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Best Value Vin de France competition looks to double in 2012

Published:  21 June, 2011

The Best Value Vin de France selection of wines hopes to increase its range of award winning wines from the 46 chosen in the 2011 competition to at least 100 for the 2012 awards.

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Free Run launches new Champagne with Tesco.com

Published:  21 June, 2011

Free Run Wines is launching a new Champange with Tesco's online wine arm.

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Sterling recovers as fears calmed over stability of Greece

Published:  21 June, 2011

Sterling recovered late yesterday after comments from a top euro zone policy maker helped calm immediate fears over stability Greece.

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Brancott Estate launches Rugby World Cup campaign

Published:  20 June, 2011

Pernod Ricard UK has launched a marketing campaign around Brancott Estate's sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2011.

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Spanish producer Vicente Gandia signs deal with Bottle Green

Published:  20 June, 2011

Spanish wine producer, Vicente Gandia, said it has signed a deal with UK wine agency Bottle Green to help drive its wines in the UK off-trade.

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Yvon Mau vents frustrations over en primeur campaign

Published:  20 June, 2011

French negociant Yvon Mau has spoken out about its frustrations over how this year's en primeur campaign has been handled by the main Bordeaux houses.

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Yvon Mau to bring top Bordeaux wines to mainstream drinkers

Published:  20 June, 2011

French producer and negociant, Yvon Mau, is set to launch a range of Bordeaux wines for both the on and off-trades which it claims will open up appellations such as Margaux and St Emilion to the wider drinking public.

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Opus One: 2010 vintage symptomatic of climate change

Published:  20 June, 2011

The winemaker at icon California winery Opus One says the 2010 vintage is symptomatic of climate change happening in Napa Valley.

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Champagne Jacquart seeks best UK sommelier and chef duo

Published:  20 June, 2011

Champagne Jacquart is calling for entries to its Rising Stars Trophy competition to find the finest young chef and sommelier duo in the UK.

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French minister slams plans to liberalise grape planting rules

Published:  20 June, 2011

European Union plans to liberalise grape planting regulations were slammed by the French Agriculture Minister.

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Sterling remains subdued after poor retail sales figures

Published:  20 June, 2011

Sterling had a subdued end to the week following weaker than expected retail sales figures.

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Collaboration and partnership is way forward for global wine industry, says Vinexpo's Robert Beynat

Published:  19 June, 2011

A key consequence of the 2009/2010 global financial crisis has been the willingness of international wine players to work far more collaboratively and for the world wine industry to act far more as one, according to Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo.

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We must do more to fight "Ayotallahs" in health sector, warns Vinexpo's Robert Beynat

Published:  19 June, 2011

The global wine industry needs to ensure it does everything it can to take the "fight to the Ayotollahs" in the health sector that are threatening to restrict the responsible way in which it sells and promotes its wines, according to Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo.

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Vinexpo to retun to the United States but not as an exhibition

Published:  19 June, 2011

Vinexpo is set to return to the United States with an as yet to be confirmed event, but it would not be a full blown exhibition similar to the ones in Bordeaux and Hong Kong, revealed chief executive Robert Beynat at Vinexpo 2011 today.

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Tax increases force alcohol prices skyward

Published:  17 June, 2011

Record tax increases are driving the price of wine and spirits up dramatically in both the on and off-trade, according to figures from the WSTA's latest Market Report.

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Kilchoman launches first-ever 100% Islay malt whisky

Published:  17 June, 2011

Islay distillery Kilchoman has launched the first-ever 100% Islay produced whisky - it has been produced from barley grown, malted, distilled, matured and bottled on-site.

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Sterling falls as UK retails figures less than expected

Published:  17 June, 2011

Today's currency update shows sterling fell against the US dollar on Thursday after figures were released that showed UK retail sales fell by more than expected.

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New Zealand harvest up 23%

Published:  16 June, 2011

The 2011 New Zealand grape harvest has seen 23% more grapes being picked in response to rising sales.

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Record high in medals at English & Welsh Wine awards

Published:  16 June, 2011

Nearly 90% of entries gained a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal in this year's English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition, showing another record high in medals awarded.

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Sterling falls due to confidence drop in UK recovery

Published:  16 June, 2011

Today's currency update shows sterling fell to a three week low against the US dollar yesterday, as investors bought into safe-haven currencies.

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