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Chief of the Week: Raul Diaz of WineTraining Limited

Published:  08 May, 2015

When we think of passion, patience and a man on a mission of spreading the love and appreciation for wine, Raul Diaz definitely comes to mind.

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Bibendum PLB's new independent channel to sign up to Harpers Best Practice Guidelines

Published:  08 May, 2015

Bibendum PLB's new independent wine company, Walker & Wodehouse is set to sign up Harpers Best Practice Guidelines, shortly after its launch in June.

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Harpers raises the debate on bulk shipping at London Wine Fair

Published:  08 May, 2015

Harpers will raise the debate on bulk shipping at a seminar at this year's London Wine Fair.

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South Africa 2015 harvest report: It was early, but expect high quality

Published:  07 May, 2015

South Africa's official harvest report said that the 2015 harvest will be recorded "as one of the driest and earliest in years, with a somewhat smaller wine grape harvest promising exceptional wines."

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Bottle Apostle set to open fourth shop in London

Published:  07 May, 2015

Independent London wine merchant Bottle Apostle is set to open its fourth shop, which will be sited in the former London 2012 Olympic Athlete's village.

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Brown-Forman launches "LBD" vodka-based spirit in the UK

Published:  07 May, 2015

Brown-Forman launched LBD, a vodka-base spirit with a range of flavours following the success of the brand in the US.

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Bancroft boosts on-trade portfolio after signing up 11 new wineries

Published:  07 May, 2015

Bancroft Wines is further strengthening its French wine portfolio after releasing its 25th anniversary 2015 wine list.

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Morrisons continues to face challenges as sales slump 1.1% in Q1

Published:  07 May, 2015

Morrisons reported like-for-like sales down 2.9% in the first quarter of the financial year today with total sales (excluding fuel) down 1.1%.

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Sainsbury's posts first loss in ten years

Published:  06 May, 2015

Sainsbury's has posted the first loss in more than ten years, but analysts agree the annual results are better than expectations.

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Henkell & Co-Gruppe sees volume and revenue rise for 2014

Published:  06 May, 2015

Henkell & Co-Gruppe financial results show that revenue increased 1.6% to €700.7m and sales volume increased by 3.1% for fiscal year 2014.

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Flint wines boost on-trade portfolio after partnering with Italian importer

Published:  06 May, 2015

n-trade wine importer Flint Wines is boosting its Italian wine range after adding Italian importer HS Fine Wines to its portfolio.

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Kantar: £532m lost from supermarket revenue pool in just three months

Published:  06 May, 2015

Kantar Worldpanel released it most recent UK retail figures today showing that "a massive £532m has been taken out of the supermarket revenue pool in just three months" according to Fraser McKevitt, the head of retail and consumer insights at Kantar.

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English wine producer Gusbourne boosts team

Published:  06 May, 2015

Gusbourne Estate is looking to boost its growth in the UK after added sommelier Laura Rhys to its team.

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Wine Australia to host Benevolent fundraiser in Yvonne May's honour

Published:  06 May, 2015

Wine Australia is hosting an Aussie BBQ in honour of Yvonne May to help raise funds for the Benevolent charity.

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Australian Vintage appoints Bibendum PLB sales manager

Published:  05 May, 2015

Australian Vintage has recruited Karen Humphrey's from Bibendum PLB as its new business manager for Sainsbury's.

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Champagne Jacquart doubles marketing in UK to boost on-trade visibility

Published:  05 May, 2015

Champagne Jacquart had doubled its marketing spend in the UK as after launching a new marketing campaign targeting consumers in London.

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Euromonitor predicts global drinks industry volume will grow nearly 10% by 2019

Published:  05 May, 2015

New data on the alcoholic drinks industry from Euromonitor International found that despite total volume growth for 2014 remaining relatively unchanged (0.8%) for the second year in a row, the industry is expected to grow by more than 20b litres in the next four years.

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Diageo considers sale of wine business

Published:  05 May, 2015

Global drinks Diageo is said to be mulling the sale of its wine division.

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LWF's state of the nation report focuses on the recovery in the UK on-trade

Published:  05 May, 2015

London Wine Fair's second state of the nation report indicates that the UK on-trade is finally recovering from the Global Financial Crisis, but that the changes in consumer behaviour are potentially the new norm.

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Former Jascots' training manager launches new wine school in London

Published:  05 May, 2015

Raul Diaz the former training manager and head sommelier for Jascots Wine Merchants has launched his own wine education school called WineTraining Limited.

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