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Whyte & Mackay could sell for as high as £450m next week

Published:  13 February, 2014

Rothschild, Rabobank and Standard Chartered are the investment banks that have been formally appointed to run the sale of Whyte & Mackay by Diageo, which is set to begin next week and could sell for as much £450m.

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Essential Drinks poaches sales director from First Drinks

Published:  13 February, 2014

Essential Drinks, part of the Quintessential Brands Group, has appointed Nick Reed to the newly-created role of sales director to focus on driving off-trade growth.

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Major drinks firms back Harpers call to get producers behind Call Time on Duty campaign

Published:  13 February, 2014

Direct Wines, Matthew Clark and Bibendum are just three of the big name UK wine companies that have got behind the Harpers initiative to get as many wine producers as possible to back the Wine & Spirit Trade Association-led Call Time on Duty campaign and make the government aware how damaging its on-going alcohol duty strategy is on the UK drinks industry.

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English vineyards escape flood damage

Published:  13 February, 2014

The wettest weather in over 100 years has had little effect on English vineyards.

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Upbeat January for on-trade as lfl sales up 7.2%

Published:  12 February, 2014

The on-trade had a relatively upbeat start to the year, with like-for-like sales up 7.2% on a snow-hit 2013.

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Matthew Clark's annual tasting a 'complete departure'

Published:  12 February, 2014

Matthew Clark's annual tasting is set to be a "complete departure" from previous years, and its biggest to date.

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Fine wine prices fall in January for first time in 12 years

Published:  12 February, 2014

For the the first time in 12 years the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index fell by 0.9% in January, a traditionally strong month.

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?India's Soul Tree Wines targets UK retail

Published:  12 February, 2014

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McWilliam's switches from PLB to Kingsland Wines & Spirits

Published:  12 February, 2014

Australian winery McWilliam's has moved its UK business from PLB to Kingsland Wines & Spirits.

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Free Run Wines to boost its French portfolio

Published:  12 February, 2014

Free Run Wines is planning a boost its French portfolio and develop intellectual property to add value to the business.

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Gordon's elderflower gin launch backed by seven-figure marketing spend

Published:  12 February, 2014

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Strong GBP and harvest means UK wine buyers will seek quality over price this year

Published:  11 February, 2014

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Matthew Clark boosts wine reputation and sales

Published:  11 February, 2014

Matthew Clark is growing its wine business as more on-trade customers seek it out for a broader range of wines.

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Borough Wines to roll out barrel refill concept to other independents

Published:  11 February, 2014

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Enotria's annual tasting to be biggest yet

Published:  11 February, 2014

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The Co-op celebrates selling 35m bottles of Fairtrade wine in 10 years

Published:  10 February, 2014

The Co-operative has sold 35 million bottles of Fairtrade wine in the past 10 years, with 2013 its most successful yet.

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Minimum pricing would have negligible effect on moderate drinkers, says study

Published:  10 February, 2014

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Almost one in five consumers buy alcohol at independent discount retailers

Published:  10 February, 2014

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Chileans reassure trade over new rules on adding water to wines

Published:  10 February, 2014

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?Brangelina's Rosé to be sold at Berry Bros

Published:  10 February, 2014

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Château Miraval Rosé released its second vintage last week and Berry Bros. & Rudd will get the first pre-allocation of the wine to be sold in the UK.

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