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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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Foster's places wine brands into JV

Published:  23 October, 2009

Foster's is transfer 13 Australian wine brands into a joint venture with Vok Beverages, best known for its reputation in building RTD brands.

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Retailers in line for multi-million windfall over music in stores

Published:  22 October, 2009

Retail stores that play music in their stores are in line for a major windfall after a legal ruling that could see them claim back £20 million in excessive charges levied over the last four years.

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Consumers drinking at home to save costs

Published:  22 October, 2009


Over half of consumers drink at home at least once a week - a trend fuelled by the economic climate, a new survey has revealed.

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Matthew Clark to offer consumers restaurant wine online

Published:  21 October, 2009


Matthew Clark is to launch a consumer facing website offering over 200 restaurant quality wines usually only available in the on-trade.

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

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Wines in the Press, October 17-18

Published:  20 October, 2009


What the wine critics had to say in last weekend's newspapers

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Wines in the Press, October 17-18

Published:  20 October, 2009


What the wine critics had to say in last weekend's newspapers

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Drinks industry attacks 90,000 deaths claim

Published:  19 October, 2009


The drinks industry has slammed health officials' claims that 90,000 people will die from alcohol-related diseases in the next 10 years.

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Government climbdown on binge drinking measures

Published:  19 October, 2009

By Shirley Kumar

The government has quietly dropped proposals to give local councils "discretionary" powers to shut down bars in areas blighted by binge drinking.  

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UK drinking levels fall again

Published:  19 October, 2009

UK alcohol consumption is falling at the fastest rate for more than 60 years according to HM Revenue & Customs data released by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

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Freeze on VAT promises shadow minister

Published:  19 October, 2009

Tobias Ellwood MP, the shadow minister for Culture, Media and Sport, has promised a a six month freeze on VAT for struggling pubs and other small businesses if the Conservatives win the next election.

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Top 100 restaurants named

Published:  14 October, 2009

The UK's top 100 restaurants have been named as part of the National Restaurant Awards run by Harpers Wine & Spirit's sister title, Restaurant Magazine.

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Diageo sales slump by 6%

Published:  14 October, 2009

Diageo has given more bad news to its investors, revealing a 6% slump in underlying sales in the last quarter.

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Diageo sales slump by 6%

Published:  14 October, 2009

Diageo has given more bad news to its investors, revealing a 6% slump in underlying sales in the last quarter.

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Wines in the press, October 10-11, 2009

Published:  14 October, 2009

This week's round up of what the newspaper wine critics have had to say: 

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