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Fortune Brands announces management change at Beam Global

Published:  24 October, 2008

Fortune Brands, makers of Jim Beam bourbon, has announced that Tom Flocco, president and chief executive officer of its Beam Global Spirits & Wine business is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

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Le Manoir team scoop wine and dessert trophy

Published:  24 October, 2008

The assistant chef sommelier and the 1st Commis Pastry chef from Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons in Oxford have scooped year's Wines of Roussillon Dessert Trophy.

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Ambassade de l'Ile appoints new sommelier

Published:  24 October, 2008

Ambassade de l'Ile, the London outpost of Jean-Christophe Ansanay-Alex's two Michelin-starred l'Auberge de l'Ile in Lyon, has appointed Aurelien Gil-Artagnan as sommelier.

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Asda refuses to support minimum pricing bid

Published:  23 October, 2008

Asda will not support government legislation in favour of a minimum price for alcohol, according to its public affairs director Guy Mason. Text

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Cash-strapped Irish consumers refuse to ditch wine habits

Published:  23 October, 2008

A poll carried out by an Irish wine merchant suggests that consumers are looking for better value wine purchases rather than ditching it altogether during the credit crunch.

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Coca-Cola Zero limited edition James Bond bottle

Published:  23 October, 2008

Coca-Cola Zero gives new meaning to the term Zero Zero 7 as it launches a limited edition bottle to celebrate the release of the 22nd Bond film, Quantum of Solace.
Source: Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd

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Powershot gets UK release

Published:  23 October, 2008

Making natural energy compact as a 10ml bottle, Powershot emerges as a premium energy shot with 100% natural ingredients.
Source: Powershot

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Irish wine hike could face Euro challenge

Published:  23 October, 2008

The European courts could challenge a 20.2% hike on excise duty on wine unveiled in last week's controversial Irish budget, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned.

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Thirsty Planet launches new pack for younger customers

Published:  23 October, 2008

While growth in the bottled water market appears to have come to a halt, the leading charity water brand, Thirsty Planet, is enjoying year-on-year volume sales that have more than trebled (manufacturer's estimate July 2008).
Source: Waterbrands

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WSTA calls for compulsory alcohol education for children

Published:  23 October, 2008

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is urging ministers to make education about alcohol a compulsory element of the school curriculum.

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'Jumbo' brewery gets royal opening

Published:  23 October, 2008

Heineken has opened a "jumbo" brewery in Seville, Spain.

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Tesco launches budget wine range

Published:  23 October, 2008

Tesco has unveiled a range of budget wines, packaged in one-litre Tetra Paks and priced at £2.89.

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The Wine Show kicks off in London

Published:  22 October, 2008

More than 800 wines from 17 countries will go on display at The Wine Show in London from tomorrow.

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United Brands wins major on-trade deal

Published:  22 October, 2008

United Brands, UK distributor of Gosling's Black Seal Rum, has achieved a listing in the on-trade sector with a prominent retail chain.

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ALMR calls for end to "crippling monopoly" over pub TV subs

Published:  22 October, 2008

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has presented to the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group on Ofcom's inquiry into the supply of Sky into pubs. Text

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Carling offers pubs free website

Published:  22 October, 2008

Carling is offering pubs the chance to create their own websites for free.

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Carling offers pubs free website

Published:  22 October, 2008

Carling is offering pubs the chance to create their own websites for free.

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Government considers alcohol only supermarket checkouts

Published:  22 October, 2008

The government is considering making supermarkets create alcohol only checkouts as part of its bid to curb binge drinking.

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Restaurateurs should rethink their house wines during the credit crunch, warns AFW

Published:  21 October, 2008

Restaurateurs should check the quality of their house wines as consumers rein in the budgets during the credit crunch, the Academy of Food and Wine (AFW) is advising.

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Las Moras steps up marketing campaign

Published:  21 October, 2008

Argentinian wine brand Finca Las Moras is stepping up its UK marketing activity following major new listings for its wines.

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