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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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Wines of Germany 'Riesling Week' winners announced

Published:  09 September, 2011

Wines of Germany has unveiled independent merchant, Corks Out and restaurant, The Vineyard at Stockcross as the winners of its first Riesling Week promotion.

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Sterling makes gains after Bank of England holds interest rates

Published:  09 September, 2011

Sterling strengthened against the US dollar, reversing its previous eight week low and also rose firmly against the euro yesterday, due to the Bank of England's decision to keep interest rates on hold.

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Bordeaux vintage update - 'early - but not easy'

Published:  08 September, 2011

Gavin Quinney owner of Château Bauduc says "I think Charles Chevallier, director of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild, is dead right when he says 'It's an early harvest and not an easy one.'"

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Texture to relaunch wine list

Published:  08 September, 2011

London restaurant, Texture is to relaunch its wine list this month by introducing more Riesling and Pinot Noir to bring it in line with its modern European cooking.

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Harvest news - Europe harvests early, USA late

Published:  08 September, 2011

The northern hemisphere's grape harvest has been driven by extremes this year - while Europe is harvesting around two to four weeks early, the west coast of the USA is up to six weeks behind schedule.

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Harvest news - Europe harvests early, USA late

Published:  08 September, 2011

The northern hemisphere's grape harvest has been driven by extremes this year - while Europe is harvesting around two to four weeks early, the west coast of the USA is up to six weeks behind schedule.

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Fine wine prices drop due to summer break, says Bordeaux Index

Published:  08 September, 2011

Fine wine prices ended the month 4% lower after traders and chateaux took their traditional summer break, according to Bordeaux Index.

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On-trade suffers more than off-trade as sales of alcohol fall

Published:  08 September, 2011

Sales of alcohol in Britain continue to fall, with the on-trade suffering more that the off-trade, according to analysis by the Wilson Drinks Report WDR.

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Sterling makes gains against the dollar

Published:  08 September, 2011

Sterling was flat against the euro yesterday, but gained by 0.4% against the US dollar.

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Clem Yates awarded Master of Wine

Published:  07 September, 2011

Clem Yates, in-house winemaker for Sainsbury's and creator of its first range of Fairtrade Taste the Difference wines, has been awarded the title of Master of Wine.

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Sir George Fistonich receives IWC Lifetime Achievement Award

Published:  07 September, 2011

Sir George Fistonich, owner and managing director of Villa Maria Estate, has received the International Wine Challenge Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Brintex confirms LIWF 2012 to remain at ExCeL

Published:  07 September, 2011

Brintex, organisers of the London International Wine Fair, has announced it is to remain at ExCeL for 2012, after speculation the event might move back to central London.

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Waitrose success at IWC awards

Published:  07 September, 2011

Waitrose and Majestic scooped the top gongs for best supermarket and high street retailers at this year's International Wine Challenge awards.

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Sterling falls and UK retail sales data shows drop on last year

Published:  07 September, 2011

Sterling fell to a two month low against the US dollar yesterday, and data from the British Retail Consortium showed a 0.6% drop in retail sales compared to this time last year.

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2011 MWs include M&S buyer and Sainsbury's winemaker

Published:  06 September, 2011

The Institute of Masters of Wine has announced its eleven new Masters of Wine MW, brings the total worldwide number to 300 for the first time in the title's history.

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Blossom Hill launches £1.5m campaign

Published:  06 September, 2011

Percy Fox owned brand, Blossom Hill is launching a £1.5m press advertising campaign aimed at young women, in order to drive brand awareness and add value to the category.

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