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Cono Sur Bicicleta launches Miquel Indurain-inspired limited edition

Published:  14 June, 2017

Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir is marking its status as the official wine of Le Tour de France with a limited edition range.

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Diageo Reserve creates ‘global cocktailian’ role

Published:  13 June, 2017

Diageo Reserve has created a new ‘global cocktailian’ role in a bid to forge a stronger link between the Reserve business and the wider luxury industry.

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Gruppo Campari exits still wine

Published:  13 June, 2017

Gruppo Campari has sold Loire Valley producer Château de Sancerre, and with it, exits from the business of selling still wine.

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Myliko extends portfolio with Armenian and Hungarian wineries

Published:  13 June, 2017

Myliko Wines is hoping to tap the trend for ‘emerging countries’ with the addition of Armenian and Hungarian wineries.

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New Zealand vintage down 9%

Published:  12 June, 2017

A smaller than expected New Zealand vintage has been forecasted thanks to troublesome weather conditions.

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Rémy Martin goes virtual

Published:  12 June, 2017

Rémy Martin is the latest brand to hop on board the virtual reality train to explore new ways of engaging with customers.

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Rioja introduces single vineyard and sparkling

Published:  12 June, 2017

Discussions around the future of Rioja have come to a head this week with two new major decisions from the D.O.Ca. control board.

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Gonzalo Pedrosa steps down as head of Sogevinus

Published:  09 June, 2017

Gonzalo Pedrosa has stepped down as head of Port company Sogevinus in what has been described as “a mutually agreed decision” between the board and the former CEO.

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Loire project promises ‘thousands of possibilities’ for Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  09 June, 2017

A long-term research and development project undertaken by Central Loire Valley Wines (BIVC) aimed at improving both the quality and variety of Sauvignon Blanc is close to fruition.

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Berry Bros & Rudd. chairman to step down

Published:  19 June, 2017

The long-running chairman of London-based wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd is due to step down from the role.

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Famille Helfrich to release first Margaux vintage

Published:  09 June, 2017

Famille Helfrich is to release the first vintage from its Margaux property - Château La Fortune.

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Ketel One signs deal as exclusive London Food Month spirits sponsor

Published:  09 June, 2017

Diageo Reserve has partnered with London Food Month for its Ketel One vodka brand to be the sole spirits sponsor of the event. 

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D&D Wines: Angove’s five year battle to get paid

Published:  08 June, 2017

Many readers will recall the collapse of D&D Wines in 2012, leaving numerous wine suppliers from around the world owed large amounts of money for wine supplied. In such cases there is not usually much left for unsecured creditors once the liquidators have taken their fees. However, Australian producer Angove Family Winemakers was in an unusual position, which gave it a prospect of being paid in full. But Angove had to battle with D&D’s liquidators for nearly five years, and all the way to the UK Supreme Court, to obtain payment.

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Jascots strengthens team with former Enotria & Coe director

Published:  08 June, 2017

Jascots Wine Merchants has appointed Kent Barker as its new head of business development.

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Carson & Carnevale introduce portfolio at Brighton and London tastings

Published:  08 June, 2017

Well-known trade figure Christopher Carson is to unveil his updated portfolio of agency wines this Monday and Wednesday at events in Brighton and London.

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BrewDog predicts ‘beer-fueled’ victory for Jeremy Corbyn

Published:  08 June, 2017

BrewDog has predicted victory for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party in today’s General Election, based on the UK’s first ever poll of the British electorate powered by… beer.

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Simpsons Wine Estate embarks on wine tours

Published:  08 June, 2017

Simpsons Wine Estate is hoping to build on the growing excitement of English wine with a programme of wine tourism that will see the winery run regular vineyard tours.

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Southern Comfort receives ‘New Orleans’ makeover

Published:  07 June, 2017

Southern Comfort has gone back to its roots with a revamp focused on the whiskey’s connection to New Orleans.

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Nicolas Feuillatte blames global volume dip on poor UK performance

Published:  07 June, 2017

Nicolas Feuillatte has reported a 4% dip in global volume sales driven by the general UK market decline for Champagne.

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Lidl adds trio to Whisky collection

Published:  07 June, 2017

Lidl has extended its Abrachan Triple Oak Blended Malt collection with three new single malt editions – Speyside, Islay and Highland (rrp: £17.49).

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