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Consumers drinking at home to save costs

Published:  22 October, 2009


Over half of consumers drink at home at least once a week - a trend fuelled by the economic climate, a new survey has revealed.

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Matthew Clark to offer consumers restaurant wine online

Published:  21 October, 2009


Matthew Clark is to launch a consumer facing website offering over 200 restaurant quality wines usually only available in the on-trade.

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

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Drinks industry attacks 90,000 deaths claim

Published:  19 October, 2009


The drinks industry has slammed health officials' claims that 90,000 people will die from alcohol-related diseases in the next 10 years.

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Government climbdown on binge drinking measures

Published:  19 October, 2009

By Shirley Kumar

The government has quietly dropped proposals to give local councils "discretionary" powers to shut down bars in areas blighted by binge drinking.  

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UK drinking levels fall again

Published:  19 October, 2009

UK alcohol consumption is falling at the fastest rate for more than 60 years according to HM Revenue & Customs data released by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

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Freeze on VAT promises shadow minister

Published:  19 October, 2009

Tobias Ellwood MP, the shadow minister for Culture, Media and Sport, has promised a a six month freeze on VAT for struggling pubs and other small businesses if the Conservatives win the next election.

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Top 100 restaurants named

Published:  14 October, 2009

The UK's top 100 restaurants have been named as part of the National Restaurant Awards run by Harpers Wine & Spirit's sister title, Restaurant Magazine.

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Diageo sales slump by 6%

Published:  14 October, 2009

Diageo has given more bad news to its investors, revealing a 6% slump in underlying sales in the last quarter.

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Diageo sales slump by 6%

Published:  14 October, 2009

Diageo has given more bad news to its investors, revealing a 6% slump in underlying sales in the last quarter.

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Court victory for former Christie's wine chief

Published:  13 October, 2009

The former head of Christie's wine department has won a libel action against the publishers of the controversial book The Billionaire's Vinegar.

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New fine wine warehouse opens

Published:  12 October, 2009

A new underground fine wine storage facility has opened near London on the site of a former wartime air raid shelter.

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Edrington Group launches Black Grouse in India

Published:  09 October, 2009

The Edrington Group has launched its premium brand Black Grouse into the growing Indian spirits market.

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Penderyn named one of the best whiskies in the world

Published:  09 October, 2009

Welsh single malt whisky Penderyn, has been named one of the best whiskies in the world.

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C&C profits drop but Magners turns corner

Published:  08 October, 2009

Magners owner C&C Group saw profits decline in the six months to Aug 31 in the face of an increasingly cluttered cider market and trade destocking in spirits.

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Tory government to introduce new taxes on alcohol

Published:  08 October, 2009

A Tory government will increase taxes on low price alcohol and crackdown on late-night licensing to stop teenagers getting drunk "quickly and cheaply".

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Edrington Group uses algae to cut CO2 emissions

Published:  07 October, 2009

The Edrington Group's Glenturret Distillery is the first distillery to trial an oil-producing algae to help cut carbon dioxide emissions.

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Threshers acting chief executive resigns

Published:  06 October, 2009

First Quench Retailing's acting chief executive and financial director Martin Healy has resigned.

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