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Scotch whisky body backs responsible drinking

Published:  20 November, 2009

Scotch whisky adverts and point of sale material are to carry a responsible drinking message which will be seen across the EU.

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Distillery slams new whisky laws

Published:  20 November, 2009

New laws governing the production of malt whisky in Scotland will make the industry less competitive and less environmentally friendly, according to Loch Lomond Distillery.

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Morrisons slashes price of Champagne

Published:  19 November, 2009

Morrisons is cutting the cost of some Champagnes to below half price, including Bollinger at £17.95.

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MacQuitty slams Which? Champagne survey

Published:  19 November, 2009

Jane MacQuitty, The Times wine critic, has strongly criticised the standard of a Which? magazine Champagne tasting that voted a Sainsbury's non-vintage own label brand as its runners-up.

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Drinkaware hits back at new study

Published:  19 November, 2009

The independent charity, Drinkaware has hit back at recent research that claims alcohol can lower heart disease in men by almost a third.

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Don't miss - whisky tastings at Tsuru

Published:  18 November, 2009

Tsuru, a Japanese restaurant behind the Tate Modern is to host a tasting of Japanese whisky on Tuesday November 24. Jen Dickson, an expert in Japanese whisky will guide guests through a range of whiskies from world-renowned producers Nikka and Suntory.

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Luca Gardini wins Best European Sommelier

Published:  18 November, 2009

Luca Gardini from Ristorante Cracco, Milan is the winner of The Best European Sommelier Competition 2009- organised by the Worldwide Sommelier Association.

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The Bunch bears more fruit

Published:  18 November, 2009

Lea & Sandeman has become the sixth member to join the The Bunch group of independent wine merchants.

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Jacobs Creek launches consumer focus campaign

Published:  18 November, 2009

Pernod Ricard UK is launching a new, high impact festive campaign for Jacob's Creek which aims to engage with consumers by connecting through shared values.

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Day joins La Riojana

Published:  17 November, 2009

Former sales director of Ehrmanns Nick Day, has been appointed sales director for UK and Europe for the Argentine Fairtrade based co-operative La Riojana.

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Majestic toast higher profits

Published:  17 November, 2009

The decision to cut its minimum order to six bottles has paid off for Majestic Wine as first half results show pre-tax profits are up 9% to £6.1m in the six months to the end of September.

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Wines in the Press- November 11-13

Published:  17 November, 2009

The Guardian

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Book highlights industry action on harmful drinking

Published:  16 November, 2009

International beer, wine and spirits companies say a new book demonstrates their commitment to reducing harmful drinking.

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Majestic toasts half-year success

Published:  16 November, 2009

Majestic's new strategy of allowing customers to buy six bottles instead of full cases has paid off, according to the wine retailer's latest figures.

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Skinner 'recommends untried wines'

Published:  16 November, 2009

Australian wine critic Matt Skinner is facing criticism for recommending wines that have yet to be bottled.

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Waitrose´s Howard-Sneyd warns of "catastrophic" future

Published:  13 November, 2009

The future of wine retailing in the UK is at a crossroads and if it follows the wrong path it could be "catastrophic" for the industry, warned Waitrose´s Justin Howard-Sneyd speaking at today´s Wine Future 09 in Rioja.

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Deadline day for First Quench bids

Published:  13 November, 2009

Bakery chain Greggs is thought to be among the bidders for parts of the First Quench estate in time for today's deadline for initial expressions of interest.

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Parker defends grenache tasting to angry Rioja producers

Published:  13 November, 2009

Robert Parker has defended his decision to host a mass grenache masterclass tasting at the Wine Future 09 conference in Rioja after fierce criticism from local producers.

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Wine labels as confusing as Chinese, says Robert Joseph

Published:  13 November, 2009


Wine labels and brands are as confusing to consumers as a menu written in Chinese, according to the writer and producer Robert Joseph.

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Philippe Coulon joins Undurraga

Published:  12 November, 2009

Former Moët & Chandon head winemaker Philippe Coulon has joined the Undurraga team as a consultant to strengthen its New World sparkling ranges.

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