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Russian wine producers to stop using term 'Champagne'

Published:  26 October, 2011

Russian wine producers have agreed to stop calling their sparkling wines Champagne, and are working towards creating geographical indications or appellations.

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Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor awarded 22nd year Michelin star

Published:  26 October, 2011

Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor has been awarded a Michelin star for the 22nd year in a row.

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Sterling falls off six week high against dollar

Published:  26 October, 2011

Sterling slipped against the US dollar, falling off a six week high as perceived 'riskier' currencies came under pressure on growing concerns over today's EU summit.

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Restaurateur jailed for surplus wine con

Published:  25 October, 2011

A man behind a wine scam which conned wine lovers out of £380,000 has been jailed.

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Currency and pricing strategy takes toll on Treasury Wine

Published:  25 October, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates - the company which owns the Penfolds, Lindemans and Wolf Blass brands - has blamed currency fluctuations for a decline in earnings in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

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Wines in the press - October 20-24

Published:  25 October, 2011

The Guardian
If a winemaker has a big personality, it shines right through the range, says Fiona Beckett.

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Veuve Clicquot vintage "top quality" allowing increase in reserves

Published:  25 October, 2011

The quality of the Veuve Clicquot has enabled it to produce a top quality non vintage and increase its reserve wines collection.

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Veuve Clicquot vintage "top quality" allowing increase in reserves

Published:  25 October, 2011

The quality of the Veuve Clicquot has enabled it to produce a top quality non vintage and increase its reserve wines collection.

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Sterling drops as Euro crisis puts pressure on riskier currencies

Published:  25 October, 2011

Sterling dropped against the US dollar yesterday, coming off a six week high of $1.6001/£1 as uncertainty over the European debt crisis put pressure on 'riskier' currencies.

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German Pinot Noir put to the test

Published:  24 October, 2011

Some of the world's top Pinot Noirs will be pitted against the best from Germany at a blind tasting at the end of this month.

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Sterling hits six week high against dollar

Published:  24 October, 2011

Sterling strengthened to a six week high against the US dollar this morning as it tracked optimism that a deal would soon be reached to solve the European debt crisis.

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UK is number one market for Chilean wine

Published:  24 October, 2011

The UK has regained the top spot as Chile's number one export market for bottled wine.

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Don Shenker leaves Alcohol Concern

Published:  24 October, 2011


The chief executive of health charity Alcohol Concern, Don Shenker, is stepping down after the group failed to secure sufficient funding.

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Second wine store for Enoteca Da Luca

Published:  24 October, 2011

Italian wine and food shop Enoteca Da Luca, owned by restaurateur Robert Dora, is to open a second store in the City of London, and is on the look-out for additional sites across the capital.

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Doctors urge two or three-day break from alcohol

Published:  23 October, 2011

Doctors have told the government that drinking guidelines should deal with the frequency of alcohol consumption, not just how much is consumed.

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Christmas kits aimed at cocktail novices

Published:  23 October, 2011

Funkin has produced a Christmas cocktail starter pack to encourage pubs and bars which don't already serve cocktails to introduce them for the festive season.

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Portman Group releases first report on alcohol responsibility measures

Published:  21 October, 2011

The Portman Group is today publishing its first annual report on alcohol responsibility measures in a bid to show how the industry regulates its marketing and the measures it takes to help reduce alcohol misuse.

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Sterling falls against the dollar but rises against the euro

Published:  21 October, 2011

Sterling fell against the dollar but gained against the euro according to Smart Currency Exchange's currency analysis for Harpers.

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Fairtrade wines need to do more to convince restaurateurs

Published:  21 October, 2011

Restaurants might be serving Fairtrade coffee as a matter of course, but the logo is failing to persuade on-trade buyers to add ethical wines to their list.

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Trade questions restaurant discount vouchers

Published:  20 October, 2011


The jury is out on whether discount vouchers offer retailers and restaurateurs lasting custom or harm trade.

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