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Beautiful South Tasting to return in 2014

Published:  19 September, 2013

Wines of Argentina, Wines of Chile and Wines of South Africa have said visitor numbers for the Beautiful South Tasting exceeded expectations and it will take place again next year. Additional events under the Beautiful South banner will also take place at other wine events.

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Wines of South Africa appoints new chief executive

Published:  19 September, 2013

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has announced the appointment of former Distell global head of marketing Siobhan Thompson as chief executive, who will succeed Su Birch from November.

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Sula Vineyards launches new Indian wine through Laithwaite's

Published:  19 September, 2013

Indian winery, Sula Vineyards, has launched its newly created Nasika wine range in the UK which will be available exclusively through Laithwaite's.

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Sula Vineyards launches Indian wine range through Laithwaite's

Published:  19 September, 2013

Indian winery, Sula Vineyards, has launched its newly created Nasika wine range in the UK which will be available exclusively through Laithwaite's.

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Enotria looks to drive its by-the-glass initiative with new winter selection

Published:  19 September, 2013

Enotria's 'Discover' campaign that aims to encourage the on-trade to increase its by the glass offering is seeing "significant" growth, according to its on-trade sales director, Fraser McGuire.

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Last chance to enter Harpers' French Wine Awards

Published:  18 September, 2013

This week is the last chance for companies and indviduals to nominate themselves or other organisations to be considered in the inaugural Harpers French Wine Awards that look to recognise the best retailers, restaurants, suppliers, distributors  and ambassadors for the French wine category in the UK over the last 12 months.

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Wines announced for the 2011 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc

Published:  18 September, 2013
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Kingsland looks to strengthen its senior management team

Published:  18 September, 2013

Kingsland Wines & Spirits has added Ed Baker, finance director, and Paul Braydon, wine buyer, to its management team.

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Sotheby's to auction rare Moët & Chandon's vintages going back to 1914

Published:  18 September, 2013

Sotheby's London is to hold an exclusive auction featuring never-before-seen vintages of Moët & Chandon with lots that go back to 1914.

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Villa Maria looks to grow in the UK with launch of Italian Arneis variety

Published:  18 September, 2013
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Beautiful South tasting to return in 2014 after exceeding its 2013 targets

Published:  18 September, 2013

Organisers of the first Beautiful South tasting last week at London's Olympia, that brought together wines from Argentina, Chile and South Africa, claim the event surpassed its target figures and that the combined tasting will go ahead again next year.

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Independents head to London for SITT Autumn

Published:  17 September, 2013

Independents from across the on and off-trades will be heading to London today for the Specialist Importer Trade Tasting (SITT) where they will have the chance to meet close to 60 exhibitors at the Royal Horticulture Halls between 10:30 am and 6 pm.

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Bleeding Heart celebrates 30 years in business with food and wine at 1983 prices

Published:  17 September, 2013

It's time to dig out those old Wham T-shirts and head down to the Bleeding Heart Restaurant in London where you can help its owners, Robert and Robyn Wilson, celebrate 30 years in business with wine and food at 1983 prices, including wines by the glass at just 95p each.

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Social Media Week to dedicate a day to communications within the drinks industry

Published:  17 September, 2013

Social Media Week, which will be held between September 23-27 in cities across the world, will include a day of events in London focused on the drinks business in the UK and how it is using communications, particularly around Champagne, to engage with consumers.

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Days of cheap Kiwi wine are over, says New Zealand wine chief

Published:  17 September, 2013

The New Zealand wine industry has gladly gone back to the days when demand far outstripped supply and it could concentrate on producing quality, premium wine, and get away from the cheap wine market, according to Philip Gregan, chief executive of New Zealand Winegrowers.

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Noble Rot looks to continue publishing with crowd-sourcing investment scheme

Published:  17 September, 2013

Noble Rot, the off-beat consumer wine magazine that can boast members of the Beastie Boys and Coldplay as contributors, is looking for investors willing to help it raise money to continue publishing through the web-based crowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter.

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Diageo investors in protest vote over "excessive" executive pay outs

Published:  16 September, 2013

Shareholders and investors in the drinks giant, Diageo, are to vote later this week on what they claim is an "excessive" level of payout for former chief executive, Paul Walsh.

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Moët-Hennessy to launch home grown sparkling wine to Indian wine market

Published:  16 September, 2013

Moët-Hennessy is to try and introduce home grown sparkling wine to the Indian wine market next month with a range of new Non Vintage sparkling wines produced in the Nashik region.

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Savour 2013 confirms new link up between Australian wine and Tourism Australia

Published:  16 September, 2013

Savour 2013, Wine Australia's largest event international event, kicked off last night in Adelaide with the official announcement of a new advertising campaign partnership with Tourism Australia.

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UK's best Spanish wine players celebrated in Harpers' Spanish Wine Awards

Published:  16 September, 2013

Waitrose, The Wine Society, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Camino Group and Matthew Clark were some of the stand out winners in Harpers inaugural Spanish Wine Awards to celebrate the best operators in the Spanish wine category in the UK.

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