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Jancis Robinson MW gives her backing for formal wine education

Published:  28 October, 2013

Jancis Robinson OBE MW has given her backing for structured formal wine education at a special event for Diploma graduates of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in New York.

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Climate change not about winners and losers, hears conference

Published:  25 October, 2013

The climate change debate should not be viewed as who are going to the winners and losers of rising global temperatures, according to Christian Holthausen of English producer Nyetimber.

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Climate change could render wine countries unfit for growth

Published:  25 October, 2013

Climate change could see large swathes of the world's current wine-producing countries become unsuitable for growing grapes by 2050, according to a debate at today's Digital Wine Communications Conference.

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Sandeman's WW2 sherry is returned home

Published:  25 October, 2013

A bottle of Sandeman Golden Oloroso Sherry from 1937 was returned home this week after spending more than 70 years in the US.

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Beach Rescue Project deemed a success for Barefoot Wines

Published:  25 October, 2013

Californian wine brand Barefoot Wine has cleaned over 50 UK beaches in its five-year history - including 14 this year.

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Matsu gift boxes score listing in Majestic

Published:  25 October, 2013

Drinks distributor and agent Copestick Murray has secured listings for magnums and gift boxes in Majestic for its Matsu range.

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ASA bans Hi-Spirits' Fireball blog

Published:  24 October, 2013

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against Hi-Spirits for its Fireball brand, sparking a warning to the trade about user-generated content. The company has suspended all social media activity for the brand.

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Negociants UK to help widen distribution for Sam Neill's Two Paddocks wines in the UK

Published:  24 October, 2013

Negociants UK has taken on the widespread distribution for the premium Two Paddocks range of wines from Central Otago, New Zealand, produced by actor Sam Neill.

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Blavod Wines & Spirits share placing raises £571,300

Published:  24 October, 2013

Blackwood's gin owner Blavod Wines & Spirits has raised £571,300 for marketing and brand launches, following a share placing.

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International wine trade gathers for Digital Wine Communications Conference

Published:  24 October, 2013

The international wine communications community has congregated in Logrono, Rioja, this week to share the latest thinking on digital trends and social media.

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Château Haut-Gléon to open its gates to tourists

Published:  24 October, 2013

Southern French wine co-operative Les Vignobles Foncalieu is opening its Château Haut-Gléon vineyards as a wine tourism destination.

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Pernod Ricard and Diageo report mixed figures for first quarter performance

Published:  24 October, 2013

First quarter results issued this week have revealed mixed fortunes for the sector's major drinks companies with Pernod Ricard posting an organic net sales loss of 1%, whilst Diageo returned an organic net sales growth of 3.1%.

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Q1 results: who were the winners and losers?

Published:  24 October, 2013

Q1 net sales results are coming in and while Pernod Ricard posted an organic net sales 1% loss, Diageo posted an organic net sales growth of 3.1%.

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Invararity Morton sets sights on England in Forth Wines acquisition

Published:  24 October, 2013

Scotland's Invararity Morton has acquired Forth Wines for an undisclosed seven-figure sum and hopes to expand the business's reach south of the border.

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French Wine Awards 2013 winners revealed

Published:  23 October, 2013

Waitrose, Les Caves de Pyrène, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Gerard Basset MS OBE and Andrew Jefford were some of the major winners in the first Harpers French Wine Awards announced yesterday at its inaugural France Summit in London.

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French attitude to UK wine market improved, hears summit

Published:  23 October, 2013

There has been a marked improvement in recent years in the attitude of many French producers looking to work in the UK market, according to Anne Burchett, managing director of Sopexa UK. 

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Fears France's latest vintage will put pressure on UK retailers

Published:  23 October, 2013

Whilst the French wine category is currently enjoying "unprecedented" sales in some UK retailers, there are real concerns about what impact this year's expected troubled vintage is going to have on the market in the year ahead.

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Taylor's Port renews sponsorship deal with Jazz FM

Published:  23 October, 2013

Taylor's Port returned yesterday as the headline sponsor to Jazz FM's Dinner Jazz programme for 26 weeks after its successful run last year.

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Waitrose aims to be contrary, Price tells 2013 IGD Convention

Published:  23 October, 2013
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Gavin Quinney scoops Special Recognition accolade at French Wine Awards

Published:  23 October, 2013

Gavin Quinney, the English winemaker who owns and produces wine at Château Bauduc in Bordeaux, has won the Special Recognition Award at the first Harpers French Wine Awards.

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