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Tio Pepe sherry sign returns to Madrid skyline

Published:  15 May, 2014

Following a three year absence, the iconic Tio Pepe sign that dominated Madrid's Puerta del Sol skyline has been returned to its rooftop home.

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Codorniu reaffirms commitment to UK market as search for new chief continues

Published:  15 May, 2014

Cava firm Codorníu Raventós says it is "100% committed" to the UK market in the wake of the departure of its managing director of 12 years, Nick Mantella.

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South Africa's Wellington Wines looks to treble UK bulk sales by 2015

Published:  15 May, 2014

South African co-operative Wellington Wines is hoping to treble its bulk sales to the UK to 6 million litres by next summer and have 40% of its production, or 11 million litres, going to the UK by 2016.

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OIV reports USA is biggest wine market by volume in the world

Published:  14 May, 2014

The International Wine and Vine Organisation (OIV) says that despite overall wine consumption dropping slightly in 2013 to 238.7 millions of hectolitres, the US overtook France last year and became the biggest wine consuming country by volume in the world.

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Blossom Hill launches fruitier wines with Sun-Kissed red and white

Published:  14 May, 2014

Blossom Hill has launched two fruitier style wines - Sun-Kissed red and white - after finding that almost half of its consumers wanted wines with a lighter, fruitier taste.

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Wine trade gears up for London Wine Week

Published:  14 May, 2014

The countdown to the first ever London Wine Week has begun, with 130 of the capital's bars, restaurants and independent wine merchants gearing up for the event which kicks off on June 2.

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Sam Neill leads strong line up New Zealand trophy winners at IWC 2014

Published:  14 May, 2014

Sam Neill, the winemaking film actor, leads the strong line-up of eight Trophy winners from New Zealand announced today by the International Wine Challenge.

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IWC 2014: Supermarket own brand wines take 8 of 13 Great Value Trophies

Published:  14 May, 2014

Supermarket own brand wines have taken home eight out of 13 trophies for great value wines at the International Wine Challenge 2014.

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Portugal takes 12 trophies at International Wine Challenge

Published:  14 May, 2014

Portugal has scooped 12 trophies at the International Wine Challenge, putting it in third position for trophy wines after France (28) and Australia (19).

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Australia scoops 19 trophies and 890 medals at International Wine Challenge

Published:  14 May, 2014

Australian wines swept the floor at the International Wine Challenge 2014, taking home 19 trophies and 890 medals.

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Burgundy way out in front as France picks up 28 IWC 2014 trophies

Published:  14 May, 2014

Wine producers across Burgundy have been awarded 17 out of the 28 trophies awarded across France in the International Wine Challenge 2014.

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Matthew Clark ramps up wine training for sales teams

Published:  13 May, 2014

Matthew Clark is bumping up its wine training for its sales team as it looks to boost its wine sales and credentials.

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Scotch whisky chief warns "Yes" vote may be "damaging" for industry

Published:  13 May, 2014

Despite "unprecedented" investment in the Scotch whisky industry expected over next two years, the Scotch Whisky Association chief executive David Frost warns that voting for an independent Scotland could bring risks that "would be damaging and difficult manage."

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Matthew Clark's Simon Jerrome says suppliers need to work harder to make tastings must attend events

Published:  13 May, 2014

Wine suppliers need to completely rethink the way they organise trade tastings to keep them relevant to the changing demands of wine buyers, according to Simon Jerrome, wine purchasing director at Matthew Clark.

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Stock Spirits trading in line with expectations for Q1

Published:  13 May, 2014

Central and Eastern European spirits producer Stock Spirits says it is trading in line with expectations for the first quarter of 2014.

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Merchant House to open specialist gin and rum bar in London

Published:  13 May, 2014

The London Bar Consultants are opening Merchant House in the City, which will stock super premium and rare rums as well as 250 different gins.

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Consumer spending on the rise but discounters still winning, says Barclaycard

Published:  12 May, 2014

There are signs that UK consumers are also enjoying the benefits of an economic recovery with the latest spending figures showing a near 4% year-on-year increase in April thanks largely to the later Easter holidays and warmest April weather for three years. The on-trade enjoyed a very strong month with spending in restaurants up 16.8% year-on-year.

 

 

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Quinn Glass and Cobevco rebrand as Encirc

Published:  12 May, 2014

Quinn Glass and Cobevco have rebranded as a single entity - Encirc - and now offers glass manufacturing, filling, warehousing and logistics. 

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Next Bordeaux Vinexpo set for June 14-18 2015

Published:  12 May, 2014

The next French Vinexpo exhibition will be held in Bordeaux, from June 14 to 18, 2015.

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Growth in bulk wine shipping to slow, says JF Hillebrand boss

Published:  12 May, 2014

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