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Burgundy Wine Board cancels annual UK tasting

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Burgundy Wine Board has cancelled its UK-based generic tasting in 2012 following feedback from the British trade and Burgundy producers.

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Tesco to engage with consumer via online wine community

Published:  20 December, 2011

Tesco is ramping up its consumer engagement outside of the supermarket aisles, with the launch of an online wine community.

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Portman Group extends Code of Practice response deadline

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Portman Group is extending the deadline for responses to its consultation on the Code of Practice for responsible alcohol marketing until January 31, 2012.

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Sterling continues to hold ground against euro

Published:  20 December, 2011

Sterling continued to hover around a 10 month high against the euro as investors favour sterling to the ailing single currency.

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Wine Society keeps prices static for 2012

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Wine Society has announced it will not put up prices in the new January list and has lowered prices on more than 300 wines.

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Xmas wines in the press December 16-19

Published:  20 December, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett thinks Beaujolais Nouveau comes a month too early and is more fitting for a Boxing Day, with leftover turkey, ham and cold stuffing.

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McGuigan Wines breaks into UK top 10

Published:  20 December, 2011

McGuigan Wines has broken into the top 10 wine brands in the UK for the first time, according to the latest Nielsen figures, making it 8th largest by value.

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Jameson to undergo £80m distillery expansion

Published:  20 December, 2011

Pernod Ricard has announced a £80 million investment in the expansion of its Jameson Irish distillery, due to continued growth.

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London independent wine merchant closes

Published:  20 December, 2011

London independent wine merchant Wines of the World has closed down.

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Pub and restaurant sales up 2.1% in November

Published:  19 December, 2011

Pub and restaurant sales in November grew 2.1% on last year, says Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Sterling holds on to last week's gains

Published:  19 December, 2011

Sterling is holding on to gains against the euro as the euro zone debt crisis cast a shadow over the single currency.

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Amps Fine Wines scoops New Zealand award

Published:  19 December, 2011

Amps Fine Wine is heading to New Zealand after coming top in a competition encouraging on-trade buyers to boost wine sales.

 

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'Crazy' offers dismay Champagne suppliers

Published:  19 December, 2011

Champagne suppliers have expressed dismay at deep discounting in the category this year, at a time when their own costs are rising.

 

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Laithwaites Wine extends Xmas order cut off

Published:  19 December, 2011

Laithwaites Wine has extended its Christmas order cut-off date until 1pm on December 22, in order to cater for the last minute rush.

 

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Budweiser supports 'Designate a Driver' campaign

Published:  16 December, 2011

Anheuser-Busch InBev UK, owner of Budweiser is investing in its second year of the 'Designate a Driver' TV and radio advertising campaign, throughout December.

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Drinks trade fears new year hangover

Published:  16 December, 2011

The season's deep discounting and the accelerated fall in wine volumes in the last weeks of the year will have a lingering hangover effect on the trade in 2012.

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Sterling has strong weak against euro, but falls against dollar

Published:  16 December, 2011

Sterling has had a strong week against the euro, strengthening to a 10-month high and holding ground as European policymakers struggled to come to grips with the euro zone crisis.

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First Cape "would work" with shamed Strictly Come Dancing star next year

Published:  15 December, 2011

Brand Phoenix has denied that BBC Strictly Come Dancing star, Alesha Dixon, has been dropped as the face of its First Cape Café Collection lower alcohol wine brand following an appearance on a TV chat show where she was seen drinking wine out of a bottle.

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Radcliffe's Wines revamps website to offer food and wine 'experience'

Published:  15 December, 2011

Thierry's owned Radcliffe's Wines, has revamped its website in order to demystify wine by offering consumers a complete food and wine experience.

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English sparkling on cusp of popularity

Published:  15 December, 2011

English sparkling wine is set to become a mainstream drink of choice, according to new report that shows over half of sparkling wine drinkers in the UK have tried sparkling wine from English vineyards at least once.

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