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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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Aussie Albarino is actually Savagnin

Published:  18 May, 2009

Some wine producers in Australia are mistakenly using the obscure Savagnin grape to produce wines labelled as Albarino.

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Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve voted best Irish blended whisky

Published:  15 May, 2009

Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve has been voted the 'Best Irish Blended Whisky' at the 2009, World Whiskey Awards.

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Glenfiddich releases Distillery Edition

Published:  15 May, 2009

Glenfiddich has released its 15 Year Old Distillery Edition single malt in a handful of selected domestic markets around the world.

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Premium beer gets extra focus

Published:  15 May, 2009

Molson Coors UK has launched a new business unit with the mission of developing the premium beer category in on and off-trade.

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Wine industry needs to target Generation Y consumers

Published:  15 May, 2009

The wine industry must capture the attention of 'Generation Y' consumers to secure its long term future, delegates heard at the London International Wine Fair this week.

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Diageo promotes sensible drinking to students

Published:  15 May, 2009

Diageo GB is using bar games to promote responsible drinking to students in campuses across the UK, as part of a new campaign called "Are you on top of your game?"

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Social networking key to engaging new consumers

Published:  15 May, 2009

The wine industry must capture the attention of 'Generation Y' to secure its long term future, delegates heard at the London International Wine Conference.

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Social networking key to engaging new consumers

Published:  15 May, 2009

The wine industry must capture the attention of 'Generation Y' to secure its long term future, delegates heard at the London International Wine Conference.

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Wine journalists under the spotlight at LIWF

Published:  14 May, 2009

The role of the wine journalist and their influence on consumers was the subject of a lively debate at today's LIWF.

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David Cox to head New Zealand Wines

Published:  14 May, 2009

David Cox is the new chief of New Zealand Wine Growers for the UK and Europe.

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Destocking depresses Campari

Published:  13 May, 2009

Grupo Campari said sales in the first quarter of 2009 were "satisfactory" despite negative organic growth of 4.2%.

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Emerging markets not the solution

Published:  13 May, 2009

Emerging wine markets are not the solution to the world's oversupply, leading industry figures have warned.

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Harpers hosts recession-busting debate

Published:  13 May, 2009

Drinks industry professionals have been given some recession-busting tips from some of the trade's key players during a special Harpers debate at the London International Wine Fair.

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Wine countries tipped for the top

Published:  13 May, 2009

Three of the trade's leading figures revealed which countries they were tipping for future success at today's Harpers Wine & Spirit debate at the LIWF.

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WaverleyTBS reveals extent of job cuts

Published:  13 May, 2009

Leading wholesaler WaverleyTBS has been forced to lose 10% of its workfoce in order to safeguard jobs and the future health of the company, it revealed at today's Harpers Wine & Spirit debate at the London International Wine Fair.

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Peter Williamson dies

Published:  13 May, 2009

The sudden death of well known industry figure Peter Williamson, chairman of Inspirt Brands, has come as a shock to friends and colleagues at this week's London International Wine Fair.

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Riesling wineries under threat

Published:  13 May, 2009

Some of Germany's most famous Riesling wineries are under threat from government plans to construct a major traffic bridge in the Mosel Valley region, visitors to the London International Wine Fair are being told.

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Hail wreaks havoc in Bordeaux

Published:  13 May, 2009

Bordeaux vineyards have been hit by devastating hail storms which pose a threat to the next two vintages and the livelihoods of smaller growers.

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Mandatory code blow for industry

Published:  13 May, 2009

The drinks trade has been dealt a further body blow with news that the government is to indroduce a mandatory code outlawing certain drinks promotions.

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