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Terroir is not a myth, says new research

Published:  23 July, 2008

If you needed prove that the concept of terroir exists then wine academic, Angela Bauer, believes she has proved the theory beyond doubt at a presentation given to the Riesling Fellowship at the German Embassy in London last night (November 7).

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Oddbins slides further into debt

Published:  23 July, 2008

Oddbins' fell even deeper into the red last year with pre-tax losses rising from 3m to 8.7 million.

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Ctes du Rhne launches London advertising campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

FRANCE: Ctes du Rhne Wines is investing 250,000 to promote its wines in London.


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Ricard to step down

Published:  23 July, 2008

Patrick Ricard, who heads up drinks giant Pernod Ricard has announced he will step down from his executive duties in November 2008 and has called for Pierre Pringuet to replace him.

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Ian Macleod launches six Isles Island advertising campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ian Macleod Distillers spends a five figure sum to advertise its Six Isles Island blended malt Scotch whisky.

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Australian wine exports boosted by UK surge

Published:  23 July, 2008

A surge in exports to the United Kingdom has underpinned a new 12-month record for Australian wine exports.

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Champagne group sales up 15%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Group Laurent-Perrier has announced its first half sales have risen 15% compared with the same period last year.

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Bordeaux 2007 vintage: day 34

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Bordelais have entered the winery, and it's now fingers crossed for the malolactic fermentation

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Waitrose triumphs at IWSC awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket group Waitrose won both the wine buyer and spirits buyer of the year awards at last night's IWSC awards ceremony.

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Government likely to announce 9pm watershed ad ban

Published:  23 July, 2008

Prime minister Gordon Brown is believed to be plotting to announce a statutory 9pm-watershed blanket ban on food and alcohol advertising later this year.

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RidgeView Sparkling wines wins top gastronomic award

Published:  23 July, 2008

RidgeView Merret Sparkling Wines have been named as the product that has done the most for gastronomy in the last 12 months by the British Academy of Gastronomes.

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Debate continues on alcohol and pregnancy

Published:  23 July, 2008

The public health minister added further controversy to the debate on safe drinking levels for pregnant women yesterday.

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Enotria takes on Marques de Riscal

Published:  23 July, 2008

London-based Enotria has been appointed the UK agent for major Rioja brand Marques de Riscal.

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M&S profits up, despite uncertain outlook

Published:  23 July, 2008

Half year pre-tax profits at revitalised store chain Marks & Spencer rose to 451.8million despite poor weather and disruption from a store refit programme.

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Space technology could take headache from red wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Technology used by the American NASA space agency to detect life on Mars is being adapted to find chemicals in red wine that give drinkers headaches.

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Tesco open for business in the United States

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: Tesco has opened its first US convenience store, Fresh & Easy, in Hemet, 75 miles east of Los Angeles, ahead of its official launch on Thursday.

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Sainsbury's takeover bid called off

Published:  23 July, 2008

Qatari suitor Delta Two has pulled out of its 10.6billion bid for supermarket group Sainsbury.

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Diageo and Pernod Ricard start whisky price war

Published:  23 July, 2008

INDIA: Global drinks giants Diageo and Pernod Ricard have dropped prices of their front-line Scotch whiskies by 10-30% ahead of Diwali on November 9

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Bordeaux harvest - day 29

Published:  23 July, 2008

Not a year for people who like their Bordeaux to taste of Port, says Philippe Bardet of Chateau Val d'Or (Saint Emilion) and Chateau Picoron (Cotes de Castillon). Alcohol is around 12.5%, but at least he hasn't chaptalised.

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Tesco to help launch Banrock Station in Tetra Pak

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tesco is to help with the launch of Banrock Station's new one litre Tetra Pak carton, Banrock Ecomate, by selling it in selected stores from the middle of November.

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