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Winning retailers lined up for first Top Merchants day

Published:  25 January, 2010

Corks Out, Arthur Rackham and Oxford Wine Company will be three of the keynote speakers at the first Top Merchants business day being held by Harpers Wine & Spirit and sponsors GIV at the Malmaison hotel in Birmingham on February 8.

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Absolut and Spike Jonze collaborate on short film

Published:  22 January, 2010

Absolut has launched a creative collaboration with director Spike Jonze which will premier at the Sundance Film Festival this week.

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Asia's wine consumption to increase by 25% in five years

Published:  21 January, 2010

Asia's wine consumption is set to grow by 25% in the next five years in stark contrast to a predicted fall in European wine drinking, according to new figures released today by Vinexpo.

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DIAM wine closures judged Natamycin free

Published:  21 January, 2010

The fungal antibiotic, Natamycin that was found in a number of South American and South African wines was ruled not to have been connected to the DIAM closure.

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McKeon gets top Asda drinks job

Published:  21 January, 2010

Asda has appointed Adrian McKeon as its new BWS category director.

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Portman hits back at ad attack

Published:  21 January, 2010

The Portman Group has defended self-regulation of drinks advertising by the industry after a report in the British Medical Journal said that regulations on the advertising and marketing of alcoholic drinks are failing.

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WSTA appoints new policy manager

Published:  20 January, 2010

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has appointed Laura Davies as its new policy manager.

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Laithwaites re-launches website

Published:  19 January, 2010

Independent wine merchant Laithwaites Wine has re-launched its online superstore to improve customer interaction, and celebrate the "new digital decade".

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Diageo wins court case against Intercontinental Brands

Published:  19 January, 2010

Diageo has won a landmark High Court legal battle with Intercontinental Brands over a vodka-based spirit.

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WSTA questions mandatory code

Published:  19 January, 2010

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association, WSTA, has questioned the Government's proposed mandatory code for alcohol by calling for more rigorous preventative laws to tackle alcohol misuse.

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FQR franchisees braced for independence

Published:  19 January, 2010

Most of the 88 franchised stores licensed by First Quench Retailing are expected to continue as independent off-licences, it has been confirmed.

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Published:  19 January, 2010

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Published:  19 January, 2010

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Chablis winners announced

Published:  19 January, 2010

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Hillebrand buys drinks logistics rival

Published:  19 January, 2010

Specialist drinks shipper ABV Logistics has been bought by JF Hillebrand.

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Scots bigger drinkers than English or Welsh

Published:  18 January, 2010

Scottish people drink 25% more alcohol than English or Welsh and the gap is increasing according to a National Health Service survey.

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Alastair Stevens, founder of Stevens Garnier, dies after long illness

Published:  15 January, 2010

Alastair Stevens, the founder of wine agency Stevens Garnier, has died peacefully at home after a long illness.

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Silvano Giraldin joins Just Great Wine

Published:  15 January, 2010

Silvano Giraldin has joined British wine merchant Just Great Wine as a consultant.

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Great Western joins Environment Agency scheme and considers appeal

Published:  14 January, 2010

Great Western Wine has come to a legal understanding and agreement with the Environment Agency to meet its reclycing commitments following an initial £35,000 fine which it is now considering appealing.

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UK wine market sees steady growth

Published:  14 January, 2010

The light wine market has grown faster than any other major category of alcoholic drinks over the last 10 years, according to a consumer survey.

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