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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Archive for 2003

Entente Cordiale

A new mood of co-operation between the merchants and producers of Bordeaux is helping to improve the quality of the wines. Nick Faith welcomes a return to sanity

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Deja Vu – Jonny Goodhall’s last drop

I was immediately reminded of Punxsutawney Phil, the cute little rodent in the film "Groundhog Day"

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Dead – End Deals

Most wines bought in the UK are sold on special offer. Ironically, it is the Australians who have encouraged consumers to buy into the deal rather than the brand. Patrick Schmitt reports

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Culled Wines

Chronic oversupply led the Australian wine industry to commit promotional hara-kiri. But now supply is moving back into line and the strongest brands should benefit, reports Joanne Hart

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Cuban Reels

Ranald MacDonald and his brother Andrew are planning to unleash Cuba’s legendary El Floridita bar across Europe.  Chris Orr asks how two Scotsmen won the deal

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Cheap Fix

The inexorable rise of Shochu in Japan, mirrored by sharp declines in imported spirits, has enticed the big brewers, Kirin and Asahi, into the market. Matt Guarente reports

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 No Comments »

A Wolf in new clothing

It’s been a hectic two years for John Philips, building up his brace of brands, Beringer and Wolf Blass. And, as he tells Chris Orr, the BB UK stops here

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 No Comments »

A Sporting Chance

With impending relaxation of the licensing laws, it is vital that the drinks industry is seen to be behaving itself.  Sports sponsorship is under close scrutiny, says Jon Rees

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 No Comments »

White beer reveals its dark side

Big arthouse push for Hoegaarden

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Smoke-Free UK

Public opinion seems to be with the anti-smoking lobby with a recent British survey

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003 No Comments »

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