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50 Great Portuguese Wines unveiled

Published:  08 June, 2011

This year's selection of 50 Great Portuguese Wines, selected by Tom Cannavan has been unveiled.

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Taste the IWC Gold winning wines

Published:  07 June, 2011

For the second year running the International Wine Challenge will host A Taste of Gold at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

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London City Bond secures contract with Zenzan

Published:  07 June, 2011

Wine and spirits logistics provider, London City Bond, has secured a contract with ready-to-drink (RTD) drinks producer Zenzan Ltd.

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Jacob's Creek supports Wimbledon partnership

Published:  07 June, 2011

Jacob's Creek is investing heavily in marketing activity to drive consumer awareness of its partnership with the All England Club as the Official Wine of Wimbledon.

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Sterling drops to fresh one month low

Published:  07 June, 2011

Sterling dropped to a fresh one month low yesterday against the euro, dipping below €1.1190/£1 as the euro zone shrugged off concerns over Greek debt and the IMF raised the prospect of further quantitative easing in the UK.

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Third branch for London wine merchant

Published:  07 June, 2011

London wine merchant Planet of the Grapes has opened a second wine bar in the capital.

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First Drinks pushes mixed serves

Published:  06 June, 2011

Encouraging consumers to trial simple mixed serves of its key brands is central to First Drinks' summer marketing campaign.

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Crimson Wine buys Sonoma's Seghesio Family Vineyards

Published:  06 June, 2011


The Crimson Wine Group has bought Seghesio Family Vineyards, one of California's oldest family-owned wineries.

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Sterling falls due to optimism over bailout for Greece

Published:  06 June, 2011

Sterling ended last week by falling to a four week low against the euro on optimism over a new bailout for Greece.

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The Famous Grouse launches new blends

Published:  06 June, 2011

The Famous Grouse, has introduced two new blends, that includes The Snow Grouse which is the first Scotch whisky specially created to be served straight from the freezer.

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Wines in the press, June 4-6

Published:  06 June, 2011

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett says based on the oceans of Pinot Grigio on the supermarket shelves it's easy to dismiss Italian whites as bland and boring, but she find herself turning to them more and more.

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Top Merchants seminar on how to expand your business moves to July 13

Published:  03 June, 2011

Harpers' Top Merchants seminar on expanding your business has been moved to a new date of July 13 and will now look at all the various ways in which independents are growing their businesses from taking on new sites to offering new services such as wholesaling, direct sales and café/deli operations.

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Celebrate France wine promotion seeks new partners

Published:  03 June, 2011

The Celebrate France promotion, which saw suppliers gain new listings and independent merchants boost French wine sales on average of 25% last year, will run from September to November 2011.

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Baile: Oddbins collapse was 'absolute tragedy'

Published:  03 June, 2011

Former Oddbins owner Simon Baile said the collapse of the high street chain was an "absolute tragedy", and that he did all he could to save it, including suggesting someone else run it.

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Titanic Whiskey launches new distillery in Belfast

Published:  03 June, 2011

The makers of Titanic Whiskey have announced plans to open a distillery in Belfast within two years.

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Sterling hits two-week low

Published:  03 June, 2011

Sterling hit a two-week low versus the euro on Thursday, knocked by downbeat comments from a Bank of England policy maker.

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Below-cost selling formula chosen as 'easy to understand'

Published:  02 June, 2011

The government's much-criticised formula for banning the sale of alcohol below cost was chosen because it was "easy to understand".

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Treasury Secretary says English wine has 'bright future'

Published:  02 June, 2011

Treasury Secretary Justine Greening believes English wine has a "bright future".

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Yohann Jousselin wins UK Sommelier of the Year

Published:  02 June, 2011

Yohann Jousselin, from The Vineyard at Stockcross in Newbury, Berkshire has won the 2011 Piper-Heidsieck UK Sommelier of the Year award.

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Isla Negra launches 'Inspired by the Coast'

Published:  02 June, 2011

Conch y Toro UK has launched a social media campaign for its brand Isla Negra called "Inspired by the Coast" that aims to tap into the current popularity of UK coastal holidays.

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