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Waverley administrators return £3.5m under retention of title claims

Published:  16 November, 2012

The administrators of the WaverleyTBS estate have so far returned £3.5 million worth of stock to trade creditors under retention of title claims.

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VIDEO: Gerard Basset on the role of a sommelier??

Published:  16 November, 2012

Think you've got the makings of a world-class sommelier? Harpers met arguably one of the greatest sommeliers in the business - Gerard Basset MW, MS - to find out just what it takes to succeed in such a challenging career.

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Health secretary gives drinks trade his backing over Responsibility Deal

Published:  16 November, 2012

The new health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has bolstered the drinks industry's spirits by giving its contribution to the Responsibility Deal his seal of approval.

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New Thierry's owner moves to reassure wine suppliers

Published:  16 November, 2012

The new owner of Thierry's - now Watermill Wines - has moved to reassure suppliers he will do the best he can to pay their outstanding bills.

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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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