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Inverness bartender wins rum cocktail competition

Published:  21 June, 2013

Robb Kerr from Dows Bar in Inverness has won the first OVD Discover the Dark Side of Rum Cocktail Competition after 11 of Scotland's top bartenders got together to battle it out in Dufftown.

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Give consumers more control, hears Vinexpo

Published:  20 June, 2013

Giving consumers more control over how they choose the wines they want to buy will be one of the principal drivers to ensuring profitability in the retail and on-trade sectors in the future, the trade heard at Vinexpo this week.

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Wine Equals Friends is sole UK importer for Finger Lakes

Published:  20 June, 2013

New York wine specialist Wine Equals Friends has become the sole UK importer of eight Finger Lakes producers.

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Piccini release white partner for Memoro Rosso

Published:  20 June, 2013

The family-owned vineyard Piccini has launched a white partner for its Piccini Memoro Rosso Vino d'Italia, which was launched last year.

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Guala presents 'world's first' sparkling screwcap

Published:  20 June, 2013

Gone are the days of putting a teaspoon in a bottle of fizz to attempt to keep it fizzy.

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Bols launches first ever natural yoghurt liqueur

Published:  20 June, 2013

Maxxium UK is set to launch the first ever natural yoghurt liqueur to the UK market.

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Bowmore releases its 'most delicate' expression

Published:  20 June, 2013

Bowmore has released a Small Batch Reserve (rrp £32.99) expression, which is deemed to be its "most delicate" and balanced to date.

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Alsace producer launches 'modern' blend

Published:  20 June, 2013

Alsace producer Dopff & Irion has announced the launch of a "modern" Riesling/Pinot Gris blend called Double Impact.

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Champagne Jacquart unveils Cuvée Alpha

Published:  20 June, 2013

Champagne Jacquart has unveiled its new prestige cuvée and is eyeing more launches to enhance its premium...

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Nielsen joins forces with Bridgethorne to offer series of workshops

Published:  20 June, 2013

Consumer data insight provider Nielsen has teamed up with Bridgethorne, the category management, shopper marketing and customer development specialist to help businesses find "the magic in their data" through a series of workshops.

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Whitley Neill gin unveils African-inspired design

Published:  19 June, 2013

Halewood International's award-winning Whitley Neill gin has unveiled a new bottle design, inspired by the spirit's...

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Suppliers must educate Chinese wine drinkers to achieve full market potential, says IWSR

Published:  19 June, 2013

Wine suppliers looking to capitalise on the staggering growth of wine imports into China face a major challenge in educating Chinese consumers if the full potential of the market is to be achieved.

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Gardet launches 'modern' Champagne Byzantine

Published:  19 June, 2013

Champagne Gardet has launched a new brand at this week's Vinexpo which hopes to attract a younger consumer with a modern Champagne style that goes against Champenoise tradition.

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Lifetime Achievement for Baroness Philippine de Rothschild

Published:  19 June, 2013

Baroness Philippine de Rothschild has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement accolade at an awards ceremony at Vinexpo in Bordeaux.

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China to be sixth-largest wine-producing country by 2016

Published:  19 June, 2013

China will have moved from eighth-largest wine producer in the world in 2012 to the sixth largest by 2016, putting it ahead of Australia and Chile, according to data from Vinexpo.

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Yapp Brothers to run London pop-up shop in July

Published:  18 June, 2013

Wiltshire wine merchant Yapp Brothers will be running a pop-up shop in London's Medcalf restaurant for one week in July.

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Kingsland completes Great Wall of China charity trek

Published:  18 June, 2013

Employees from Manchester's Kingsland Wines & Spirits and agency division Legacy Wines have completed a charity trek along the Great Wall of China.

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Domaine Jones releases 'recovery range'

Published:  18 June, 2013

The House Wine has become the first UK stockist of the Domaine Jones "recovery range" after the producer's previous white vintage was affected by vandals earlier this year.

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Edrington announces expansion plans

Published:  17 June, 2013

Scottish spirits producer and distributor Edrington has announced massive exansion plans into the US, South East Asia and the Middle East.

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Wine shoppers will spend €14 more on a bottle online, hears Vinexpo

Published:  17 June, 2013

Online wine buyers will spend €14 more on a bottle of wine than traditional high street shoppers, according to research revealed at today's Vinexpo exhibition in Bordeaux.

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