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Santa Rita chairman passes away

Published:  30 October, 2008

Don Ricardo Claro, chair of the Santa Rita wine group in Chile, has passed away after suffering a heart attack.

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Wine Australia starts hunt for "best and brightest" wine talent

Published:  30 October, 2008

Wine Australia has launched its search for candidates for its scholarship programme, which will offer 12 industry members the chance to go to Australia and participate in a series of educational workshops.

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PLB appoints ex MD of Paragon Vintners

Published:  30 October, 2008

PLB Group has appointed former managing director of Paragon Vintners, Tony Dee, to the position of non-executive director.

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Consumers cut wine spend as downturn bites

Published:  30 October, 2008

Consumers are spending less on wine and are letting price promotions govern their choices, according to a major survey of wine drinkers by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

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United Brands schnapps up Godfrey's

Published:  29 October, 2008

United Brands has added Godfrey's Schnapps to its premium portfolio as of November 1st 2008.

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The Sopranos to launch line of Italian wines

Published:  29 October, 2008

TV network HBO is launching a range of wines in a spin-off venture of cult US television show The Sopranos, a series about a mobster family in New Jersey.

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Brit designer Alexander McQueen tries his hand at whisky

Published:  29 October, 2008

British designer Alexander McQueen has added some fashion-world glamour to whisky, by creating a limited edition 'couture' bottle of Chivas Regal 18 Year Old.

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Foster's delays decision on wine division

Published:  29 October, 2008

Foster's Group has delayed until next year a decision on what to do with its ailing wine business.

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Lourensford Wines joins biodiversity initiative

Published:  29 October, 2008

Lourensford Wines has joined the group of just 13 South African wineries to be named a "champion producer" by the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI).

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Minimum alcohol price plans dropped

Published:  28 October, 2008

The government has decided not to impose a minimum price on alcohol, according to a report in the Mirror.

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Grants whisky invests in Scottish radio campaign

Published:  28 October, 2008

Grants, distributed in the UK by independent drinks distributor First Drinks Brands, is investing in a major radio campaign to support the Scottish market in the run-up to Christmas.

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International Beverage invests £15 million in Scottish marketing hub

Published:  28 October, 2008

International Beverage Holdings, parent company of Inver House Distillers, is to invest £15 million to centralise its global marketing operations in Scotland.

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Wines in the Press: sake, Constantia and the trouble with single varietals

Published:  28 October, 2008

Jancis Robinson mulls over the mysteries of sake, Jonathan Ray visits the Western Cape, and Anthony Rose joins the wine club. Meanwhile, Jane MacQuitty considers what to drink in a recession and Tim Atkin tires of the domination of the big five grape varieties in New World wine.

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Asda Champagne sales "buck downward trend"

Published:  27 October, 2008

Sales of Champagne are up at Asda despite the fact that they are down across the market as a whole, the supermarket said today.

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TFWA becomes platform for world firsts and exclusives

Published:  27 October, 2008

This year's Tax Free World Exhibition (TFWA) is being used as a launch pad for exclusives and "world-firsts" by some of the drinks companies on show.

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Countries unite to tackle counterfeit luxury goods

Published:  27 October, 2008

Nine countries have today signed an agreement to fight the $700 billion trade in counterfeit luxury goods, including alcohol brands.

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Credit crunch could cost duty-free sector dear

Published:  27 October, 2008

Rising fuel costs and falling passenger numbers coud end up costing the duty free sector $1 billion (£648 million).

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Irish stores to separate alcohol from food

Published:  27 October, 2008

Supermarkets and convenience stores in Ireland could soon be forced to separate alcoholic drinks from food and other products using a permanent barrier or turnstile.

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Beer sales down by 1.8 million pints a day

Published:  27 October, 2008

The decline in beer sales in the UK is accelerating, reveal figures from the British Beer & Pub Association out today.

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Weekend round-up: Alcohol one-third cheaper than 10 years ago

Published:  27 October, 2008

A round-up of stories from the weekend newspapers.

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