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Southern hemisphere harvests look good for bulk wine, says Murphy Wine

Published:  16 January, 2014
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Sonoma County to be first completely sustainable US wine region

Published:  16 January, 2014

The Sonoma County Winegrowers announced yesterday a three phased plan that will make Sonoma County the first 100% sustainable wine region in the US.

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Rolling update: Key drinks figures tell MPs about the damage duty increases have on UK businesses

Published:  16 January, 2014

Leading figures from across the UK wine and spirits industry joined the trade lobby that took the Call Time On Duty campaign to MPs at the House of Commons last night.

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Bordeaux 2013 en primeur could shake up wine industry

Published:  16 January, 2014

Bordeaux's 2013 en primeur campaign may well be a "damp squib" thanks to a poor vintage and lack of interest from top journalists, but it could shake-up the trade and consumers.

While some critics are calling for the campaign to be called off, the Bordelais are imploring the trade and media to give the wines a chance, and merchants believe a bad campaign could revitalise the industry.

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Global wine suppliers must not neglect established markets, says Rabobank

Published:  16 January, 2014
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Festive fillip for on-trade

Published:  16 January, 2014

Festive celebrations saw like-for-like sales at 27 of the UK's pub and bar groups up 3.3% on last year, with experts predicting strong first quarter sales for 2014.

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Australian Vintage boss predicts strong 2014

Published:  15 January, 2014
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Younger consumers key to exploring French wines' diversity

Published:  15 January, 2014

Younger consumers are vital to drive sales of lesser-known French wines, said experts at the French Wine Discovery Tasting.

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Australia's 2014 vintage gets underway

Published:  15 January, 2014
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Alliance Wine fed up with navel-gazing wine trade

Published:  15 January, 2014

Alliance Wine is fed up with the wine trade's "self flagellation" and is intent on injecting fun back into the industry with a host of tastings themed around food.

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Dirty Bones brings premium hot dog dining to London's Kensington

Published:  14 January, 2014

The premium hot dog craze that hit the streets of London in 2013 looks set to continue into 2014 with the opening today of Dirty Bones in Kensington that offers street food with a difference - a "secret" restaurant inside offering high quality cocktails and wines to accompany a traditional hot dog stand during the day.

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How to open wine with a shoe video hits over 3 million viewers

Published:  14 January, 2014
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Tapping into taste preferences will soon change wine buying, says Justin Howard-Sneyd

Published:  14 January, 2014
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Boodles Gin hits the UK with multiple and premium on-trade listings

Published:  14 January, 2014

 

Premium British gin brand, Boodles Gin, which has enjoyed success in international markets, is being made availabe in the UK for the first time with a national listing at Sainsbury's and a number of prestigious on-trade outlets. 

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Wine's winners and losers in 2013 and prospects for 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014

The wine regions of the world closed out 2013 with some clear winners like South Africa, which reported record exports, and New Zealand, which just entered into a new trade agreement with Taiwan. But countries including Argentina and Australia faced big challenges. We take a look at how the world's major wine regions fared in 2013 and look at their prospects for 2014.

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Wine's winners and losers in 2013 and predictions for 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014
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Countdown to SITT Spring 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014

Independents looking to seek out the latest wine gems are gearing up for the spring Specialist Importers Trade Tastings, which get underway on February 24 in Manchester and February 26 in London.

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Chris Porter to visit all 91 football league grounds to raise money for The Benevolent

Published:  13 January, 2014

Chris Porter, chairman of the drinks charity, The Benevolent, is to set out on a fundraising attempt to visit all 91 football league league by using a combination of train, tram and bike.

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HMRC launches official protection scheme for Spirits in the UK

Published:  13 January, 2014

In order to better protect Spirits in the European Union, the Spirit Drinks Verification Scheme has been launched beginning with Scotch Whisky on January 10, 2014, in order to protect different Spirits from fraudulent and sub-standard products that are made in the UK.

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Beam bought by Japan's Suntory for £9.7 billion

Published:  13 January, 2014
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