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Wines in the press - July 29-31

Published:  01 August, 2011

The Guardian
While judging a competition, Fiona Beckett had a salutary lesson about the baggage we carry around with us.

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French Connection Wines and FCUK join forces in tasting events

Published:  29 July, 2011

Bottle Green's French Connection Wines is joining forces with the fashion brand, French Connection, to offer in-store sampling.

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Thierry's adds C da Silva's Dalva Port range

Published:  29 July, 2011

Thierry's has added C da Silva's Dalva Port range to its portfolio.

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Agents and importers could win NZ trip

Published:  29 July, 2011

Agents and importers are being tasked with creating a rugby-themed promotion around Kiwi wines for the chance to win a trip to New Zealand.

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Sterling strengthens but UK retail sales fall

Published:  29 July, 2011

Sterling strengthened against the euro yesterday, hitting a high of €1.1446/£1, however British retail sales fell at their fastest pace in a year.

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Gonzalez Byass takes on Wirra Wirra

Published:  28 July, 2011

Gonzalez Byass has taken on distribution of the premium Australian McLaren Vale winery, Wirra Wirra.

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Maxxium UK announces cognac back in growth

Published:  28 July, 2011

Maxxium UK has announced the UK cognac market is back in growth by 10% in volume and value, due to its brand Courvoisier, which it says is propelling the spirit forward.

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Industry encouraged over decline in teenage drinking

Published:  28 July, 2011

The drinks industry is encouraged by figures from the recent NHS study on teenage drinking, but also sends a warning about becoming complacent.

Virgin Wines revamps website

Published:  28 July, 2011

Online wine retailer, Virgin Wines has launched a new website, that aims to improve overall usability and feature more customers' comments, ideas and feedback.

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Naked Wines offers unsigned Argentinian winemaker £50k order

Published:  28 July, 2011

Naked Wines has teamed up with Wines of Argentina to find the best Argentinian winery, not yet exporting to the UK, to offer them a guaranteed £50,000 order.

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Martell launches on-pack promotion to win luxury home

Published:  28 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned Martell has launched an on-pack promotion offering consumers a chance to win a luxury home in Cognac.

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Sterling slips as UK manufacturer optimism declines

Published:  28 July, 2011

Sterling slipped against the US dollar, as data showed that UK factory orders declined more than estimated and manufacturer optimism dropped to the lowest level in two years.

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Whisky to turn to rail transport

Published:  28 July, 2011

Whisky distilleries will be forced to transport more freight by rail as the industry continues to expand.

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Sterling hits high due to better than expected UK GPD

Published:  27 July, 2011

Sterling hit a six-week high yesterday against a broadly weaker US dollar after UK GDP figures came in higher than expected.

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Absolut adds 'Mango' to flavoured vodka range

Published:  27 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned Absolut, has added Absolut Mango to its flavoured vodka portfolio.

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Grant Burge returns to Krondorf Winery

Published:  26 July, 2011

Australian producer, Grant Burge is to refurbish his Krondorf Winery in a bid to cement the Burge brand as an icon of the Barossa landscape.

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Alliance Wine to distribute Domaine Baumard

Published:  26 July, 2011

Loire producer, Domaine Baumard, has joined Alliance Wine in a bid to re-establish the distribution and market profile for its Savennières, Côteaux du Layon and Quarts de Chaumes.

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Sterling hits high, but investors wary of low UK GDP

Published:  26 July, 2011

Sterling came off a five-week high against the US dollar yesterday, but investors are wary of UK GDP data activity showing lower than expected figures.

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Wines in the Press, July 22 - 24

Published:  25 July, 2011

The Guardian
School may be out for summer, but as we also come to the end of the supermarket wine tasting season, Fiona Beckett is "not impressed".

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Australian producer loses £675k of wine in forklift blunder

Published:  25 July, 2011

An Australian winery has lost a third of its production after a forklift dropped 462 cases of its wine.

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