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Sterling declined 6.5% against nine currencies in past year

Published:  16 September, 2011

Sterling declined 6.5% against a basket of nine currencies over the past 12 months, making it the second worst performer after the US dollar.

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Medoc starts harvesting red grapes

Published:  15 September, 2011

The red harvest began in Dourthe's estates in the Medoc on September 13, under clear blue skies.

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Sterling fell to 8-month low against dollar

Published:  15 September, 2011

Sterling fell to an eight-month low versus the dollar and also made losses against the yen, reaching its lowest since January 2009.

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'Atypical' Champagne harvest over already

Published:  15 September, 2011

Champagne has finished its second-earliest harvest on record, which growers describe as "atypical".

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Consumers still dubious about lower-alcohol wines

Published:  14 September, 2011

Consumers are still wary of lower-alcohol wines despite a mini-boom in the fledgling sector, according to new research.

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Health Secretary calls on all drinks firms to sign Responsibility Deal

Published:  14 September, 2011

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has called on all drinks firms to sign up to the Responsibility Deal.

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Alcohol charity starts life with £13m funding

Published:  14 September, 2011

A new alcohol charity has pledged to use research to find a solution to the UK's drink problems.

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Casella's McPherson joins Rosemount team

Published:  14 September, 2011

Treasury Wine Estates has named Angus McPherson as the new managing director of Australian wine brand Rosemount.

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Scottish alcohol raid: one charged

Published:  14 September, 2011

Customs officers in Scotland have disrupted an illegal alcohol network following raids on an industrial unit and an off-licence.

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Calls for registration to London's SIVCBD biodynamic tasting

Published:  13 September, 2011

Registration is now open for the UK's largest dedicated tasting of biodynamic wines in November, when over 40 producers will show a range of wines from their respective portfolios.

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Positive growth forecast by small leisure firms

Published:  13 September, 2011

Three quarters of small and medium-sized consumer and leisure firms are forecasting 6% growth in the next year, with a third of those predicting a turnover increase of more than 20%.

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Sterling falls to eight month low against US dollar

Published:  13 September, 2011

Sterling hit a six month high against the euro yesterday morning of €1.1724/£1, but fell to the lowest level against the US dollar since January.

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Dominic Roskrow to present whisky medal winners at Pure Festival

Published:  13 September, 2011

Whisky writer and author of the World's Best Whiskies, Dominic Roskrow is to present The World Whisky Masters Medal Winners at the whisky and music event, the Pure Festival.

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Wines in the press - September 9-11

Published:  13 September, 2011

The Guardian

Given the hype that surrounds the annual release of the top growths, it's easy to forget how affordable most Bordeaux is, and how much of it there is, says Fiona Beckett.

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Re-launch takes Cockburn's Port back to its roots

Published:  12 September, 2011

Symington FamilyEstates owned Cockburn's Port has been re-launched with a bottle design based on the original 1970s model and an enhanced flavour.

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Harvest news- Nicolas Feuillatte - "quietly confident"

Published:  12 September, 2011

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has announced it is "quietly confident" about the
outcome of this year's harvest.

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Exports of Scotch whisky continue to soar

Published:  12 September, 2011

Scotch whisky continues to defy the recession with the announcement that exports have grown strongly by 22%, reaching £1.8 billion between January-June this year.

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Sterling surges against euro after disagreements in European Central Bank

Published:  12 September, 2011

Sterling surged against the euro on Friday as the European Central Bank pulled back from its policy of increasing interest rates and key policymaker, Juergen Stark, quit his position.

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Last chance to register for Wines of Argentina masterclasses

Published:  09 September, 2011

Wines of Argentina are calling for the last chance to register for its masterclasses at its annual trade tasting to be held on September 14.

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Alentejo - 'traumatic May' means lower yields, but 'excellent quality'

Published:  09 September, 2011

From Alentejo, John Fordyce from Herdade do Mouchão said the Portuguese region had experienced a "traumatic May".

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