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Jordan Wine Estate to help women enter wine industry

Published:  11 October, 2012

South Africa's Jordan Wine Estate has launched an initiative to help young women, both in the UK and at home, get into the wine industry.

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Matthew Dickinson: why some wine business survive and others become extinct

Published:  11 October, 2012

 

One of the essential values of the modern wine industry's founding fathers, if indeed they thought that way at all, was creativity.

 

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Restaurant Show news: hospitality industry must nurture emerging talent

Published:  10 October, 2012

As many as two thirds of the UK's catering colleges will go bust within the next five years "if the government keeps on cutting funds".

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Sainsbury's introduces mid-tier own label wines

Published:  10 October, 2012

Sainsbury's has introduced a new mid-tier into its own label wine range, which will sit between its House and Taste the Difference brands.

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Nyetimber first English producer to halt 2012 harvest

Published:  10 October, 2012

Nyetimber is the first English producer to announce the decision to skip this year's harvest on the back of the summer's bad weather, due the sub-standard quality of grapes and lack of volume.

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Bill Hardy vows to protect family name

Published:  10 October, 2012

Bill Hardy, winemaker and family member at the leading Australian wine brand, is intent on safeguarding his heritage and has no intention of stepping down from the firm his family built.

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Stevens Garnier launches Brazilian wine range

Published:  10 October, 2012

UK agent Stevens Garnier has launched a range of wines from Brazilian producer Aurora, in a bid to be at the forefront of interest surrounding the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.

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Simon Rogan opens Lake District pub

Published:  09 October, 2012

Great British Menu star Simon Rogan, is expanding his restaurant business in Cartmel, Cumbria by taking over a traditional local village pub.

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Drinks distributors pick up extra business after WaverleyTBS collapse

Published:  09 October, 2012

Drinks distributors are rallying around former customers of WaverleyTBS in the wake of the firm's collapse.

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Wine Rack plans four new stores by Christmas

Published:  09 October, 2012

Wine Rack is "holding steady" - having boosted profits in its last financial year it is looking to open another four stores before the end of the year.

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Wine Rack plans four new stores by Christmas

Published:  09 October, 2012

Wine Rack is "holding steady" - having boosted profits in its last financial year it is looking to open another four stores before the end of the year.

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Spanish makeover for classic Rhône blend

Published:  09 October, 2012

Buckingham Schenk is rolling out a new Spanish take on the classic Rhône blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre.

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Bordeaux test

Published:  09 October, 2012

Bordeaux's harvest is getting underway, although many properties are reporting delays of up to three weeks.

 

Cold and damp weather earlier in the growing season delayed flowering, while a lack of rain in August and September compounded problems. But the arrival of an Indian summer, complete with light winds, has meant grapes are now ripening well and not suffering too much from disease pressure.
At Château Preulliac in Haut Médoc, consultant Fréderic Massie told Harpers that the harvest would be two weeks late, but added that the biggest difficulty was in ensuring quality. He said younger vines had suffered with stress during the dry period as their shallower roots could not reach the water. "2008 was the latest harvest," he said, adding, "maybe it will be as late as 2008."

England's newest vineyard to target export market

Published:  09 October, 2012

The owners of Domaine de Sainte Rose in France have bought 35 hectares in East Kent with the view of targeting its sparkling wines at the export market.

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No buyers for WaverleyTBS

Published:  08 October, 2012

The adminstrators of WaverleyTBS have scaled back their efforts to find a buyer for the business and will instead focus on selling the assets.

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English wine vintage 30% down on previous years

Published:  08 October, 2012

According to an English winemaker, 2012 could be the "disappearing vintage", as yields are down by as much as 30% compared with previous years.

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Top sommeliers to appear at this week's Restaurant Show

Published:  08 October, 2012

Leading sommeliers will impart their knowledge and business advice through tasting and discussion in Drinks Quarter masterclasses held at the Restaurant Show which opens today.

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Bordeaux reports delays on vintage

Published:  08 October, 2012

Bordeaux's harvest is getting underway, although many properties are reporting delays of up to three weeks.

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Bordeaux harvest three weeks late

Published:  08 October, 2012

Bordeaux's harvest is getting under way, although many properties are reporting delays of up to three weeks.

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The Restaurant Show opens today with Drinks Quarter masterclasses

Published:  08 October, 2012

Leading sommeliers will impart their knowledge and business advice through tasting and discussion in Drinks Quarter masterclasses held at the Restaurant Show which opens today.

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