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Trial The Big Wine Festival 2012 at September Taster event

Published:  23 August, 2011


Anyone interested in taking part in next June's Big Wine Festival in Reading can get an idea of what to expect at a trade Taster event also to be held in Reading on September 15.

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Sterling rises as investors see pound as 'safe haven'

Published:  23 August, 2011

Sterling rose against the US dollar yesterday hitting a high of $1.6520/£1 as markets became increasingly concerned with the financial turbulence.

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Wines in the press- August 19-21

Published:  22 August, 2011

The Guardian


There are still a lot of people, especially women that claim they don't like British beer, despite the Campaign for Real Ale announcing a 40% rise in people trying real ale in the last five years, says Fiona Beckett.

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Investors favour sterling over dollar and euro

Published:  22 August, 2011

Sterling hit a 14 month high against the US dollar on Friday as investors favoured sterling over the US dollar and euro as the 'least worst' of the three.

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Treasury Wine Estates posts net profit of AUS$64m

Published:  22 August, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates, which owns Penfolds, Lindeman's and Wolf Blass, has posted net profits of AUS$64.1 million as the volume of wine sales fell by 6.6%.

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Surge in alcohol prices hits consumers

Published:  22 August, 2011

Annual inflation on alcohol has soared above increases in duty and VAT, according to new figures released by the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Drinkaware launches £3m outdoor ad campaign

Published:  22 August, 2011

Drinkaware has launched the third year of its £100 million 'Why let good times go bad?' campaign with an outdoor advertising push and mobile phone app for young people to monitor their nights out.

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Inter Beaujolais launches iPhone app

Published:  19 August, 2011

Continuing its investment in the technology field, Inter Beaujolais has launched its own iPhone app.

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Sterling ends week positively

Published:  19 August, 2011

Sterling had a positive end to the week, breaking above €1.15/£1 against the euro and nearly hitting $1.66/£1 against the US dollar earlier in the week.

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Portman Group publishes guidance on responsible drinks labelling

Published:  19 August, 2011

Drinks industry watchdog the Portman Group has released details of how the trade will conform to its commitment to display responsible drinking information on labels by 2013.

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Rib Room to relaunch with new head chef and sommelier

Published:  19 August, 2011

The Rib Room will relaunch in October following a major refurbishment programme and with a new head chef and sommelier at the helm.

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Bordeaux faces New World challenge

Published:  19 August, 2011

New World wines have the potential to challenge Bordeaux's dominance of the fine wine market, according to one leading merchant.

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Tia Maria in bar blitz

Published:  19 August, 2011

Tia Maria has embarked on a six-week blitz of UK bars to promote a range of new serves for the liqueur.

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London restaurant prices jump 11%

Published:  18 August, 2011

London restaurant prices have jumped a record 11% in the past year, while the number of new openings has dropped to its lowest level in 11 years, according to Harden's restaurant guides.

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Rare Cognacs go up for auction

Published:  18 August, 2011

Twenty-five rare Cognacs will go under the hammer at the sixth annual Cognac charity auction.

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Riot relief: free legal advice helpline launches

Published:  18 August, 2011

A helpline aimed at pointing businesses damaged by riots in the direction of free legal advice has been launched.

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Alain Grignon launches Angely Minervois

Published:  18 August, 2011

Sourcing contemporary yet classic wines from the South of France is the motivation of Alain Grignon Wines.

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Diminutive Daas

Published:  18 August, 2011

Small but beautiful is Daas (rrp £2.49), the new diminutive range of premium, organic & handmade artisan craft beers.

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AFWS calls for entries for 2011 front-of-house awards

Published:  18 August, 2011

The Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS) is calling for entries from hospitality employers and staff for its front-of-house annual awards 2011.

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Small businesses fear recession is going to get worse, says FSB

Published:  18 August, 2011

 

Small businesses and retailers fear the economic conditions are going to get worse over the next six months,according to the Federation of Small Businesses, 'Voice of Small Business' Index.

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