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Whisky Show 2013 looks to extreme food pairings

Published:  20 August, 2013

Extreme food pairings and sonic tastings are on the cards for this year's Whisky Exchange Whisky Show.

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Croatia looks to build presence in UK

Published:  20 August, 2013

Vina Croatia has said it plans to harness its country's entry into the European Union to build a stronger presence in the UK.

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Diageo launches Smirnoff Gold vodka with £4.5m campaign

Published:  19 August, 2013

Diageo is adding a bit of affordable bling to the UK vodka category with the launch of Smirnoff Gold, backed by a £4.5-million marketing campaign.

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Corks Out innovates with launch of Taste wine bar

Published:  19 August, 2013

Cheshire-based independent retailer Corks Out has launched a new-concept wine bar, Taste at Corks Out, in a bid to innovate on the back of crippling rent and rates on high street stores.

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Nyetimber to release single vineyard sparkling wine

Published:  19 August, 2013

English wine producer Nyetimber has announced the release of a single vineyard sparkling wine.

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Bottle Green appointed agent for Casa Silva's Doña Dominga

Published:  19 August, 2013

Chilean wine producer Casa Silva has appointed Bottle Green as the new agent for its wine brand Doña Dominga in the UK.

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Trade speaks out on lower-alcohol wines

Published:  16 August, 2013

The trade has hit back at the government's renewed efforts to encourage producers to manufacture lower-alcohol alternatives in a bid to reduce alcohol abuse among the middle-classes.

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Pernod Ricard launches Jameson City Editions

Published:  16 August, 2013

Pernod Ricard-owned Irish Distillers is targeting international jet setters with a new-look range of Jameson whiskey.

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Consumers more brand loyal in recession, finds report

Published:  16 August, 2013

Retailers and leading grocery and drinks brands are ideally placed to win consumer loyalty, according to advertising agency JWT's latest Austerity Index report.

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LIVE NEWS BLOG: Trade split over government's low-alcohol plans

Published:  16 August, 2013

3.30pm, Friday, August 16 The wine and spirits trade is split over the government's renewed efforts to encourage producers to manufacture lower-alcohol alternatives in a bid to reduce alcohol abuse among the middle-classes.

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Stephen Moss appointed chairman of Bibendum

Published:  16 August, 2013

Stephen Moss CBE is to replace Peter Espenhahn as chairman of Bibendum.

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Trade must move with the times, says Cochrane

Published:  16 August, 2013

Traditional wine intermediaries and distributors risk going out of business if they do not adapt and move with the changing face of the industry, according to Richard Cochrane, head of Spanish producer, Félix Solís, in the UK.

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Affluent parts of UK put fizz back into Champagne sales

Published:  16 August, 2013

Champagne corks are beginning to pop again in more affluent pockets of the UK, while sparkling wine continues to be "a runaway success" across the board, according to recent trade figures.

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Last call for entries to Wines of Germany's Get it On... competition

Published:  15 August, 2013

As Wines of Germany's Get it On... competition gathers pace, it is seeing more than 70 wineries jostling for listings in the UK.

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Big names sign up for Wine Vision

Published:  15 August, 2013

Some of the biggest names in the global wine industry will be heading to London in November to take part in Harpers' inaugural Wine Vision conference.

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Oddbins to reward inspirational teachers

Published:  15 August, 2013

On the day thousands of students receive their A-level results, Oddbins thinks it is time to reward the inspirational teachers who taught them, by asking customers to nominate 10 they think deserve a case of wine for their hard work.

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US wine exports on track for new record

Published:  15 August, 2013

Exports of US wine rose by 6% in value in the first six months of 2013, putting the industry on course for a new record, despite a drop in volumes.

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July heatwave boosted retail sales, says ONS

Published:  15 August, 2013

Signs that the economy is slowly improving are enhanced today with the release of the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that confirm retail sales grew strongly in July.

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Multi-site indies form new merchants' group

Published:  15 August, 2013

A leading group of multi-site independent wine merchants has teamed up with Harpers to set up a new networking group to not only help each other but offer advice and support to the rest of the independent trade.

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Funkin signs up X Factor's Alexandra Burke

Published:  14 August, 2013

Cocktail mixer Funkin has introduced X Factor winner Alexandra Burke as the face of its new campaign "Your Bar. Your Rules".

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