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Consumers unwilling to fork out for a greener environment

Published:  23 July, 2008

Half of UK consumers not prepared to pay more tax to combat green issues.

One in 20 don't care about green issues at all.

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Whyte & Mackay continues steady financial progress

Published:  23 July, 2008

Figures released by The Companies House show the Glasgow-based distiller is moving further into the black.

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Review of Australia's wine sector

Published:  23 July, 2008

A review of the Australian wine industry bodies comes hot on the heels of the country's new wine strategy - Directions 2025.

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House of Lords against EU reforms

Published:  23 July, 2008

The UK House of Lords European Union Committee is to oppose key proposals in the draft EU wine regime announced by the European Commission on July 4.

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Former Asda boss could become Sainsbury chairman

Published:  23 July, 2008

The former boss of Asda, Tony Campbell, could be the next chairman of Sainsbury's if a 10.4billion bid is accepted.

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Producers show their bottle

Published:  23 July, 2008

This is the second part of our outline of green policies by importers and suppliers to the UK - as written by them.

Other industries, even the airline sector, have responded to pressure from government and the consumer to be more environmentally aware, so how is wine faring?

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French police crackdown on binge drinking day trippers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drunken day-trippers face a night in jail in St Malo, Brittany after French police announced a crackdown on loutish behaviour at the ferry terminal.

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Call for Government to take lead on carbon off setting

Published:  23 July, 2008

A Parliamentary committee has urged the Government to lead the carbon off-setting debate and provide clear messages to individuals and businesses.

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Cork four times greener than screwcap

Published:  23 July, 2008

The world's first carbon footprint study into the impact of closures on the environment has shown screwcaps emit four times more greenhouse gases than cork.

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New Korean distributor for Diageo

Published:  23 July, 2008

Diageo has appointed SooSeok Trading to distribute its drinks portfolio in Korea.

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Booze blitz scuppers 10m hotel plan

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotland: Plans to build a five-star hotel have been thrown into doubt after its backers were refused an alcohol licence due to a city's crackdown on binge drinking.

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Sainsbury step-ups opposition to proposed Qatari takeover

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sainsbury family write to Qatari Prime Minister opposing the takeover.

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Pernod Ricard sales up 6%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Strong growth in premium brands responsible for sales increase.

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Chilean Wine industry launches a new wine association

Published:  23 July, 2008

The association called Vinos de Chile will unite 95 wineries, representing 95% of the total exported wine market.

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Ocean House hopes to make waves

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new company has been set up in the UK aiming to import wines for producers who have little or no experience of the UK market.

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UK wine merchant fined for not recycling

Published:  23 July, 2008

A UK wine merchant has been fined 40,000 for failing to recycle packaging waste.

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Chatshow host voted Ros queen

Published:  23 July, 2008

Celebrities guzzled plenty of Ros d'Anjou at a "Queens' Garden Party" on Friday night for London's gay community.

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BRC fights local business tax

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailers will become "voteless cash-cows" if local authorities are given the power to directly tax businesses to fund projects, a UK retail trade body has said.

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UK Government to review 24-hour drinking laws

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Home Office said it will "evaluate the impact" of the 24-hour licensing laws brought in at the end of 2005.

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IWSC announces Stateside award-winners

Published:  23 July, 2008

The gold medal winners from the USA and Canada at this year's International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have been announced.

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