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Halewood International founder dies

Published:  17 October, 2011

John Halewood, founder of independent drinks distributor Halewood International, has died at the age of 64.

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New boss for Cert Octavian

Published:  17 October, 2011

Logistics and specialist wine cellarage firm Cert Octavian has appointed Vincent O'Brien as managing director with immediate effect.

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Strong US sales figures help boost sterling to month high

Published:  17 October, 2011

Stronger than expected US retail sales figures helped to boost global risk appetite helping Sterling to hit a one month high against the US dollar.

 

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WSTA and police warn wine producers about identity fraud

Published:  17 October, 2011

The WSTA and the Metropolitan Police have warned that using identity fraud to obtain wine without payment is on the increase, and producers should be on their guard.

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Diplomatico launches ultra premium rum

Published:  14 October, 2011

Venezuelan rum producer Destilerias Unidas has launched its first ultra premium bottling of Diplomatico rum.

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Heritage Wine to distribute Nugan Estate

Published:  14 October, 2011

Heritage Wine has signed an agreement to distribute Australia's Nugan Estate in the UK.

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Brighton council accused of one-sided debate on alcohol policy

Published:  14 October, 2011

An attempt by Brighton & Hove council to canvas opinion of residents about the city's alcohol policy has been criticised by local drinks businesses for being one-sided.

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Bordeaux first growth prices fall as investors turn to Burgundy

Published:  14 October, 2011

Bordeaux prices fell by 7.5% in quarter three, as buyers reject expensive 'hyped up' newer vintages and turn to other markets, according to trader of first growths, Bordeaux Index.

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UK economy's fragility impacts on sterling

Published:  14 October, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar yesterday, tracking weakness in the euro and as concerns over the UK economy's fragility impacted on the pound's prospects.

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Raymond Blanc and Martell to host live dining experience

Published:  13 October, 2011

French chef, Raymond Blanc, has teamed up with luxury cognac brand, Martell, to host Harrods' first live dining experience in its Brompton Road windows.

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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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