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Former Plumpton students launch SparklingEnglishWine.com

Published:  20 July, 2011

A website for English sparkling wine has been launched that aims to sell wines from vineyards direct to consumers and trade.

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Sterling gains against US dollar but is hampered against euro

Published:  20 July, 2011

A stock market recovery helped sterling gained against the US dollar on Tuesday.

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Stellar reconciles differences with Fairtrade Foundation

Published:  19 July, 2011

South African producer Stellar Winery has buried the hatchet with the Fairtrade Foundation, after announcing it was moving to an alternative accrediting body.

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Wines in the press, July 15-17

Published:  19 July, 2011

The Observer

David Williams chooses his three wines of the week.

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Sterling remains high due to euro zone debt crisis

Published:  19 July, 2011

Sterling hit a six week high against the euro on Monday as euro zone finance ministers failed to find a solution to the region's worsening debt crisis.

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Half-term holidays boost restaurant sales in June

Published:  19 July, 2011

Half-term holidays and the lack of a major football tournament have boosted pub and restaurant takings in June, as like-for-like sales were up 3.9%.

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Spar wine sales up 11% after annual 'Wine Festival'

Published:  19 July, 2011

Spar has announced its core range of wine sales grew by 11% compared to 2010, after its second consecutive Wine Festival promotion.

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Malibu launches pre-mixed serve range

Published:  19 July, 2011

Pernod Ricard owned rum brand Malibu, is launching a range of new pre-mixed serves to the off-trade.

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Ibérica Food & Culture to open Canary Wharf venue

Published:  18 July, 2011

Ibérica Food & Culture is to open its second venue in Canary Wharf and will continue the ethos of the original, which is to showcase the best of Spanish produce and wine.

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South African wine in upmarket push

Published:  18 July, 2011

South African wine is going upmarket in a new initiative with independent retailers and restaurants, which aims to show the country's quality and diversity in the more premium sector.

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Loire heading for earliest ever harvest

Published:  18 July, 2011

Winemakers in the Loire Valley are heading for a bumper harvest and one of the earliest ever recorded.

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Asda appoints new BWS head

Published:  18 July, 2011

Asda has appointed Tracy Ford as category director of its beers, wines and spirits category.

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Waiheke winery donated to University of Auckland

Published:  18 July, 2011

A renowned New Zealand winemaking family has donated its vineyard and winery to the University of Auckland.

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Sterling rises due to lack of confidence in euro

Published:  18 July, 2011

Sterling rose to a six week high against the euro this morning, touching €1.1478/£1 due to lack of confidence in the euro.

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Naked Wines relaunches online Marketplace

Published:  15 July, 2011

Naked Wines has relaunched its online Marketplace, which allows unknown winemakers to get UK listings, after mixed reactions from customers.

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Bordeaux 2010 "complicated" and "disappointing"

Published:  15 July, 2011

Bordeaux traders have described the 2010 en primeur campaign as "complicated" and "disappointing", despite the quality of the vintage.

 

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Riesling Week to kick off

Published:  15 July, 2011

The UK's first-ever Riesling Week kicks off in the last week of July, with retailers around the country committed to promoting Germany's prized grape.

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Sterling falls against euro and climbs against US dollar

Published:  14 July, 2011

Sterling fell against the euro as data released showed that the number of people claiming unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last month.

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Tesco's Wine by the Case website exceeds expectations

Published:  14 July, 2011

Tesco's Wine by the Case website, which this Easter increased its fine wine range from 200 to 300 wines, is "exceeding expectations", according to manager Nick Juby.

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Absolut launches 'Absolut Blank' creative campaign

Published:  14 July, 2011

Absolut Vodka has launched a creative marketing campaign that will bring together emerging artists from across the globe.

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