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Laughing-matters-Croak-Rotie

Published:  23 February, 2009

Laughing matters
First we had Goats do Roam, then Bored Doe.  Now Croak Rotie is the latest wittily named wine brand to poke fun at traditional French wine regions.

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Strong 2008 sales for Gallo

Published:  23 February, 2009

Sales of E&J Gallo wines surged upwards in 2008 despite tough economic conditions, the company has announced.

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Scotland alcohol consumption world's eighth highest

Published:  23 February, 2009

Scotland's alcohol consumption is now the world's eighth highest, new statistics have revealed.

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Inbev sells US Labatt operation

Published:  23 February, 2009

Anheuser-Busch Inbev has agreed to sell its Inbev USA subsidiary to the private equity group KPS Capital Partners.

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Spirits trio for Pernod in US

Published:  23 February, 2009

Pernod Ricard is to launch its super-premium Beefeater 24 gin in the US market this year, along with a mango-flavoured Absolut vodka and a Brazilian rum under the Seagram's name.

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Wines in the press

Published:  23 February, 2009

The Observer

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Tulips beat balloons for Cognac

Published:  22 February, 2009

Experts have agreed that an elegant tulip glass, rather than the tradition brandy balloon, is the best vessel for tasting Cognac.

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Retailers gear up for Fairtrade Fortnight

Published:  20 February, 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off on Sunday 22 February and retailers across the country supporting it with price promotions on Fairtrade wines.

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Gallo positive amid economic gloom

Published:  20 February, 2009

Booming rosé sales helped wine giant E. & J. Gallo to record positive growth in 2008 despite tough trading conditions.

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Retailers gear up for Fairtrade Fortnight

Published:  20 February, 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off on Sunday 22 February and retailers across the country supporting it with price promotions on Fairtrade wines.

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Retailers gear up for Fairtrade Fortnight

Published:  20 February, 2009

Fairtrade Fortnight kicks off on Sunday 22 February and retailers across the country supporting it with price promotions on Fairtrade wines.

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Oddbins boss asks for patience

Published:  19 February, 2009

Oddbins managing director Simon Baile has urged customers to "keep the faith" as the business attempts to revitalise its wine range.

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Lion Nathan wine sales decline

Published:  19 February, 2009

Lion Nathan has admitted that sales revenue from its wine business fell by 10% in the final quarter of 2008.

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Two becomes one for Harpers Wine and Spirit

Published:  19 February, 2009

The first issue of the newly merged Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review was revealed to the UK drinks industry this week following the acquisition of Harpers by William Reed Business Media in November last year.

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Two becomes one for Harpers Wine and Spirit

Published:  19 February, 2009

The first issue of the newly merged Harpers Wine & Spirit Trades Review was revealed to the UK drinks industry this week following the acquisition of Harpers by William Reed Business Media in November last year.

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Last quarter hits French wine exports

Published:  19 February, 2009

The head of the French Federation of Wine & Spirits Exporters has warned of difficult times ahead after export sales tumbled in the last three months of 2008.

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Smoke casts doubt over Yarra vintage

Published:  19 February, 2009

The entire 2009 vintage in Australia's Yarra Valley could be contaminated by smoke from the bushfires, a grower in the region has warned.

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Hendrix estate wins vodka trademark case

Published:  18 February, 2009

The makers of a vodka named after the rock legend Jimi Hendrix have been ordered by an American judge to withdraw it from sale and pay the musician's estate $3.2 million.

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