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Alcohol harm in baby boomers costs NHS most

Published:  12 October, 2012

Problem drinking among baby boomers is costing the NHS 10 times more than binge drinking in 16-24 year-olds across England, says Alcohol Concern.

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Restaurants starting to phase out discount vouchers

Published:  12 October, 2012

High street restaurant operators are phasing out discount deals in order to return to standard pricing, says Horizons.

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Restaurateurs begin pulling back on two-for-one deals

Published:  12 October, 2012

Restaurateurs are pulling back on two-for-one deals and money-off vouchers because they risk eroding the value of a restaurant's brand image, according to foodservice consultancy Horizons.

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Laithwaite's Wine joins forces with Classic FM

Published:  11 October, 2012

Actor Simon Callow is to present an 11-part series called Tasting Notes on Classic FM in association Laithwaite's Wine.

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Dourthe: 'patience and hard work critical' in 2012

Published:  11 October, 2012

The year 2012 for Dourthe has been one of "hard work" in the vineyards, according to Patrick Jestin, chief executive officer of Vins et Vignobles Dourthe.

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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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