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19 March, 2010

l Bushmills is using Facebook to run a competition for consumers to win hands-on experience working alongside master distiller Colum Egan. The winner of the Make it at Bushmills initiative will get £5,000 spending money and an all-expenses-paid, 30-day trip to Ireland, living in luxury penthouse accommodation. To enter, visit

J Wray & Nephew has appointed Lynsey Savage as junior brand manager for its Koko Kanu coconut rum. Savage previously worked for Drambuie before joining J Wray & Nephew as a marketing assistant.

Jameson has teamed up with Empire magazine to launch the Done in 60 Seconds competition, which invites budding film makers to recreate animated one-minute versions of classic films. It is also sponsoring the Jameson Empire Awards for a second year.

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English wine: a happy harvest for Christmas

All across England and Wales, vineyards are being harvested. Down winding country lanes come armies of welly-wearing conscripts wielding secateurs and buckets, ready to reap the rewards of our vines. Happily they come, their cheeks ruddy with pride. Half an hour later they’re crawling over muddy clods with lacerated hands, drenched in claggy juice and cold sweat, as if ploughing through an endurance race.

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