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Sterling weakens after Moody's downgrades UK growth forecast

Published:  01 August, 2012

Sterling was particularly weak yesterday following the news that one of the big three credit rating agencies, Moody's had downgraded the UK's growth forecast.

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Live update: Day seven - Olympics deliveries running well

Published:  01 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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Isle of Arran moves to Indie Brands

Published:  31 July, 2012

Scotch whisky producer Isle of Arran Distillers is switching UK distribution from Blavod to Indie Brands from the beginning of August.

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Havana Club launches 'educational' Mojito pop-up bar

Published:  31 July, 2012

Havana Club has launched an "educational" Mojito Embassy pop-up bar, which aims to teach guests how to make an authentic Cuban Mojito.

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RumFest returns to London for sixth year

Published:  31 July, 2012

Claiming to be the world's largest festival dedicated to rum, RumFest is back for its sixth successive year.

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RumFest returns to ExCeL for sixth year

Published:  31 July, 2012

Trade fair RumFest is to expand its concept as it returns to London's ExCeL in October for its sixth successive year.

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Club Gascon introduces wines from around the world to celebrate the Olympics

Published:  31 July, 2012

Club Gascon is to offer wines from around the world for the first time with a new tasting menu to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Gallo's Barefoot brand triumphs at What Food, What Wine?

Published:  31 July, 2012

E&J Gallo's Barefoot label has fooled MWs who think "big equals bad" after winning three trophies and five 5-star awards in the blindly judged competition What Food, What Wine?

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Sterling undermined by weak economic data

Published:  31 July, 2012

Sterling had a poor day yesterday undermined by the release of a string of weak economic data.

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Wines in the press, July 27-30

Published:  31 July, 2012

The Guardian


Fiona Beckett says, there have been so many occasions this year to invoke patriotic drinks that to do so again for the Olympics seems redundant.

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East London Wine School gets WSET approval

Published:  30 July, 2012

The East London Wine School is the latest in the growing nationwide network of education wine centres that has been approved to teach WSET courses.

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Pernod Ricard and the AA team up in anti-drink-driving campaign

Published:  30 July, 2012

Pernod Ricard UK and the Automobile Association (AA) plan to tackle the issue of drink-driving among young UK adults, through the launch of the fourth phase of their anti-drink-driving marketing campaign.

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High street retailers continue to struggle, says CBI

Published:  30 July, 2012


High street growth amongst major retailers is still lower than expected, according to the latest figures from the CBI.

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Mitchells & Butlers hires digital strategy agency

Published:  30 July, 2012

Restaurant and pub group Mitchells & Butlers has hired specialist digital strategy agency Underwired to develop its customer engagement and data strategy.

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Wine Australia hosts specialist Semillon tasting

Published:  30 July, 2012

Wine Australia is to host a specialist seminar looking at the various styles of Semillon the country can now produce at Australia House in London on September 18.

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Dalmore sells first Constellation Collection for £158k

Published:  30 July, 2012

The world's first Dalmore Constellation Collection has sold for £158,000 to a US-based investor.

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Sterling strengthens against dollar, but weakens against euro

Published:  30 July, 2012

Sterling continued to strengthen against the US dollar on Friday, but remained weak against the euro, as risk appetite returned to the market due to renewed confidence in Europe.

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Traditional bottles most popular choice for consumers

Published:  27 July, 2012

The traditional glass wine bottle may lose its stranglehold on the market but it won't ever be entirely replaced by alternative packaging.

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RAW opens pop-up natural wine burger bar

Published:  27 July, 2012

Following the success of natural wine fair RAW, organiser Isabelle Legeron MW is setting up a pop-up natural wine burger bar at Borough Market.

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Warm weather spells good news for wine retailers

Published:  27 July, 2012

The long-awaited appearance of the sun after a washout early summer spells good news for UK retailers, with some seeing double-digit uplifts in wine sales.

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