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Malbec World Day grows in popularity

Published:  13 April, 2012

Next week's Malbec World Day is gathering momentum as a host of UK restaurants and retailers have signed up to promote Argentina's flagship grape, joined by key influencers around the world.

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Sterling has mixed week as risk aversion turns to risk appetite

Published:  13 April, 2012

Sterling had a mixed week as risk aversion turned to risk appetite.

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Stratford's refocuses on Old World Wines

Published:  12 April, 2012

Stratford's Wine Agencies' move back towards Old World wines and away from its New World stronghold has paid off, says managing director Paul Stratford.

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Supermarkets offer Great Yarmouth retailers free sale of alcohol training

Published:  12 April, 2012

Local retailers in Great Yarmouth will be offered free training by supermarkets Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury about the sale of alcohol, as part of a bid to crack down on under-age drinking.

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Hospitality sector split over whether outlook good or shaky

Published:  12 April, 2012

The hospitality sector is split over whether 2012 will be good for business or whether it's on shaky ground, according to a survey by Baker Tilly.

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Late night levy will damage high street firms

Published:  12 April, 2012

A late-night levy to be imposed on the restaurant and bar sector will damage business and degrade the high street, says the Forum for Private Business.

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Sterling strengthens as FTSE recovers from 2012 lows

Published:  12 April, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day as the FTSE recovered from its 2012 lows yesterday, strengthening against the US dollar and the euro.

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New sales director for Barwell & Jones

Published:  11 April, 2012

Wine agency Barwell & Jones has appointed a new sales director to look after its premium wine portfolio.

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More regions look to sparkling

Published:  11 April, 2012

Up-and-coming regions turning their hand to sparkling wine production are giving Champagne a run for its money.

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Sailor Jerry to open gallery and bar

Published:  11 April, 2012

Rum brand, Sailor Jerry is to open a new concept venue later this month, that will double as a gallery and store by day, and gig and dive bar by night.

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Berry Bros & Rudd launches Titanic malt whisky

Published:  11 April, 2012

Berry Bros. & Rudd has released a limited edition single cask malt whisky to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic.

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Sterling weakens against euro and dollar

Published:  11 April, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day weakening off against the euro and the US dollar.

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Multibuy ban has worse long-term impact on wine

Published:  10 April, 2012

Results from Scotland suggest the government's proposed ban on multibuy drinks promotions could have a worse long-term impact on wine sales than in beers and spirits.

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Wemyss Malts launches The Hive

Published:  10 April, 2012

Wemyss Malts has launched an eight year old blended malt, The Hive.

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Sterling reaches fresh highs against euro

Published:  10 April, 2012

Sterling weakened against the US dollar and rallied to a two and a half month high against the euro on Thursday as fears surrounding Spain dominated the markets.

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First Growth buyers look to other 'hot' Bordeaux wines

Published:  10 April, 2012

Other "hot" wines from the Bordeaux 2011 vintage are being sought out as buyers await First Growth pricing, according to wine retailer Slurp.

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Wines in the press, April 7-10

Published:  10 April, 2012

The Guardian

Eggs are held to be one of the problem foods with wine, so apart from a cuppa - do you drink with them? Asks Fiona Beckett.

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Wine trade stalwart Guy Wilkes dies

Published:  05 April, 2012

Guy Wilkes, 49, has died following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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VIDEO: Future Foundation's Barry Clark on minimum pricing

Published:  05 April, 2012

Proposed regulations around alcohol - such as minimum pricing - are gaining energy, and a greater degree of acceptance with the public, says the Future Foundation's Barry Clark.

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Pancho Campo looks outside wine after 'disgusting attacks'

Published:  05 April, 2012

Pancho Campo MW of the Wine Academy of Spain is switching his business away from wine trade-only events in part response to the "deeply upsetting" attacks he and his family have suffered in recent months.

 

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