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Indies haven't benefited from reported economic growth, says ACS

Published:  25 October, 2012

Despite figures from Office of National Statistics showing the economy has returned to growth, a survey carried out by the Association of Convenience Stores shows independent stores have not benefited.

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Buckingham Schenk launches pre-filled wine glasses in Sainsbury's

Published:  24 October, 2012

Buckingham Schenk has launched a range of pre-filled PET wine goblets under the Italian brand Cavatina exclusively to Sainsbury's.

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Wine Cellar - Maidenhead

Published:  24 October, 2012

Buying up the Maidenhead Wine Rack after it went into administration in 2009 was a spontaneous move for owner Susie Warner, but a natural addition to working in wholesale through her partner's business the Maidenhead Wine Company. 

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Burgundy faces smallest harvest since 1950s

Published:  24 October, 2012


Burgundy is facing up to its smallest harvest since the mid-1950s after the vineyards of the Côte d'Or suffered a mixture of frost, hail, mildew and poor flowering.

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'Groundbreaking' East Mediterranean wine tasting planned for EWBC conference

Published:  24 October, 2012

Delegates at the European Wine Bloggers Conference in Turkey next month will have the chance to take part in a Grand Terroir tasting of selected wines from across the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Spirits shoppers ignore ingredient claims, says research

Published:  24 October, 2012

Drinkers aren't influenced by ingredient claims when it comes to buying spirits, says new research.

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Olly Smith to select 50 Great Portuguese Wines

Published:  24 October, 2012

Wines of Portugal has announced wine writer and TV personality Olly Smith will select the 50 Great Portuguese Wines 2013.

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Argentina's Catena family launches new wines in UK through Enotria

Published:  24 October, 2012

Argentinian wine dynasty Catena has launched wines from its new winery Bodega Cuarto Dominio in the UK through Enotria.

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Chivas Brothers plans new Speyside distillery

Published:  24 October, 2012

Pernod Ricard-owned Chivas Brothers has begun the planning process for its new Speyside whisky distillery on the site of the disused Imperial Distillery, acquired by Chivas Brothers in 2005.

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UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2012 winner announced

Published:  23 October, 2012

Restaurant manager at the Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast, Peter McAlister, has won the 2012 UK Restaurant Manager of the Year competition.

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Laura Jewell MW appointed WSET chairman

Published:  23 October, 2012

Laura Jewell MW is to become the first female chairman of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), taking over from the current chairman Bill Page.

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Tesco wine revamp ups the ante on exclusive labels

Published:  23 October, 2012

Tesco is radically shaking up its wine range by introducing 300 new wines, and upping the ante on exclusive label brands.

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Stevens Garnier launches premium hand-crafted Australian wines

Published:  23 October, 2012

UK agent Stevens Garnier is further broadening its international portfolio by launching a series of premium, hand-crafted Australian wines from Pyren Vineyard.

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Drinkaware appoints Elaine Hindal chief executive

Published:  23 October, 2012

The UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed Elaine Hindal as its new chief executive, replacing Chris Sorek who returned to the United States earlier in the year.

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Restaurant Manager of the Year 2012 announced

Published:  23 October, 2012

Peter McAlister, restaurant manager at the Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast, has won the UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2012 title.

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Drinkaware appoints Elaine Hindal as chief executive

Published:  23 October, 2012

The UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed Elaine Hindal as its new chief executive, replacing Chris Sorek who returned to the United States earlier in the year.

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Speakers sign up for Harpers Chile Summit debate

Published:  23 October, 2012

Mitchells & Butlers is the latest drinks heavyweight to air its views in the converts versus cynics debate at Harpers' second Chile Summit.

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UK to become expert resource centre for global wine supply

Published:  23 October, 2012

The UK is turning itself into a global centre of excellence for wine distribution and understanding as it loses its place as the world's most critical wine market.

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Barwell & Jones expands sales team in the north

Published:  22 October, 2012

Wine agency Barwell & Jones has appointed two additional national account managers to its sales team in a bid to gain new distribution in key regions.

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New Generation acquires Plowden Fine Wines

Published:  22 October, 2012

New Generation Wines has acquired Plowden Fine Wines' wholesale business with the aim of boosting its on-trade distribution across London and the south east.

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