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Stuart Todd

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InVivo Wine follows Vinadeis tie-up with stake purchase 4 August 2015

InVivo Wine has taken a 21% stake in wine co-operative Vinadeis.

Analysis - Bye Belvedere, Hail Marie Brizard: But, For How Long? 1 July 2015

Earlier this week, to general surprise, French spirits group La Martiniquaise Bardinet revealed that it has been a long-standing shareholder in Belvedere - since yesterday (30 June) re-named as Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits (MBWS) - and now controls 6.8% of the latter's capital.

Belvedere has another rival spirits company as a shareholderLa Martiniquaise Bardinet joins Castel on Belvedere shareholder roll 30 June 2015

French spirits group La Martiniquaise Bardinet is the latest company to have taken a stake in Belvedere.

InVivo Wine hopes to generate EUR500m over five yearsInVivo secures Vinadeis tie-up 25 June 2015

InVivo has announced a "strategic agreement" with wine co-operative Vinadeis (formerly Val d’Orbieu-Uccoar) and the purchase of Vignobles du Soleil International.

Product Launch - Castel's Giola flavoured sparkling wines 19 June 2015

Castel has launched a range of sparking aperitif drinks under the Giola brand name.

InVivo enters wine sector with Cordier-Mestrezat purchase 9 June 2015

French farming and agri-food co-operative InVivo has taken a majority stake in Bordeaux trader Cordier-Mestrezat, marking its entry into the wine sector.

Cognac exports inched up in volume terms in the 12 months to the end of AprilCognac exports finally go positive - figures 1 June 2015

Exports of Cognac have ended 22 consecutive months of decline with shipments posting a slight lift in volumes for the year to the end of April.

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.

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