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Sancerre tops the appellation polls at Concours des Vins de Bourges

Published:  19 June, 2012

Sancerre leapt ahead as the top appellation at the ninth Concours des Vins de Bourges, winning a total of 12 gold medals.

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Envestors helps raise capital to produce London single malt

Published:  19 June, 2012

Envestors, the private investor network, has helped to raise money for the London Distillery Company to produce a London single malt whisky.

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Vinopolis to invest in multi-million refurb

Published:  18 June, 2012

Vinopolis, Britain's biggest consumer wine tasting venue, is investing in a multi-million pound refurbishment.

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New on-trade wine and spirits division for Carlsberg

Published:  18 June, 2012

Carlsberg UK has branded its wine and spirits division in a bid to bolster its on-trade business and communicate the range and expertise it can deliver to the sector.

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Scottish multibuy drinks ban has negligible effect, says NHS report

Published:  18 June, 2012

The ban on drinks multibuys north of the border has had a negligible effect, according to a report from NHS Scotland.

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Bordeaux Wine School's student numbers rise

Published:  18 June, 2012

The Bordeaux Wine School (Ecole du Vin) has seen a rise in students across all markets, with the UK up by 19%.

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Record results from Majestic Wine despite challenging economy

Published:  18 June, 2012

Majestic Wine has grown sales by 8.9% to £280 million, with like-for-likes up 2.6% in the year to April 2, 2012.

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Inter Beaujolais focuses on white Beaujolais at trade tasting

Published:  18 June, 2012

Inter Beaujolais will focus on white Beaujolais and older vintages at its trade and press tasting on June 26.

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Wines in the press, June 15 -18

Published:  18 June, 2012

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett says if you're optimistic enough to think the world has moved on in terms of sexual stereotyping, think again.

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Burgundy Wine Board won't let Labouré-Roi fraud allegations harm industry

Published:  15 June, 2012

The Burgundy Wine Board has joined with police investigations into fraud allegations at Labouré-Roi, saying the affair must not be allowed to damage the region's reputation.

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Miguel Torres Jr takes helm at Bodegas Torres in September

Published:  15 June, 2012

Miguel Torres Maczassek will take over from his father as general manager of Bodegas Torres in September.

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Sud de France Festival returns to London

Published:  15 June, 2012

Throughout this month the Sud de France Festival will be celebrating the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon, the largest wine-producing region of France.

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Tesco shakes up wine buying team

Published:  15 June, 2012

Tesco has made changes to its wine buying team following the departure of category buying manager Claire Lorains.

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Stefano Chioccioli appointed winemaker for the Wine People portfolio

Published:  15 June, 2012

Italian wine consultant Stefano Chioccioli has been appointed winemaker for the Wine People portfolio.

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Smaller New Zealand harvest could spell end of deep discounts

Published:  15 June, 2012

New Zealand Winegrowers is "relaxed" about an 18% fall in the harvest this year - the body had anticipated the crop to fall by up to 25%.

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Sterling has mixed week as risk appetite fluctuates

Published:  15 June, 2012

Sterling had a mixed week staying fairly range bound against the majority of currencies as risk appetite and risk aversion fluctuated.

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Sandeman looks to bring port to younger drinkers

Published:  15 June, 2012

Sandeman port is looking to rejuvenate its image to appeal to a wider audience including younger drinkers.

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German wines leap ahead in £5-£6 category

Published:  15 June, 2012

Germany has become one of the fastest-growing countries in the £5-£6 category, second only to New Zealand, according to the most recent Nielsen report.

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Brand Bordeaux takes a hit - with 2011 merchant sales just one fifth of last year

Published:  14 June, 2012

Sales of Bordeaux's 2011 en primeur campaign reached just 20% of the value of the 2010 campaign for most merchants, says Liv-ex.

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New website to help licensees sell more wine

Published:  14 June, 2012

Pubs and bars can maximise their returns from wine by focusing on product knowledge and visibility, according to a new website for licensees.

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