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Free Run launches its own French wine brand

Published:  18 May, 2012

Free Run Wines is launching its own French wine brand - Les Calades - to plug what it sees as a gap in the market.

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Wine is consumers' favourite tipple, says poll

Published:  18 May, 2012

Wine is still the consumers' favourite tipple, but in these cash-strapped times they are cutting down on going out to pubs and restaurants, says a poll commissioned by the WSTA.

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Les Vignobles Foncalieu launches Grands Vins

Published:  18 May, 2012

Southern French co-operative Les Vignobles Foncalieu has launched Grand Vins - a collection of prestige wines that celebrate the "excellent" 2009 vintage.

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Drink-led pubs worst hit by weather

Published:  17 May, 2012

A cold and wet April has hit spending on eating and drinking-out, with pub and restaurant groups seeing  like-for-like sales down 2% for the month.

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Laphroaig's 18 Year Old gets Jubilee treatment

Published:  17 May, 2012

Islay single malt whisky Laphroaig has released a limited run of its 18 Year Old with Diamond Jubilee packaging.

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Whisky Exchange Whisky Show returns to Vinopolis

Published:  17 May, 2012

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show has confirmed it will return to Vinopolis in October 2012 on the back of last year's "sell-out" event.

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Sterling suffers setbacks as UK cuts growth forecasts

Published:  17 May, 2012

Sterling suffered a setback as the Bank of England cut its growth forecasts and noted that events in the Euro zone increased risk of the UK economic recovery faltering.

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Final call for entries for Sud de France Retailer of the Year competition

Published:  17 May, 2012

Independent wine merchants are being called upon to enter the Sud de France Festival with the chance of winning Sud de France Retailer of the Year 2012 and a masterclass hosted by Sarah Jane Evans MW.

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Guy Anderson Wines strengthens Italian offer with Contarini Prosecco

Published:  16 May, 2012

Guy Anderson Wines has taken on Prosecco producer Contarini in order to strengthen its position in Italy.

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Indies buy wine direct to benefit from euro exchange rate

Published:  16 May, 2012

Independent retailers are seizing the opportunity to buy wines direct in order to boost their margins thanks to sterling's four-year high against the euro.

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Wine Stars finalists announced

Published:  16 May, 2012

An initiative giving wineries the chance to compete in a competition to secure a five-minute pitch with the UK's leading buyers has attracted almost 200 entries.

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Personnel change for ProWein organisers

Published:  16 May, 2012

German trade fair ProWein has announced a change in leadership of its senior management team.

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Blue Nun links up with TV chef to promote 'at home' recipes

Published:  16 May, 2012

German wine brand Blue Nun has linked up with chef, author and TV presenter Sophie Michell, who will front a range of 'at home' recipes to compliment its range of wines.

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Sterling has mixed day, as UK trade deficit widens

Published:  16 May, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day yesterday weakening off against the majority of currencies in the morning before strengthening against most in the afternoon.

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Cono Sur pushes chilled Pinot Noir

Published:  15 May, 2012

Chilean producer Cono Sur is on a mission to encourage consumers to drink chilled Pinot Noir this summer with a new on-trade targeted campaign.

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Rebranding planned for Laithwaite's Wine

Published:  15 May, 2012

Laithwaite's is rebranding itself to build "greater awareness and affinity" with customers.

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Asda adds English wines for Jubilee

Published:  15 May, 2012

Asda has added two English wines to its collection to bolster its English wine selection around the Jubilee.

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Guala launches screwcap closure for sparkling wine

Published:  15 May, 2012

Guala has launched Viiva, a screwcap closure for sparkling wine.

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Glenfarclas releases its oldest ever whisky

Published:  15 May, 2012


Glenfarclas is introducing a limited edition 58-year-old whisky, the oldest it has ever produced.

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Sterling hits fresh highs against euro

Published:  15 May, 2012

Sterling broke through more resistance yesterday hitting 1.2550 against the euro and strengthened against the majority of other currencies.

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