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Sainsbury's starts Christmas price war

Published:  05 November, 2009

The Christmas promotional war has started early with Sainsbury's slashing the price of its wines in a promotion that sees Charles Lafitte NV Champagne reduced from £29.99 to just £11.24.

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James Forbes joins Stevens Garnier

Published:  05 November, 2009

Former Wines of Argentina UK director James Forbes has been appointed as buying and marketing director at Stevens Garnier.

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Pernod Ricard launches gifting campaign

Published:  04 November, 2009

Pernod Ricard is launching a print and online festive campaign with leading UK retailers focussing on gifting and cocktail making.

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Alcohol bill could push Scots into England

Published:  04 November, 2009

The Scottish Government's Alcohol Bill, due this month, could push huge numbers of shoppers into England to buy booze, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

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Disaronno ties-up with Karen Millen in £2m festive campaign

Published:  02 November, 2009

First Drinks has unveiled plans to launch a £2million Christmas TV campaign for Disaronno and a heavyweight PR programme which will see the brand tie-up with high street fashion designer, Karen Millen.

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Constellation in joint-venture talks with Australian Vintage

Published:  02 November, 2009

Constallation Brands is in discussion with Australian Vintage Ltd about merging part of its Australian and UK wine operations.

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Pernod Ricard targets slight profit growth

Published:  02 November, 2009

Pernod Ricard is targeting a slight rise of organic growth in profits from recurring operations of between 1 and 3 per cent for 2009/2010 and indicates it is seeing signs of recovery from the economic downturn.

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Wines in the press - October 30-November 1

Published:  02 November, 2009

The Guardian

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Absolut announces artistic partnership with Spike Jonze

Published:  30 October, 2009

Absolut Vodka has announced it will celebrate 30 years of its artistic creativity by launching an Absolut Art award and a new creative partnership with US filmaker Spike Jonze.

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Job losses start at First Quench

Published:  30 October, 2009

Eighty-one staff at First Quench Retailing's head office have been made redundant, with administrators warning further job losses and store closures are likely.

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Thresher owner goes into administration

Published:  29 October, 2009

First Quench Retailing, owners of Thresher and Wine Rack, has confimed it is going into administration.

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Stone's Original ginger wine launches festive promotional push

Published:  29 October, 2009

Constellation Europe is launching a national promotion in the run up to Christmas for Stone's Original green ginger wine.

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Threshers owner 'discussing administration'

Published:  29 October, 2009

First Quench is facing a new crisis after reports emerged that the off-licence chain could be on the verge of going into administration.

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New national park threatens growth of vineyards

Published:  28 October, 2009

The future growth of Sussex vineyards may be under threat due to a national park that will be created in early 2010.

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Christmas push for Gordon's gin

Published:  27 October, 2009

Diageo GB is investing more than £750,000 in Gordon's in the run-up to Christmas.

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Wines in the press - October 23 - 25

Published:  27 October, 2009

The Guardian

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Marlborough Sauvignon for £3.92

Published:  26 October, 2009

Tesco has launched a promotion offering Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc for £3.92 a bottle.

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Maxxium unveils port support

Published:  26 October, 2009

Maxxium UK has developed an on-trade marketing kit to boost sales of port during meals.

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Brand investment boost for Fortune

Published:  24 October, 2009

Fortune Brands is increasing marketing investment in its key spirits brands in a bid to boost sales during the economic slump.

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Nordic deal for Castle spirits

Published:  24 October, 2009

Castle Brands Spirits has signed a distribution deal with Norwegian-based Arcus for its brands in the Nordic region.

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