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Tasmanian wine industry gets million dollar boost

Published:  23 July, 2008

An A$1.8 million (835,000) government grant has been awarded to the Tasmanian wine industry.

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Wine category manager to leave Tesco BWS division

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jason Godley will leave his position as wine category manager in Tesco's beer, wine and spirits (BWS) division.

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Half of US wineries face new ownership by 2018

Published:  23 July, 2008

Some 51% of Western US wineries will change hands in the next decade, according to a new report.

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January sales up as food and drink impress

Published:  23 July, 2008

January saw a 2.6% increase in like-for-like retail sales with the food and drink sector performing encouragingly, new British Retail Consortium (BRC) figures show.

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Tax rises won't curb drink-related problems, says Poley

Published:  23 July, 2008

Portman Group chief executive David Poley has responded to a Government-backed independent review of drinks industry standards by warning tax increases will not stop alcohol misuse.

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Malbec blog launches

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new blog celebrating 500 years of Malbec tradition has been launched for web-savvy wine enthusiasts.

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Wine Society takes national retailer award

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine Society took the Portuguese national retailer award at last night's Portuguese wine awards dinner.

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New Zealand corners 5-and-over UK market

Published:  23 July, 2008

There has been a marked increase in sales of New Zealand wine products in the UK, new figures suggest.

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Wines of Germany targets US

Published:  23 July, 2008

The European Union is to help fund a campaign to promote Riesling to the US market.


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Home Secretary attacks cheap drinks promotions

Published:  23 July, 2008

But commends industry for social responsibility work

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Diageo's Rosenblum Cellars purchase cleared

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo's purchase of Rosenblum Cellars was cleared by US antitrust officials this week.

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Edrington acquires majority stake in rum company

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Edrington Group has acquired a majority shareholding stake in the Brugal Company.

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World of Patria takes on De Bortoli wines

Published:  23 July, 2008

The World of Patria, has taken over the duty free distribution of the De Bortoli wine range.

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Diageo secures distribution rights for Zacapa

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has secured a three-year deal to globally distribute and market the Zacapa rum brand.

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Japanese wine exported to EU for first time

Published:  23 July, 2008

Shizen 2006 has become the first Japanese wine to be imported into the European Union (EU).

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Austria plays host to Sauvignon Congress 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Graz, Austria will be the home of the World Sauvignon Congress 2008.

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92% of viewers consider Diageo responsible drinking campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo's recent Choices' advertising campaign made 92% of viewers consider the message of responsible drinking, new figures show.

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Winemaking waste could prevent tooth decay

Published:  23 July, 2008

Red wine grapes and pomace left behind after winemaking may help to prevent tooth decay, new research shows.

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Call for brake on spirits tax rises

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK's Gin and Vodka Association has called on the Chancellor not to touch spirits taxation with spiralling production costs hitting the industry.

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Bonfils buys James Herrick

Published:  23 July, 2008

Languedoc wine producer picks up Foster's James Herrick brand

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