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Antique Wine Company launches wine academy

Published:  24 August, 2011

The Antique Wine Company has announced the launch of its Marylebone based, AWC Wine Academy.

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East of England Co-operative opens Le Château

Published:  24 August, 2011

The East of England Co-operative has opened Le Château, a new concept store for wines, beers and spirits, which it hopes will be the first of a few, due to the current gap in the market.

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Boutique Bar Show returns September

Published:  24 August, 2011

The Boutique Bar Show returns to London next month for its fifth year.

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Berkmann creates new spirits division

Published:  24 August, 2011

Berkmann Wine Cellars' new specialist spirits division will offer "niche, cool products that are mixology friendly", promises owner Justin Berkmann.

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Sterling strengthens due to improved UK data

Published:  24 August, 2011

Sterling strengthened by 0.4% against the US dollar yesterday hitting $1.6534/£1- it was helped by positive data that showed an improvement in British factory orders in August.

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Passoã to partner Sancho Panza party at Notting Hill Carnival

Published:  23 August, 2011

First Drinks owned Passoã is to partner the Sancho Panza street party at this year's Notting Hill Carnival.

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South African vineyards accused of human rights abuses

Published:  23 August, 2011

An investigation into human rights abuses in South African vineyards has revealed some workers are forced to live in pig sties and don't have access to safety equipment or basic labour rights.

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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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