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Many IWC trophy-winning wines seek UK importers

Published:  22 June, 2012

Importers looking to expand their listings should consider the many trophy-winning wines from the International Wine Challenge that haven't yet got a UK agent, say organisers.

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Phylloxera-resistant French vineyard awarded protected status

Published:  22 June, 2012

A 200-year-old parcel of vines in the Saint Mont appellation has become the first French vineyard to be recognised as a protected historic landmark due to its phylloxera-resistant vines.

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Former Constellation boss starts online wine retailer

Published:  22 June, 2012

Former Constellation boss Christopher Carson has launched an online wine and spirits retailer CellarVieWines.com.

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Samba Brands to open 24-hour restaurant

Published:  22 June, 2012

Samba Brands is launching London bar and restaurant Duck & Waffle, which will stay open round the clock.

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'Better than expected' retail sales figures provides respite for sterling

Published:  22 June, 2012

Monthly retail sales data released yesterday were much better than expected providing some respite for sterling, but the state of the UK's economy remains extremely fragile.

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Portuguese wine tasting is a sell-out

Published:  22 June, 2012

Wines of Portugal's 50 Great Portuguese Wines annual tasting - which invited consumers to attend for the first time this year - has been a sell-out, according to the UK generic body.

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England's Bacchus gives Loire and NZ wines a run for their money

Published:  21 June, 2012

England's Bacchus grape could give Loire and New Zealand wines a run for their money, according to the chair of this year's English and Welsh Wine Awards.

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Dr Von Hyde's liqueur breaches Portman code

Published:  21 June, 2012

Dr Von Hyde's herbal liqueur  has been found in breach of the drinks industry watchdog's marketing guidelines over medical claims made in its promotional material.

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Sterling weakens after no change made to quantitative easing

Published:  21 June, 2012

Sterling weakened off sharply in the morning as the Bank of England's policy meeting minutes revealed that the MPC members voted 5-4 to keep quantitative easing unchanged.

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Naked Wines invests £526k in Jackson Estate head winemaker

Published:  21 June, 2012

Naked Wines has invested £526k in Jackson Estate head winemaker Mike Paterson,  to make three exclusive wines for Naked Wines customers.

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Maison Lillet introduces Lillet Rosé

Published:  20 June, 2012

Bordeaux producer Maison Lillet has launched Lillet Rosé, its first new product for 50 years, which is being marketed as a fine wine rosé apéritif.

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Sterling drops back against euro

Published:  20 June, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day yesterday weakening by 0.75 cents against the euro but strengthened against the U S dollar and Japanese yen.

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Pernod Ricard completes 640 mile Benevolent cycle ride

Published:  20 June, 2012

The Pernod Ricard UK cycle team completed its 640 mile ride from Scotland to London in support of The Benevolent, raising 80% of target funds.

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Liberty Wines takes on Hess Family's Colomé, Amalaya and Glen Carlou

Published:  20 June, 2012

Liberty Wines has taken on the agency for Hess Family Estates' Bodega Colomé and Amalaya and South Africa's Glen Carlou.

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Hammer & Son launches Old English Gin

Published:  20 June, 2012

Boutique spirits producer Hammer & Son has launched an Old English Gin based on a recipe from 1783.

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Majestic boss Steve Lewis on record sales figures

Published:  19 June, 2012

Majestic Wine has just announced pre-tax profit gains of 14.5% - Gemma McKenna catches up with chief executive Steve Lewis to find out the nitty gritty behind the figures.

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Echo Falls gets makeover treatment

Published:  19 June, 2012

Accolade Wines has revealed a fresh new look for Echo Falls after the brand enjoyed a record-breaking year of investment and 8% year-on-year growth.

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Graham's port adds Quinta do Síbio to estate

Published:  19 June, 2012

Graham's port has added to its estate with the purchase of Quinta do Síbio vineyard, which adjoins Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos.

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Bibendum grows pre-tax profits 25%, but is not complacent

Published:  19 June, 2012


Bibendum has grown profits before tax by 25% to £3.5 million for the financial year ending March 31, but the firm insists "there's no room for complacency".

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New campaign to reinvent La?ki rolls out

Published:  19 June, 2012

Slovenian producer P&F Wineries is on a drive to change historical perceptions of the grape variety La?ki and reinvent the style of wine it produces.

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