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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Archive for 2003

Missing person

Brown-Forman has offered a $10,000 reward for original photographs of Mr Martin Walker Heron, the man who created Southern Comfort.  Jon Rees explains why

Monday, October 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Flower Power

Edward Goodman transformed the plants and flowers department into M&S’s fastest growing category.  Can he coax the drinks department into bloom? asks Robyn Lewis

Monday, October 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Flashing Amber gets ready to go

The recent purchase of S&N’s managed estate has put Spirit Amber in the driving seat. Its search for synergies, however, could spell bad news for suppliers, says Joanne Hart

Monday, October 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Double standards

Why should every new drink aimed at women be teeth-shreddingly sweet?

Monday, October 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Digging for Rhinegold

In volume terms German wines continue their decline in the UK, though rising value at the top-end of the market is providing a glimmer of hope, says Chris Orr

Monday, October 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Boy! Georgia

Interesting to choose to invest in a country bordering Chechnya, and which, although it has been making wines for 7,000 years, still languishes in obscurity

Monday, October 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Bar wars: vodka strikes back

By playing the taste card, gin and white rum have made small inroads into vodka’s dominance of the white spirit market. Ironically, flavoured vodkas are now extending vodka’s lead, says Patrick Schmitt

Monday, October 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Bad timing

In Australia, Diageo’s latest commercial has been accused of opportunism rather than being a genuine attempt to promote responsible drinking. Report by Jon Rees

Monday, October 6th, 2003 No Comments »

Allied assault

Rather than being naive, as some have suggested, Allied’s willingness to pay over the odds for Peter Lehmann Wines, indicates that Allied now sees wine as a major contributor to its bottom line

Monday, October 6th, 2003 No Comments »

A Year in the Marche

Founded in the Seventies, Moncaro is an influential co-operative and the largest wine-producing operation in the Marche

Monday, October 6th, 2003 No Comments »

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