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McWilliams to launch Weight Watchers endorsed wine range in the UK

Published:  10 September, 2012

Australian producer McWilliams is the first winery to sign an endorsement deal with Weight Watchers, the international diet programme, aimed at bringing lower alcohol wines to a new wider audience.

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Mangrove adds Portobello Road Gin to portfolio

Published:  10 September, 2012

Portobello Road Gin has teamed up with national distributor Mangrove after its first year growth has "dramatically exceeded expectations".

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Sir George Fistonich to celebrate 50 years of Villa Maria with London event

Published:  10 September, 2012

Owner and managing director of Villa Maria, Sir George Fistonich, is to celebrate the winery's 50th Vintage with a roadshow of events including one in the UK.

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Fake restaurant reviews can lead to 'bankruptcy', says Got Juice

Published:  10 September, 2012

Online reputation management company, Got Juice has revealed one in 10 consumer reviews from sites such as Qype, Yelp and Trip Advisor are fake, causing restaurants to lose out on new sales or worse.

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ICP rules Absolut London not in breach of code

Published:  07 September, 2012

The Independent Complaints Panel has ruled the design of the Absolut London bottle does not have a particular appeal to under 18s, after Alcohol Concern lodged a complaint.

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European Wine Bloggers Conference announces event details

Published:  07 September, 2012

The European Wine Bloggers Conference in November will give delegates insights into making the most of both traditional and new social media publishing platforms as well as the chance to learn more about the wines from Turkey.

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Proposed FSA restrictions won't affect fine wine investors

Published:  07 September, 2012

Proposals by the FSA to restrict how Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes are promoted will have no effect on fine wine investors, say experts.

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Luis Felipe Edwards appoints Ehrmanns as off-trade representative

Published:  07 September, 2012

Ehrmanns has been appointed Luis Felipe Edwards UK representative for the off-trade and ecommerce.

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Bottle Green on acquisition trail for Discovery Wines

Published:  06 September, 2012

Bottle Green is on the lookout for further acquisitions and partnerships through its Discovery Wines arm of the business.

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Cognac exports grow but producers 'vigilant'

Published:  06 September, 2012

Latest figures issued by the BNIC shows a 4.3% growth in Cognac shipments compared with last year, but producers remain "vigilant" due to current economic and financial uncertainties.

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The Balvenie Fifty marks malt master's lengthy career

Published:  06 September, 2012

The 50-year career of Balvenie's malt master David Stewart is being celebrated with the launch of a rare limited edition, The Balvenie Fifty.

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Casillero del Diablo launches National Supperclub Month

Published:  05 September, 2012

Chilean wine brand Casillero del Diablo is launching its National Supperclub Month, which encourages consumers to form their own club in a bid to engage with food and wine.

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Improved quality boosts sales for JP Ramos

Published:  05 September, 2012

The JP Ramos group has announced a sales lift due to of a number of measures implemented to improve the quality of its wines in the Tejo and Alentejo regions.

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Pernod Ricard launches Malibu Red

Published:  05 September, 2012

Pernod Ricard has introduced Malibu Red to the UK market ahead of the run-up to the festive season.

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August sees retailers suffer worst sales of year

Published:  04 September, 2012

Hopes of an Olympic boost in spending were deflated after figures show the sector suffered its worst sales of the year in August, however, party food and drink saw a "mild boost".

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Online bidding opens Cape auction to new markets

Published:  04 September, 2012

Live online bidding will be a new feature at the 28th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in a bid to reach new, untapped world markets.

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Campo Viejo teams up with Grand Designs

Published:  04 September, 2012

Campo Viejo has teamed up with Grand Designs to offer consumers the chance to win £25,000 to make their own dream home project a reality.

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ISBA says Alcohol Concern's Youth Policy is 'misinformed'

Published:  04 September, 2012

The ISBA, the British advertisers' representative body, has hit out at the 2012 Alcohol Concern Youth Policy campaign, claiming it is factually incorrect and "misinformed".

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Pernod Ricard launches Absolut Unique

Published:  04 September, 2012

Pernod Ricard UK has created 4 million individually designed and numbered bottles for its new limited edition Absolut Unique range.

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James Busby Travel confirms Australia 'trip of a lifetime' names

Published:  03 September, 2012

The list of overseas visitors has been confirmed for the third James Busby Travel "trip of a lifetime" to Australia.

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