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Home Office launches 10-week consultation on alcohol

Published:  28 November, 2012

The Home Office has launched a 10-week consultation on the Alcohol Strategy, which will seek views on banning multibuys and setting a minimum unit price of 45p.

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LIWF 2013 ramps up UK focus

Published:  28 November, 2012

Next year's London International Wine Fair will focus heavily on UK business, rather than trying to attract overseas visitors.

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ROLLING UPDATE Alcohol strategy: trade polarised over new measures

Published:  28 November, 2012

The measures proposed by government under its alcohol consultation have polarised opinion within the drinks trade, with the main trade body and producers condemning minimum pricing, while some in the on-trade and smaller merchants believe it is a good idea.

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Accolade Wines' chief calls on drinks trade to unite

Published:  27 November, 2012

Accolade Wines' UK head Paul Schaafsma has joined the call for the drinks industry to present a united front...

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Stephen Raducki wins young sommelier award

Published:  27 November, 2012

Hotel du Vin's Stephen Raducki has been named the Moët UK Young Sommelier of the Year Award for 2012.

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Drinks trade angst over minimum pricing grows

Published:  27 November, 2012

Angst is growing within the UK drinks trade as the government prepares to release its consultation into minimum unit pricing.

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New head sommelier for London's Seven Park Place

Published:  27 November, 2012

Michelin-starred restaurant Seven Park Place, part of the St James Hotel & Club in London, has appointed Marco Feraldi as head sommelier.

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Mitchells & Butlers wants food sales to pave way for long-term growth

Published:  27 November, 2012

Restaurant and pub operator Mitchells & Butlers says it is positioning itself for long-term growth as its latest results show sales up 3.3%, with food sales leading the way.

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Premium wines in the spotlight at Chile Summit

Published:  26 November, 2012

With the latest Nielsen figures showing a 49% uplift in volume sales of Chilean wine over £9, there's never been a better time to get behind the country's top-end wines.

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Geoffrey Dean on the Clare Valley harvest

Published:  26 November, 2012

While Europe braces itself after the onset of winter, one of Clare Valley's largest producers is cursing one of the latest frosts anyone can remember hitting this part of South Australia.

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Alcohol strategy consultation to launch this week

Published:  26 November, 2012

The government is set to launch the alcohol strategy consultation this Wednesday, which will consider at what level the minimum unit price should be set.

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The Times launches spirits club

Published:  26 November, 2012

The Times has upped its focus on spirits with the launch of an online spirit shop the Whisky Club and a new drinks columnist Alice Lascelles.

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New group winemaker for Waipara Hills

Published:  26 November, 2012

Kiwi winery Waipara Hills has appointed former Lion New Zealand director Ben Glover as its new group winemaker.

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Short wine supplies will lead to flexibility on provenance

Published:  26 November, 2012

A new era of tight global wine supplies will weaken the age-old divide between New World and Old World, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers retail analyst.

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Booths to move away from promo-led deals

Published:  23 November, 2012

Booths is to move away from promotionally-led offers in 2013 to give its wine and spirits offering a more independent feel, according to its wines and spirits buyer Andy Green.

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Premium wines in the spotlight at Chile Summit 2012

Published:  23 November, 2012

With the latest Nielsen figures showing a 49% uplift in volume sales of Chilean wine over £9, there's never been a better time to get behind the country's top-end wines.

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'Hidden gem' countries present opportunities for wine firms

Published:  23 November, 2012

Wine companies who were late off the mark in investing in China and South Korea could get a head start on competitors by edging into "hidden gem" markets.

 

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Martell Cognac teams up with Raymond Blanc and Jamie Cullum

Published:  23 November, 2012

Martell Cognac has teamed up with renowned chef Raymond Blanc and jazz musician Jamie Cullum to host a series of exclusive experiences for consumers across the UK and France.

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Don't miss Monday's Chile Summit

Published:  23 November, 2012

Widen your category knowledge of Chile and explore a diverse selection of wines at next week's Chile Summit 2012.

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Cape Heritage trebles volume growth

Published:  23 November, 2012

South African wine brand Cape Heritage has made it in to the top 10 selling South African wines in the UK, with a volume growth of 198%, in less than a year after its launch.

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