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VIA Wines appoints Ehrmanns

Published:  14 May, 2010

Chile winery VIA Wines has appointed Ehrmanns to distribute its Chilensis brand.

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Business welcomes new national insurance policy

Published:  13 May, 2010

The New national insurance policy proposed by the new government is better for small firms and jobs, claimed the Forum of Private Business today.

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The 2010 International Grenache Symposium

Published:  12 May, 2010

The 2010 International Grenache Symposium
Domaine de la Verrière, Crestet, Vaucluse, Provence

On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June 2010, wine professionals from 21 countries will converge in the Southern Rhone, France, for the world's first symposium on Grenache, the most widely planted red grape in the world, and the most important in economic terms. Leading opinion-makers believe its time has come to be in the limelight. This is a World Premiere.

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Moths infest Napa and Sonoma vineyards

Published:  12 May, 2010

More than 200 square miles of Californian vineyards have been quarantined because of moth infestation.

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Trade braced for Osborne Budget

Published:  12 May, 2010

The trade is bracing itself for Chancellor George Osborne's emergency Budget, expected within the first 50 days of the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.

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Tesco offers fine wines online

Published:  12 May, 2010

Tesco has started to sell a selection of rare, unusual and fine wines from around the world as part of a new online offering.

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Bibendum takes on cult Aussie beer

Published:  12 May, 2010

Coopers ale, the Australian beer which has a cult following in the UK, has joined the Bibendum portfolio.

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Andy Clarke confirmed as Asda chief executive

Published:  12 May, 2010

The chief operating officer of Asda, Andy Clarke, has been appointed as chief executive and president of the supermarket giant.

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Sir George Fistonich accepts charity role

Published:  12 May, 2010

Founder and managing director of Villa Maria Estate, Sir George Fistonich, is to replace the role left by the late Sir Edmund Hillary, as vice patron of Variety - The Children's Charity of New Zealand.

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Portman Group rule alcohol can still be sold in test-tubes

Published:  11 May, 2010

Four brands that sell alcohol in test-tubes will not be removed from sale after an inquiry ruled it was not causing harmful drinking.

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Distell makes big CO2 savings using light-weight bottles

Published:  11 May, 2010

South African producer, Distell has has made savings of 333.5 tons of glass after changing almost 3 million of its wine bottles to light-weight.

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Wines in the press- May 7-9

Published:  11 May, 2010

Guardian
When Tesco launched a range of four cheap wines labelled not by country or grape but by flavour, it was the New Zealand Sauvignon Blance white, named Cut Grass that tumbled into people's trolleys, says Victoria Moore.

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Smirnoff retains top spot in brand survey

Published:  10 May, 2010

Smirnoff has retained its top spot as the global leading alcoholic drinks brand according to an annual drinks industry survey.

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Mondial takes on Chianti producer for UK

Published:  10 May, 2010

Mondial Wine has signed a deal to be the UK distributor for Chianti wine producer, Il Molino di Grace.

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Scotch whisky doubles exports to Brazil

Published:  10 May, 2010

The Scotch Whisky Association has confirmed a 56% increase in exports of Scotch whisky to Brazil.

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Percy Fox signs distribution deal with Matthew Clark

Published:  07 May, 2010

Percy Fox has signed a distribution deal for Matthew Clark to supply its portfolio of brands to its nationwide on-trade customers.

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Darbyshire calls for clarity in a hung parliament

Published:  07 May, 2010


Peter Darbyshire, managing director of wine agency PLB, has added to the uncertainty surrounding the result of the General Election by saying it has left the drinks industry in limbo.

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The Co-operative to create English vineyard

Published:  06 May, 2010

The Co-operative, is to plant its own vineyard and produce wine to be sold through its Grown by Us brand.

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From Vineyards Direct acquires The Vintry

Published:  06 May, 2010

The online merchant, From Vineyards Direct has acquired The Vintry.

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M&S finance chief quits to head up Punch Taverns

Published:  06 May, 2010

Ian Dyson has quit his post as finance director of Marks & Spencer to become the new chief executive of Punch Taverns.

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