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Dropwines.com offers wholesale prices to VIP members

Published:  27 June, 2013

Online retailer, dropwines.com, has launched a new VIP wine club that for £10 per month subscription gives members access to wine at wholesale prices with no delivery charge.

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Bols Genever hosts exclusive masterclass

Published:  26 June, 2013

Bols Genever has joined forces with London cocktail bar Callooh Callay to host an exclusive pop-up bar...

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Rioja Tapas Fantasticas attracts over 12,000 people

Published:  26 June, 2013

The sixth Rioja Tapas Fantasticas, held by Wines of Rioja, attracted over 12,000 people across the weekend of June 15-16 to Potters Field Park in London.

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WSTA blames duty escalator for fourth highest alcohol prices in UK

Published:  25 June, 2013

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has said the duty escalator is the biggest factor contributing to UK consumers paying 43% more for alcohol than other EU countries, the fourth highest prices for alcohol in the EU.

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Online retailers need to appeal to a different type of wine consumer

Published:  25 June, 2013

Both large and small online retailers need to rethink their sales models to appeal to a very different type of consumer, according to new research revealed at last week's Vinexpo exhibition in Bordeaux.

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Stolichnaya appoints first UK brand ambassador

Published:  25 June, 2013

Stolichnaya vodka has announced the appointment of its first UK brand ambassador, mixologist Matthew...

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The Benevolent looks to double its number of beneficiaries by 2017

Published:  25 June, 2013

Drinks industry charity, The Benevolent, hopes its new strategic direction will help it double the number of people it can help by 2017.

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Kopparberg ad campaign focuses on provenance

Published:  24 June, 2013

Swedish cider brand Kopparberg has launched a UK advertising campaign to capitalise on summer drinking, as part of a £10-million marketing push.

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McKinley Vintners takes on Italian producer

Published:  24 June, 2013

McKinley Vintners has announced the addition of Italian producer Orion Wines to its portfolio.

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Presentation hails 2011 a 'classic' Port vintage

Published:  24 June, 2013

Major players in the world of Port met in Porto last week to celebrate the official Port Wine 2011 Vintage World Presentation, a vintage they agree stands apart from any other the trade has seen.

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Overall alcohol sales continue to fall

Published:  21 June, 2013

The duty escalator continues to hit the drinks trade, according to the latest Wine & Spirit Trade Association market report, as overall alcohol sales continue to fall.

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Slurp.co.uk acquired by SH Jones

Published:  21 June, 2013

Online wine retailer Slurp.co.uk has been acquired by family-owned wine merchant SH Jones.

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UK visitors up 10% to Vinexpo 2013

Published:  21 June, 2013

UK visitors to this week's Vinexpo in Bordeaux were up neary 10% on 2011 as the exhibition closed with an expected near 50, 000 visitors through its doors.

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Inverness bartender wins rum cocktail competition

Published:  21 June, 2013

Robb Kerr from Dows Bar in Inverness has won the first OVD Discover the Dark Side of Rum Cocktail Competition after 11 of Scotland's top bartenders got together to battle it out in Dufftown.

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Give consumers more control, hears Vinexpo

Published:  20 June, 2013

Giving consumers more control over how they choose the wines they want to buy will be one of the principal drivers to ensuring profitability in the retail and on-trade sectors in the future, the trade heard at Vinexpo this week.

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Wine Equals Friends is sole UK importer for Finger Lakes

Published:  20 June, 2013

New York wine specialist Wine Equals Friends has become the sole UK importer of eight Finger Lakes producers.

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Piccini release white partner for Memoro Rosso

Published:  20 June, 2013

The family-owned vineyard Piccini has launched a white partner for its Piccini Memoro Rosso Vino d'Italia, which was launched last year.

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Guala presents 'world's first' sparkling screwcap

Published:  20 June, 2013

Gone are the days of putting a teaspoon in a bottle of fizz to attempt to keep it fizzy.

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Bols launches first ever natural yoghurt liqueur

Published:  20 June, 2013

Maxxium UK is set to launch the first ever natural yoghurt liqueur to the UK market.

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Bowmore releases its 'most delicate' expression

Published:  20 June, 2013

Bowmore has released a Small Batch Reserve (rrp £32.99) expression, which is deemed to be its "most delicate" and balanced to date.

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