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Sterling hits euro high, but UK economic picture deteriorates

Published:  08 December, 2011

Sterling hit a one month high against the euro yesterday of €1.1748/£1, coming close to the highest level since March.

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New chief executive for the Benevolent

Published:  07 December, 2011

The Benevolent has appointed Paul Newman, who joins from a health care charity, as its new chief executive.

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Robinsons invests £5m into brewhouse

Published:  07 December, 2011

Robinsons brewery of Stockport has installed one of the world's largest hopniks, as part of the company's £5m investment in its brewhouse.

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Penfolds gets its own managing director

Published:  07 December, 2011

Iconic wine brand Penfolds has appointed Gary Burnand as its managing director.

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Brintex and IWC team up to link unrepresented wineries to UK buyers

Published:  07 December, 2011

London International Wine Fair LIWF, organiser, Brintex, has teamed up with the International Wine Challenge IWC, to host the Discovery Tasting for wineries seeking UK representation.

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Sterling falls and retail suffers biggest sales drop since May

Published:  07 December, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar yesterday and a survey by the British Retail Consortium showed that retailers suffered their biggest annual drop in like for like sales since May.

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WSTA launches trade tasting iPhone app

Published:  06 December, 2011

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association WSTA, has announced its diary for tastings and events in the wine and spirits trade, is now available as a free iPhone app.

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Moët & Chandon releases Grand Vintage Collection 1911

Published:  06 December, 2011

Moët & Chandon have released 11, limited-edition coffrets of six bottles of Grand Vintage Collection 1911, to go on display in one of Harrods' Christmas windows.

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Wines in the press - December 2-4

Published:  06 December, 2011

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett thinks it's hard to beat fizz at Christmas, but even with all the cut-price offers around, you might not want to make it Champagne, she says.

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Sterling given boost by euro agreement

Published:  06 December, 2011

Sterling strengthened against the US dollar yesterday after an agreement between France and Germany over the the euro zone crisis helped boost 'riskier' currencies.

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Scotch whisky raises £90,000 for Japanese relief effort

Published:  05 December, 2011

The 'Spirit of Unity' whisky, created by seven independent Scottish distilleries for the relief effort in Japan following its earthquake and tsunami, has raised £90,000 to date.

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Wine Australia UK plays down proposed London move

Published:  05 December, 2011

Wine Australia's UK chief has played down the proposed move from its central London offices as part of a drive to cut costs.

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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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