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Suppliers hit back at Hutchinson's 'leakage' claims

Published:  01 August, 2011

Suppliers have hit back at Jamie Hutchinson's claims they have not been supporting independents, and say there are enough wines for all sectors to choose from.

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Jamie Hutchinson calls for suppliers' charter

Published:  01 August, 2011

Independent wine merchant Jamie Hutchinson has called for a suppliers' charter to be set up for any business serious about servicing the independent sector.

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River Cottage opens new canteen and deli

Published:  01 August, 2011

The River Cottage - originally set up by food writer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on the Channel 4 TV series - is opening a new canteen and deli in Plymouth this October.

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WSTA defends trade over "drinks industry bias"

Published:  01 August, 2011

The WSTA has jumped to the trade's defence after criticism that a government advisory group is heavily biased towards the drinks industry.

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Sterling above $1.64/£1 due to weak US data

Published:  01 August, 2011

Sterling has started the week above $1.64/£1 against the US dollar after weak US data and the ongoing deadlock over its debt ceiling.

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Diners less interested in money-off vouchers

Published:  01 August, 2011

Consumers have cut back on eating out, and money-off vouchers are becoming less important when it comes to choosing a venue, according to new research.

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Stress is main excuse for adults drinking at home

Published:  01 August, 2011

Adults are using stress as an excuse to consume up to four drinks a night at home, according to research from Drinkaware.

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Diageo launches Gordon's 'Let's get Started' campaign

Published:  01 August, 2011

Diageo Great Britain (GB) has launched a marketing campaign for its gin brand Gordon's, that aims to inspire consumers to turn to its gin and tonic at the start of the evening.

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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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