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Sterling weakens against euro as Greek leaders reach agreement

Published:  10 February, 2012

This week saw sterling weaken off against the euro as finalisation of the Greek 130 billion euro bailout enters the final straight.

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Waverley TBS to showcase new wine portfolio

Published:  09 February, 2012

On-trade specialist Waverley TBS will showcase its new 2012 portfolio at an all-day annual tasting event, hosted at The East Wintergarden in London's Canary Warf on March 12.

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Battersea-based Artisan & Vine forced to close

Published:  09 February, 2012

Battersea wine bar Artisan & Vine has closed after struggling to make money from offering local and natural wines in a recession.

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Slurp moves "aggressively" into beer and spirits

Published:  09 February, 2012

Slurp.co.uk has appointed Richard Ellis to the position of beer and spirits manager, as it aims to expand more "aggressively" into non-wine alcoholic drinks.

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Black Sheep Brewery launches seasonal beer

Published:  09 February, 2012

The Black Sheep Brewery has launched the second of its limited edition seasonal beers, All Creatures.

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New website aims to "revolutionise the way Brits buy wine"

Published:  09 February, 2012

A members-only website which gives consumers exclusive access to hard-to-find wines at attractive prices is launching in the UK.

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Anticipation of quantitative easing weakens sterling

Published:  09 February, 2012

Sterling weakened across the board, due to anticipation of a further round of quantitative easing.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd posts record internet sales

Published:  08 February, 2012

Berry Bros. & Rudd, has reported its best ever year for internet sales, at 72% up on 2010.

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ProWein launches app

Published:  08 February, 2012

A new app has been launched in preparation for ProWein 2012 trade fair, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, commencing on March 4 and finishing on March 6.

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Barwell & Jones to champion premium Chilean wines from Morandé

Published:  08 February, 2012

UK wine importers, Barwell & Jones, has taken on the premium Chilean wine producer, Morandé, to help it in its bid to widen distribution across the specialist independent on and off-trades.

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MPs call for minimum price on alcohol

Published:  08 February, 2012

MPs have called for the alcohol strategy, due out in the next few weeks, to enforce a minimum price per unit and cut "a significant number of units" by changing how alcohol is produced and sold.

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London's Cork & Bottle launches wine website

Published:  08 February, 2012

London wine bar Cork & Bottle has started to sell its products online at corkandbottledirect.com.

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Absolut given a London look

Published:  08 February, 2012

Pernod Ricard owned Absolut, has released its latest limited edition bottle - Absolut London.

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Two products breach responsibility rules

Published:  08 February, 2012

Two products have been found in breach of alcohol responsibility rules: Magnum Tonic wine and Healey's Texan-style Hard Cyder.

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Sterling strengthens against dollar, but weakens against euro

Published:  08 February, 2012

Sterling strengthened against the dollar, but weakened against the euro and the Swiss franc as rumours circulated surrounding finalisation of the current Greek bailout package.

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UK consumer trading up on price and down on abv

Published:  07 February, 2012

The UK consumer is spending more per bottle and increasingly requesting lower alcohol wines, according to the first Wine Intelligence UK Independent Retailer Report.

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Japan's leading producers head to London for Koshu tasting on February 22

Published:  07 February, 2012

London's Imagination Gallery will host the third annual Koshu of Japan trade and press tasting day on February 22, exploring wines from the Yamanashi Prefecture wine region.

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Pernod Ricard becomes corporate patron of Saatchi Gallery

Published:  07 February, 2012

Pernod Ricard UK has become corporate patron of the Saatchi Gallery, meaning it can showcase its premium status, brands and activities in its creative space.

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Seven out of ten consumers plan grocery spend before shopping

Published:  07 February, 2012


Nearly 70% of shoppers now plan exactly what they are going to spend their money on before going out to do their food and grocery shopping compared to less than half three years ago.

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Bowmore revamps travel and duty free range

Published:  07 February, 2012

Islay single malt whisky Bowmore, has unveiled new packaging across its domestic and global travel retail, and duty free range.

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