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Mateus to launch lighter style wine range in UK through Stevens Garnier

Published:  06 June, 2014

Mateus, the iconic Portuguese wine brand, is introducing a new lighter style wine range as part of a £2 million investment in the overall brand in the UK.

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Asia offers better time for major spirits brands says Rabobank

Published:  06 June, 2014

Asia could offer major spirits brands the chance to drive up prices and margins as the market opens up to premium established brands  through acquistions and mergers, according to Rabobank's latest spirits report. 

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High profile restaurateur Xavier Rousset defends Coravin after bottles explode

Published:  06 June, 2014

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New SmartCork offers hi-tech closure for natural cork fans

Published:  05 June, 2014

SmartCork is billing itself as a "game-changer" in the wine closures market as it claims to combine the advantages of natural cork with a hi-tech membrane which prevents spoiling.

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Brown-Forman's income and sales growth driven by Jack Daniels whiskey

Published:  05 June, 2014

Brown-Forman reported that for the fiscal year end on April 30, 2014, net sales increased by 4% and operating income increased by 8%, largely driven by organic growth with the Jack Daniel's brand.

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Laithwaite's pioneers online recommendations with Amazon-style service

Published:  05 June, 2014

Laithwaite's is offering customers Amazon-style tasting recommendations based on an algorithm that creates a taste fingerprint for each wine on its website.

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Kingsland shakes up business model with wider branded offer

Published:  05 June, 2014

Kingsland is shaking up its business with plans to launch fruit-flavoured wines, make brands more accessible to younger customers and offer deeper consumer insights.

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Portugal's wine industry struggling for survival, says Paul Symington

Published:  05 June, 2014

Portugal's wine industry is being decimated by high costs of production and regulation and "something's gotta give", says leading Douro producer Paul Symington.

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Personalisation is key to engaging with consumers online

Published:  04 June, 2014

A reoccurring theme at London Wine Fair 2014 has been the growing importance of creating personalised content online to engage with consumers.

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Broadland Wineries enjoys strong growth

Published:  04 June, 2014

Broadland Wineries has grown sales by 28% in the past year, with profits up 50% before tax, according to its managing director.

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Entry level Spanish producers 'sweating bullets' as prices fall

Published:  04 June, 2014

Spanish producers at the bottom end of the market are "sweating bullets" as they still have wine in their cellars and the next harvest is looming, according to one prominent Master of Wine.

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London Wine Fair June 4: What is happening

Published:  04 June, 2014

Here we pick out some of the key goings on at today's London Wine Fair at Olympia including a run down of key debates, seminars and masterclases. 

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Idea of buying Bordeaux en primeur now is 'null and void', says Farr Vintners

Published:  03 June, 2014

Wine investors who bought one case of each of Bordeaux's first growth chateaux for the five years from 2009 would have lost £35,000 if they sold last Friday, said the Wall Street Journal's Will Lyons.

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Britain's shoppers now too savvy to buy solely on promotion, says Nielsen

Published:  03 June, 2014

Britain's grocery shoppers are no longer tempted to buy just because something's on promotion, according to data from analysts Nielsen.

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Corks Out and Le Vignoble are Top Merchants of the Year in Harpers Awards

Published:  03 June, 2014

Corks Out in the North West and Le Vignoble in Plymouth have been named best large and small Top Merchants of the Year in the Harpers Awards 2014 announced last night at London's Hurlingham Club.

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Morrisons wins the battle of the multiples at Harpers Awards 2014

Published:  03 June, 2014

Morrisons was the big supermarket winner at last night's Harpers Awards 2014 held at London's Hurlingham Club picking up both the overall Best Multiple Drinks Retailer of the Year and the Best Multiple Online Drinks Retailer of the Year awards.

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London Wine Fair June 3: What is happening

Published:  03 June, 2014

Here we pick out some of the key goings on at today's London Wine Fair at Olympia including a run down of key debates, seminars and masterclases. 

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London Wine Fair: Live News Blog

Published:  02 June, 2014

 

June 2  3pm

PLB has today introduced to the trade its new venture, the Thimbleberry Gift Co, from which it will look to distribute a new range of 'Just To Say' personalised gift wines.

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Wine must connect emotionally with consumers hears Harpers debate

Published:  02 June, 2014

Making an emotional connection with consumers, and creating personalised, shareable and useful content is vital to selling wine, heard Harpers debate at London Wine Fair.

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London Wine Fair opens with Harpers debate on consumer power

Published:  02 June, 2014

How companies can successfully harness consumer power as the central point of their business strategy will be the theme of this morning's Harpers debate on the opening day of the London Wine Fair.

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