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German wine stocks are at an all-time low

Published:  04 April, 2013

German wine stocks are at their lowest ever levels since reunification, with high demand also driving up prices.

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Wine Investment Association chairman calls on trade to make up its mind on self regulation

Published:  04 April, 2013


The fine wine industry needs to decide now if it is to back the newly formed Wine Investment Association so that it can move on and start to implement the work it has been set up to do.

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Booking deadline approaching for Emerging Regions Tasting

Published:  04 April, 2013

Wineries from lesser-known regions and their agents have been urged to move fast, as the deadline for booking a stand at the first Emerging Regions Tasting closes on April 10.

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'Time running short' for potential Three Wine Men exhibitors

Published:  03 April, 2013

Potential exhibitors have been told to move quickly if they want to be a part of the expanded 2013 Three Wine Men consumer events.

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Pernod Ricard's '1,000 Londoner' Beefeater bottle

Published:  03 April, 2013

A Beefeater limited edition bottle featuring photos from 1,000 people who entered the gin's MyLondon competition last...

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London on-trade tasting for the Armagnac bureau

Published:  03 April, 2013

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel de l'Armagnac (BINA) is to hold a generic Armagnac tasting at the RAF Club, in London's Piccadilly, next month.

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Fortnum & Mason unveils media awards shortlist

Published:  03 April, 2013

A number of leading wine writers have been recognised in the shortlist for the forthcoming Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards 2013.

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New Zealand's Prophet's Rock to increase production

Published:  03 April, 2013

New Zealand winery Prophet's Rock is set for further expansion "into offshore markets" following its purchase by a group...

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South African winemakers helping to raise reputation of country's wines

Published:  03 April, 2013

The new generation of winemakers in South Africa is helping to increase the prestige and sophistication of wines coming out of the country, according to leading wine critics at last week's ProWein in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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Winestars World producers battle it out for international listings

Published:  02 April, 2013

Six out of the 10 competing producers at the inaugural Winestars World competition held at last week's Prowein walked away with significant interest from at least one of the wine buyer judges, writes Erin Smith.

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iPad wine list for Congham Hall

Published:  02 April, 2013

Luxury Norfolk hotel Congham Hall has replaced its paper wine list with an interactive iPad menu.

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World's first €1million bottle of wine goes on sale

Published:  31 March, 2013

The world's most expensive bottle of wine - Domaine of the Bee 'Reductio ad Absurdam' 2010 - goes on sale today with a price tag of €1 million.

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English sparkling wines get rave reviews at ProWein

Published:  29 March, 2013

English sparkling wine was seen as one of the big successes at last week's ProWein with wines from the five participating wineries receiving rave reviews, writes Miguel Cruz Liljegren

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Jukes and Stelzer unveil new Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification

Published:  28 March, 2013


The sixth Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification released this week by wine critics Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer has seen 23 new wineries join the list.

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Sogrape declares its 2011 Port vintage as one of the best in history

Published:  28 March, 2013

Portuguese producer, Sogrape, has announced its 2011 Port vintage could have the "greatest potential for ageing" than any vintage in the history of its Ferreira, Offley and Sandeman ports.

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Kingsland installs solar panels

Published:  28 March, 2013

Kingsland Wines & Spirits has installed solar panels on its roof which will provide up to 70% of the factory's energy.

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Champagne sales rallied in top-end restaurants, Lanson report reveals

Published:  28 March, 2013

Champagne sales in the on-trade surged by a robust 7.2% last year, bucking the widely reported decline in retail sales.

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Record numbers from around the world visited ProWein 2013

Published:  27 March, 2013

More international visitors than ever before visited the largest ever ProWein this week. The three-day fair hosted 4,783 exhibitors from 48 countries and more than 44,000 trade visitors, up from 40,667 last year.

 

Organisers said the proportion of international visitors to the show rose by 6% to account for 40%, with particularly strong increases in visitor numbers from the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, France, Spain and Italy.

 

Retailers, wholesalers and those in specialist trades accounted for almost half of the visitors, followed by members of the restaurant and hotel trade. 70% of visitors held management positions.

 

"In combination with the large number of decision-makers coming to Düsseldorf this development confirms ProWein's leading position as an international meeting point and central orders platform for the world's wine and spirits sector," said Hans Werner Reinhard, deputy managing director at show organiser Messe Düsseldorf.

 

Over 300 events including lectures and food and wine matchings were held at the fair, while almost 400 exhibitors presented specialities from the spirits sector.

 

Some 96% of visitors polled on the final day said they had achieved their goals and were satisfied or very satisfied with their visit to ProWein.

 

Messe Düsseldorf said its first ProWine China show, which will be held in Shanghai from 13 to 15 November, has generated a lot of interest with the majority of exhibition space already sold. The 20th ProWein will be held 23 to 25 March 2014.

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Sommelier of the Year semi-finalists named

Published:  27 March, 2013

The Academy of Food & Wine Service has announced the 10 semi-finalists of this year's Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2013.

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David Cox appointed chief executive of The Benevolent

Published:  27 March, 2013

The drinks trade charity The Benevolent has announced the appointment of David Cox as its new chief executive.

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