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Inter Oc to hold first London Pays d'Oc IGP trade tasting

Published:  20 September, 2012

Inter Oc, the Interprofessional body for Pays d'Oc IGP wines is holding its first London Pays d'Oc IGP trade and press tasting, in a bid to raise awareness of the quality of its wines.

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Mike Matthews on Argentina's WineStars competition

Published:  20 September, 2012

Following on from the success of May's inaugural WineStars competition at the London International Wine Fair, competition founder Catherine Monahan brought her unique event - this time WineStars Twist - to Lord's for the Wines of Argentina tasting.

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Wines from Spain Awards announces winning wines

Published:  19 September, 2012

Judging for the Wines from Spain Awards is now complete, with 110 winning wines chosen and 19 selected as 'champions' for their outstanding examples.

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First South African wineries to show new ethical seal at Cape Wine

Published:  19 September, 2012

The first 26 wines to be receive the new, traceable ethical seal in South Africa will be on show at next week's Cape Wine trade exhibition in Cape Town.

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FSA issues warning on Czech spirits

Published:  19 September, 2012

The Food Standards Agency is advising travellers to or from the Czech Republic to avoid drinking locally-produced hard spirits following a spate of alcohol-related deaths.

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Drambuie enjoys sales growth in difficult conditions

Published:  18 September, 2012

Whisky liqueur company Drambuie has reported a 9% increase in operating profit for the full year, ending June 30. However, global sales volumes were flat due to the crisis in the Eurozone.

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Bibendum to showcase family wineries at artisan tasting

Published:  18 September, 2012

Bibendum is set to welcome more than 40 producers for its Artisan tasting on September 24 in London.

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Business chiefs and economists head line up at WSTA conference

Published:  18 September, 2012

Pernod Ricard UK's Denis O'Flynn, Alison Levett of Enotria and Glenn Caton of Laithwaite's are three of the keynote speakers at next week's Wine & Spirit Trade Association conference.

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Bibendum confirms sale of Argento

Published:  17 September, 2012

Bibendum Wine has confirmed it has sold the Argento Wine Company to the Argentine group, Inversora Agroindustrial Sudamerican.

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Momentum builds for third Grenache Day

Published:  17 September, 2012

The global wine trade is gearing itself up for the third Third International Grenache Day (G-Day) that aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the grape.

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Bibendum adds Paul Jaboulet Aîné and Château La Lagune to portfolio

Published:  17 September, 2012

Bibendum Wine has announced two major additions to its French portfolio; Rhône producer Paul Jaboulet Aîné and Bordeaux third growth Château La Lagune.

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Drambuie reports profit hike of 9%

Published:  17 September, 2012

Whisky liqueur company Drambuie has reported a 9% increase in operating profit for the full year, ending June 30.

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Chivas Regal launches 'Made for Gentlemen' series

Published:  17 September, 2012

Pernod Ricard owned brand, Chivas Regal, has launched the first in a annual series of limited editions under its new Made for Gentlemen concept.

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Wines in the press, September 14-17

Published:  17 September, 2012

The Guardian
The problem about being a food and drink writer is that time away tends to be a bit of a busman's holiday, says Fiona Beckett.

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New head sommelier at Suffolk's The Swan

Published:  14 September, 2012

François Belin has been appointed to the new post of head sommelier at The Swan at Lavenham in Suffolk.

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FirstCape Wine launches 'most aggressive' distribution push to date

Published:  14 September, 2012

FirstCape Wines, is to launch its most aggressive independent and wholesale distribution drive in its 10 year history, which includes rolling out a free stock deal initiative.

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Former Champagne PR joins Nyetimber

Published:  14 September, 2012

Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine has announced the appointment of Christian Holthausen as its marketing and communications manager.

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Bodegas LAN appoints Stevens Garnier as UK distributor

Published:  14 September, 2012

Sogrape owned Spanish winery Bodegas LAN, has appointed Stevens Garnier as its main agent in a bid to broaden its distribution.

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New MW boosts Berry Bros total to six

Published:  13 September, 2012

Berry Bros & Rudd now has six Masters of Wine on its staff, following the news that its marketing manager Catriona Felstead MW, has gained the qualification.

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Connoisseur Estates takes on Marabino Wines

Published:  13 September, 2012

The UK agency Connoisseur Estates is to represent Sicilian certified organic wine producer, Marabino Wines.

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