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Sterling recovers from 13-month low

Published:  06 May, 2011

Sterling recovered from a 13-month low against the euro on Thursday after European Central Bank President Jean- Claude Trichet signalled interest-rate increases may be delayed.

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Emma Nichols head of wine buying at Whittalls

Published:  05 May, 2011

Emma Nichols has been appointed as head of buying at Whittalls Wine Merchants ? which bought 37 Oddbins stores out of administration last week.

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Baile to secure Oddbins sites by next week

Published:  05 May, 2011

Simon Baile will have secured between five and seven Oddbins stores by the end of next week, but "regrettably" not the Oddbins name, according to his financial backers.

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Top merchants seminar on the do's and don'ts of expanding your business

Published:  05 May, 2011


The highs and lows of expanding your business by taking on more stores will be the topic of the next Top Merchants day to be held on June 8 at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy.

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Trade gets behind National Wine Month

Published:  05 May, 2011

The wine trade has pulled out all the stops in support of National Wine Month ? between offering courses and wine consultations online, and opportunities for consumers to meet winemakers.

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Diageo's Q3 sales up 7%

Published:  05 May, 2011

Diageo's net sales have grown 7% in the quarter ending March 31, with sales up 5% compared to the same nine months of the previous year.

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SWA wins first case under 2009 Scotch whisky regulations

Published:  05 May, 2011

Reynald & Sons Ltd, a whisky producer in Panama has agreed not to engage in activities that might pass off a spirit as Scotch Whisky when it is not.

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Q3 sales up 5% at Pernod Ricard

Published:  05 May, 2011

Pernod Ricard has posted a third quarter sales increase of 5%, thanks to strong growth in emerging markets and premium brands and a 2% recovery in more mature markets. 

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Drop in house prices and poor manufacturing figures affect sterling

Published:  05 May, 2011

Sterling fell to a new 13 month low against the euro yesterday as UK construction data added to Tuesday's poor manufacturing figures and exacerbated sterling's fall.

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Copestick Murray expands Down Under

Published:  04 May, 2011

Wine broker Copestick Murray has opened an office in Adelaide to oversee wine sourcing from Australia and New Zealand, and potential winery and vineyard purchases there.

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UK wine production figures at record high

Published:  04 May, 2011

The UK wine industry has announced production figures for the 2010 harvest are the highest on record.

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Industry heads lead Conversation Society 'drinks responsibility' talk

Published:  04 May, 2011

Industry heads will lead the The Conversation Society talk on the subject; 'is the UK drinks industry entering a new era of responsibility?'

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Hatch Mansfield awarded BSI environmental certificate

Published:  04 May, 2011

Hatch Mansfield is believed to be the first wine agency in the business to achieve British Standard Institute BSI, environmental certification.

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Sterling plummets due to weak UK manufacturing data

Published:  04 May, 2011

Sterling plummeted against both the euro and US dollar yesterday after a weak reading of UK manufacturing data left investors pushing back expectations of an interest rate hike.

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Bank holiday causes sterling to slip

Published:  03 May, 2011

Sterling fell against the euro on Friday and slipped against the US dollar as thin trading over the UK bank holiday triggered relatively large movements in the sterling exchange rate.

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Lanson to sponsor AFWS, Hall of Fame restaurant manager

Published:  03 May, 2011

Lanson International is to sponsor the Academy of Food and Wine Service's (AFWS) Restaurant Manager Hall of Fame.

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New York Times critic praises English wine

Published:  29 April, 2011

Influential US wine critic Eric Asimov has predicted a bright future for English sparkling wines in America, even though virtually none are sold there at the moment.

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Foster's splits beer and wine operations

Published:  29 April, 2011

Foster's shareholders have approved the demerger of the Australian company's wine and beer businesses.

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Global Brands launches first chocolate liqueur for Thorntons

Published:  28 April, 2011

Global Brands has launched the first ever chocolate liqueur for Thorntons to celebrate its 100 year anniversary.

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Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson head line up for Wine Future 2011 in Hong Kong

Published:  28 April, 2011

Robert Parker and Jancis Robinson MW are two of a stellar line up of wine personalities from around the world for WineFuture 2011 which is being held in Hong Kong between November 6-8.

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