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Pernod Ricard announces new UK appointments

Published:  08 December, 2009

Pernod Ricard has announced the appointment of three spirit and wine/Champagne Channel directors to its UK arm.

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Wines in the Press- December 4-6

Published:  08 December, 2009

Observer

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First promotion for rescued Wine Racks

Published:  07 December, 2009

All of the Wine Rack stores saved from administration by Venus Wine & Spirit are to hold in-store tastings this Saturday (December 12) on a range of promotional wines.

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Diageo faces boycott over rum plans

Published:  07 December, 2009

Diageo is facing a boycott of its spirits brands in protest at its future production plans - in Puerto Rico.

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Provenance assured for fine wine buyers

Published:  07 December, 2009

A new online wine service for shoppers who are are worried about the provenance and risks associated with badly stored fine wine is being launched with a guarantee of 100% tracebility.

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Boutinot recalls wine

Published:  04 December, 2009

The wine importer Boutinot has recalled from sale the NOVAS Winemaker's Selection - Chardonnay Marsanne Viognier 2006.

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Wine Rack managers gather at Vinopolis

Published:  03 December, 2009

Wine Rack managers are gathering at Vinopolis today (Thursday) for their first formal meeting with their new owners.

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Raiders target Sussex vineyard

Published:  03 December, 2009

Burglars have stolen £32,000 of wine from a Sussex vineyard.

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Simon Thorpe quits Constellation

Published:  02 December, 2009

Simon Thorpe MW is quitting Constellation Europe to become managing director of Australian fine wine importer Negociants UK.

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Further Champagne discounts at Morrisons

Published:  02 December, 2009

Morrisons is making further cuts to the prices of leading Champagne brands.

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Stolen wine warning

Published:  30 November, 2009

The trade is being warned to be on the lookout for stolen wine after the theft of 57 cases en route to Berry Bros & Rudd.

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More FQR stores close - but Wine Rack lives on

Published:  30 November, 2009

A further 391 First Quench stores are to close - but there is good news about the future of the Wine Rack brand.

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Searcys to open six Champagne bars in 2010

Published:  27 November, 2009

Searcys is looking to roll out its Champagne bar concept across the country with six new sites planned for next year.

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IWC opens early for entries

Published:  27 November, 2009

The International Wine Challenge is calling for entries for next year's competition.

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£7m Christmas push for First Drinks

Published:  26 November, 2009

First Drinks is backing its brands with £7 million in advertising and promotions in the run-up to Christmas.

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Drinks leaders speak out on alcohol policy: Claire Hu

Published:  26 November, 2009

Leading drinks company bosses today urged the trade to have a say on alcohol harm reduction policy, before ineffective and costly legislation is imposed on the industry.

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Virgin Wines launches 12 days of Christmas promotion

Published:  26 November, 2009


Virgin Wines is following Amazon by running a special "12 days of Christmas" promotional campaign offering customers different deals on each consecutive day from November 30.

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WSTA attacks Scottish government alcohol bill

Published:  26 November, 2009


 The Scottish government stands accused today of punishing Scottish consumers and businesses with its proposed Alcohol Bill published today, whilst doing little to tackle the root causes of alcohol misuse.

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Geodis sets up dedicated UK wine division

Published:  25 November, 2009


Geodis Calberson is looking to extend its distribution service to the UK drinks industry with a dedicated Geodis Wine Logistics division.

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Lidl leads the way on Champagne deals

Published:  25 November, 2009

 

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