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Beaujolais whites a hit with independent retailers

Published:  13 February, 2012

Beaujolais' lesser-known whites are building up a following among independent wine merchants who praise the wines' "sensible prices", "food-friendly styles" and"consumer appeal".

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Spar focuses on own and exclusive label wines

Published:  13 February, 2012

Following the success of supermarket exclusive-label Italian brands, convenience retailer Spar is getting in on the act with its new Viottolo range.

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Factory produced goods show fastest rise in nine months

Published:  13 February, 2012

The change in price of goods sold by factories in the UK rose at their fastest rate in nine months, according to UK data released on Friday.

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Wines in the press, February 9 -12

Published:  13 February, 2012

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett says Valentine's Day has absolutely nothing to do with what's in the bottle.

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Oh Romeo, oh Romio

Published:  10 February, 2012

Launching straight into Morrisons's from Italy's wine co-operative, Caviro, is its premium wine range, Romio.

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Dark and wildly -Tam o'Shanter

Published:  10 February, 2012

Launching a new limited 5,000 bottle edition is Maxxium with Cutty Sark Tam o'Shanter Blended Scotch Whisky (rrp £199, abv 46.5%).

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Spirited Wines' plans for Nicolas stores

Published:  10 February, 2012

Only a quarter of the 43 Nicolas shops in London acquired by Spirited Wines last week will trade under the Nicolas name, while the remainder will become Spirited stores.

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The Big Wine Festival postponed until 2013

Published:  10 February, 2012


The Big Wine Festival, which was scheduled to take place in Reading in June 2012, has been pushed back until summer 2013, says the organiser.

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Argentina grows UK exports

Published:  10 February, 2012


The popularity of Argentinian wines continues to forge ahead, with UK exports for 2011 up 8.4% by value, according to the latest figures from Wines of Argentina.

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Top UK sommelier to be crowned at LIWF

Published:  10 February, 2012

This year's UK Sommelier of the Year will be crowned at the London International Wine Fair in May.

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Roy Ackerman appointed Wine Guild chairman

Published:  10 February, 2012

Dr Roy Ackerman CBE, has been appointed chairman of The Wine Guild of the United Kingdom.

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World's top winemaking families committed to 'long term'

Published:  10 February, 2012

The world's top winemaking families aren't in the trade to make "quick profits", but are committed to investing in the long term.

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Chablis Wine Competition announces winners

Published:  10 February, 2012

Twenty-six wines were given awards at the 26th annual Chablis Wine Competition.

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Sterling weakens against euro as Greek leaders reach agreement

Published:  10 February, 2012

This week saw sterling weaken off against the euro as finalisation of the Greek 130 billion euro bailout enters the final straight.

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Waverley TBS to showcase new wine portfolio

Published:  09 February, 2012

On-trade specialist Waverley TBS will showcase its new 2012 portfolio at an all-day annual tasting event, hosted at The East Wintergarden in London's Canary Warf on March 12.

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Battersea-based Artisan & Vine forced to close

Published:  09 February, 2012

Battersea wine bar Artisan & Vine has closed after struggling to make money from offering local and natural wines in a recession.

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Slurp moves "aggressively" into beer and spirits

Published:  09 February, 2012

Slurp.co.uk has appointed Richard Ellis to the position of beer and spirits manager, as it aims to expand more "aggressively" into non-wine alcoholic drinks.

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Black Sheep Brewery launches seasonal beer

Published:  09 February, 2012

The Black Sheep Brewery has launched the second of its limited edition seasonal beers, All Creatures.

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New website aims to "revolutionise the way Brits buy wine"

Published:  09 February, 2012

A members-only website which gives consumers exclusive access to hard-to-find wines at attractive prices is launching in the UK.

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Anticipation of quantitative easing weakens sterling

Published:  09 February, 2012

Sterling weakened across the board, due to anticipation of a further round of quantitative easing.

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