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Johnnie Walker gets intense

Published:  14 January, 2010

Diageo is launching a new variant of the world's number Scotch whisky brand called Johnnie Walker Double Black.

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Skalli to launch new signature

Published:  14 January, 2010

Southern French producer Skalli, has launched a new signature across its wine labels in celebration of its 90th anniversary in 2010.

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Restaurants and online thrive over Christmas

Published:  13 January, 2010

The restaurant trade is reporting a good Christmas, although the bad weather of the past two weeks has kept customers away.

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Conservatives to scrap alcohol unit system

Published:  13 January, 2010

A Tory Government would abandon the current unit system for alcohol and replace it with labels detailing alcohol centilitre volume and calorie count, it has been revealed.

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Navarra wines to get consumer boost

Published:  13 January, 2010

A new initiative to promote the Navarra wine region is being launched by The Consejo Regulador in Navarra.

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Tesco goes lightweight

Published:  13 January, 2010

Tesco is rolling out the lightest glass wine bottle available in the UK on its own-label ranges.

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A rosé future for rosado

Published:  13 January, 2010

Exports of rosados from Navarra to the UK rose by over 30% to the end of October 2009, due to increased promotional activity says the Consejo Regulador Navarra. 

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IWC to roll out iPhone application for 2009 winners

Published:  12 January, 2010

The International Wine Challenge has launched an iPhone Application that includes all the medal winners in the 2009 competition.

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Johnnie Walker tests Double Black

Published:  12 January, 2010

A peatier version of Johnnie Walker Black Label is to be tested by Diageo in global travel retail.

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Wine company fined £35,000 for failing to recycle

Published:  11 January, 2010

Great Western Wine has been fined a total £35,000 including costs through the courts for officially failing to recycle its waste packaging.

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Trade stalwart Colin Gurteen dies

Published:  11 January, 2010

The trade is mourning the loss of Colin Gurteen, a well-known wine eductator and pioneer of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

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Trade defends itself against MPs' attack

Published:  08 January, 2010

MPs have attacked the drinks industry's lack of action in curbing problem drinking and demanded tougher regulation on the trade, including a 50p-a-unit minimum price.

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Whisky roofs collapse under weight of snow

Published:  08 January, 2010

Two Chivas Regal sites in Speyside have been damaged after roofs collapsed on its warehouses under the weight of heavy snow.

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Torres appoints new head of Chile operation

Published:  08 January, 2010

Miguel Torres Jr of the Torres family in Spain has been appointed executive president of the company's Chilean subsidiary, based in Curicó.

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Thresher closures boost Spar wine sales

Published:  08 January, 2010


The collapse of First Quench has seen a 6% rise in alcohol sales at convenience chain Spar, according to the group's managing director Jerry Marwood.

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Drinks indusry dismisses MPs claims it is "dependent" on heavy drinkers

Published:  08 January, 2010

The drinks industry has refuted allegations from a government select committee that it is "dependent" on heavy drinkers and holds too much sway over government alcohol policy.

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Drinks industry dismisses MPs claims it is "dependent" on heavy drinkers

Published:  08 January, 2010

The drinks industry has refuted allegations from a government select committee that it is "dependent" on heavy drinkers and holds too much sway over government alcohol policy.

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Constellation's European sales rise

Published:  07 January, 2010

Constellation Brands has been boosted by a 12% increase in branded wine sales in Europe.

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Portman Group concerned over TV product placement

Published:  07 January, 2010

Drinks industry watchdog, the Portman Group is concerned over Government negotiations to relax product placement rules.

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Sales hit by snow

Published:  07 January, 2010

The drinks trade is counting the cost of the snow and ice as transport grinds to a halt and consumers stay at home.

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