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Tesco introduces lighterweight Champagne bottle

Published:  05 December, 2011

 

Tesco has launched the first lighterweight Champagne bottles to its range, as part of its drive towards sustainability.

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Record sale of £2.9m for Christie's London

Published:  05 December, 2011

Christie's London recorded its biggest wine sale total since 1997 as Sir Evelyn De Rothschild's collection hit £2.9 million.

 

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Sterling drops against euro as risk appetite improves

Published:  05 December, 2011

Sterling dropped off against the euro on Friday after better than expected employment figures in the USA gave a boost to global risk appetite.

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Mixed serves a "crime" against Champagne, says leading house

Published:  02 December, 2011

The president of Champagne Taittinger has criticised other houses for trivialising Champagne by recommending it in a mixed serve.

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Matthew Clark announces 3-for-2 deal to on-trade

Published:  02 December, 2011

Matthew Clark has jumped on the three-for-two retail offer bandwagon and announced a buy two, get one free Champagne deal to its on-trade customers to help boost profits.

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Scotch whisky exports at record high as new chairman announced

Published:  02 December, 2011

Scotch whisky exports reached a new high, bolstering the UK economy to the tune of £125 per second, as the Scotch Whisky Association unveiled Edrington's Ian Curle as its new chairman.

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Sterling boosted by Spanish bond demand

Published:  02 December, 2011

Sterling strengthened against a weaker US dollar yesterday after risk appetite improved following good demand at a Spanish bond auction.

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Festive deals mean 'bloodbath' for drinks trade

Published:  02 December, 2011

Consumers are seeking out cut-price drinks deals this Christmas as the on-trade is flooded with vouchers and supermarkets continue to offer deep discounts.

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Waldin and Smart fail to convince in"disappointing" biodynamics debate

Published:  02 December, 2011


Biodynamic winemaker Monty Wadldin and viticulturist, Dr Richard Smart failed to live up to their billing at what has been described as a "disappointing" biodynamics debate held last night at the WSET in London.

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Jacob's Creek targets women with Cool Harvest wine range

Published:  02 December, 2011

A new range of lighter style wines from Jacob's Creek, aimed at women, is hitting the shelves in the UK.

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Consumers going out 12% more often, says Deloitte

Published:  02 December, 2011

Consumers are going out to eat and drink 12% more often than six months ago, that's the good news from Deloitte's Taste the Nation survey.

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Eco-certified wines carry clout with consumers

Published:  02 December, 2011

As more wine companies jump on the environmentally friendly bandwagon, achieving full organic or biodynamic certification gives producers greater credibility with the consumer.

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Blog: Anne Krebiehl on natural wine book launch

Published:  01 December, 2011

Last night, some of the UK's finest winos braved the November cold to come to Artisan & Vine in Clapham where Kathryn O'Mara welcomed them to the official launch of "Authentic Wine - Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking", a new and inquiring book by Dr Jamie Goode and Sam Harrop MW.

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Vanquish Wine to distribute Tequila Casa Dragones

Published:  01 December, 2011

Vanquish Wine will distribute premium sipping Tequila Casa Dragones in the UK.

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WSTA comms director appointed interim CEO

Published:  01 December, 2011

WSTA's communications director Gavin Partington has to step up to the role of interim chief executive as the hunt for Jeremy Beadles replacement continues.

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D&D London restructures wine buying team

Published:  01 December, 2011

Restaurant group D&D London has restructured its wine buying team - the current buyers have left and decisions on wine willl now be taken by the food and beverage manager.

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First Cape pledges to cut its alcohol content

Published:  01 December, 2011

First Cape is planning to remove 50 million units of alcohol from its wines over the next three years, says the brand's owner, Brand Phoenix.

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Mondial du Merlot winners announced

Published:  01 December, 2011

The fourth Mondial du Merlot competition, organised by the Vinea Association in Sierre, Switzerland saw 300 wines entered, from 21 countries.

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Emergency action by central banks helps boost Sterling against dollar

Published:  01 December, 2011

Sterling jumped by 0.8% against the US dollar yesterday after co-ordinated emergency action by several central banks saw investors jump towards riskier assets.

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Record sales for buying consortium

Published:  30 November, 2011

The Society of Vintners is reporting record sales, up 39% year on year.

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