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Harvest shortage: producers urged to rein in prices

Published:  02 November, 2012

Distributors are urging producers to be true to long-term partnerships and not be "too greedy" when it comes to putting prices up, as the impact of 2012's short harvest is felt.

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Wines of Chile holds second sommelier challenge

Published:  02 November, 2012

Wines of Chile has held the second Sommelier Chile Challenge in a bid to illustrate the country's value-for-money on-trade offering.

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Wine and drinks investors behind Thierry's new company Watermill Wines

Published:  01 November, 2012

Thierry's new owners have vowed to make the business viable long term after severe cash flow problems brought the company close to collapse.

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Bunnahabhain sees limited 40 Year Old release

Published:  01 November, 2012

Burn Stewart Distillers is hoping to cement Bunnahabhain's reputation, and its double-digit growth, with the launch of a 40-year-old expression priced at almost £2,000.

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CIVL buyers' trip: Simon Broad

Published:  01 November, 2012

In the first of a new series, Harpers hears from buyer Simon Broad, owner of Brighton-based Ten Green Bottles, about his experiences on the CIVL buyer's study tour to the Languedoc.

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Blavod enjoys a 23% UK sales uplift

Published:  01 November, 2012

Drinks distributor and manufacturer Blavod has grown its UK sales by 23% and has a new focus following its £1.2 million refinancing deal.

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Bols launches seventh annual bartender's competition

Published:  31 October, 2012

Lucas Bols is calling for entrants for the seventh annual Bols Around the World competition to find the world's most talented and inspiring bartender.

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Thierry's acquired by investment company

Published:  31 October, 2012

Wine importer Thierry's has been acquired by an investment company following a strategic review of its business activities.

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Berry Bros & Rudd Bar opens at Royal Albert Hall

Published:  31 October, 2012

The Royal Albert Hall has opened a new bar in partnership with Berry Bros & Rudd.

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Inverarity Morton acquires spirits supplier LA Wholesale

Published:  31 October, 2012

Scottish drinks distributor Inverarity Morton has acquired Glasgow-based spirits supplier, LA Wholesale for an undisclosed sum.

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Stevens Garnier takes on Loiseau-Bichot range

Published:  31 October, 2012

Stevens Garnier has taken on an exclusive range of Loiseau-Bichot wines from Burgundy with the aim of bringing "additional prestige" to its portfolio.

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Tesco lists Midori in run-up to Christmas

Published:  31 October, 2012

Cellar Trends-distributed liqueur brand Midori is to be listed in 446 Tesco stores in the run-up to Christmas, on the back of growth in the take-home cocktail market.

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Number of licensed premises slightly up

Published:  31 October, 2012

There are 3% more licensed premises in the UK today than there were in 2008, according to the Home Office.

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Retailers enjoy increased sales and improved economic conditions

Published:  30 October, 2012


Retailers across all sectors enjoyed a strong rise in sales volumes in the year to October and expect to see that growth continue in to next month, according to the latest figures from the CBI.

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Accolade's lower alcohol wine in cans gain traction

Published:  30 October, 2012

Accolade Wines' ready-to-serve sparkling wine-based drinks in cans are gaining traction, having secured listings across the major supermarkets.

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Wines in the press, October 26-28

Published:  30 October, 2012

The Observer

Three of David Williams's wines to cheer up the taste buds this week are Taste the Difference Marzemino delle Venezie IGT, Italy 2011 (£5.99, Sainsbury's).

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Laithwaite's enhances links between wine and culture with sponsorship

Published:  29 October, 2012

Laithwaite's Wine is boosting its social media status with the sponsorship of the Affordable Art Fair.

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Spanish wine stalwart John Radford dies

Published:  29 October, 2012

Spanish wine champion John Radford died on October 19, aged 65.

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ProWein boosts seminars for 2013 event

Published:  29 October, 2012

ProWein is ramping up its programme of seminars on offer for its 2013 event to be hosted at a central lecture forum.

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Hardys ramps up food sponsorship campaign

Published:  29 October, 2012

Accolade Wines is targeting 145,000 consumers through a stepped-up sponsorship and sampling campaign at the BBC Good Food Shows this autumn.

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