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Diageo linked with LVMH bid

Published:  22 April, 2009

Diageo is in the early stages of preparing a bid to take over the wine and spirits interests of French luxury goods firm LVMH, according to UK press reports.

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Berrys secures Dubai duty-free listings

Published:  22 April, 2009

Berry Bros & Rudd has secured listings for 10 of its Own Selection wines in the Arrivals Hall Duty-Free Shop in Dubai's new terminal building.

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New brand ambassador for Beefeater

Published:  21 April, 2009

Chivas Brothers has named Tim Stones as brand ambassador for Beefeater gin in the UK market.

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Lafite named top Bordeaux of 2008

Published:  21 April, 2009

Lafite Rothschild has been named as the best wine of the 2008 Bordeaux vintage, according to a survey of 230 professionals.

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Amber Taverns buy up twenty-three Cains pubs

Published:  21 April, 2009

Amber Taverns the Blackpool based company have bought twenty-three former Cains pubs.

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Trade stalwarts launch new company

Published:  21 April, 2009

Wine writer Susy Atkins and consultant Angela Mount have bucked the recession by launching a new company, specialising in events in the south west.

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Wines in the Press April 19-20

Published:  21 April, 2009

What our national wine critics had to say for the weekend of April 19-20

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Soap celebrity pulls pints in protest

Published:  20 April, 2009

The pub sector is ramping up its protest against duty with a celebrity publicity event around Westminster on Monday.

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Public calls for beer tax freeze

Published:  20 April, 2009

Almost two thirds of the public agree that increasing beer tax will lead to more pub closures, according to a new poll published today.

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Ehrmanns revamps Chilean Fairtrade range

Published:  20 April, 2009

Ehrmanns is introducing two new Faritrade wine ranges from the newly-certified Chilean winery CVC.

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Alcohol blamed for expanding waistlines

Published:  17 April, 2009

A new Government campaign is being launched to show how many calories are being consumed when drinking a glass of wine.

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Dourthe UK to distribute Canard Duchene

Published:  17 April, 2009

Dourthe UK has secured the off-trade distribution for the Champagne house Canard Duchene.

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Celebrity protest against duty hike

Published:  17 April, 2009

The pub sector is ramping up its protest against duty with a celebrity publicity event which will take place around Westminster on Monday.

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Cork's out for Champagne house

Published:  17 April, 2009

The future of the sparkling-wine cork is being questioned after the first Champagne house moves to replace the traditional cork with a revolutionary metal closure.

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Drinks and food boost spending

Published:  16 April, 2009

Overall retail spending for March was boosted by purchase of drinks, food and clothing products, the latest data from the British Retail Consortium reveals.

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Campaign to fight campus alcohol abuse

Published:  16 April, 2009

A programme involving retailers, parents and law enforcement agencies has been launched to tackle under-age and problem drinking on American college campuses.

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New WSTA chairman warns against duty rises

Published:  16 April, 2009

The new chairman of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Tim How, is warning further tax increases on alcohol in next week's Budget will force more businesses to cut back on jobs and investment.

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New WSTA chairman warns against duty rises

Published:  16 April, 2009

The new chairman of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Tim How, is warning further tax increases on alcohol in next week's Budget will force more businesses to cut back on jobs and investment.

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New WSTA chairman warns against duty rises

Published:  16 April, 2009

The new chairman of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, Tim How, is warning further tax increases on alcohol in next week's Budget will force more businesses to cut back on jobs and investment.

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E-mail duty campaign to target Chancellor

Published:  16 April, 2009

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) is encouraging people to bombard Chancellor Alistair Darling with e-mails demanding a freeze on beer tax just days ahead of the 2009 Budget.

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