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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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Worldwide drinks shortage on horizon as demand booms

Published:  23 July, 2008

A booming market for alcoholic drinks in Brazil, China, India and Russia will lead to a world wide shortage, and will force established markets in the west to seek out alternative products, according to Alastair Smith of the IWSR speaking at the London Wine Fair earlier this week.

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LIWF 2008: Day Two Round-up

Published:  23 July, 2008

As activity at the London International Wine Fair (LIWF) and Distil ramped up on the event's second day, Harpers.co.uk pulls together the highlights.

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Country is key to Northern Hemisphere wine: LIWF 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine Intelligence has announced that UK wine consumers regard country and region of origin to be more significant when it comes to Northern Hemisphere wines.

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Government launches 10m alcohol units campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

A government-funded 10 million alcohol awareness campaign has shown over three-quarters of UK drinkers don't know how many units are in a glass of wine.

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LIWF 2008 Preview: Wines of Chile Seminar

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wines of Chile will be running a seminar on the second day (Wednesday May 21) of the London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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PLB Wines appoints new marketing manager

Published:  23 July, 2008

WSET qualified Amanda Walker (pictured) has been appointed as the new marketing manager for PLB Wines.

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UK drinkers loyal to wine despite credit squeeze

Published:  23 July, 2008

Consumers continue to keep faith in wine, with many reluctant to reduce their spending despite the gloomy economic climate, according to figures out today (May 21) at the London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

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