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South African wine needs to rejuvenate image, says top winemaker

Published:  14 June, 2012

We need to "jack up brand South Africa" in the UK, says Vergelegen's winemaker, who believes Cabernet Sauvignon should be the country's flagship grape.

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Sterling had poor day yesterday, but remained flat against US dollar

Published:  14 June, 2012

Sterling had a poor day yesterday, weakening against the majority of currencies but remaining fairly flat against the US dollar.

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Marco Pierre White opens Frankie's Bar & Grill in Wirral

Published:  14 June, 2012

A mix of "affordability" and "glamour" is the aim for the new Frankie's Bar & Grill restaurant owned by celebrity chef, Marco Pierre White and champion jockey Frankie Dettori.

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La Riojana and Ceviche team up for Torrontés campaign

Published:  14 June, 2012

Argentinian brand La Riojana will be teaming up with Peruvian restaurant Ceviche as part of Wines of Argentina's Time for Torrontés campaign.

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Marco Pierre White opens third Frankie's Bar & Grill

Published:  13 June, 2012

Celebrity chef, Marco Pierre White has opened his third Frankie's Bar & Grill in collaboration with champion jockey, Frankie Dettori.

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Wine and spirit price increases outstrip inflation

Published:  13 June, 2012

Wine and spirit prices have risen by more than double the rate of inflation in the last year.

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D&D London to convert warehouse into restaurant complex

Published:  13 June, 2012

D&D London is to reopen a warehouse built by the East India Company to incorporate a modern British grill restaurant, cocktail bar, fish restaurant and a specialist wine shop.

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Pernod Ricard UK cyclists begin charity bike ride

Published:  13 June, 2012

A team of cyclists from Pernod Ricard UK have set out on a 570-mile ride this morning in support of The Benevolent.

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Report author calls for crackdown on alcohol sales online

Published:  13 June, 2012

The author of a report into young people buying alcohol online has called for a taskforce to be set up to better regulate how age checks are carried out, and says the government "ought to look into" the matter.

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Sterling strengthens as 'slight' UK growth predicted

Published:  13 June, 2012

Sterling strengthened by one cent against the euro and the US dollar yesterday as estimates from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research GDP suggested UK saw a slight growth of 0.1%.

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Arran Distillery announces record year

Published:  12 June, 2012

Arran Distillery has declared a record year, having doubled its net profits with a reported turnover of more than £3 million, an increase of almost 14% on the previous year.

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Pernod Ricard releases spirit gift packs for Father's Day

Published:  12 June, 2012

As part of its Premium Edge initiative to make premium spirits "compelling", Pernod Ricard is releasing gift packs of four premium spirit brands in time for Father's Day.

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Wines in the press, June 8 - 11

Published:  12 June, 2012

The Guardian

One of the things that winds Fiona Beckett's readers up is when she recommend a wine that isn't available in a branch near them.

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Pernod Ricard shakes up senior team

Published:  12 June, 2012

Pernod Ricard is carrying out a radical shake-up of it senior team - spurred on by the retirement of Lionel Breton from Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouet.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific announces record attendance

Published:  12 June, 2012

The fifth Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, held in Hong Kong, has announced it's final visitors figures as 25% up on last year.

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Miguel Torres Jr anticipates return to Spain as father's retirement approaches

Published:  11 June, 2012

Miguel Torres Jr thinks the writing's on the wall for his time in South America, as his father's retirement looms.

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Brown Brothers next generation targets younger wine consumers

Published:  11 June, 2012

Australian family winery Brown Brothers is gearing up to better target younger consumers via its own younger members.

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Famous Grouse launches competition to win cask of whisky

Published:  11 June, 2012

Famous Grouse has launched a competition to win a cask of whisky worth over £7,000.

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Chianti classico board agrees on major revamp

Published:  11 June, 2012

Chianti Classico is set for a major overhaul which will see the creation of a new icon level of wine above Riserva.

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Spanish bailout weakens sterling against euro

Published:  11 June, 2012

The bailout of Spanish banks over the weekend to the tune of €100bn led to the sterling opening half a cent weaker against the euro and nearly one cent stronger against the US$.

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