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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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Sterling hits low against US dollar

Published:  06 September, 2011

Sterling depreciated by 0.7% against the US dollar yesterday, hitting the lowest level since mid-July, but gained slightly against the euro.

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Manchester Drinks puts nutritional and calorific content on packaging

Published:  06 September, 2011

Manchester Drinks has announced it is to put nutritional information and calorie content on its My Cocktail drinks packaging.

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Managing director of Morgenrot dies, aged 47

Published:  05 September, 2011

Ray Flynn, managing director of The Morgenrot Group passed away last weekend aged 47, after a battle with cancer that was diagnosed earlier this year.

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Sterling hits $1.6172/£1 low against dollar

Published:  05 September, 2011

Sterling hit a low against the dollar on Friday, as data showed a fall in UK construction activity- the slowest expansion since December 2010.

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WSTA rubbishes link between off-licence density and underage drinking

Published:  05 September, 2011

The WSTA has rubbished claims from Alcohol Concern that there is a link between off-licence density and alcohol harms in under 18s.

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Wines in the press - September 2-4

Published:  05 September, 2011

The Guardian

If you're taking a late UK holiday, there's a chance you'll find yourself somewhere where the only place to buy wine is a corner shop or small supermarket, says Fiona Beckett.

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Diageo extends Christmas focus across winter

Published:  02 September, 2011

Diageo is moving its focus away from Christmas-themed advertising and promotions in favour of capitalising on the occasions when consumers drink from as early as September and right through to the New Year.

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Bibendum to hold late night trade tasting

Published:  02 September, 2011

Bibendum is to host its first late night 9pm to 1am tasting to suit sommeliers and retailers who work in establishments with late opening hours.

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Picking in the Loire and Pessac-Léognan begins ahead of schedule

Published:  02 September, 2011

Both the Loire and at Dourthe, Château La Garde in Pessac-Léognan, vintage has arrived two weeks ahead of schedule.

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Sterling undermined as worries over UK recovery continue

Published:  02 September, 2011

A week of disappointing economic data has undermined sterling, as worries over the UK recovery continue.

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"Bargain Booze owners seek to sell," claims the Independent

Published:  01 September, 2011

The private-equity owners of Bargain Booze have put the off-licence chain up for sale, according to a report in the Independent newspaper.

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Win £2500 worth of wine with Penfolds promo

Published:  01 September, 2011

Aussie wine brand Penfolds is giving away a cellar of wine worth £2500 in a new neck-collar promotion.

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