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Islay whisky producers demand better transport links

Published:  23 July, 2008

Islay's whisky distillers have successsfully called for extra ferry services to the island to meet increased sales demand.

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Bordeaux harvest: day 2

Published:  23 July, 2008

Each day we'll be providing updates from the harvest as it progresses across the world's most famous wine region.

Read on for the second day, which has just been sent from Alexandra Martet at Chateau Lavison, Philippe Bardet at Chateau Val d'Or and Chateau Picoron and Jean-Christophe Mau at Chateau Brown.


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Australia wins a third of all Gold medals

Published:  23 July, 2008

IWSC awards the country with 44 Best in Class and six Golds.

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Somerset gastropub wins Good Hotel Guide gong

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Lord Poulett Arms in Hinton St George, Somerset, has been named Gastropub of the Year in the latest edition of The Good Hotel Guide.

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Gaucho Grill to float

Published:  23 July, 2008

Gaucho Grill, the renowned steak chain with the most extensive list of Argentinian wine in the UK, is to return to the stock exchange with a valuation of 100 million.

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Bordeaux harvest: day 1

Published:  23 July, 2008

Each day we'll be providing updates from the harvest as it progresses across the world's most famous wine region.

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[i]Holby City[/i] rapped by Portman Group

Published:  23 July, 2008

TV medical drama Holby City has been blasted by responsible drinking organisation The Portman Group, which claims the show depicted a "highly irresponsible portrayal of excessive and rapid drinking".

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Schools to teach alcohol awareness course

Published:  23 July, 2008

Kids to gain half a GCSE in safe drinking course

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Almost 60% willing to change drinking habits

Published:  23 July, 2008

According to a new survey, 18-24 year olds and people living in Northern England are the most likely groups in the UK to change or consider changing their drinking habits

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Burgundy campaign hits London's roads

Published:  23 July, 2008

More than 1,400 black cabs in central London will feature the Burgundy wine advertising campaign in the run-up to Christmas.

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Harpers shortlisted for top UK magazine award

Published:  23 July, 2008

The new look Harpers Wine & Spirit will go head-to-head with Esquire and Daily Mail Weekend for the title of Best Designed Magazine in the UK in the prestigious Magazine Design and Journalism Awards.

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Drambuie reverses fortunes

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drambuie, the Scottish liqueur producer, has announced a 50% rise in profits to 4 million.

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Penfolds winemakers feature in new ad campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

Max Schubert, the man who created Penfolds Grange, is just one of the winemakers featured in a new advertising campaign from Foster's.

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Drier times ahead for drought stricken Australia

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australia's grape growers look likely to face rising temperatures rises and a further reduction in rainfall according to a new climate study.

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Wine and berry pills to help fight cancer

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: British scientists to develop red wine and berry pills by 2010

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Gordon Ramsay goes for a grand slam

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Ramsay aims for the culinary grand slam: Michelin star restaurants in the major capitals of the world

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US winemakers challenged by imports

Published:  23 July, 2008

US: European imports gain a share of the super and ultra premium segments

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Fall in alcohol advertising compliance

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alcohol advertising compliance this year has fallen slightly this year but more than 95% of all ads still comply with industry standards.

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All alcohol types can trigger cancer

Published:  23 July, 2008

It makes no difference whether a woman drinks wine - red or white - beer or spirits - it is the alcohol itself and the quantity consumed that is likely to trigger the onset of cancer.

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Foster's Chairman Retires

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: Fosters's boss Frank Swan is retiring at the end of next month.

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