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Global wine industry's future is strong says world leaders poll ahead of Wine Vision

Published:  15 November, 2013
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Rajan Rengasamy picks up inaugural Sake Sommelier of the Year award outside Japan

Published:  15 November, 2013

The first Sake Sommelier of the Year competition to be held outside Japan has seen Rajan Rengasamy of wine suppliers, Spinney in the UAE, pick up the award.

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Analysis: how global exchange rates have helped boost China's growth in wine

Published:  15 November, 2013

Worldwide currency exchange rates continue to help shape the winners and losers in the global wine world and have played a key role in helping China become such a significant player.

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Krug launches magnum format for rosé

Published:  14 November, 2013

The House of Krug is to release Krug Rosé in magnums for the first time.

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Selfridges to have a Moët mini vending machine

Published:  14 November, 2013

An adult vending machine has been installed at Selfridge's on Oxford Street in London for mini 20cl versions of Moët Champagne. mini vending machine with 20cL bottles selling for rrp £17.99 each.

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Le Vin La Table expands into the corporate market

Published:  14 November, 2013

Hale-based wine and cookery school Le Vin La Table, is expanding into the corporate market to offer Le Vin La Boardroom Table.

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Living Ventures opens specialist Liverpool rum bar

Published:  14 November, 2013

Restaurant operator Living Ventures has opened a specialist rum bar The Smugglers Cove in Albert Dock, Liverpool, in a £1 million investment.

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Glenfiddich £1000 per bottle limited edition 'Spirit of a Nation' released in the UK

Published:  14 November, 2013

Glenfiddich, in partnership and support of the UK team's Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge, will be releasing only 250 bottles of a special limited edition, 29 year-old scotch malt whisky that will retail for rrp £1,000 per bottle.

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Baileys launches Christmas campaign

Published:  14 November, 2013

Diageo's cream liqueur brand Baileys is to take to the TV with its first Christmas advert in five years.  The theme is a "contemporary twist on Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker ballet" and it was choreographed by Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied.

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Wine fair RAW annouces dates in London and Vienna

Published:  14 November, 2013

The artisan wine fair RAW, has announced two dates for 2014, including its third London event and its first out-of-London fair in Vienna, with the possibility of more events being rolled out in the future.

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West Coast Tri-state tasting to come to the UK in 2014

Published:  13 November, 2013

"Go West!", an event that will bring California, Oregon and Washington states together for the most comprehensive joint generic tasting for the region, is scheduled to take place on March 17, 2014 at the QEII Conference  Centre in Westminster, London.

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World Class Bartender competition comes to TV

Published:  13 November, 2013

Diageo's 2013 World Class bartender competition has been made into a four-part TV series, set to air this month.  

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Sipsmith's V.J.O.P. (Very Junipery Over Proof) Gin

Published:  13 November, 2013

Sipsmith, the first copper pot distillery to open in London for nearly 200 years, is delighted to announce the launch of V.J.O.P. (Very Junipery Over Proof) gin. The spirit will be available to the on-trade and independents across the UK from the middle of November.

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Russian Standard Vodka launches multi-million pound TV campaign

Published:  13 November, 2013

Russian Standard is planning to accelerate its UK growth with the launch of its "milestone" multi-million pound TV and cinema adverts.

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Retailers use social media to make more consumer friendly wines

Published:  13 November, 2013

Retailers are increasingly turning to social media to help create new wines they hope will prove popular with consumers.

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'Best of Wine Tourism' 2014 winners announced

Published:  13 November, 2013

The Great Wine Capitals Global Network, an alliance of ten international wine regions, announced the nine winners of its 2014 International Best of Wine Tourism Awards at a gala dinner held November 12, at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California.

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Jancis Robinson passes the torch as WSET honorary president

Published:  12 November, 2013

Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW is to follow Jancis Robinson OBE, MW, who served for the last three years, as the new honorary president of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust's (WSET) effective from January 20, 2014.

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Virgin Wines sale: UK market still key, says Direct Wines chief

Published:  12 November, 2013

Direct Wines boss Simon McMurtrie says the UK is still of major importance for the firm's business following the sale of Virgin Wines.

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Virgin Wines aims for faster growth away from Direct Wines

Published:  12 November, 2013

The new owners of Virgin Wines are planning for faster growth outside of the Direct Wines stable with a focus on face-to-face events and customer interaction.

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Heston Blumenthal to open restaurant in Heathrow's revamped Terminal 2

Published:  12 November, 2013

Celebrity chef, Heston Blumenthal, will be opening a new restaurant in Terminal 2: The Queen's Terminal at Heathrow Airport, which is set to open on June 4, 2014, with dishes showcasing traditional British fare.

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