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Pernod Ricard chairman dies suddenly

Published:  20 August, 2012

Patrick Ricard, the head of global wine and spirits firm Pernod Ricard, has died suddenly aged 67.

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Drastic UK volume decline for Treasury Wine given positive spin

Published:  17 August, 2012

A drastic 1.6 million case decline in the United Kingdom has been given positive spin as Treasury Wine Estates briefed the Australian Securities Exchange on their 2012 full year results.

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Pernod Ricard's festive marketing plans revealed

Published:  17 August, 2012

In part two of Harpers' report on Pernod Ricard UK's festive plans for 2012, we take a look at what the drinks giant will be doing to promote its leading brands this Christmas.

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Premium is the buzzword this Christmas, says Pernod Ricard UK

Published:  16 August, 2012

The biggest money-spinning opportunity this Christmas is wines in the £6.50 to £8.50 price bracket and spirits costing £14 to £21.

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Brancott Estate teams up with Lonely Planet

Published:  09 August, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Brancott Estate has teamed up with travel information provider Lonely Planet to launch an on-pack promotion as part of its Curious Journeys initiative.

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At Your Service events - August and September

Published:  08 August, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade events for August and September.

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SITT Autumn announces exhibitor line-up

Published:  07 August, 2012

SITT Autumn, incorporating the Boutique Wineries Tasting, has announced the line-up of wineries, winemakers and exhibitors attending its tasting next month.

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Michael Cox: the importance of the UK market for producers

Published:  06 August, 2012

Michael Cox, European director of Wines of Chile, gives his views on how the changing global wine market is affecting marketing spend in the UK.

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Chablis producers anticipate smaller harvest

Published:  03 August, 2012

Chablis producers are predicting the harvest could be down by around 20%, thanks to bad weather earlier in the growing season.

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Winemaker Tour hits London, Manchester and Bristol

Published:  02 August, 2012

Independents are invited to meet six of Australia and New Zealand's leading winemakers during the Negociants UK Winemaker Tour.

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Could you be the Rioja Retailer of the Year?

Published:  02 August, 2012

There's still time for independent merchants to enter the Wines from Rioja Retailer of the Year Competition.

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Brand Phoenix launches FirstCape Light

Published:  01 August, 2012

Brand Phoenix has added to its portfolio with the launch of FirstCape Light.

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Ross Sleet takes up marketing role at DGB in South Africa

Published:  01 August, 2012

Ross Sleet, formerly of Kleine Zalze, is the new marketing manager of DGB wineries Boschendal and Brampton Wines in South Africa.

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Anne Krebiehl: her take on the New Zealand Medal Winners tasting

Published:  01 August, 2012

As the men and women of the beach volleyball teams fought it out in the preliminary matches on Horse Guards Parade below us, another measuring up took place at the Penthouse of New Zealand House: The New Zealand Medal Winners Tasting.

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Gallo's Barefoot brand triumphs at What Food, What Wine?

Published:  31 July, 2012

E&J Gallo's Barefoot label has fooled MWs who think "big equals bad" after winning three trophies and five 5-star awards in the blindly judged competition What Food, What Wine?

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Pernod Ricard and the AA team up in anti-drink-driving campaign

Published:  30 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard UK and the Automobile Association (AA) plan to tackle the issue of drink-driving among young UK adults, through the launch of the fourth phase of their anti-drink-driving marketing campaign.

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Richard Siddle: why Accolade and Treasury Wine Estates partnership should be applauded

Published:  27 July, 2012

The beginning of August is supposed to herald the start of what our newspaper colleagues would call the Silly Season. A time when there is very little hard news around and our daily news feed is full of stories of escaped pigs, or retired policemen travelling around the country in a bath of baked beans. But the world of wine and spirits does not look ready for a summer holiday just yet.

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Mike Matthews: behind the scenes at "Braaiday" at High Timber

Published:  26 July, 2012


High Timber in London, a South African based restaurant with a wine cellar containing 40,000 bottles for your pleasure, played host to a motley crew of wine writers and bloggers recently as Wines of South Africa fired up the barbie for a good old South African Braai.

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Geoffrey Dean: hits the spot in Languedoc-Roussillon

Published:  23 July, 2012


When La Revue de Vin de Fance, the esteemed French wine magazine, gave Foncalieu one of its coveted annual awards in Paris in January, the wine world sat up and took note. Les Vignobles Foncalieu, to give them their full name, was crowned French co-operative of the year, following in the footsteps of La Chablisienne in Chablis and Embres et Castelmaure in Corbieres. Twenty years after its formation as a union of co-operatives, the Languedoc-centred Foncalieu had won a most notable accolade.

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Treasury Wine Estates appoints new chairman

Published:  23 July, 2012

Non-executive director Paul Rayner is set to become Treasury Wine Estate's new chairman from September 1...

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