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Harvest news - sustainable irrigation system aids TWP vintage

Published:  15 November, 2012

A sustainable irrigation system linked to a reservoir made a significant difference to this year's harvest, according to winemaker Stefano Girelli.

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Top-end bubbly hits all-time high

Published:  15 November, 2012

Sales of top-end fizz have hit record highs as consumers "tired of austerity" splash out on affordable luxuries, according to leading trade players.

 

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Olivier Dauga expands Prix Raisin award

Published:  15 November, 2012

Bordeaux wine consultant Olivier Dauga has announced that his Prix Raisin award will be increased to include marketing and financial services in 2013.

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Leading Champagne houses hopeful about 2012 vintage

Published:  14 November, 2012

Perrier-Jouët has likened early results of this year's harvest to the 2004 vintage, while G.H.Mumm has declared it is "cautiously optimistic" now the grapes have been gathered and pressed.

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Dror Nativ leaves Sainsbury's for M&S

Published:  14 November, 2012

Sainsbury's is to lose another high profile member of its BWS team as Dror Nativ leaves to join Marks & Spencer.

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Balblair launches limited edition 1969 vintage

Published:  14 November, 2012

 

International Beverage Holdings has gone back to the year of the moon landings to release its latest Balblair Vintage, the Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 1969.

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Pub and restaurant sales dip by 1.7%

Published:  14 November, 2012

Pub and restaurant sales dipped in October with collective like-for-like sales down 1.7% on the same month last year, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Roberson Wine launches wine club

Published:  13 November, 2012

Roberson Wine has launched its new wine club ahead of the Christmas period that offers first hand access to members of its best wines and other benefits.

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Wines in the press, November 8-12

Published:  13 November, 2012

The Guardian

As Fiona Beckett staggers towards the end of the autumn tasting season, there is one country that has stood out for offering characterful wines at a fair price: Portugal.

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Ooberstock lists Diageo and C&C Group brands

Published:  13 November, 2012

Online Amazon-style wholesaler Ooberstock has bumped up its portfolio with brands from Diageo, and UK cider company the C&C Group.

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Origin Wine extends Fairtrade project

Published:  13 November, 2012

Origin Wine is launching a new Fairtrade project with South Africa's Brandvlei Cooperative in a bid to extend its range and benefit the local community.

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Laithwaite's to expand Turkish wine offering following EWBC

Published:  12 November, 2012

Laithwaite's Wine is keen to expand its Turkish wine offering on the back of the European Wine Bloggers Conference which took place in Izmir over the weekend.

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Waitrose's Diana Hunter appointed to head up Bargain Booze

Published:  12 November, 2012

Off-licence and convenience store chain Bargain Booze has appointed Waitrose's director of convenience, Diana Hunter, as its new chief executive.

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Waverley collapse leaves drinks trade short £40.5 million

Published:  12 November, 2012

Drinks distributor WaverleyTBS collapsed owing £64.6 million to unsecured creditors, with trade creditors facing losses of £40.5 million.

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The Whisky Shop launches flagship London store

Published:  12 November, 2012

The Whisky Shop is launching its flagship store in London's Piccadilly with the aim of taking high street whisky retailing to a new level.

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IBD and SIBA launch microbrewery qualification

Published:  12 November, 2012

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have launched a new brewing qualification, in response to the growth in microbreweries.

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Stop telling consumers 90 per cent of wines they drink are 'crap' warns Wilson

Published:  10 November, 2012

Telling consumers that 90% of wines they drink are "crap" is hardly the best way to attract new drinkers to the category, according to Damien Wilson of the Burgundy School of Business.

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Chase Distillery launches Extra Dry Gin

Published:  09 November, 2012

 

The Chase Distillery has launched the first single estate English gin to be created in over 200 years, Williams Great British Extra Dry Gin (GB Gin).

 

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Wines of Germany announces 31 Days of German Riesling winners

Published:  09 November, 2012

The winners of the first Wines of Germany on and off-trade promotional competition - 31 Days of German Riesling - have been announced.

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Winemakers must take terroir seriously, hears EWBC

Published:  09 November, 2012

Producers who want to make wines that are true to their terroir must cut out the "noise" of modern winemaking techniques and look back to the traditions of how their wines were made, according to Californian winemaker Randall Grahm.

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