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Archive for 2008

Stella sheds line extensions

InBev UK is withdrawing Peeterman Artois and Eiken Artois to focus investment on core brand Stella Artois and its newly-launched 4%. Eiken Artois had only recently replaced Bock Artois, which had been introduced along with Peeterman as part of the brewer’s Brasserie Artois concept, unveiled in Spring 2006.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 No Comments »

Cloudy Bay winemaker quits to pursue his own label

Founding winemaker of Cloudy Bay, Kevin Judd, will leave the company and start his own label next year after 25 years with the winery. From the beginning of 2009, Judd will become consulting winemaker for the Marlborough producer, with a complete departure in July.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 No Comments »

Hefty rate cut sends pound plummeting

So now we know. It’s not bad; it’s worse than that. The full one percentage point cut in interest rates takes them down to just 2%, matching the lowest level ever in the Bank of England’s 314-year history.

Friday, December 5th, 2008 No Comments »

Pernod Ricard offers Christmas tips

Pernod Ricard UK has launched its biggest ever targeted spirits marketing campaign, aimed at helping consumers with the two great drinks dilemmas at Christmas – what to buy your loved ones as a present, and what drinks to serve your family and friends.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 No Comments »

Rocking Rudolph is back

Greene King has re-launched one of its fastest-selling festive ales, Rocking Rudolph. The premium ale is described as rich, dark and fruity in character.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 No Comments »

Stoli’s new distribution deal

Exclusive UK distribution rights for premium Russian vodka Stolichnaya have been given to The Edrington Group. The agreement between The Edrington Group and the SPI Group, owners of the vodka brand, was made last week and will come into effect no later than 5 January 2009.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 No Comments »

Drinks giant tops Most Admired Company awards

Diageo has been named Britain’s Most Admired Company. The company knocked Marks & Spencer off the top spot in the Management Today list, announced in London on Monday night.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 No Comments »

Brown-Forman sells Italian wine business

Brown-Forman has sold its Italian wine business to Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV). The US company said that the sale, comprising Bolla and Fontana Candida brands, is part of a continued effort to focus resources on its most profitable products.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 No Comments »

Chile undertakes major restructure

Chile is planning a dramatic restructure of its wine appellations, which is likely to be implemented next year. The move aims to reflect the growth of diversity in the country’s wine styles since 1994 when the last major appellation changes were made.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008 No Comments »

FIVE MINUTE READ: November 2008

WHITE SPIRITS is our focus this month. The db team has sniffed out everything from vodka to pisco in our quest to bring you up to date with the developments in this fast-changing category.

Monday, December 1st, 2008 No Comments »

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