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Waitrose appoints Direct Wines buyer Cat Lomax

Published:  29 April, 2013

Waitrose has recruited Cat Lomax from Direct Wines to join its buying team.

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Consumers notice 'little difference' between Champagne and Prosecco

Published:  29 April, 2013

Over a third of sparkling wine consumers say there is "little difference" between Champagne and Prosecco, according to new research.

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Space for UK buyer on German wine trip

Published:  26 April, 2013

This May the German Wine Institute is running a trip for international wine buyers and importers looking to extend their portfolio of German wines.

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Pernod Ricard finds growth in emerging markets

Published:  26 April, 2013

Pernod Ricard has announced that growth in Q3 was driven by emerging markets and the US.

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Nyetimber to export to Japan from June

Published:  26 April, 2013

English wine producer Nyetimber has announced plans to export to Japan from June this year.

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Diageo bartender competition takes to the skies

Published:  26 April, 2013

Diageo's bartender competition World Class is to take to the skies for the UK final - the company has partnered British Airways and the final of the competition will take place on a return flight from London to New York.

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Nyetimber to export to Japan from June

Published:  26 April, 2013

English wine producer Nyetimber has announced plans to export to Japan from June this year.

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Space for UK buyer on German wine trip

Published:  26 April, 2013

This May the German Wine Institute is running a trip for international wine buyers and importers looking to extend their portfolio of German wines.

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English Wine Producers welcomes new members

Published:  25 April, 2013

As its annual trade and press tasting approaches, English Wine Producers has announced the addition of two new members - Henners and Bluebell, both in East Sussex.

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Su Birch to leave Wines of South Africa

Published:  25 April, 2013


Su Birch is to resign from her position as chief executive of Wines of South Africa at the end of September.

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Angostura launches world's most expensive rum

Published:  24 April, 2013

A mere 20 decanters of Legacy have been produced, just two are available in the UK and the rum sports a price...

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Beefeater to challenge consumers with premium gin

Published:  24 April, 2013

Beefeater has announced plans to launch a unique hand-crafted, ultra-premium gin in June, designed to challenge the way...

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Maxxium UK launches Jim Beam RTD

Published:  24 April, 2013

Maxxium UK has announced plans to launch Jim Beam Lime Splash in the UK, following its successful reception in Germany.

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Top trade panel lined up to discuss upcoming wines at Emerging Regions Tasting

Published:  24 April, 2013


Harpers Emerging Regions Tasting on May 1 will kick off with an industry debate featuring key buyers from both the on and off-trades who will discuss the opportunities wines from up-and-coming countries and regions have in their businesses.

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Angostura launches world's most expensive rum

Published:  24 April, 2013

The world's most expensive rum, Legacy by Angostura, designed to celebrate 50 years of independence in Trinidad, has been launched in the UK.

 

A mere 20 decanters of Legacy have been produced, just two are available in the UK and the rum sports a price tag of US$25,000.

 

The 50cl decanters are composed of crystal and silver, and were handcrafted by Asprey of London, and the spirit itself is comprised of seven Angostura rums, each with a minimum age of 17 years.

 

John Georges, Angostura master distiller, said: "Legacy is the ultimate expression of Angostura rum. We set out to create the greatest sipping rum ever produced and we believe we have achieved something that is both unique and unequalled."

 

He described the rum as "crystal-polished dark oak in colour, with bronze and gold highlights. It enters the palate with sweet, dried fruit flavours and, as it fills the mouth with warmth, the notes become nutty and spicy. The finish is long with trailing flavours of orange zest and oak."

 

A limited amount of the exclusive rum will be available by the glass at Salvatore at Playboy in London and one decanter is available through Burn Stewart Distillers.

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Fladgate Partnership declares 2011 vintage on St George's Day

Published:  23 April, 2013

The three Port houses belonging to the Fladgate Partnership have chosen today, St George's Day, to declare the 2011 vintage.

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Prince Harry to join Team Glenfiddich on Antarctic trek

Published:  23 April, 2013

Prince Harry has announced he will join Team Glenfiddich, an expedition group comprised of wounded service personnel, in a 335km trek to the South Pole in December.

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Armit adds four wine estates to portfolio

Published:  23 April, 2013

Following a strategic review of the business, London-based Armit Wines has announced the addition of four estates to its portfolio.

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Armit adds four wine estates to portfolio

Published:  22 April, 2013

Following a strategic review of the business, London-based Armit Wines has announced the addition of four estates to its portfolio.

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Arran Distillers to launch oldest malt whisky to date

Published:  22 April, 2013

Independent Scotch whisky producer Isle of Arran Distillers has just launched its oldest malt.

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