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Cobra deal costs creditors £75m

Published:  31 May, 2009

Molson Coors UK has taken a 50.1% stake in Cobra Beer after the business went into administration last week.

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Argentina wine exports back in growth

Published:  29 May, 2009

Argentine wine exports are back on track following a shaky start to the year, according to new figures.

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Irish sales down as drinkers head north

Published:  28 May, 2009

Drinks sales in Ireland have taken a big hit as consumers head north to take advantage of cheaper prices in Ulster.

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French wine drinking in decline

Published:  28 May, 2009

French households have cut back on their wine expenditure, according to newly-released government figures.

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New venture for celebrity chef

Published:  27 May, 2009

Celebrity chef John Burton-Race has been appointed as group development chef, on a £500,000 project that will also see the creation of 50 new jobs.

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Berry Bros in biodynamic wine crusade

Published:  27 May, 2009

Berry Bros & Rudd is launching an online drive to raise awareness of biodynamic wine after research showed interest in - but confusion about - the concept among consumers.

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Absolut sheds label for launch

Published:  26 May, 2009

An Absolut bottle with no label and no logo is to be released into international markets by Pernod Ricard.

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Critics May May 22-24

Published:  26 May, 2009

What the press have to say over the May bank holiday weekend.

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Ketel One JV in first major ad push

Published:  22 May, 2009

Ketel One vodka is to have its first ever TV ad campaign in the US market.

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American wineries hit by EU ban

Published:  22 May, 2009

American wine producers are pressing politicians to fight European Union rules which will stop them using words like chateau or vintage on their labels.

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Union joins Fair Pint pub campaign

Published:  21 May, 2009

A campaign to defend the British pub against crippling tenancy arrangements has been boosted by the support of one of the UK's biggest unions.
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Beer outpaces wine at Lion Nathan

Published:  20 May, 2009

Lion Nathan, the Australian-based drinks producer, has reported a jump in profits thanks to increased sales of premium beers.

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Finalists announced for UK restaurant manager of the year

Published:  20 May, 2009

Six finalists have been announced for the first UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition organised by the Academy of Food & Wine.

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Glenmorangie launch new Private Collection

Published:  20 May, 2009

Glenmorangie has launched the first of a new collection of limited edition whiskys which are exclusive to travel retail.

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LIWF flies in face of recession

Published:  19 May, 2009

The London International Wine Fair and Distil have attracted the second highest visitor audience in the events' 29 year history.

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Blood quits as S&N's UK boss

Published:  19 May, 2009

Jeremy Blood, managing director of Scottish & Newcastle UK, has quit the job for "personal reasons".

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Wines in the Press 16/17 May 2009

Published:  19 May, 2009

What the wine critics have to say in the press this weekend.

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Trinchero turns to Gott

Published:  19 May, 2009

Californian wine firm Joel Gott Wines has formed a joint venture with Sutter Home producer Trinchero Family Estates to handle the global sales and distribution of its wines.

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Distilleries win display exemption

Published:  18 May, 2009

Distillery and brewery visitor centres will be granted exemption from new restrictions on the display of alcohol proposed by the Scottish government.

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Australians say goodbye sherry, hello apera

Published:  18 May, 2009

Burgundy, champagne, sherry, port, tokay, vermouth and marsala have all started to disappear from Australian wine labels following an agreement over protected names with the European Union.

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