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New private equity backers for Enotria

Published:  03 July, 2012

After seven years as the major investor behind Enotria, ISIS Equity partners sold its shares and BlueGem Capital has now become the main backer.

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Corney & Barrow to supply Goodwood Estate's wine

Published:  03 July, 2012

Corney & Barrow has secured two-year wine supply deal with the Goodwood Estate in Sussex.

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London City Bond secures logistics contract for The Vintner

Published:  03 July, 2012

Logistics firm London City Bond has secured a contract with Chelsea based wine merchants, The Vintner.

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Cambridge wine merchant Smiling Grape launches agency division

Published:  03 July, 2012

Cambridgeshire independent merchant the Smiling Grape Company has launched a new agency division with the aim of sourcing "fun and funky" wines.

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Laithwaite's ups focus on fine wine

Published:  03 July, 2012

Laithwaite's Wine has appointed Averys buying director Emma Roberts to the newly-created role of group fine wine director.

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Top police body backs minimum alcohol pricing

Published:  03 July, 2012

The UK's top police body has lent its support to minimum pricing for alcohol for the first time.

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First Drinks overhauls ?ubrówka vodka

Published:  03 July, 2012

First Drinks has unveiled a brand new positioning and marketing campaign for ?ubrówka vodka.

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Penfolds launches limited edition £110k wine

Published:  02 July, 2012

Penfolds is taking wine pricing to new levels by launching a £110,000 Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, in a limited edition glass ampoule.

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Wines in the press June 29- July 2

Published:  02 July, 2012

The Guardian
There are two French descriptions of wine that are really useful but have no exact equivalent in English, says Fiona Beckett.

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Viña Pomal sponsors Rugby 7s for second year

Published:  02 July, 2012

Grupo Codorníu's Rioja brand Viña Pomal is to sponsor the JP Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series for a second year.

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Macallan wins 'most expensive whisky sold at auction'

Published:  02 July, 2012

The Macallan has been awarded the most expensive whisky sold at auction by the Guinness World Records.

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Volatile week expected in currency markets due to LIBOR scandal

Published:  02 July, 2012

Volatility is expected in the markets this week on the back of The Barclay's Bank LIBOR manipulation scandal, which has sent shock waves through the financial sector.

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Malibu launches limited edition Summer '12

Published:  02 July, 2012

Malibu has launched the limited edition Summer '12 following its first release in 2011, which delivered a significant uplift in sales, according to owner Pernod Ricard.

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The Balvenie launches anniversary batch

Published:  29 June, 2012

The Balvenie Distillery has released The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5 to coincide with malt master David Stewart's 50th year at the company.

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Sopexa UK launches virtual vineyard competition

Published:  29 June, 2012

French wine marketing agency Sopexa UK has launched a competition where entrants can create a virtual vineyard and win a trip to France.

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Dessert wine competition opens for entries

Published:  29 June, 2012

For the fifth year running, sommelier and pastry chef teams from across the UK are being challenged to find the ultimate pairing of a Roussillon Vin Doux Naturel with their own dessert creation.

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D&D Wines creditors meet administrator today in search of £10.5m owed

Published:  29 June, 2012

Tension will be running high today when creditors of collapsed wine agency, D&D Wines International, meet the administrator in the hope of clawing back some of the £10.5m that is said to be owed to them.

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Sterling loses ground against euro

Published:  29 June, 2012

Sterling had a mixed week, strengthening against the euro in the run up the EU Economic summit but quickly losing ground on news that Eurozone's bailout fund would support struggling banks without adding to government debt.

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Anne Krebiehl blogs from The Riesling Summit

Published:  29 June, 2012

In a world of failing financial summits, Wednesday's Riesling Summit seemed like a good idea. After all, rather than trying to rescue a struggling monetary union it set out to celebrate one of the world's most scintillating grape varieties.

 

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Legacy launches Wonder Wines umbrella brand

Published:  28 June, 2012

Legacy Wines, the on-trade division of Manchester-based Kingsland Wines & Spirits, has extended its portfolio to introduce its latest brand, Wonder Wines.

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