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eNewsletter No. 149 : : July 31, 2007

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Government Powerless to Reign in State Wine Duties
The removal of Additional Customs Duties on wines might have brought the prices of low end wines by up to 30%, but the consequent hike of state excise duties has made the premium wines a lot more
Diageo to Fight Against Indian Excise Taxes
DIAGEO, the world's largest spirits business, having also a presence in the wine market has hired KPMG consultants to fight the Indian government in a continuing row over its unfair and punitive tax
UK Supermarket to Start Selling Wine in PET Bottles
While the debate about stelvin screwcaps vs. natural corks is still raging, comes another controversial innovation from Australia. Sainsbury has announced that they will start selling wine in PET bottles,
Cru Bourgeois to be resurrected in Bourdeaux
The beleagured Alliance des Crus Bourgeois is set to fill the vacuum left by last month's government decision to scrap the 2003 classification and ban its mention on wine labels, reports Decanter.
ITDC Gearing to Recapture Duty Free Business
India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) will set up duty-free outlets at special economic zones (SEZs) and seaports. The public sector company has already obtained permission to set up such
ITC to Invest $ 2 Billion in Hotels

India's top tobacco firm, ITC Ltd. plans to invest nearly $2 billion in new hotels over seven years to tap booming demand, its said Yogi Deveshwar on Friday. Among the hotels planned by ITC, 31.7 percent

Ginger goes to Malls
Ginger, the budget hotel arm of India Hotels that also owns the luxury hotel chain Taj, plans to set up a string of hotels on the top floors of malls, reports NDTV.. Most malls find it difficult to
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