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Magners sales down 45% in July

Published:  23 July, 2008

Decline in sales of the brand "worse than expected."

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Cider maker to slash jobs

Published:  23 July, 2008

Irish drinks group C&C - the makers of Magners - will cut 70 jobs temporarily at its cider making plant due to a recent downturn in trading triggered by poor weather in Britain and Ireland, a company spokesman has said.

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Responsible drinking guidance launched

Published:  23 July, 2008

Portman Group launches best practice marketing guidance for drink producers.

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Multiples slammed for below-cost sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarkets have been attacked for selling alcohol at below-cost by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

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Maurice de Rohan remembered

Published:  23 July, 2008

Friends, relatives and colleagues of Maurice de Rohan AO OBE, the agent-general of South Australia, gathered in London last week to toast his memory over a glass of his beloved SA red.

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Every little helps?

Published:  23 July, 2008

Small retailers under pressure from supermarket competition should not rely on the Competition Commission to protect them unless there is evidence of unfair practice. Peter Freeman, the chairman of the commission, said last week: We are not here to punish success.'

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WineNation -a new way of thinkingabout wine drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

WineNation is a new way of looking at wine consumers based on their attitude to wine and shopping habits. It stands apart from previous industry research programmes because of the practical, business-ready approach it delivers.

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Constellation unveils WineNation study of UK wine consumers

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Christian Davis
Constellation Europe has launched what it describes as the most comprehensive study examining the behaviour and shopping attitudes of UK wine consumers'.

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The start of a radical reform

Published:  23 July, 2008

The European Commission announced its consultation for the proposed reform of the European wine sector in all of the EC member state capital cities simultaneously.

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Safe drinking code

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new code for retailers and publicans aimed at promoting sensible drinking has been launched.

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The Interview - Adrian McKeon, Managing director, Allied Domecq Wine UK Ltd, London

Published:  23 July, 2008

How did you get into the wine business?
I started out working for the family business (Remnant Kings, Scotland's largest independent fabric retailer) as a buyer, but I felt that the people coming to see me weren't presenting their products very well and I was interested in trying things from the other side of the desk. So I went along to a sales recruitment company and they asked me to come in the next day for an interview with a US wine company that was setting up in the UK (Ernest & Julio Gallo). So I kind of backed into the wine business by accident! But it's a business that has really gripped me, so it's almost impossible to back out again!

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MORE POWER TO THE ELBOW

Published:  23 July, 2008

Just as the march of brands and the plain-speaking New World have diluted the influence of wine writers in consumers' eyes, winemakers, it seems, are no longer falling over themselves to keep the critics onside. Patrick Matthews considers the backlash among some of the world's foremost producers

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CHEFS AND SOMMELIERS MAKE A PERFECT MATCH

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Josie Butchart

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EXTREME WEATHER TAKES TOLL

Published:  23 July, 2008

Floods hit Glengoyne distillery in Scotland while hail batters Barolo.

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WSA LAUNCHES OFF-TRADE CODE

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jack Hibberd

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CIVB FINED FOR URGING 'DRINK LESS, DRINK BETTER'

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jim Budd

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WSET TAKES SPIRITED APPROACH

Published:  23 July, 2008

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