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Final call for entries for Sud de France Retailer of the Year competition

Published:  17 May, 2012

Independent wine merchants are being called upon to enter the Sud de France Festival with the chance of winning Sud de France Retailer of the Year 2012 and a masterclass hosted by Sarah Jane Evans MW.

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Guy Anderson Wines strengthens Italian offer with Contarini Prosecco

Published:  16 May, 2012

Guy Anderson Wines has taken on Prosecco producer Contarini in order to strengthen its position in Italy.

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Indies buy wine direct to benefit from euro exchange rate

Published:  16 May, 2012

Independent retailers are seizing the opportunity to buy wines direct in order to boost their margins thanks to sterling's four-year high against the euro.

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Wine Stars finalists announced

Published:  16 May, 2012

An initiative giving wineries the chance to compete in a competition to secure a five-minute pitch with the UK's leading buyers has attracted almost 200 entries.

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Personnel change for ProWein organisers

Published:  16 May, 2012

German trade fair ProWein has announced a change in leadership of its senior management team.

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Blue Nun links up with TV chef to promote 'at home' recipes

Published:  16 May, 2012

German wine brand Blue Nun has linked up with chef, author and TV presenter Sophie Michell, who will front a range of 'at home' recipes to compliment its range of wines.

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Sterling has mixed day, as UK trade deficit widens

Published:  16 May, 2012

Sterling had a mixed day yesterday weakening off against the majority of currencies in the morning before strengthening against most in the afternoon.

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Cono Sur pushes chilled Pinot Noir

Published:  15 May, 2012

Chilean producer Cono Sur is on a mission to encourage consumers to drink chilled Pinot Noir this summer with a new on-trade targeted campaign.

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Rebranding planned for Laithwaite's Wine

Published:  15 May, 2012

Laithwaite's is rebranding itself to build "greater awareness and affinity" with customers.

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Asda adds English wines for Jubilee

Published:  15 May, 2012

Asda has added two English wines to its collection to bolster its English wine selection around the Jubilee.

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Guala launches screwcap closure for sparkling wine

Published:  15 May, 2012

Guala has launched Viiva, a screwcap closure for sparkling wine.

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Glenfarclas releases its oldest ever whisky

Published:  15 May, 2012


Glenfarclas is introducing a limited edition 58-year-old whisky, the oldest it has ever produced.

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Sterling hits fresh highs against euro

Published:  15 May, 2012

Sterling broke through more resistance yesterday hitting 1.2550 against the euro and strengthened against the majority of other currencies.

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Changes to Fine + Rare team

Published:  14 May, 2012

Fine wine brokerage firm Fine + Rare is toasting a strong start to 2012 while making changes to its team.

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Sterling breaks through €1.25 barrier

Published:  14 May, 2012

Sterling briefly broke through the 1.2500 level against the euro on Friday morning; before weakening off against the majority of currencies.

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Amorim becomes patron of WSET

Published:  14 May, 2012

Cork producer Amorim has become a patron of the worldwide Wine & Spirit Education Trust and will help fund an expenses-paid study scholarship to Portugal.

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First Drinks launches £2 million Green Mark vodka campaign

Published:  14 May, 2012

First Drinks has launched a £2 million marketing programme for the Russian vodka Green Mark, which joined its portfolio earlier this year.

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Wines in the press - May 10-14

Published:  14 May, 2012

The Guardian

It would be very useful to know when a wine is 'corked' - what to look out for, and when to send it back in a restaurant, wrote a reader to Fiona Beckett.

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James Busby Travel confirms Australia 'trip of a lifetime' names

Published:  14 May, 2012

The first group of wine industry names have been confirmed for this year's James Busby Travel "trip of a lifetime" to Australia.

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Last chance for wineries to get UK listings with Winestars

Published:  11 May, 2012

Wine producers looking for distribution in the UK have until Sunday to enter a competition and stand the chance of gaining national or regional listings in multiple and independent outlets.

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