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Simon Rimmer to open Liverpool restaurant

Published:  28 June, 2013

Celebrity chef Simon Rimmer is to open his first venue in his hometown of Liverpool in a partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool.

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Taittinger declared official Champagne of World Cup

Published:  28 June, 2013

Taittinger has been declared the official Champagne of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Prix Raisin competition gears up for 2014

Published:  28 June, 2013

Bordeaux wine consultant Olivier Dauga and Jean-Pierre Xiradakis, a restaurateur in Bordeaux, have announced the third Prix...

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Blog: Anne Krebiehl on why 'Cab is king'

Published:  28 June, 2013

Cab is King - it was with that assertion that André van Rensburg, winemaker at South Africa's prestige estate Vergelegen, invited sommeliers and journalists to taste a vertical of his flagship wine "V" and seven barrel samples of 2012 wines that could - potentially - end up in the blend for the 2012 "V".

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EU funding for traditional rum producers

Published:  27 June, 2013

Traditional Caribbean rum producers are to be given a push in the UK and key markets across the world thanks to a new EU-backed generic funding campaign.

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The Benevolent to offer skills bursaries

Published:  27 June, 2013

Drinks industry charity The Benevolent hopes to double the number of people it can help by 2017 by offering training and skills bursaries to the trade, as well as looking after people when they fall on hard times.

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McWilliam's appoints Stevens Garnier in UK

Published:  27 June, 2013

Australian producer McWilliam's Wine has appointed Stevens Garnier as its new UK agent, to represent its premium range of brands including Evans & Tate from Margaret River, Brand's Laira from Coonawarra and Mount Pleasant from the Hunter Valley.

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Dropwines.com offers wholesale prices to VIP members

Published:  27 June, 2013

Online retailer, dropwines.com, has launched a new VIP wine club that for £10 per month subscription gives members access to wine at wholesale prices with no delivery charge.

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Bols Genever hosts exclusive masterclass

Published:  26 June, 2013

Bols Genever has joined forces with London cocktail bar Callooh Callay to host an exclusive pop-up bar...

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Rioja Tapas Fantasticas attracts over 12,000 people

Published:  26 June, 2013

The sixth Rioja Tapas Fantasticas, held by Wines of Rioja, attracted over 12,000 people across the weekend of June 15-16 to Potters Field Park in London.

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WSTA blames duty escalator for fourth highest alcohol prices in UK

Published:  25 June, 2013

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has said the duty escalator is the biggest factor contributing to UK consumers paying 43% more for alcohol than other EU countries, the fourth highest prices for alcohol in the EU.

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Online retailers need to appeal to a different type of wine consumer

Published:  25 June, 2013

Both large and small online retailers need to rethink their sales models to appeal to a very different type of consumer, according to new research revealed at last week's Vinexpo exhibition in Bordeaux.

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Stolichnaya appoints first UK brand ambassador

Published:  25 June, 2013

Stolichnaya vodka has announced the appointment of its first UK brand ambassador, mixologist Matthew...

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The Benevolent looks to double its number of beneficiaries by 2017

Published:  25 June, 2013

Drinks industry charity, The Benevolent, hopes its new strategic direction will help it double the number of people it can help by 2017.

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Kopparberg ad campaign focuses on provenance

Published:  24 June, 2013

Swedish cider brand Kopparberg has launched a UK advertising campaign to capitalise on summer drinking, as part of a £10-million marketing push.

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McKinley Vintners takes on Italian producer

Published:  24 June, 2013

McKinley Vintners has announced the addition of Italian producer Orion Wines to its portfolio.

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Presentation hails 2011 a 'classic' Port vintage

Published:  24 June, 2013

Major players in the world of Port met in Porto last week to celebrate the official Port Wine 2011 Vintage World Presentation, a vintage they agree stands apart from any other the trade has seen.

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Overall alcohol sales continue to fall

Published:  21 June, 2013

The duty escalator continues to hit the drinks trade, according to the latest Wine & Spirit Trade Association market report, as overall alcohol sales continue to fall.

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Slurp.co.uk acquired by SH Jones

Published:  21 June, 2013

Online wine retailer Slurp.co.uk has been acquired by family-owned wine merchant SH Jones.

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UK visitors up 10% to Vinexpo 2013

Published:  21 June, 2013

UK visitors to this week's Vinexpo in Bordeaux were up neary 10% on 2011 as the exhibition closed with an expected near 50, 000 visitors through its doors.

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