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New pre-filled wine goblet Intrepid Fox launches

Published:  18 February, 2013

Buckingham Schenk and Wine Innovations have launched Intrepid Fox, a new brand of pre-filled PET wine goblets.

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Buffalo Trace vodka distilled 159 times comes to the UK

Published:  18 February, 2013

Buffalo Trace has released its 159-times distilled vodka HDW CLIX into the UK market.

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Brancott Estate releases first limited edition Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  18 February, 2013

Pernod Ricard has launched the first limited edition Sauvingon Blanc for its Brancott Estate brand.

TextPernod Ricard has launched the first limited edition Sauvingon Blanc for its Brancott Estate brand.

 

It has bottled 3,500 individually numbered limited edition bottles of Brancott Estate Chosen Rows Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010 with an rrp of £35.

 

The release is the culmination of a Brancott's "icon project" which examined the world's top Sauvignon Blancs with an aim of challenging New Zealand's winemaking and viticulture practices to produce a different expression of Malborough Sauvington Blanc that could "sit alongside icons from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Loire."

 

The grapes which were chosen to produce an age-worthy wine that delivers great palate length and will slowly evolve over the coming ten years.

 

"Our understanding of complex and age-worthy natural aroma compounds of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, together with our learnings of the soil types on Brancott Vineyard, has given us a unique opportunity to create this prestigious wine - the pinnacle of our winemaking," said Patrick Materman, Brancott Estate's chief winemaker.

 

"This project has been, and will continue to be, a long journey of discovery, involving many people working together to challenge every step of New Zealand's winemaking and viticulture practices from the past four decades. The release of Brancott Estate Chosen Rows is testament to our on-going commitment to Marlborough and our pioneering vision, which led us to create the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc nearly 40 years ago."

 

Retailers interested in stocking the wine should contact Pernod Ricard on 020 8538 4484.

 

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Jacob's Creek launches low-alcohol rosé

Published:  15 February, 2013

US wine giant Jacob's Creek has launched low-alcohol Summer Blush, at 5.5% abv, just in time for the summer months.

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Matthew Clark to distribute Bodegas Baigorri

Published:  15 February, 2013

Wholesaler Matthew Clark, has taken on the UK agency for Bodegas Baigorri, securing exclusive distribution rights in the UK on and off-trade.

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D&D London releases sommeliers' Top 100

Published:  15 February, 2013

Following its 2011's Love Wine initiative to make fine wines more accessible, D&D London is to release a sommeliers' Top 100.

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Exclusive research: indies look to Old World for growth

Published:  15 February, 2013

European wines made from indigenous varieties are providing independent wine merchants with much more scope for growth compared with the New World's offering.

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Three Wine Men to turn wine into water on charity walk

Published:  15 February, 2013

The Three Wine Men, Olly Smith, Oz Clarke and Tim Atkin are inviting people to undertake a six mile wine walk for charity to help fund water projects in Africa.

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Accolade and Cath Kidston clash over Babycham logo

Published:  15 February, 2013

Accolade Wines has issued a High Court writ to homeware company Cath Kidston in order to protect its Babycham mascot.

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International Gamay Competition announces 2013 winners

Published:  14 February, 2013

The third annual International Gamay Competition has announced its winners from its 2013 awards, which included a new category of sparkling wine.

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Le Bon Vin takes on distribution for VinoServ

Published:  14 February, 2013

Sheffield-based independent wine merchant Le Bon Vin has become distributor for the VinoServ wine preservation system.

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Wine Traders "puppet director" disqualified for 15 years after investors lost £2 million

Published:  14 February, 2013

Stephen Pierre Boyd, the former director of The Wine Index, has been banned from being a director for 15 years by the High Court.

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Boutinot takes on first English wine

Published:  14 February, 2013

Boutinot has taken on the distribution of its first English wine producer, Henners, for on-trade and independent merchants, following its recent launch into the UK market.

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Discounts and promotions down in slow start for supermarkets in 2013

Published:  13 February, 2013

The aftermath of Christmas discounts and promotions has caused a slow start to 2013 for supermarkets, according to research.

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Boutinot takes on first English producer, Henners

Published:  13 February, 2013

Boutinot has taken on the distribution of its first English wine producer Henners, for on-trade and independent merchants, on the back of its recent launch into the UK market.

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Sichel Wines wins food and wine award at Prix d'Excellence 2013

Published:  13 February, 2013

Sichel Wines' family property Château Trillol, AOC Corbières has been awarded France's highest accolade for food and wine, the Prix d'Excellence 2013 in its Concours Général Agricole.

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Great Western Wine launches wine school

Published:  13 February, 2013

Bath wine retailer Great Western Wine is launching its own wine school in partnership with local wine educator Tristan Darby, in a bid to demystify the world of wine and give hands-on learning through tastings.

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Mike Matthews finds lots for independents at Jascots February trade tasting

Published:  13 February, 2013


In a time when wallets are leaner than beef in a Findus Lasagne, the everyday consumer is always on the lookout for the next best deal. Wine companies have the daunting task of trying to source wines that are, not only affordable, but offer great quality to boot! No mean feat when you consider that global prices are going up across the board.

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Simon Rimmer and Robinsons launch beers for food

Published:  12 February, 2013

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Simon Rimmer has teamed up with family brewers Robinsons to create three hand-crafted bottled beers to go with steak, chicken and curry.

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Douglas Blyde discovers Scandinavian food and German wine with Signe Johansen

Published:  12 February, 2013

"Food anthropologist", chef and author, Signe Johansen gave a fascinating insight in to how well crafted Scandinavian dishes work alongside German wines at an insightful food and wine matching event in Battersea, south London with Wines of Germany last week.

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