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Gary Vaynerchuk retires from wine videos

Published:  26 August, 2011

US social media celebrity, Gary Vaynerchuk has announced the end of his daily wine broadcast, Daily Grape.

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New weights and measures legislation allows for licensee 'innovation'

Published:  26 August, 2011

Samples of wine can now be sold under 75ml, according to new legislation from the National Measurement Office (NMO).

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Foil pouches don't breach alcohol responsibility rules

Published:  25 August, 2011

Ready-to-drink vodka products sold in foil pouches do not unduly appeal to children nor suggest that consumption enhances performance, according to a ruling by the Independent Complaints Panel.

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Take our survey: how valuable are trade associations?

Published:  25 August, 2011

In times of trouble many businesses turn to trade associations for advice or practical help ? Harpers wants to assess how valuable they are to drinks firms.

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Diageo GB: wine business grows 14%

Published:  25 August, 2011

Diageo's wines business in Great Britain delivered "strong results" with net sales growth of 14% ? driven by a healthy Bordeaux campaign, growth in en primeur, and price increases on Blossom Hill.

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Brazilian wine exports up 2% to UK

Published:  25 August, 2011

Brazilian wine exports have grown 40% in the first half of 2011 - with the UK market taking the lion's share, up 2% on last year, according to Ibravin.

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De Bortoli to launch new range live online

Published:  25 August, 2011

Family owned Australian wine company De Bortoli Wines has released a new 
range, BellaRiva, which will be launched today, August 25, live online.

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Sterling hits low as automatic 'sell' orders triggered

Published:  25 August, 2011

Sterling hit a low of $1.6375/ £1 against the US dollar yesterday as automatic 'sell' orders were triggered.

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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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