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The Ultimate World Whiskey battle is on

Published:  29 July, 2013

Ireland, Scotland and the US are to go head to head to compete for the title of Ultimate World Whiskey in a "light-hearted battle" to help celebrate The Gathering Ireland 2013.

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Carlsberg's Crown Cellars launches 'no-fuss' wine range

Published:  29 July, 2013

Carlsberg's wine and spirits division Crown Cellars has launched new "no-fuss" wine range O&E (Open & Enjoy), which...

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Penfolds scoops Winery of the Year award

Published:  29 July, 2013

Penfolds has been awarded the title of Winery of the Year at the first James Halliday Australian Wine Companion Awards.

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Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl take market share from Big Four

Published:  28 July, 2013

The Big Four supermarkets are under increasing pressure from both the hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, and from mainstream rival Waitrose.

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Wolf Blass signs up England and Aussie cricket stars

Published:  28 July, 2013

Leading Australian wine brand, Wolf Blass, helped bring together some of cricket's Ashes heroes of yesteryear at a special...

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Cru Bourgeois 2011 wines to be revealed at London tasting

Published:  27 July, 2013

Wines selected from the 2011 vintage for Cru Bourgeois Médoc status will be shown for the first time to the trade at a special tasting in London on September 19.

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Symington named Douro Personality of the Year

Published:  26 July, 2013

The Portuguese Prime Minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, presented Paul Symington the Douro Personality of the Year award at a ceremony earlier this week.

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Industry welcomes lower underage drinking figures

Published:  26 July, 2013

The drinks industry has largely welcomed the latest round of official figures that show a continued downward trend in the numbers of young people drinking in the UK.

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Ceviche to open pop-up restaurant at Heathrow

Published:  26 July, 2013

Martin Morales of Peruvian restaurant Ceviche and Virgin Atlantic are joining forces to open the airline's first ever...

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Bobby Chinn to bring Vietnamese cuisine to Soho

Published:  26 July, 2013

Bobby Chinn will bring his acclaimed Vietnamese cuisine to London's Soho this autumn as he opens House of...

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Furleigh Estate sparkles at UKVA awards

Published:  25 July, 2013

Furleigh Estate in Dorset has scooped three trophies for its sparkling wines at the UK Vineyards Association annual awards ceremony.

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Hayward Brothers and WWA to offer wider range

Published:  25 July, 2013

Hayward Brothers hopes its recent acquisition of fellow independent merchant distributor World Wine Agencies will help widen its collective reach among independent retailers and provide them with a greater selection of wines.

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Be @HarpersWine's 10,000 Twitter follower

Published:  25 July, 2013

Harpers Wine & Spirit is on the verge of passing 10,000 followers on Twitter! To mark the milestone we want you to celebrate with us by giving away a bottle of Champagne courtesy of Champagne Bruno Paillard Brut Assemblage 2002 to our 10,000th follower.

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Cliff Roberson to open London's first urban winery

Published:  25 July, 2013

London Cru, set to be the first urban boutique winery in London, is busy preparing for harvest and getting ready to open its cellar doors to the public this November in central London.

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Drinks writers run Ardbeg Half Marathon in memory of Alan Lodge

Published:  25 July, 2013

A team of over 20 drinks writers and representatives of Scottish whiksy distillery, Ardbeg, are to take part in the annual Islay Half Marathon on August 3 to help raise money for the National Brain Appeal in memory of Alan Lodge of The Spirits Business who died from a brain haemorrhage aged just 29 last year.

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Syrian winery defies war to supply wine to European restaurants

Published:  24 July, 2013

Syrian winery, Domaine Bargylus, continues to go to extraordinary lengths to get its wines from a war zone to the elite wine lists of Europe.

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Glenn Caton to quit Laithwaite's to join Cadbury's owner Mondel?z

Published:  24 July, 2013

Glenn Caton is to leave his postion as managing director of Laithwaite's Wine to join Mondel?z, owner of confectionery giant Cadbury's.

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Bargain Booze's parent company to go public

Published:  24 July, 2013

Conviviality Retail, owner of Bargain Booze, is looking to raise between £60 million to £65 million in an initial public offering on July 31, 2013, on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

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Quintessential Brands launches new company

Published:  24 July, 2013

G&J Greenall owner Quintessential Brands has set up a commercial production, sales and distribution arm called Essential...

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Grape grower appointed Rioja DOCa president

Published:  23 July, 2013

A grape grower has been appointed president of the Rioja DOCa control board. This is the first time in the DOCa's 88-year history that the presidency has been held by a grape grower.

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