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Majestic sales lose their fizz

Published:  10 November, 2008

Majestic Wine, owner of the UK's largest chain of wine warehouses, has admitted that it is facing a "challenging" Christmas sales period after like-for-like sales dropped 2.1% in the six months to the end of September.

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Miller Brands appoints new sales director

Published:  10 November, 2008

Miller Brands UK has promoted its director of sales for the off-trade to the position of sales director.

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New Masters of Wine receive IMW awards

Published:  10 November, 2008

Fifteen new Masters of Wine (MW's) were formally welcomed into the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) at its annual reception and awards last week.

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Weekend round-up: Pubs warned of lethal booze scam

Published:  10 November, 2008

The Mirror
Pubs and shops have been warned of a potentially lethal bootleg booze scam in the run-up to Christmas. spirits from Eastern Europe are being sold for a fraction of the normal cost, but laced with toxic levels of methanol - a chemical that can cause blindness and even death. Kirov and Glen's vodka are among the spirits to be switched.

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MPs call for happy hour ban

Published:  10 November, 2008

MPs are calling for an end to happy hour promotions and cheap alcohol being sold in supermarkets.

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S&N invites half a million shoppers to share 'biggest round'

Published:  07 November, 2008

Scottish and Newcastle (S&N) have held its annual consumer brand experience for the off-trade, attracting over half a million shoppers.

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FirstCape helps school as part of legacy deal

Published:  07 November, 2008

South African wine brand FirstCape, sponsor of the British & Irish Lions, is to help refurbish a school in its native country as part of its Lions legacy project.

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Jacob's Creek scores major film deal

Published:  07 November, 2008

Jacob's Creek has struck a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to sponsor a major new film starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

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Study calls for ban on alcohol advertising

Published:  07 November, 2008

Alcohol advertising should be banned in order to combat binge-drinking, according to experts.

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Two French wine-makers die after inhaling carbon fumes

Published:  06 November, 2008

Two amateur French wine makers have died after being suffocated by the fumes from the grapes they were treading.

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Pernod Ricard announces new chairman

Published:  06 November, 2008

Pernod Ricard has named its first ever chief executive to have come from outside the Ricard family.

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Bottlegreen impresses with new curves

Published:  06 November, 2008

Following the successful re-launch of its award winning cordial range earlier this year, adult soft drinks producer, Bottlegreen Drinks Co. is rolling out the second phase of its re-branding strategy, which will see its portfolio of lightly sparkling pressé drinks packaged in a new contemporary bottle design.

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InBev Bud deal on track despite profits slump

Published:  06 November, 2008

InBev has reported a third-quarter drop in profits of nearly 14% as the cost of making and packaging beer soars.

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EU ruling puts low-alcohol wine on UK shelves

Published:  06 November, 2008

A new EU ruling will see more low alcohol wines on UK shelves.

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CAMRA attacks Carlsberg's decision to close Leeds brewery

Published:  05 November, 2008

Beer consumer group the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has attacked the decision by Carlsberg to close it's Tetley Brewery in Leeds by 2011.

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Government pledges £6 million to tackle alcohol mis-use

Published:  05 November, 2008

The government has announced details of a £6 million campaign to help problem drinkers.

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Veuve Clicquot opens bar in Harrods

Published:  05 November, 2008

Veuve Clicquot is opening its first champagne bar and boutique at London's Harrods store.

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Johnnie Walker ads scoop string of awards

Published:  05 November, 2008

Johnnie Walker has won a string of awards for a campaign that has helped boost global sales by 48% over the past eight years.

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170 jobs to go as Carlsberg shuts brewery

Published:  05 November, 2008

Drinks giant Carlsberg is to close its 186 year-old brewery in Leeds with a loss of up to 170 jobs.

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Martell gets modern makeover from Pernod

Published:  05 November, 2008

Pernod Ricard wants to "modernise" its French cognac brand Martell with the aide of a UK-wide ad campaign.

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