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Naturally, Feudo di Santa Tresa, Purato

Published:  08 June, 2011

With so much current heated debate about natural wines I was pleased to be able to have a chat to Feudo di Santa Tresa producer, Stefano Girelli at this year's LIWF.

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Absolut Vodka launches cocktail iPad application

Published:  08 June, 2011

Absolut Vodka has launched the Drinkspiration Home Edition - a comprehensive cocktail application for the iPad that can be downloaded for free from iTunes.

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Gains for sterling capped

Published:  08 June, 2011

Today's Smart Currency Exchange update shows sterling gained against a weaker US dollar but gains were capped and it slipped against the euro on soft UK data.

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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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