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Stuart Todd

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Nestle WatersNestle Waters ends Quezac divestment talks 29 May 2015

Nestlé Waters has confirmed that exclusive negotiations with Ardèche-based Société des Sources du Pestrin to sell its subsidiary company, Nestlé Waters Supply Centre (NWSC), which bottles the Quézac mineral water brand from a southern France source, have been called off.


Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte hails record volumes in 2014 27 May 2015

Centre Vinicole - Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has announced record volume sales in 2014 as well as a rise in full-year operating profits and sales against a backdrop of continued economic uncertainty.


As well as operating in the wine category, Castel also partners with SABMiller in parts of AfricaCastel acquires stake in Belvedere 22 May 2015

Castel has purchased a 5.66% holding in Belvédère. The transaction has been completed within the framework of an agreement with Morocco-based Diana Holdings, the wine and spirits company's single biggest shareholder.


Loire wines post modest export growth in 2014 - figures 11 May 2015

Exports of wines from the Loire Valley region of France last year rose by 1% in volume and 6% in value on 2013, according to figures from trade body InterLoire.


The French unit of Nestle Waters is set to sell its Quezac brandNestle Waters looks to sell Quezac brand 7 May 2015

The French division of Nestlé Waters is in talks to offload its Quézac sparkling water brand.


Product Launch – Freixenet's Yvon Mau Fruity Touch, Frozen Rosé 6 May 2015

Freixenet-owned Yvon Mau will next month launch two wine-based flavoured drinks - Fruity Touch and Frozen Rosé, marking its entry in what the company describes as "a strong growth segment".


Carlsberg's Kronenbourg goes big on NPD in France 6 May 2015

Carlsberg-owned Brasseries Kronenbourg has announced three new product launches in its domestic market for this Spring.


Rhone Valley FY exports hurt by UK, US decline - figures 8 April 2015

Wine exports from France's Rhône Valley fell in both volume and value in 2014 as the region's sales in the UK and US suffered, latest figures have revealed.


Château Bastor-Lamontagne eyes apéritif segment with So Sauternes release 8 April 2015

The Château Bastor-Lamontagne, which produces the prestigious Sauternes appelation, has launched a special blend of the sweet Bordeaux white wine aimed at the apéritf and cocktail segment.


Bordeaux exports suffered in the face of ChinaBordeaux wine exports slide in face of China issues 19 March 2015

Bordeaux wine exports fell 17% by value last year due primarily to falling demand in China, according to latest figures.


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