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Simon Rogan opens Lake District pub

Published:  09 October, 2012

Great British Menu star Simon Rogan, is expanding his restaurant business in Cartmel, Cumbria by taking over a traditional local village pub.

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Drinks distributors pick up extra business after WaverleyTBS collapse

Published:  09 October, 2012

Drinks distributors are rallying around former customers of WaverleyTBS in the wake of the firm's collapse.

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Wine Rack plans four new stores by Christmas

Published:  09 October, 2012

Wine Rack is "holding steady" - having boosted profits in its last financial year it is looking to open another four stores before the end of the year.

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Wine Rack plans four new stores by Christmas

Published:  09 October, 2012

Wine Rack is "holding steady" - having boosted profits in its last financial year it is looking to open another four stores before the end of the year.

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Spanish makeover for classic Rhône blend

Published:  09 October, 2012

Buckingham Schenk is rolling out a new Spanish take on the classic Rhône blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre.

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Bordeaux test

Published:  09 October, 2012

Bordeaux's harvest is getting underway, although many properties are reporting delays of up to three weeks.

 

Cold and damp weather earlier in the growing season delayed flowering, while a lack of rain in August and September compounded problems. But the arrival of an Indian summer, complete with light winds, has meant grapes are now ripening well and not suffering too much from disease pressure.
At Château Preulliac in Haut Médoc, consultant Fréderic Massie told Harpers that the harvest would be two weeks late, but added that the biggest difficulty was in ensuring quality. He said younger vines had suffered with stress during the dry period as their shallower roots could not reach the water. "2008 was the latest harvest," he said, adding, "maybe it will be as late as 2008."

England's newest vineyard to target export market

Published:  09 October, 2012

The owners of Domaine de Sainte Rose in France have bought 35 hectares in East Kent with the view of targeting its sparkling wines at the export market.

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No buyers for WaverleyTBS

Published:  08 October, 2012

The adminstrators of WaverleyTBS have scaled back their efforts to find a buyer for the business and will instead focus on selling the assets.

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English wine vintage 30% down on previous years

Published:  08 October, 2012

According to an English winemaker, 2012 could be the "disappearing vintage", as yields are down by as much as 30% compared with previous years.

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Top sommeliers to appear at this week's Restaurant Show

Published:  08 October, 2012

Leading sommeliers will impart their knowledge and business advice through tasting and discussion in Drinks Quarter masterclasses held at the Restaurant Show which opens today.

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Bordeaux reports delays on vintage

Published:  08 October, 2012

Bordeaux's harvest is getting underway, although many properties are reporting delays of up to three weeks.

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Bordeaux harvest three weeks late

Published:  08 October, 2012

Bordeaux's harvest is getting under way, although many properties are reporting delays of up to three weeks.

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The Restaurant Show opens today with Drinks Quarter masterclasses

Published:  08 October, 2012

Leading sommeliers will impart their knowledge and business advice through tasting and discussion in Drinks Quarter masterclasses held at the Restaurant Show which opens today.

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Accolade Wines praised for community support

Published:  08 October, 2012

Accolade Wines has been praised for its "priceless contribution" to the Kayamandi township, near Stellenbosch, after helping fund two new classrooms at its Ikaya pre-primary school.

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Accolade Wines praised for community support

Published:  08 October, 2012

 

The Deputy Mayor of Stellenbosch, Martin Smuts has paid tribute to Accolade Wines for its "priceless contribution" to the Ikaya Pre-Primary School in the Kayamandi Township.

 

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Wines in the press, October 5-8

Published:  08 October, 2012

The Guardian

Knowing where regional boundaries are - especially when it comes to France, is a handy piece of knowledge to have, according to Fiona Beckett.

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Sud de France to hold first specialist importers' tasting

Published:  05 October, 2012

Sud de France is to hold its first specialist importers' trade tasting of Languedoc-Roussillon wines in a bid to promote the region's strengths.

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More Spirited Wines stores ready for Christmas

Published:  05 October, 2012

Spirited Wines is halfway through making changes to the London stores it bought from Nicolas earlier this year.

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Sud de France to hold first specialist importers' tasting

Published:  05 October, 2012

Sud de France is to hold its first specialist importers' trade tasting of Languedoc-Roussillon wines in a bid to promote the region's strengths.

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South Africa all set to gain more share

Published:  05 October, 2012

South Africa is "very well positioned" to take market share from countries like Australia as it now claims to be able to supply quality wine at all price levels.

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