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Wines in the press, August 2-5

Published:  07 August, 2012

The Telegraph


Muscat is one of the few grapes to make wines that actually smell like fresh grape juice, and there are some really delicious styles that are lovely to drink on a warm summer's day, says Victoria Moore.

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Sterling weakens due to subdued UK retail sales figures

Published:  07 August, 2012

Another difficult day for sterling due to subdued UK retail sales figures for July.

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Ronan Sayburn leaves Hotel du Vin for Dorchester

Published:  06 August, 2012

Hotel du Vin's group wine director Ronan Sayburn is moving to the Dorchester Collection of hotels as head of wine.

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Fluid Movement to open New York-style restaurant

Published:  06 August, 2012

Fluid Movement, the quartet behind Purl and Worship Street Whistling Shop has taken an "unpredictable" step to launch a premium hot dog, craft beer and whisky restaurant.

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Champagne Bollinger and Bruno Paillard in dispute over bottle design

Published:  06 August, 2012

Bollinger has denied that its new bottle shape copies Champagne producer Bruno Paillard, saying that the redesign is based on 19th-century bottles from its cellars.

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Percy Fox launches Arniston Bay Light

Published:  06 August, 2012

Percy Fox is cashing in on the lower alcohol wine category with the launch of Arniston Bay Light.

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Slurp shifts focus to fine wine

Published:  06 August, 2012

Slurp has announced the appointments of James Woodhead and Alex Gonszor in a move to prioritise its fine wine category.

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Australian Vintage's Julian Dyer steps up as interim UK boss

Published:  06 August, 2012

Australian Vintage's Julian Dyer is to step up as acting general manager for the UK and Ireland as Paul Schaafsma moves to Accolade Wines.

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Radical shake-up in Accolade Wines' management

Published:  06 August, 2012

Accolade Wines has implemented a radical shake-up which sees Australian Vintage's Paul Schaafsma move over to head up the UK business and Ted Popov lead mainland Europe.

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Market conditions continue to be volatile for sterling

Published:  06 August, 2012

Current market conditions continue to be volatile for sterling with rapid movements in either direction, according the exchange specialist for UK businesses, Smart Currency.

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Mount Gay in Cowes Week link-up

Published:  06 August, 2012

Following several years of sponsorship, Mount Gay Rum will once again be the official regatta rum at this year's Aberdeen...

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Chablis producers anticipate smaller harvest

Published:  03 August, 2012

Chablis producers are predicting the harvest could be down by around 20%, thanks to bad weather earlier in the growing season.

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Campari 'cautiously optimistic' as profits grow

Published:  03 August, 2012

Gruppo Campari's net profits have grown by 3.5% to €77.9 million, as sales have grown 5% in the half year to June 30.

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Sarah Miles promoted to managing director of Diageo Wines Europe

Published:  03 August, 2012

Sarah Miles is the new managing director of Diageo Wines Europe (DWE) as it looks to freshen up its buying and marketing teams across the group.

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Passoã links up with street party at Notting Hill Carnival

Published:  03 August, 2012

Passoã is to link up with the Sancho Panza street party at the Notting Hill Carnival for a second year, in a bid to introduce new drinkers to the liqueur via long drinks and cocktails.

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Olympics day seven - drinks trade live update

Published:  03 August, 2012

Previous fears of delivery chaos continue to appear unfounded for drinks retailers and suppliers in the UK, and news reports state many businesses in London are suggesting the Olympics have actually "deterred" visitors.

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Sterling loses ground as worries over UK economy continue

Published:  03 August, 2012

Sterling has lost ground across the board this week as worries over the state of the UK economy continue, including the possibility that it may lose its AAA credit rating.

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Winemaker Tour hits London, Manchester and Bristol

Published:  02 August, 2012

Independents are invited to meet six of Australia and New Zealand's leading winemakers during the Negociants UK Winemaker Tour.

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Karen Hardwick joins PLB in newly created sales role

Published:  02 August, 2012

PLB has recruited Karen Hardwick, an accredited WSET Educator and former owner of The Wine Academy, to the position the newly created sales role of national account manager - multiple on-trade.

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On-trade urged to support Love Food Give Food appeal

Published:  02 August, 2012

The UK's restaurants, pubs and cafes are being called on to help raise essential life-saving funds for millions of starving families around the world.

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