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Geoffrey Dean on the Clare Valley harvest

Published:  26 November, 2012

While Europe braces itself after the onset of winter, one of Clare Valley's largest producers is cursing one of the latest frosts anyone can remember hitting this part of South Australia.

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Alcohol strategy consultation to launch this week

Published:  26 November, 2012

The government is set to launch the alcohol strategy consultation this Wednesday, which will consider at what level the minimum unit price should be set.

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The Times launches spirits club

Published:  26 November, 2012

The Times has upped its focus on spirits with the launch of an online spirit shop the Whisky Club and a new drinks columnist Alice Lascelles.

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New group winemaker for Waipara Hills

Published:  26 November, 2012

Kiwi winery Waipara Hills has appointed former Lion New Zealand director Ben Glover as its new group winemaker.

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Short wine supplies will lead to flexibility on provenance

Published:  26 November, 2012

A new era of tight global wine supplies will weaken the age-old divide between New World and Old World, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers retail analyst.

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Booths to move away from promo-led deals

Published:  23 November, 2012

Booths is to move away from promotionally-led offers in 2013 to give its wine and spirits offering a more independent feel, according to its wines and spirits buyer Andy Green.

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Premium wines in the spotlight at Chile Summit 2012

Published:  23 November, 2012

With the latest Nielsen figures showing a 49% uplift in volume sales of Chilean wine over £9, there's never been a better time to get behind the country's top-end wines.

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'Hidden gem' countries present opportunities for wine firms

Published:  23 November, 2012

Wine companies who were late off the mark in investing in China and South Korea could get a head start on competitors by edging into "hidden gem" markets.

 

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Martell Cognac teams up with Raymond Blanc and Jamie Cullum

Published:  23 November, 2012

Martell Cognac has teamed up with renowned chef Raymond Blanc and jazz musician Jamie Cullum to host a series of exclusive experiences for consumers across the UK and France.

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Don't miss Monday's Chile Summit

Published:  23 November, 2012

Widen your category knowledge of Chile and explore a diverse selection of wines at next week's Chile Summit 2012.

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Cape Heritage trebles volume growth

Published:  23 November, 2012

South African wine brand Cape Heritage has made it in to the top 10 selling South African wines in the UK, with a volume growth of 198%, in less than a year after its launch.

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Restaurateurs welcome steps to name and shame fake online reviewers

Published:  23 November, 2012

UK hotels and restaurants have welcomed steps to name and shame venues that try to boost their online reputation by buying fake reviews.

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João Portugal Ramos releases exclusive wines

Published:  22 November, 2012

Portuguese producer João Portugal Ramos has launched a premium Albariño, to be stocked exclusively by Marks & Spencer, and a red called F'OZ, to be stocked by Waitrose.

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Cono Sur claims title of largest global Pinot Noir producer

Published:  22 November, 2012

Cono Sur is claiming to be the world's biggest producer of Pinot Noir in the wake of diminished harvests for New Zealand and Burgundy.

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Wine merchants complain London rents 'absolutely insane'

Published:  22 November, 2012

Independent wine merchants in London have branded rents "absolutely insane" and one of their main business gripes, while outside the capital increases are more moderate.

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Supermarkets see sales slowdown ahead of Christmas

Published:  22 November, 2012

Supermarket sales of beers, wines and spirits remain flat, reflecting what retail analysts believe is the cautious mood among consumers ahead of December and the festive period.

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Barriques d'Or auction breaks record for second year

Published:  22 November, 2012

The 11th Barriques d'Or auction, organised by Plaimont Producteurs and Cave de Crouseilles, has broken its highest barrel sale record for the second year in a row.

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BWS figures remain flat heading in to festive period

Published:  22 November, 2012


Supermarket sales of beers, wines and spirits remain flat reflecting what retail analysts believe is the cautious mood amongst consumers ahead of December and the festive period.

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EWBC conference hosts 280 bloggers from 40 countries

Published:  22 November, 2012

The fifth annual EWBC - Digital Wine Communications Conference saw communicators from 40 countries attend and 280 wine bloggers and wine industry professionals take part.

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It's a Lodi Boneshaker from Hahn Family Wines

Published:  21 November, 2012

Hahn Family Wines must hope the growing cycling community will get behind its new Californian wine from Lodi, Boneshaker.

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