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Drinkaware boss steps down

Published:  20 April, 2012

Drinkaware's chief executive Chris Sorek has stepped down.

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Mischief and Mayhem buys Aloxe-Corton vineyard

Published:  20 April, 2012

Micro-négociant, Mischief and Mayhem, has bought its first domaine in Aloxe-Corton.

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Drinks firms fear Olympic restrictions will limit sales boost

Published:  20 April, 2012

Drinks retailers' hopes for an Olympics sales boost could be dashed as "draconian" restrictions limit the opportunity.

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Strong performance from sterling this week

Published:  20 April, 2012

Sterling performed extremely well this week reaching a 20-month high of 1.2250 against the euro, a five-month high against the US dollar of 1.6075 and strengthened against the majority of other currencies.

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Diageo and Coca Cola launch £3.5m summer campaign

Published:  19 April, 2012

Diageo has teamed up with Coca Cola to celebrate the British Summer in £3.5 million off-trade campaign centred around the season's patriotic events.

 

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Struggling drinks firms should seek help early

Published:  19 April, 2012

Drinks firms shouldn't wait until they're in distress before seeking help in the form of financial support, one expert has said.

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Oddbins' creditors left hanging

Published:  19 April, 2012

Oddbins creditors still haven't got any money back after the company went into administration and, while "preferential" suppliers will recover all monies owed, unsecured creditors will get just 1p in the £1 back, a creditors' report has revealed.

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Casa Silva: harvest report

Published:  19 April, 2012

Casa Silva's technical director Mario Geisse's posts his harvest review for 2012

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Gérard Basset: the new face of French wines

Published:  19 April, 2012

Gérard Basset, OBE, is to be the UK ambassador for  the French Wines - Wines with Style campaign.

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Sterling hit 20-month high yesterday

Published:  19 April, 2012

Sterling had a very strong day yesterday strengthening against all the major currencies whilst reaching a 20-month high of 1.223 against the euro.

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Wine Australia changes to pay as you go funding model

Published:  18 April, 2012

Wine Australia is changing its generic marketing activity on offer to a user pays format - the body argues it will give it a "neutral position" and allow it to be "more agile".

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Stolichnaya puts Nepal adventure up for grabs

Published:  18 April, 2012

Elit by Stolichnaya is offering an exclusive trip to the Himalayas as part of Christie's Green Auction to raise money for ocean conservation.

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Rare Burgundies a hit at Christie's auction

Published:  18 April, 2012

Collector demand for the rare Burgundies of Henri Jayer contributed towards Christie's sale of Fine & Rare Wines in New York fetching £1,500,443.

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Sterling trades in up and down pattern

Published:  18 April, 2012

Sterling had a strong morning strengthening against the majority of currencies before weakening off against the commodity backed currencies.

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Campo Viejo in film festival link-up

Published:  17 April, 2012

Campo Viejo is aiming to bring to life the vibrancy of Spanish culture with a new film festival sponsorship deal.

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Laithwaites stocks Turkish wine

Published:  17 April, 2012

Laithwaites has added a Turkish wine to its portfolio as part of efforts to champion producers in lesser-known wine regions.

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Gaucho gets behind Malbec World Day

Published:  17 April, 2012

With the world's focus tuned to Malbec, the Gaucho restaurant group is showcasing its 68-strong list and offering diners a free glass of the English Malbec made at Chapel Down from Argentinian grapes.

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Chinese consumer tastes mature

Published:  17 April, 2012

A new Wine Intelligence study has found the Chinese wine market will feature more white wines and sweeter styles of reds in the future.

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Sterling hit 18-month high against Euro yesterday

Published:  17 April, 2012

Sterling reached a new 18 month high against the euro yesterday peaking at 1.2175 before retracing in the afternoon.

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Bordeaux 2011: Lafite price down on last year

Published:  16 April, 2012

News that Château Lafite has dropped the price of its 2011 vintage on last year will have little impact on what other chateaux choose to do, according to top merchants.

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