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PLB on a high after bagging Hilltop Hungarian wines in off-trade deal

Published:  22 July, 2015

PLB will take on UK take-home distribution of Hungarian wines from Hilltop Neszmély on August 1. Its sister company Bibendum already handles the wines in the on-trade.

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UK market strong for Rémy as China and Greece hit Cognac and liqueur group's sales

Published:  21 July, 2015

Rémy Cointreau enjoyed "healthy momentum" for its Rémy Martin Cognac brand in the UK as the French group reported an 11.2% increase in global sales for the brand in the quarter to June.

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Multi-vintage Lallier Champagne makes UK debut through Boutinot

Published:  21 July, 2015

Champagne Lallier has released the first cuvée in its Série R collection of multi-vintage NV Champagnes through Boutinot in the UK.

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Hallgarten launches campaign to get independents behind 'weird and wonderful' varieties

Published:  21 July, 2015

Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has embarked on a campaign to drive interest from independent wine merchants in the "weird and wonderful" wines in its portfolio.

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Treasury sells Asti wine estate in Sonoma to Gallo

Published:  21 July, 2015

Australia's Treasury Wine Estates has sold its Asti Winery in Sonoma County in California to Gallo.

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Edinburgh gin revamped with bartender-friendly slimline bottle

Published:  21 July, 2015

Spencerfield Spirit has bought out a new slimline bottle for its Edinburgh Gin brand which it says makes it easier to handle for bartenders.

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UK release for Berry Bros & Rudd's Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

Published:  21 July, 2015
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Stanley Gibbons buys Bid For Wine online auction platform

Published:  20 July, 2015

Stamp and antique dealer Stanley Gibbons Group has bought the online fine wine auction platform Bid For Wine.

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Bordeaux group sends wine under the sea in a bid to accelerate ageing

Published:  20 July, 2015
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Gosling's rum and ginger beer set sail with official drink status for the America's Cup

Published:  20 July, 2015

Gosling-Castle Partners has signed a deal for its Gosling's rum and Gosling's Stormy ginger beer to become official drinks of yachting's America's Cup in 2017.

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Wine producers must be alert to the growing threat of cider - Rabobank

Published:  20 July, 2015
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Alizé spirit brand links with Rinse FM in urban music marketing push

Published:  20 July, 2015

The Alizé French spirits brand is being supported by an international marketing campaign linked with contemporary music.

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Winners celebrate after success in the 2015 International Wine Challenge

Published:  17 July, 2015

Laithwaites has been named Merchant of the Year in the 32nd International Wine Challenge announced at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane last night.

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Bulk prices hit value of Australian wine exports to the UK as China's status grows

Published:  17 July, 2015

Shipments of Australian wine to the UK fell 1.5% in the year to the end of June as the country's winemakers saw sales to China soar.

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Surrey police arrest four and seize alcohol after break-in at English wine producer Denbies

Published:  17 July, 2015

Four people have been arrested by Surrey police after reports of a break-in at Denbies Wines Estate in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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The quietest bar on earth and a sonic cucumber bath will support Hendrick's gin at Edinburgh Fringe

Published:  17 July, 2015

Hendrick's gin will be exploring the world of cocktails and sound in its activity at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

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Bordeaux brand Mouton Cadet tees off with golf deal at the Open

Published:  17 July, 2015

Bordeaux wine brand Mouton Cadet is the official wine supplier to The Open golf tournament which started yesterday and reaches a climax on Sunday.

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Beer Academy launches first online course to equip on-trade staff with the basics

Published:  17 July, 2015

Training organisation the Beer Academy has launched an online Beer Steward qualification, which enables on-trade staff to gain a sound understanding of the basics of beer, from brewing to serving customers.

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Boutinot releases entry-level Spanish wine pair for independents

Published:  17 July, 2015

Boutinot has worked with Spanish producer Bodegas Murviedro to produce a red and a white entry level wine aimed at the on-trade and independent retailers.

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Laithwaites wins top merchant award as all the 2015 IWC winners take a bow

Published:  16 July, 2015

Laithwiates has been named Merchant of the Year in the 32nd International Wine Challenge announced at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane tonight.

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