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Premium is the buzzword this Christmas, says Pernod Ricard UK

Published:  16 August, 2012

The biggest money-spinning opportunity this Christmas is wines in the £6.50 to £8.50 price bracket and spirits costing £14 to £21.

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Mixed Olympics results for drinks trade

Published:  16 August, 2012

The Olympics has brought a mixed set of results for drinks businesses - on-trade firms near Games venues saw uplifts in sales while other sites went quiet, while the off-trade saw sales of sparkling wines grow as customers celebrated Team GB medal wins.

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Co-op's wine manager Paul Bastard departs

Published:  15 August, 2012

The Co-operative's long-standing wine development manager Paul Bastard is to leave the business on Friday, August 17.

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OFT has reservations over minimum pricing

Published:  15 August, 2012

The Office of Fair Trading has expressed "reservations" about the "unintended consequences" of a minimum price for alcohol.

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Champagne and sparkling wine to double market share

Published:  15 August, 2012

Champagne and sparkling wine is set to double its market share in the UK and overseas, according to data from TNS.

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On-trade like-for-like sales dip in July

Published:  15 August, 2012

On-trade like-for-like sales dipped 0.2% in July compared to last year thanks to poor weather and a lull before the Olympics, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Social media experts join EWBC line-up

Published:  15 August, 2012

Two social media experts will be taking the keynote speaker slots at this year's Digital Wine Communications Conference.

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Blog: brand sponsorship - does it work?

Published:  14 August, 2012

Mount Gay rum sponsors a host of sailing events and Gemma McKenna blogs on how and why such deals can work.

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Morrisons' wine buyer to open Leeds bar

Published:  14 August, 2012

A Morrisons' wine buyer is set to open a new upmarket wine bar in Leeds later this week, alongside her technology entrepreneur business partner.

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New start-up fills gap in market for Indian wine

Published:  14 August, 2012

Wine from India is going to be the next big thing in the on-trade, according to a new Midland Indian wine importing business.

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Bibendum promotes British drinks at UKTI

Published:  14 August, 2012

Bibendum is flying the flag for British drinks at the British Business Embassy as part of the Olympic & Paralympic Games international business legacy programme.

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Two new sites for London bar group Drake & Morgan

Published:  14 August, 2012

London bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan is opening two new sites in 2013 which will bring its estate to seven.

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New venue for Crus Bourgeois du Médoc tasting

Published:  13 August, 2012

The official selection of the 2010 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc will be unveiled to the UK wine trade in September at a new London venue.

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New on-trade venue hosts monthly chef residencies

Published:  13 August, 2012

An old music hall on Islington's Upper Street is opening its doors to host what it claims is the UK's first-ever permanent series of monthly pop-up chef residencies.

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Croatian wines showcased at London tasting

Published:  13 August, 2012

More than 150 Croatian wines from 30 producers will be on taste at the Vina Croatia annual tasting next month.

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Heading off on holidays? Spare a thought for wine merchants

Published:  10 August, 2012

Independent wine merchants running a tight ship can find getting holiday cover sorted a major hassle.

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Sterling performs strongly against the euro and New Zealand dollar

Published:  10 August, 2012

Sterling had a fairly positive week and performed strongly against the euro and the New Zealand dollar, according to currency exchange specialist, Smart Currency.

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Rebellion Rum - the 'superior' alternative

Published:  10 August, 2012

Toorank Distilleries, the Netherlands-based company behind Sloane's Dry Gin, has launched the Rebellion Rum range into the on-trade.

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What a corker from Codorníu

Published:  10 August, 2012

Codorníu, has added two new wines to its range Codorníu Brut and Codorníu Rosado Brut which are set to become the brand's flagship wines.

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Glasgow opens its first Prosecco bar

Published:  10 August, 2012

Stefano Giovanazzi is capitalising on the recent craze sweeping Milan with the opening of Glasgow's Prosecco bar Fantinel.

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