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August sees retailers suffer worst sales of year

Published:  04 September, 2012

Hopes of an Olympic boost in spending were deflated after figures show the sector suffered its worst sales of the year in August, however, party food and drink saw a "mild boost".

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Online bidding opens Cape auction to new markets

Published:  04 September, 2012

Live online bidding will be a new feature at the 28th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in a bid to reach new, untapped world markets.

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Campo Viejo teams up with Grand Designs

Published:  04 September, 2012

Campo Viejo has teamed up with Grand Designs to offer consumers the chance to win £25,000 to make their own dream home project a reality.

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ISBA says Alcohol Concern's Youth Policy is 'misinformed'

Published:  04 September, 2012

The ISBA, the British advertisers' representative body, has hit out at the 2012 Alcohol Concern Youth Policy campaign, claiming it is factually incorrect and "misinformed".

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Pernod Ricard launches Absolut Unique

Published:  04 September, 2012

Pernod Ricard UK has created 4 million individually designed and numbered bottles for its new limited edition Absolut Unique range.

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Wines in the press, August 30 - September 2

Published:  04 September, 2012

The Daily Telegraph

Victoria Moore asks what makes a good wine list? Good wine, obviously, and that's where she wishes more pubs, bars and restaurants would start.

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James Busby Travel confirms Australia 'trip of a lifetime' names

Published:  03 September, 2012

The list of overseas visitors has been confirmed for the third James Busby Travel "trip of a lifetime" to Australia.

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Morrisons Arabella Woodrow leaves supermarket

Published:  03 September, 2012

Morrisons wine development manager Arabella Woodrow MW has left the supermarket following a restructure.

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Blossom Hill launches £2.2m campaign on taste, not price

Published:  03 September, 2012

Blossom Hill is investing £2.2 million in its largest media campaign to date, in order to focus on taste rather than price...

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Campari acquires controlling stake in rum giant

Published:  03 September, 2012

Gruppo Campari has acquired an 81.4% stake in rum giant Lascelles deMercado.

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WineStars initiative returns with a Twist

Published:  03 September, 2012

WineStars, the initiative launched at the LIWF that helped unrepresented producers showcase their wines in front of a panel of judges, is to return to the Wines of Argentina Annual Trade Tasting.

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Blue Nun grows sales through consumer loyalty programme

Published:  31 August, 2012

Blue Nun has grown sales by 4.65% through the use of a shopper loyalty programme rather than resorting to offering discounts.

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Inverarity Morton safeguards G1 contract

Published:  31 August, 2012

Drinks distributor Inverarity Morton has secured a further three-year contract as wine supplier to the G1 group and will continue to supply its 180 licensed premises across Scotland.

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Waitrose appoints new wine buying manager

Published:  31 August, 2012

Waitrose has appointed Ken Mackay MW to the role of Champagne and sparkling wine buying manager.

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Tesco Wine Magazine offers interactive features

Published:  31 August, 2012

Tesco Wine Magazine has launched its first cover-to-cover augmented-reality magazine, in a bid to offer its customers new ways to "discover" more about wine.

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Bordeaux wines bucks off-trade sales trend with 8% rise

Published:  31 August, 2012

Bordeaux wines are bucking the trend with an 8% off-trade sales increase of 100,000 cases over the past 12 months.

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Echo Falls ramps up brand investment

Published:  30 August, 2012

Accolade's Echo Falls says it has made an "unprecedented" investment by signing up to major sponsorship deals this year, including key festivals and fashion events.

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LIWF aims to increase on-trade and independent participation with date change

Published:  30 August, 2012

In a bid to attract more on-trade and independents to the London International Wine Fair, organiser Brintex has changed next year's show dates to start on a Monday.

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Bibendum adds Gaja's Ca'Marcanda to Italian portfolio

Published:  30 August, 2012

Bibendum has boosted its Italian portfolio with the additions of Gaja's Tuscan estate Ca'Marcanda.

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London restaurant openings on the rebound

Published:  30 August, 2012

London restaurant openings grew by 25% in the last year, with many newcomers favouring large and ambitious projects, according to a survey by restaurant guide Harden's.

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