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Industry leaders confident about global economy says Wine Vision study

Published:  31 October, 2013

Up to 75% of the wine industry executives set to attend next month's inaugural Wine Vision conference said they were "confident" or "very confident" about the global economy and its impact on the sector.

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Morgan Stanley predicts global wine shortage

Published:  30 October, 2013
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James McKenna to switch from Codorniu to Mentzendorff

Published:  30 October, 2013

James McKenna is to join Mentzendorff & Co as sales director in the new year.

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Consumer confidence hits a six year high

Published:  30 October, 2013

Consumer confidence has jumped to its highest level since 2007, according to new figures released by Nielsen.

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Average French bottle of wine now sells for £6.20 says France Summit

Published:  30 October, 2013

The average bottle of French wine in the UK off-trade sold for £6.10 in the 12 weeks up to October 22 compared to the market average of £5.24, according to figures released at last week's inaugural Harpers France Summit in London.

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Till Britze announced as 2013 winner of Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind

Published:  29 October, 2013

First Drinks has announced the winner of this year's Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind competition as Till Britze of the The Last Word, Edinburgh.

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Relationship between winemakers and wine "lovers" is like a "bad marriage"

Published:  29 October, 2013

The relationship between winemakers and wine lovers is like a bad marriage with a major disconnect between the two, according to wine consultant Clark Smith.

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DWCC 2014 heads for Montreux in Switzerland

Published:  29 October, 2013

The 2014 Digital Wine Communications Conference is to be held in Montreux, Switzerland.

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Jancis Robinson MW gives her backing for formal wine education

Published:  28 October, 2013

Jancis Robinson OBE MW has given her backing for structured formal wine education at a special event for Diploma graduates of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in New York.

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Climate change not about winners and losers, hears conference

Published:  25 October, 2013

The climate change debate should not be viewed as who are going to the winners and losers of rising global temperatures, according to Christian Holthausen of English producer Nyetimber.

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Climate change could render wine countries unfit for growth

Published:  25 October, 2013

Climate change could see large swathes of the world's current wine-producing countries become unsuitable for growing grapes by 2050, according to a debate at today's Digital Wine Communications Conference.

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Sandeman's WW2 sherry is returned home

Published:  25 October, 2013

A bottle of Sandeman Golden Oloroso Sherry from 1937 was returned home this week after spending more than 70 years in the US.

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Beach Rescue Project deemed a success for Barefoot Wines

Published:  25 October, 2013

Californian wine brand Barefoot Wine has cleaned over 50 UK beaches in its five-year history - including 14 this year.

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Matsu gift boxes score listing in Majestic

Published:  25 October, 2013

Drinks distributor and agent Copestick Murray has secured listings for magnums and gift boxes in Majestic for its Matsu range.

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ASA bans Hi-Spirits' Fireball blog

Published:  24 October, 2013

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against Hi-Spirits for its Fireball brand, sparking a warning to the trade about user-generated content. The company has suspended all social media activity for the brand.

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Negociants UK to help widen distribution for Sam Neill's Two Paddocks wines in the UK

Published:  24 October, 2013

Negociants UK has taken on the widespread distribution for the premium Two Paddocks range of wines from Central Otago, New Zealand, produced by actor Sam Neill.

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Blavod Wines & Spirits share placing raises £571,300

Published:  24 October, 2013

Blackwood's gin owner Blavod Wines & Spirits has raised £571,300 for marketing and brand launches, following a share placing.

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International wine trade gathers for Digital Wine Communications Conference

Published:  24 October, 2013

The international wine communications community has congregated in Logrono, Rioja, this week to share the latest thinking on digital trends and social media.

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Château Haut-Gléon to open its gates to tourists

Published:  24 October, 2013

Southern French wine co-operative Les Vignobles Foncalieu is opening its Château Haut-Gléon vineyards as a wine tourism destination.

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Pernod Ricard and Diageo report mixed figures for first quarter performance

Published:  24 October, 2013

First quarter results issued this week have revealed mixed fortunes for the sector's major drinks companies with Pernod Ricard posting an organic net sales loss of 1%, whilst Diageo returned an organic net sales growth of 3.1%.

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