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First chance to taste new Kiwi releases

Published:  01 September, 2011

On September 21 the trade will have a chance to taste their way through the first UK showing of New Zealand's 2011 vintage white wines and 2010 red wines, together with newly released wines from past vintages.

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Finalists announced for Champagne Jacquart Rising Stars Trophy

Published:  31 August, 2011

Eight chef and sommelier teams have been chosen for the Grand Final of the Champagne Jacquart Rising Stars Trophy.

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Business panel announced for WSTA Conference

Published:  31 August, 2011

A panel of leading figures from the wine and spirit trade has been announced to round off this year's Wine and Spirit Trade Association, WSTA Conference on September 14.

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Malibu pushes mixing message

Published:  31 August, 2011

Malibu is investing heavily in above-the-line support this summer to promote its new range of serve suggestions, cocktail pouches and pre-mixed cans.

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Sterling falls due to decrease in UK service sector activity

Published:  31 August, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar and euro yesterday, due largely to a decrease in the UK's service sector activity over the last three months.

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Merger creates major privately-owned Kiwi wine company

Published:  30 August, 2011

A merger has been announced between New Zealand's leading sustainable wine producer, Yealands Estate, and Kiwi wine investment company, Ager Sectus.

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Cornwall's first single malt in 300 years

Published:  30 August, 2011

Two Cornish drinks producers have teamed up to create what they claim is the first whiskey to be produced in Cornwall in over 300 years and the oldest whiskey to be launched in England for more than a century.

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Jägermeister poised to take legal proceedings over brand substitution

Published:  30 August, 2011

German herbal liqueur brand, Jägermeister has threatened legal action against five bars in the Midlands over claims they served substitute products.

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Le Creuset launches display competition for wine accessory range

Published:  30 August, 2011

Le Creuset is celebrating its launch of Le Creuset Wine Accessories by inviting retailers to create themed competition window displays of its new products.

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Harpers Debate: indies and suppliers go head to head

Published:  30 August, 2011

Leading independent wine retailers and suppliers will come together next month to debate whether a suppliers' charter should be established to regulate how wine is sold.

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Sterling hits low due to UK economy concerns

Published:  30 August, 2011

Sterling hit a low of 1.5% against the US$ and was the second worst performer after the Swiss franc.

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Wines in the Press, August 26-29

Published:  30 August, 2011

The Guardian


If you're cooking for veggie friends, do you think of buying vegetarian- and vegan-friendly wines to go with them? Asks Fiona Beckett.

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'Most complex' Laphroaig launched in UK

Published:  29 August, 2011

Laphroaig Triple Wood, previously only available in the travel retail sector, is being launched in the UK by Maxxium.

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De Bortoli online launch hailed a success

Published:  26 August, 2011

The live online De Bortoli launch of its BellaRiva range of wines yesterday, saw 120 unique viewers between its two virtual tastings.

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Sainsbury's sees fine wine sales soar

Published:  26 August, 2011

Sainsbury's has put the growth of its fine wines by 47% over the last 12 months down to the fact that consumers don't want to forego luxury in the recession.

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Casa Silva pushes Chile's southern winemaking boundaries

Published:  26 August, 2011

Chilean winery Casa Silva is reporting successful results for what it claims is Chile's most southerly vineyard.

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Gary Vaynerchuk retires from wine videos

Published:  26 August, 2011

US social media celebrity, Gary Vaynerchuk has announced the end of his daily wine broadcast, Daily Grape.

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New weights and measures legislation allows for licensee 'innovation'

Published:  26 August, 2011

Samples of wine can now be sold under 75ml, according to new legislation from the National Measurement Office (NMO).

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Foil pouches don't breach alcohol responsibility rules

Published:  25 August, 2011

Ready-to-drink vodka products sold in foil pouches do not unduly appeal to children nor suggest that consumption enhances performance, according to a ruling by the Independent Complaints Panel.

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Take our survey: how valuable are trade associations?

Published:  25 August, 2011

In times of trouble many businesses turn to trade associations for advice or practical help ? Harpers wants to assess how valuable they are to drinks firms.

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