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Moët launches annual sommelier of the year competition

Published:  07 April, 2015

Moët has launched its annual Moët Sommelier of the Year competition.

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The New Zealand Cellar crowdfunds to raise money for first shop

Published:  07 April, 2015

Online retailer The New Zealand Cellars has launched a crowdfunding project to raise funds to open its first retail shop.

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Organic wine sales dip nearly 10%, Soil Association says

Published:  07 April, 2015

Sales of organic wines have dipped nearly 10% in the last year, according to figures from the Soil Association.

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Newly redesigned Vinexpo 2015 sells out of exhibitor space

Published:  07 April, 2015

The newly redesigned space at Vinexpo has now been fully book and all 2,400 exhibitor stalls have sold.

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Drinks industry is well placed to benefit from new Google and Twitter deal

Published:  02 April, 2015

Drinks retailers, wholesalers and producers who try to hush-up negative comments from customers online are putting their businesses at a major disadvantage, according to a leading social media expert.

 

 

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M&S fourth quarter figures buck retail trends

Published:  02 April, 2015

Marks and Spencer Group fourth quarter financial results were released today showing total UK sales increased 2.7% and food sales increased 3.7%.

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BrewDog profits soar 69%

Published:  02 April, 2015

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog saw profits soar 69% during 2014, on the back of strong demand for craft beer.

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California imposes first mandatory water reductions as drought persists

Published:  02 April, 2015

California is imposing mandatory water restrictions on residents and business requiring they reduce water usage by 25%, in response to the severe drought that has been affecting the state.

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Diageo acquires control of South African beer business, United National Breweries.

Published:  02 April, 2015

Diageo has acquired control of South African beer business United National Breweries, after snapping up the remaining 50% of the business.

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En primeur: great quality, but don't hold your breath on price

Published:  02 April, 2015

First impressions on this year's en primeur seem to be that the quality is there - but don't hold your breath about prices coming down.

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Hardys pushing Australian regions following revamp

Published:  02 April, 2015

Hardy's has rolled out new packaging for its William Hardy sub-brand, which flags up the regions in South Australia the wine blends come from.

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Casillero de Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon overtakes Wolf Blass in off-trade

Published:  01 April, 2015

Casillero del Diablo Reserva had grabbed the top spot for cabernet sauvignon in the UK market.

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Glenmorangie sells Scotch Malt Whisky Society to focus on its global brands

Published:  01 April, 2015

The Glenmorangie Company has sold the Scotch Malt Whisky Society to a group of private investors.

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French winery fits mini cameras to bees to pioneer new viticiulture breakthrough

Published:  01 April, 2015
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Bacardi grows its American and Scotch whisky portfolio through acquisition

Published:  01 April, 2015

Bacardi Limited has made two major moves into the whisky category this week with the acquisition of American bourbon brand Angel's Envy and the purchase of a stake in the Compass Box Whisky Co.

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Burgundy's Domaine Chanzy 'postpones' Seedrs crowdfunding campaign

Published:  01 April, 2015

Burgundy winery Domaine Chanzy has postponed its Seedrs crowdfunding campaign, which was aiming to

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Scotch whisky exports fell in 2014, the latest SWA figures reveal

Published:  01 April, 2015

Exports of Scotch whisky last well fell 7% to £3.95bn, according to figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association, compared to £4.26bn in 2013. 

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Hennessy celebrates 250th anniversary with limited edition cognac release

Published:  01 April, 2015

The Hennessey cognac house is celebrating its 250th anniversary by releasing The Hennessy 250 Collector's Blend, a limited edition signature blend of eaux-de-vies.

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Free Run Wines adds first Aussie winery to portfolio

Published:  31 March, 2015

Free Run Wines is adding its first Australian wine producer, Morambro Creek to its portfolio from next month

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Oddbins losses halve as turnover in England rises 10%

Published:  31 March, 2015

Oddbins saw turnover increase nearly 10% in England in the last 12 months, as it makes headway towards profitability.

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