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London Cocktail Week announces new partnership for 2012

Published:  30 May, 2012

London Cocktail Week is to partner Covent Garden's Seven Dials, which will become the official hub for the event in its third year.

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Sainsbury's winemaker Lucy Clements moves to Cornerstone

Published:  30 May, 2012

Sainsbury's winemaker Lucy Clements is leaving the supermarket to go to a Californian wine business.

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China Tang's Lazareth wins Absolut cocktail competition

Published:  30 May, 2012

Yoann Lazareth from China Tang has been crowned the winner of the Absolut Elyx Cocktail Competition, which coincides with the launch of the super-premium vodka.

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Mateus Rosé unveils new look

Published:  30 May, 2012

First Drinks-owned Mateus Rosé Original has moved to a screwcap enclosure and redesigned its packaging to celebrate its 70-year anniversary.

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Sterling weakens against dollar and yen

Published:  30 May, 2012

Sterling weakened against the US dollar and Japanese yen dropping to a ten and fourteen week low respectively.

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Guy Anderson Wines launches Piggy Bank

Published:  29 May, 2012

Guy Anderson Wines has unveiled Piggy Bank, a range of wines that aims to engage wine drinkers through social media while raising money for good causes.

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O Fournier offers shares in vineyards

Published:  29 May, 2012

Argentinian producer, O Fournier is to offer 84 investors the chance to buy vineyards plots at its Santa Sofia Estate.

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Number of wine importers to China skyrockets

Published:  29 May, 2012

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific to is to give centre stage to the Chinese wine market after a Rabobank report revealed the number of importers has grown by around 73% in one year.

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Sterling strengthens against dollar and yen

Published:  29 May, 2012

Sterling strengthened slightly against the US dollar and Japanese yen yesterday.

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Jacob's Creek claims 2012 vintage 'best in recent memory'

Published:  29 May, 2012

Jacob's Creek has declared 2012 one of the best vintages in recent memory.

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Wines in the press, May 24-27

Published:  29 May, 2012

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett asked our leading supermarkets for recommendations for street party wines under a fiver.

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WaverleyTBS saw 5.5% growth in 2011

Published:  28 May, 2012

Independent drinks distributor WaverleyTBS has announced a 5.5% growth in pre-tax profits to £4.2 million for 2011.

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New Vinisud president to launch event in Shanghai

Published:  28 May, 2012

The newly elected president of Vinisud, Fabrice Rieu, is to launch a Shanghai Vinisud in 2013, to alternate with the French event in Montpellier.

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Wine trade's use of Twitter is like 'verbal Prozac'

Published:  28 May, 2012

The wine trade's use of Twitter is like "verbal Prozac" for consumers, that's according to  Burgundy's School of Business Damien Wilson.

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Majestic mobile website launch sees increase in traffic

Published:  28 May, 2012

Majestic's recently launched mobile commerce site has seen a 60% increase in store page views during its first two weeks.

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Argentina's wine exports to UK rocket

Published:  25 May, 2012

Argentinian wine exports to the UK have rocketed by 25% in value and 12% in volume in the first three months of the year.

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Casillero del Diablo launches Devil's Cellar campaign

Published:  25 May, 2012

Chilean wine producer Casillero del Diablo has launched an interactive national consumer  campaign focusing on the legend of the estate's mythical Devil's Cellar.

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Matthew Dickinson leaves Thierry's

Published:  25 May, 2012

Thierry's marketing director Matthew Dickinson has left the company.

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Ginstitute founder shortlisted for innovation award

Published:  25 May, 2012

Drinks business Leelex has been shortlisted for the Innovator Award at the Yorkshire Business Masters 2012.

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Trade bodies brand Scottish endorsement of minimum pricing bill "disappointing".

Published:  25 May, 2012

Leading trade bodies have questioned the legality of the Scottish minimum pricing bill, and described the measure as "disappointing" and "misguided" as the parliament gave it a ringing endorsement.

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