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Wines in the press July 24-26

Published:  27 July, 2009

The Guardian


Victoria Moore is reviewing Australian Rieslings. She says, Australia caught our attention two decades ago with fruity reds and sunny whites that moved us on from Bulgarian country wine, changed our expectations at the lower end of the scale and became a fixture on the chart of cheap hits.

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Berberana launches 'One Cork One Point' loyalty scheme

Published:  24 July, 2009

Berberana has launched a consumer loyalty scheme involving a wine cork, in an initiative that aims to encourage brand loyalty.

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Constellation streamlines US distribution

Published:  24 July, 2009

Constellation has streamlined its US distribution with new appointments in 19 states.

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Bacardi launches ready-to-serve mojito

Published:  23 July, 2009

Barcadi has launched a ready- mixed mojito to capitalise on the increasing number of people drinking at home as the recession continues to bite.

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Hop shortage turns into a surplus

Published:  23 July, 2009

One of Europe's leading suppliers of hops to the brewing industry says the economic downturn and bigger crops have led to a surplus.

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Little Creatures to be released in the UK

Published:  22 July, 2009

A range of Little Creatures premium alcoholic drinks is to be launched throughout the UK.

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Ultra-premium launch for Belvedere

Published:  22 July, 2009

Belvedere vodka has launched an ultra-premium spirit flavoured with ginseng and guarana for nightclubs and high-end members bars.

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Chinese buy-in to Diageo

Published:  22 July, 2009

The state-owned China Investment Corp has bought a stake worth £221 million in Diageo, the world's biggest drinks company.

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Profits soar at Oyster Bay firm

Published:  22 July, 2009

The New Zealand producer behind the Oyster Bay wine brand has reported a 146% leap in net profit for the last half of 2008.

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52 pubs closing every week says BBPA

Published:  22 July, 2009

The rate of UK pub closures has increased by a third in the first six months of the year, according to new figures from the British Beer & Pub Association.

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Stowells launch wine Tool-kit

Published:  21 July, 2009

Constellation Europe's flagship on-trade brand, Stowells has launched a new initiative in the form of a 'Stowell's Tool-kit,' in a bid to grow on-trade volume and boost confidence.

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Ehrmanns in take over

Published:  21 July, 2009

UK-based wine company Ehrmanns has been bought out by wine investment fund Global Vintners.

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Pernod upbeat despite economic gloom

Published:  20 July, 2009

Pernod Ricard has reported a "highly satisfactory" performance in its past year of trading, despite what it admits is a "difficult economic environment".

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New commercial boss appointed at First Quench

Published:  20 July, 2009

First Quench Retailing's commercial director, Lloyd Stephens, has made a surprise exit from the off-licence operator.

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100% Malbec rosé launches in the UK

Published:  20 July, 2009


A new 100% Malbec rosé is being launched in the UK from Bodega Septima, Grupo Codorníu's Argentine winery.

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Wines in the press, July 17- 19

Published:  20 July, 2009

Here is what the national wine critics had to say over the weekend of July 17 - 19.

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Adams buys Leasingham vineyard

Published:  20 July, 2009

Tim Adams Wines, the Clare Valley producer, has bought 75 hectares of Leasingham vineyards for what it believes was a knock-down price.

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Toolkit to boost Stowells sales

Published:  17 July, 2009

Constellation Europe has launched an on-trade "toolkit" to boost sales of Stowells and increase wine knowledge in the sector.

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Rioja claims industry first

Published:  17 July, 2009

Nine Rioja producers have achieved the highest levels of natural resveratrol ever recorded in wine.

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Auchentoshan plans for festival

Published:  17 July, 2009

Auchentoshan is opening its archives as part of its first whisky festival on August 29 at the lowland distillery by Dalmuir, Glasgow.

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