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Emerging markets provide boost for Diageo GB

Published:  23 August, 2012

Diageo's net sales in Great Britain fell 2% in the past year as the group reduced its promotional activities, but emerging...

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Leading economist Sir Howard Davies set for WSTA conference

Published:  23 August, 2012

Given the tough trading environment right now, the WSTA has drafted in top economist Sir Howard Davies to speak at its annual conference next month.

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Independent wine merchants return to Norwich

Published:  23 August, 2012

Norwich is seeing the return of the independent wine merchant, as Harper Wells becomes the second to open in the past three months.

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Guy Anderson Wines raises £10,000 for charity via Piggy Bank

Published:  22 August, 2012

Piggy Bank, a pioneering charity initiative from Guy Anderson Wines that engages wine drinkers through Facebook and other social media, has made its first donation to good causes.

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Norwich sees second independent return to city

Published:  22 August, 2012

Norwich is seeing the return of the independent wine merchant, with Harper Wells as the second to open in the last three months.

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Mediterranean wines have 'enormous potential' in China

Published:  22 August, 2012

Vinisud Asia has revealed Mediterranean wines have an increasing role to play in a maturing Chinese market and the industry should position itself for trade with "enormous potential".

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Vinisud

Published:  22 August, 2012

Vinisud Asia says Mediterranean wines have an increasing role to play in a maturing Chinese market, with French wines in pole position, holding a 52% market share of 2011, according to figures from Ubifrance/Chinese Customs.

 

 

Its research shows as China become the world's 6th biggest wine consumer it has seen "spectacular" rise in its wine imports - between 2010 and 2011, the share by value of French wines imported into China rose by 94%, while the share of Spanish wines rose by 97% and that of Italian wines by 82%.

 

 

The news comes ahead of its trade fair in Shanghai February 2013, where Vinisud says the trade should position itself for a market with "enormous potential".

 

 

 

Upholding the research is a survey conducted by Wine Intelligence for Adhesion Group and Adhesion Asia among industry professionals where 1,000 Chinese consumers reveal that wines from the Mediterranean area clearly have their role to play in an ever more mature Chinese market.

 

 

It says Chinese wine drinkers are ever better informed, aside from top brands and classic wines, the trend is towards diversification with the focus shifting from top-of-the-range to mid-range wines and now cite wines from every price range, seeking out different wines and new alternatives.

 

 

The survey suggests to do business, it is crucial to build relationships on the ground and adopt a brand creation/development approach. Also it is essential to raise profiles among professionals and boots business reputation among consumers through marketing campaigns and collective initiatives.

 

 

Vinisud Asia New International Expo Center, Shanghai, in mainland China (26th, 27th & 28th February 2013)

 

 

www.vinisud-asia.com

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Copestick Murray 'I heart' brand given Sainsbury's listings

Published:  22 August, 2012

Copestick Murray has announced new listings in Sainsbury's for its I ? brand, on the back of Wine Intelligence research that showed it was "striking a powerful chord with consumers."

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AFWS raises profile of front-of-house qualifications

Published:  21 August, 2012

The Academy of Food & Wine Service is attempting to raise the profile of front-of-house vocational qualifications as an alternative for young adults who are more practically minded.

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Perthshire hotel offers finest Glengoyne by the dram

Published:  21 August, 2012

Perthshire's Lake of Menteith Hotel has added the limited edition Glengoyne 40 Years Old whisky to its Malt Vault, and is claiming to be the first and only hotel the UK to offer it by the dram.

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Naked Wines recruits global winemaker investments team

Published:  20 August, 2012

Online wine retailer Naked Wines has recruited a dedicated team of wine professionals to oversee its £25 million global winemaker investments.

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Dom Pérignon launches David Lynch series

Published:  20 August, 2012

Dom Pérignon is to release a flight of limited edition bottles signed by the Californian film director David Lynch.

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Napa Valley proclaims 2012 vintage a 'classic'

Published:  20 August, 2012

The Napa Valley is getting ready to kick off its 2012 harvest with winemakers describing it as "one of the most balanced crops in years", thanks to the "marvellous growing season".

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Pernod Ricard chairman dies suddenly

Published:  20 August, 2012

Patrick Ricard, the head of global wine and spirits firm Pernod Ricard, has died suddenly aged 67.

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Jacob's Creek sponsors Jonathan Ross TV show

Published:  17 August, 2012

Jacob's Creek has signed a sponsorship deal with the Jonathan Ross Show on ITV1.

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Drastic UK volume decline for Treasury Wine given positive spin

Published:  17 August, 2012

A drastic 1.6 million case decline in the United Kingdom has been given positive spin as Treasury Wine Estates briefed the Australian Securities Exchange on their 2012 full year results.

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Pernod Ricard's festive marketing plans revealed

Published:  17 August, 2012

In part two of Harpers' report on Pernod Ricard UK's festive plans for 2012, we take a look at what the drinks giant will be doing to promote its leading brands this Christmas.

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Laithwaite's helps with wine to mark Andrew Strauss's 100th cap

Published:  16 August, 2012

To mark England cricketer Andrew Strauss's 100th Test Match appearance, his team mates commissioned 100 bespoke bottles from Laithwaite's Wine.

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Premium is the buzzword this Christmas, says Pernod Ricard UK

Published:  16 August, 2012

The biggest money-spinning opportunity this Christmas is wines in the £6.50 to £8.50 price bracket and spirits costing £14 to £21.

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Mixed Olympics results for drinks trade

Published:  16 August, 2012

The Olympics has brought a mixed set of results for drinks businesses - on-trade firms near Games venues saw uplifts in sales while other sites went quiet, while the off-trade saw sales of sparkling wines grow as customers celebrated Team GB medal wins.

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