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New restaurant showcases Basque cuisine

Published:  10 May, 2012

A new restaurant inspired by the gastronomy of the Basque region is opening in London.

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Bodegas Riojanas opts for EWGA as UK agent

Published:  10 May, 2012

Bodegas Riojanas has appointed Lancashire-based EWGA as its agent for the UK.

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Sterling kept range bound as BRC retail sales monitor drops

Published:  10 May, 2012

Sterling has been kept fairly range bound against the majority of currencies after the British Retail Consortium retail sales monitor dropped to -3.3%.

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Sainsbury's own label wine range performing strongly

Published:  09 May, 2012

Sainsbury's own-label wine range has grown by 13% in the last year, with its Taste the Difference leading the field, up 34%.

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Wine Equals Friends to import Finger Lakes wines

Published:  09 May, 2012

New York wine specialist Wine Equals Friends has become the sole UK importer of eight Finger Lakes producers.

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Naked Wines to open retail operations in Australia and US

Published:  09 May, 2012

Naked Wines is to invest £5.5 million in Australian and US winemakers in 2012, and will be opening low-key retail operations in both countries over the summer.

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Young bartender competition calls for entries

Published:  09 May, 2012

Up-and-coming bartenders can show off their skills in the upcoming UKBG Young Bartender of the Year competition.

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Sterling hits highs - Australian and NZ dollars hit lows

Published:  09 May, 2012

Sterling strengthened to fresh highs against the commodity backed currencies as risk aversion drove the market.

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Brancott Estate 2012 vintage of "exceptional quality"

Published:  08 May, 2012

Marlborough-based winery Brancott Estate has indicated its 2012 vintage is "the finest Marlborough has ever experienced".

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English Wine Producers rebrands

Published:  08 May, 2012

English Wine Producers has revamped its branding and logo, showing a newer, cleaner look and a new strapline: Promoting the Fine Wines of England.

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Brancott Estate: 2012 is finest-ever Marlborough vintage

Published:  08 May, 2012

Marlborough-based winery Brancott Estate has indicated its 2012 vintage is "the finest Marlborough has ever experienced".

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Wines in the press - May 4-8

Published:  08 May, 2012

The Guardian

One question Fiona Beckett often gets asked is what wine to drink for a wedding.

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Sterling reaches fresh highs after European election results

Published:  08 May, 2012

Sterling reached a three-and-a-half year high against the euro yesterday of 1.2440, as election results in Europe caused yet more uncertainty in the region.

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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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