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Provence Wines sets up dedicated UK office

Published:  23 July, 2008

In a bid to develop its UK market presence, Provence Wines has opened a London office.

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WSTA: Tax on alcohol could alienate middle-classes

Published:  23 July, 2008

Significantly raising taxes on alcohol could alienate middle-class voters.

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Ethical food and drink products surge

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK consumer spending on ethical food and drink products has increased significantly.


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Sainsbury's gains award for green retail innovation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Food and drinks retailer Sainsbury's has received an award from the Energy Saving Trust for its commitment to eco-friendly product delivery methods.

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Oklahoma named America's cheap drinks capital

Published:  23 July, 2008

A price audit of sixteen alcoholic beverages in American bars and restaurants has found that Oklahoma City is one of the cheapest places to buy them.

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Australian wine export value grows 8%

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine exports from Australia have grown 8% in value in the year ending November 2007.

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Climate change initiative welcomed by Defra

Published:  23 July, 2008

The publication of a new climate change project has been welcomed by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn.

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Reduced harvests on horizon in Australia

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australia's Wine and Brandy Corporation is predicting reduced wine grape harvests for the next five years.

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Drinks companies shortlisted for export award

Published:  23 July, 2008

Four drinks companies - Llanllyr Water, Barr Soft Drinks, The Feel Good Drinks Company and the Wychwood Brewery- have been short-listed for the Drink Exporter of the Year award in the Food from Britain Awards 2007.

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Bag in box wine market needs more competition

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK bag in box wine sales would increase if more suppliers entered the market and targeted older buyers,

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Tesco sales increase in autumn

Published:  23 July, 2008

Rising UK sales and a strong international performance have seen Tesco progress in the third quarter.

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Ferrovial will sell World Duty Free

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ferrovial plans to sell the UK travel retail firm World Duty Free (WDF) within the first three quarters of 2008.

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Leahy coined godfather' of binge-drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sir Terry Leahy, Tesco Chief Executive, has been coined the "godfather of British binge drinking" for the supermarket chain's approach to alcohol pricing.

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Diageo commissions new Scottish Distillery

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks company Diageo has commissioned a new distillery building project in Scotland for 11.5 million.

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Leading Austrian winemaker dies, aged 48

Published:  23 July, 2008

One of Austria's leading sweet wine producers, Alois Kracher, has died from cancer aged 48.

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Scottish Exec cracks down on underage drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

Underage drinking will be targeted in Scotland under a new Test Purchasing Scheme.

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Inaugural International Cognac Summit approaches

Published:  23 July, 2008

The first International Cognac Summit will take place in January 2008.

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FSA backed over its Sovio Wine decision

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has received independent backing for its decision to refuse the sale of Sovio Wine.

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Penfolds wins George Mackey Memorial Trophy

Published:  23 July, 2008

Penfolds has won the George Mackey Memorial Trophy for Australia's export wine of the year.

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New man at top for Louis Latour

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dan Townsend has taken up the position of managing director of Louis Latour Agencies UK.

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