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England's "newest and largest" vineyard Rathfinny Estate, begins planting

Published:  26 March, 2012

Planting is to start at England's "largest" vineyard, Rathfinny Estate, this week which long term aims to compete in quality with top French Champagne houses.

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Sterling weakens against majority of currencies

Published:  26 March, 2012

Sterling had a poor day on Friday weakening off against the majority of currencies; but, strengthening against the US dollar.

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Inter Rhône to consolidate UK market share with £1m 2012 promotional campaign

Published:  25 March, 2012

Rhone valley wines are to be backed by a £1 million support programme in the UK as Inter Rhône, its generic body, looks to build on its number one position in the French red AOC wine market.

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Cameron sets out minimum price for alcohol

Published:  23 March, 2012

The Prime Minister has announced plans to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol and ban the sale of multi-buy discount deals in a bid to end Britain's binge-drinking culture.

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Budget Calculator launched for licensees

Published:  23 March, 2012

The BII is making its Budget Calculator available to all licensees in a bid to help them re-price products in line with duty rises and supplier increases.

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Gallo's 'summer red' wins Sainsbury's Product Launch 2011

Published:  23 March, 2012

Gallo Family Vineyards Summer Red has been named Sainsbury's Product Launch of the Year 2011, at its BWS supplier conference.

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Future global trends conference to feature at LIWF

Published:  23 March, 2012

The London International Wine Fair has announced a summit on the theme of future global trends, which will take place on May 21.

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LIVE: trade reacts to minimum pricing plans

Published:  23 March, 2012

News that David Cameron plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol of 40p per unit and outlaw the sale of multi-buy deals has provoked a strong reaction from the drinks industry.

 

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Sterling has mixed week, plus retail figures contract

Published:  23 March, 2012

Sterling had a mixed week and the slump in retail sales figures released yesterday did little to help the negativity in the UK.

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Buckingham Schenk has 'cracking' year

Published:  22 March, 2012

Buckingham Schenk saw sales rise by 12% in 2011, led by a "cracking" 152% increase from Argentinian brand Viñalba.

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Maxxium to launch Jim Beam Honey

Published:  22 March, 2012

Maxxium UK is to launch the UK's first honey-infused bourbon, Jim Beam Honey.

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Maxxium reports strong festive growth

Published:  22 March, 2012

Maxxium UK has reported a strong growth over Christmas and claims to be the fastest growing of the top five spirits distributors over the period.

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Ehrmanns aims for £3 million revenue hike

Published:  22 March, 2012

Ehrmanns is aiming to hit the £20 million mark in sales revenue by the end of its financial year, up from £17 million last year.

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G & J Greenall 'Best North West Bartender' announced

Published:  22 March, 2012

Joey Butcher from Manchester's Épernay Champagne Bar, is the winner of the first G & J Greenall, North West Best Bartender competition.

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Waverley wants its wines to do the talking

Published:  22 March, 2012

The results of a radical overhaul of the WaverleyTBS wine operation was on show at last week's national trade tasting in London.

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Speculation of further quantitative easing hampers sterling's progress

Published:  22 March, 2012

Sterling had a poor start to the day as Bank of England's minutes revealed two of its members voted for a further injection of £25 billion into the economy.

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Champagne bosses need to engage consumers

Published:  21 March, 2012

Gimmicky innovations are not the way forward for Champagne, but it's got to try and engage with consumers, say Champagne bosses.

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Sainsbury's loses another BWS buyer

Published:  21 March, 2012

Another Sainsbury's wine buyer is leaving the BWS team - making it the third person to move on since December.

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Budget 2012: alcohol duty escalator continues

Published:  21 March, 2012

As expected the Chancellor announced the continuation of the alcohol duty escalator in today's Budget - meaning alcohol duty rises by 2% ahead of inflation.

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Wine Rack launches online trading

Published:  21 March, 2012

The launch of online trading for Wine Rack has taken off "quicker than expected", according to its chairman Laki Christoforou.

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