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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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Wakefield releases first 100% carbon neutral wine

Published:  06 January, 2010

An Australian producer has released the first 100% certified carbon neutral brand of wines.

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Vintage harvest for English wine

Published:  06 January, 2010

English winemakers are predicting 2009 could be one of the best vintages in recent years.

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Majestic sales jump nearly 12% over Christmas

Published:  06 January, 2010


Majestic has enjoyed a bumper festive sales period with a sales jump of nearly 12% in the nine weeks to January 4.

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Guy Anderson strengthens position in France

Published:  06 January, 2010

Guy Anderson Wines is strengthening its position in France having been appointed off-trade agent for Loire producer Ackerman and Burgundy specialist François Martenot.
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Champagne in danger of self-destructing, warns expert

Published:  05 January, 2010

Champagne could lose its status as an aspirational drink through "dangerous" price promotions in supermarkets, according to a leading business expert from the region.

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Wines in the press - January 1-4

Published:  05 January, 2010

The Financial Times

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Win tickets to Legally Blonde, The Musical

Published:  05 January, 2010

Get rid of those new year blues by a night out at the theatre - the West End Gala premiere of the new musical Legally Blonde.

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