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Winebow acquires Click Wine Group

Published:  23 July, 2008

Winebow, a leading US importer of Italian fine wines, has bought Click Wine Group.

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Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation appoints new board

Published:  23 July, 2008

The make-up of the new Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation (AWBC) Board has been announced by Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, The Hon Tony Burke.

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Morrisons implements Task 25 Scheme

Published:  23 July, 2008

Morrisons has implemented a Task 25' Scheme in a bid to prevent underage sales of alcohol.

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Montana winery recognised for sustainable approach

Published:  23 July, 2008

New Zealand category driver, Montana, has announced that it has now been certified with the ISO 14000 international environmental standard, for all sites, three months ahead of schedule.

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Government sets out plan to tackle underage drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Government has introduced its Youth Alcohol Action Plan (YAAP) in its latest bid to tackle underage drinking.

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Record figures for LIWF and Distil 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Visitor figures to the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) and separate spirits event Distil were up 17% on 2007.

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Lion Nathan acquires Cumulus Wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Lion Nathan has acquired US wine importer Cumulus Wine extending the distribution network for its premium portfolio in the states.

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London crowds party prior to Boris booze ban

Published:  23 July, 2008

London's Circle Line tube system, was overrun this weekend (May 31) as crowds of revellers partied prior to the incoming alcohol ban on the network.

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Young's brewery proves resilient in testing times

Published:  23 July, 2008

Young's and Co has posted a 6.6% increase in revenue for the year-ended March 29 - evidence that the British brewery and pub chain is weathering the testing market conditions.

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David Beckham buys Californian vineyard

Published:  23 July, 2008

England football stalwart David Beckham has bought his wife Victoria a vineyard in California as a birthday gift.

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Huge potential for Absolut Vodka in US, says Pernod

Published:  23 July, 2008

French drinks giant Pernod Ricard has said there is huge sales potential for its newly-acquired vodka brand Absolut.

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Pinot Noir shortage sees profits down at Oregon winery

Published:  23 July, 2008

A shortage of three key Pinot Noir products at publicly owned Oregon winery Willamette Valley Vineyards has affected its sales revenue.

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Malibu Rum gets 14m shot in arm

Published:  23 July, 2008

Malibu will benefit from 14 million worth of marketing support from parent company Pernod Ricard UK over the next two years.

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Hawke's Bay to host inaugural NZ wine symposium

Published:  23 July, 2008

The first New Zealand Wine Business Symposium will be hosted at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawke's Bay this June.

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Guinness and Bushmills partner with 2009 Lions Tour

Published:  23 July, 2008

Two of Diageo's flagship brands Guinness and Bushmills Irish whiskey have been announced as commercial partners of the British & Irish Lions Tour of South Africa in 2009.

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Bulgaria bemoans falling wine exports: LIWF 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bulgarian wine makers are blaming a lack of government funding and no single generic body to represent their interests for plummeting export volumes to the UK.

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Women of Wine UK prepare for summer bash

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Women of Wine UK (WoWUK) summer party will take place in London on Wednesday June 25.

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France is most searched country at LIWF

Published:  23 July, 2008

France was the most searched for country at this year's London International Wine Fair, new figures show.

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Parker is happy with $20 bottle: Video Report

Published:  23 July, 2008

Robert Parker, the famed wine critic and pioneer of the widely-regarded 100-point system, says cost is not always the driving factor and he is "just a wine lover".

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Blue Nun looks to low-alcohol market

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine agency Ehrmanns is looking to cash in on growing consumer demand for lower strength wines with the launch of two ranges, including an extension to the German Blue Nun brand.

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