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Bordeaux lines up dinner dates to showcase affordable wines

Published:  10 July, 2015

Bordeaux wines are getting a push in restaurants and independent wine merchants, backed by the region's governing body.

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Hendrick's takes perfect serve training mainstream with online programme

Published:  10 July, 2015

Hendrick's gin has launched an online training tool in a bid to get mainstream on-trade outlets producing perfect serves of the gin with tonic.

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Selfridges' Davies to join Speciality Drinks as head buyer

Published:  09 July, 2015
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Bargain Booze and Wine Rack operator in talks to take over Matthew Clark

Published:  09 July, 2015

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality Retail has suspended trading in its shares amid media speculation that it is in talks to buy the specialist on-trade drinks wholesaler Matthew Clark.

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Pimm's to take centre stage at Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

Published:  09 July, 2015

Diageo has signed up as one of five official corporate partners for a massive street party to mark the Queen's 90th birthday next summer.

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Wholesalers welcome plans for taskforce to tackle alcohol diversion fraud

Published:  09 July, 2015

The government plans to set up a new national "alcohol control room" and establish a mobile taskforce to tackle alcohol diversion fraud at duty-suspended warehouses and cash and carries.

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Bruichladdich will 'double output' after winning bid to build new warehousing on Islay

Published:  09 July, 2015

Remy Cointreau-owned Islay whisky distillery Bruichladdich could double production capacity after winning planning permission from Argyll & Bute Council to build six new maturation warehouses on the island.

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American beer, whiskey and Space Invaders unleashed by Brewdog in latest bar concept

Published:  08 July, 2015

The innovation pipeline at Brewdog shows no sign of slowing down with the arrival of yet another on-trade concept.

 

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Taittinger extends links with performing arts through RADA sponsorship

Published:  08 July, 2015

Champagne Taittinger has signed up to be the official Champagne partner of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for its major fundraising events over the next year.

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Ned producer Marisco adds premium Craft Series to New Zealand wine portfolio in the UK

Published:  08 July, 2015

The New Zealand wine producer behind The Ned Sauvignon Blanc is releasing a new range of premium wines in the UK under the portfolio name The Craft Series.

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Bacardi adds to spirits portfolio with acquisition of Banks rum

Published:  08 July, 2015

Bacardi has bought the Banks rum producer and its brands for an undisclosed sum.

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Smirnoff pledges to fight ban after regulator rules ad breached code

Published:  08 July, 2015

Diageo has said it will fight to overturn a ban on an ad for Smirnoff vodka imposed by the Advertising Standards Authority.

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Craft beer trend brings sharp rise in demand for staff training says Beer Academy

Published:  07 July, 2015

The Beer Academy training group has seen a sharp uplift in interest from pub and bar operators on the back of the craft beer boom.

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New store openings help M&S post 3.2% rise in first-quarter like-for-like food hall sales

Published:  07 July, 2015

Marks & Spencer has reported a 3.2% increase in food hall sales in the 13 weeks to June 27. Like-for-like food sales were up 0.3% over the same period, with new store openings driving growth.

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Funding for project to define the character of English sparkling wine

Published:  07 July, 2015

A newly-created English Wine & Research Development Group has secured funding from the Vintners' Company for a research project to define the specific character of English sparkling wine.

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Benriach earmarks £25m to expand warehouse capacity and buy mature stocks to fuel growth

Published:  07 July, 2015
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Beam Suntory marks launch of new Hibiki whisky with world first event in London

Published:  06 July, 2015

A London gallery is to be the first venue in the world to host an interactive tasting experience for a new Japanese whisky.

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Burgundy and Champagne vineyards celebrate after being declared UN world heritage sites

Published:  06 July, 2015

Vineyards in Burgundy and champagne have been listed as United Nations world heritage sites.

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Tour de l'Oc cycling team raises £32,000 for trade charity The Benevolent

Published:  06 July, 2015

Drinks trade charity The Benevolent has been presented with a cheque for £32,704 after a cycling fundraiser through the wine lands of southern France.

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F1 stars sign up with Johnnie Walker for anti drink-driving pact

Published:  06 July, 2015

Johnnie Walker has joined up with the Honda Formula 1 team to launch a campaign for consumers to make an anti drink-driving pact.

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