster's, the Australian wine and beer giant, had taken 63.3% of the shares of its rival Australian winemaker Southcorp.

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Licensing Act confusion surrounds distance sellers

Published:  23 July, 2008

The licensing of distance sellers is the latest problem to strike the new Licensing Act, which comes into force this summer.

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Calvet ads are talking

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bordeaux brand Calvet has launched a new print-based advertising campaign - initially in the London area - that takes an informal off-beat approach that is distinctly different from traditional Bordeaux wine advertising'.

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Heritage Fine Wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine investment company Heritage Fine Wines Pty Ltd, which went into administration on 2 March with a deficiency of A$2.84 million, has now become ensnared in a series of legal actions and court cases, writes JIM BUDD.

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Taming the screw

Published:  23 July, 2008

Taming the screw: A manual for winemaking with screw caps, by Australian wine writer Tyson Stelzer, was due to be launched at the LIWSF this week.

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Vergelegen launches most expensive SA wine in history

Published:  23 July, 2008

Award-winning producer Vergelegen has launched V', the most expensive South African wine ever released.

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Martell lets the conversation flow

Published:  23 July, 2008

Martell is hoping to change people's perception of Cognac consumption as a solitary pursuit with a new 2.1 million marketing campaign.

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Phil Oxera

Published:  23 July, 2008

Phil Oxera rather enjoyed The Wine Programme's brief run on the wireless earlier this year, but it has come to his attention that there are some younger wine enthusiasts out there who found it a little, how to put this kindly, pedestrian?

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Message on a bottle

Published:  23 July, 2008

Stormhoek - the premium South African wine brand co-owned by UK importer Orbital wines - is introducing fresh before' dates on its labels.

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Knocking on Cellar Door

Published:  23 July, 2008

The demise and eventual sale of Robert Mondavi has been the wine trade equivalent of a soap opera, with its apparent family feuds, in-fighting, sabbaticals and press briefings.

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The Interview - Matt Wilkin, Group Consultant Sommelier, The Capital Group Ltd, London

Published:  23 July, 2008

You've been a bit busy recently winning awards and passing exams...
Yes, I've come down with a cold now that it's all over. It hits you as soon as you stop! The Champagne Ruinart Sommelier of the Year competition was on 23 March, and then seven days later I sat the Master Sommelier exam. The results come out on the same day, so we all went to Le Gavroche that night to celebrate.

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Appointments - Pernod Ricard adds two new faces at the top

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard has appointed two new senior figures to its UK business.

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Laffer's Heritage

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jacob's Creek has brought two of Orlando's finest wines under the Jacob's Creek banner.

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2003 Port: a modern' classic

Published:  23 July, 2008

Three leading Port shippers came together at Chandos House in London on 3 May to present the recently declared 2003 vintage.

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New German off-trade range

Published:  23 July, 2008

Schmitt Shne is launching a new brand of German wine at this year's LIWSF.

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Wine MBA event

Published:  23 July, 2008

Five high-profile leaders in the world wine community are set to be quizzed by Harpers editor Christian Davis at a special event at this year's London International Wine & Spirits Fair.

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