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Red Hot Chile - a preview of the annual tasting of wines from Chile

Published:  18 January, 2007

London tasting
The Nursery Pavilion, Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW8 8QN
Monday 11 September 2006 - press and on-trade only
Tuesday 12 September 2006 - all guests
(Press are invited on either Monday or Tuesday, with Monday a special day for on-trade and press only)
Wines of Chile is hosting a special focus tasting on Monday only, which will feature the Chilean Gold and Trophy winners from the 2006 UK competitions (International Wine & Spirits Competition, International Wine Challenge and Decanter World Wine Awards). In addition there will a spotlight on Chilean ros and sweet wines

Manchester tasting
The Grand Ballroom, The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Salford, Manchester M3 5LH
Thursday 14 September - for all press and trade

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Halewood International buys Crabbie's

Published:  18 January, 2007

Halewood International - the UK's largest independent alcoholic drinks manufacturer and distributor - has purchased the Crabbie's brand from The Glenmorangie Company.

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The future's Sherry; the future's orange

Published:  18 January, 2007

by Dawn Cran
Harveys has launched a new product designed to wake up the Sherry category and broaden the appeal of its flagship Harveys Bristol Cream.

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Thierry's launches new brand from Corsica

Published:  18 January, 2007

Thierry's has secured what is probably the first major multiple listing in the UK for a wine produced on the French island of Corsica. Terra Vecchia, produced by Skalli Family Wine, will go on sale in Somerfield next month.

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All change for Whyte and Mackay

Published:  18 January, 2007

Whyte and Mackay is relaunching its range of whiskies with a new-look design, inspired by Glaswegian artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A double lion rampant in red will be the focal point in a move towards a more contemporary look. A futher change will see each of the aged blends released a year later, which will introduce a 13, 19 and 22 year old to the portfolio. A completely new blend, to be named Prize', will also be added later in the year. The Whyte and Mackay range retails for between 11.99 and 124.99.

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Summer's all wrapped up

Published:  18 January, 2007

To celebrate summer, Dooley's Toffee Vodka can now be seen sporting a neoprene wetsuit.

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Revolutionary change

Published:  18 January, 2007

It's humid, grey and gloomy in Bordeaux. Edouard Thouvenot, export area manager for Baron Philippe de Rothschild, is outlining the plans for Mouton Cadet (MC) in a grey, rather gloomy, unprepossessing building in a small industrial estate outside Pauillac, a far cry from what you would expect from the owners of first growth Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

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Belle of the Ball

Published:  18 January, 2007

Plaimont, the cooperative based in south-west France, is relaunching Colombelle, one of its oldest wine brands, in the UK.

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Sweet sixteen

Published:  18 January, 2007

Morrison Bowmore has also released two new limited-edition bottlings of its Islay malt, Bowmore. Bowmore 16 Years Old, which will retail for 49.99, is bottled at 53.8% abv, and is a selection from 39 olorose Sherry casks.

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Auchentoshan grows up

Published:  18 January, 2007

Auchentoshan, the only triple-distilled single malt Scotch whisky, has released an 18 Years Old limited-edition bottling.

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Plaimont relaunches Colombelle

Published:  18 January, 2007

Plaimont, the co-operative based in south-west France, is relaunching Colombelle, one of its oldest wine brands, in the UK.

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Auchentoshan grows up

Published:  18 January, 2007

Auchentoshan, the only triple-distilled single malt Scotch whisky, has released an 18-year-old limited edition bottling.

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Pama - the world's first' pomegranate liqueur

Published:  18 January, 2007

The world's first' pomegranate liqueur is being launched in the UK this summer by charteredbrands. 'Pama' is a blend of pomegranate juice, vodka, and tequila.

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Mateus Ros is on TV

Published:  18 January, 2007

Mateus Ros, the Portuguese brand owned by Sogrape, will feature in a television advertising campaign throughout the month of August.

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Gaelic Collection launched

Published:  18 January, 2007

A new range of whiskies has been launched by Praban na Linne, which is based on the Isle of Skye. The Gaelic Collection comprises five whiskies, all of which are unchill-filtered.

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You've got a friend

Published:  18 January, 2007

This month sees the launch of National Best Mates Week by Taboo, the vodka-based brand owned by William Grant & Sons.

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New launch from Supreme Corq

Published:  18 January, 2007

Supreme Corq has launched a new version of its injection-moulded closure, and claims that the oxygen permeability rate of the new closure is half that of its predecessor, the SupremeCorq Original.

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New set of wheels

Published:  18 January, 2007

New Zealand producer Seifried Estate has unveiled new packaging for its Old Coach Road range, which was launched more than 10 years ago.

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Voyage of Discovery

Published:  18 January, 2007

Discovery Wines has launched a range of Australian wines: Discovery Bay. The first releases will be a Shiraz/Cabernet and a Colombard/Chardonnay.

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Valentine's Day Product News

Published:  18 January, 2007

Love hearts
Laurent-Perrier has teamed up with Alma to offer the Loveheart Coaster Set for Valentine's Day. The set contains a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Ros Champagne and two sensuous' red-leather heart-shaped coasters, made by Alma and inscribed with the Laurent-Perrier monogram.
The set costs around 42.50-43.99 and is available from Fortnum & Mason and branches of Selfridges. The coasters can be bought separately, priced at 7.50 each, from Selfridges and Alma in Vigo Street, central London.

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