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Sainsbury's new BWS boss focused on innovation

Published:  13 October, 2011

Andy Phelps, the new BWS manager at Sainsbury's, wants to make the supermarket's wine category "famous for innovation".

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Hotel de Vin boss Robert Cook to step down

Published:  13 October, 2011

Hotel du Vin and Malmaison chief executive Robert Cook is leaving the group.

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Torrontés trumps consumer's favourite white wines, says study

Published:  13 October, 2011

Torrontés, the white grape variety unique to Argentina, has trumped consumer's favourite white wines in a study by Wine Intelligence.

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South Africa's Cape Wine Europe attracts 800 visitors

Published:  13 October, 2011

Turning South Africa's Cape Wine Europe tasting into a pan-European event has "really started to pay off", with around 800 visitors attending, said WOSA's chief executive.

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Andrew Lansley welcomes Portman Group's code review

Published:  13 October, 2011

Drinks watchdog the Portman Group has launched a comprehensive review of its code of practice for responsible alcohol marketing.

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ViVAS to be sole wine supplier to TGI Friday's

Published:  13 October, 2011

ViVAS has signed an agreement with the TGI Friday's restaurant chain to become its exclusive wine supplier.

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Lighter style wine up 61% in off-trade

Published:  13 October, 2011

Lighter styles of wine are streaking ahead of more traditional bottles in the off-trade - up 61% according to the latest Nielsen data.

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'Auchentoshan Switch' competition announces finalists

Published:  12 October, 2011

The Auchentoshan Switch competition has selected 40 mixologists to go through to the finals in London and Las Vegas.

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Alcohol industry hits back at criticism of responsible drinking campaigns

Published:  12 October, 2011

The alcohol industry has hit back at claims from Alcohol Concern that responsible drinking campaigns are ineffectual and possibly counterproductive.

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Winners of Jacquart's Rising Stars trophy announced

Published:  12 October, 2011

The Champagne Jacquart Rising Stars trophy has been won by chef Lindsay Mackay and sommelier Tobias Wetzler, from the Carnegie club at Skibo castle in Scotland.

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Sterling slips as mixed UK economic data fails to stop concerns

Published:  12 October, 2011

Sterling slipped against the US dollar yesterday after investors took profits from several days of gains.

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Symington Family Estate - 'an extraordinary vintage'

Published:  11 October, 2011

The Symington Family Estate vintage year in the Douro was a challenging to start, but has developed in to a good and very possibly a great year, according to Paul Symington.

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Sterling falls against strengthened euro

Published:  11 October, 2011

France and Germany's announcement to recapitalise European banks caused sterling to fall dramatically yesterday against the much stronger euro.

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Alcohol Partnerships - 'big hitters' to join management board

Published:  11 October, 2011

Alcohol Partnerships, has announced the appointment of eight senior independent and retail members to serve on its management board.

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Greenall's announces TV sponsorship deal

Published:  11 October, 2011

G&J Greenall has announced its first prime time television sponsorship deal in its 250 year history.

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CAP welcomes new board members

Published:  11 October, 2011

Leading figures from retail, the police, trading standards and the charity and voluntary sectors have been appointed to the Community Alcohol Partnerships' management board.

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Wines in the press - October 6-9

Published:  11 October, 2011

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett promised to put a selection of wine boxes through their paces, but wish she hadn't.

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Corona beer competition does not breach alcohol responsibility rules

Published:  11 October, 2011

The Portman Group's Independent Complaints Panel has ruled a Corona Extra beer Ibiza competition did not encourage excessive consumption.

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Two new sister restaurants for Terroirs

Published:  10 October, 2011

The team behind Terroirs will open another two venues by next March, and is considering expanding the concept overseas.

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Huge costs for drinks firms if Scotland gets control of duty

Published:  10 October, 2011

Drinks businesses could face having to divide up their operations to deal with different tax regimes if the Scottish government manages to gain control of its own alcohol duties.

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