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Wine trade feels pressure of mounting costs

Published:  04 May, 2012

Fluctuating currency markets and high transport costs are putting wine retailers under more pressure.

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Finalists for Moët UK Sommelier of the Year revealed

Published:  04 May, 2012

The 12 sommeliers who have made it through to the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition have been revealed.

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Majestic Wine's first national ad campaign gets underway

Published:  04 May, 2012

Majestic's first-ever national ad campaign - encompassing TV, print and online media - is kicking off this weekend.

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Published:  04 May, 2012

Keep up to date with the latest goings on in the fast-growing independent wine retailers' sector by signing up to Harpers' Top Merchants' newsletter.

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Esk Valley winemaker to host virtual dinner

Published:  04 May, 2012

Esk Valley winemaker Gordon Russell is to host a virtual winemakers' dinner that will be transmitted from New Zealand to Cornwall via a live super-fast broadband link.

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The Dalmore releases top whiskies through World Duty Free

Published:  04 May, 2012

The Dalmore has released a collection of its best whiskies in a four-week arrangement with World Duty Free Group's main tax and duty free store at Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Tesco fills all LIWF meeting slots with suppliers

Published:  04 May, 2012

Tesco has closed the registration site for meetings with its BWS buyers at the London International Wine Fair following high levels of demand.

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Lower-alcohol wines set sights on 1m cases

Published:  04 May, 2012

The fast-growing lighter-style wine category has bumped Argentina out of the UK's top 10, and the 1 million case mark is firmly in its sights.

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Sterling hits fresh highs - the Southern Hemisphere new lows

Published:  04 May, 2012

Sterling had a fairly strong week hitting fresh 22 month highs against the euro, while Australia and New Zealand performed badly.

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Simon Thomas leaves Pernod Ricard

Published:  03 May, 2012

Pernod Ricard has appointed Chris Ellis to the position of commercial director for wines following Simon Thomas's departure.

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Whisky Marketplace to expand across 20 countries

Published:  03 May, 2012

The online price comparison website for whiskies, Whisky Marketplace, has expanded its international reach to go live in 20 countries by the end of the month.

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Maker's Mark brings pop-up bar to London

Published:  03 May, 2012

Maker's + The Machine - a pop-up human-powered vending machine - is to make an appearance for two days this week outside Waitrose in London's Canary Wharf.

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Sterling becomes flavour of the month

Published:  03 May, 2012

Sterling continues to be flavour of the month benefiting from figures that showed the UK construction industry expanded in April and from poor economic data elsewhere.

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Indies targeted with scratch card promo

Published:  03 May, 2012

Independent retailers will have the chance to win instant cash prizes of £10 to £5,000 with E&J Brandy's new scratch card promotion.

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Laithwaites introduces Amazon-style wine recommendations

Published:  03 May, 2012

Laithwaites is introducing Amazon-style recommendations to its website to make it easier for customers to consider new wines.

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English vineyards hope for bumper harvest

Published:  03 May, 2012

English producers are relying on the 2012 vintage for a bumper harvest to raise low stock levels, as demand is outstripping supply.

 

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Napa Valley pushes for greater brand protection

Published:  02 May, 2012

California's Napa Valley Vintners has upped the ante in its quest to protect its brand name.

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China to exhibit at LIWF

Published:  02 May, 2012

Brintex, organiser of the LIWF and Distil, has announced that China will exhibit for the first time this year at its annual trade fair in May.

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St Germain dropped by Global Brands, picked up by Cask

Published:  02 May, 2012

Elderflower liqueur brand St Germain has been taken over by Cask Liquid Marketing after being dropped by Global Brands.

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Hotel TerraVina merges with 10in8 Fine Dining

Published:  02 May, 2012

Gerard Basset's Hotel TerraVina has merged with the 10in8 Fine Dining Group.

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