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On-trade missing out on upselling wine

Published:  11 February, 2011

A quarter of restaurant, hotel and pub operators do not encourage their staff to upsell wines to customers, according to a report from ViVAS.

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Tesco listing up for grabs in new drinks innovation competition

Published:  11 February, 2011

 

Tesco's drinks chief Dan Jago says the supermarket giant is happy to "put our money where our mouth is" by backing a Harpers Wine & Spirit initiative to find the best new drinks idea in the country.

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Champagne Awards finalists to be revealed at Harpers Champagne Summit

Published:  11 February, 2011


The finalists in Harpers Wine & Spirit's inaugural Champagne Awards have been announced with the winners revealed at the title's Champagne Summit at London's Soho Hotel on February 15.

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Colour more important than price when choosing wine, says new Wilson report

Published:  11 February, 2011


Colour is the most important factor for up to nearly half (47%) of all British wine drinkers when deciding what type of wine to buy.

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PLB appointed UK agent for Bodegas Navajas

Published:  11 February, 2011

Importer PLB has been appointed UK agent for Rioja winery Bodegas Navajas.

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Glenmorangie unveils private edition at the new Savoy

Published:  11 February, 2011

The Glenmorangie Company has unveiled the European release of a century-old recipe at the newly-reopened Savoy Hotel.

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Smirnoff sales down in 'challenging' British spirits market

Published:  10 February, 2011

Diageo has reported challenging trading conditions in Britain, where sales of its flagship spirit brand Smirnoff fell by 16% in the second half of last year.

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V-KAT Schnapps campaign set to launch into student union bars

Published:  10 February, 2011

Inter Continental Brands ICB, is launching a advertising campaign for its new V-KAT Schnapps, in student union bars this month.

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Project Merlin could help boost on-trade

Published:  10 February, 2011

The government's Project Merlin deal with the banks has the potential to stimulate activity in the pub, restaurant and hotel business, according to Christie Finance.

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Interest rates not expected to rise at Bank of England meeting

Published:  10 February, 2011

The Bank of England meets today, with an expectation for more of the same; no interest rate increase and no increase in the quantitative easing programme.

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Local shops stamp down on crime

Published:  09 February, 2011

Retailers are taking effective measures to tackle crime in their stores, according to the Association of Convenience Stores' annual Crime Survey.

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Clink Wines to distribute ViniGalicia

Published:  09 February, 2011

Clink Wines has taken on the UK distribution of family-owned winery, ViniGalicia.

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Wines of Chile launches Independent Wine Merchant Awards competition 2011

Published:  09 February, 2011

Wines of Chile has launched its Independent Wine Merchant Awards competition 2011, which is open to all independent wine merchants across the UK.

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Wines of Germany to launch 3rd Sommelier Spring Class

Published:  09 February, 2011

Wines of Germany is inviting the UK's best sommeliers to attend its third Sommelier Spring Class trip to Germany.

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Sterling remains steady, ahead of Bank of England meeting

Published:  09 February, 2011

Limited UK economic data led to a steady day for sterling against most other currencies.

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A third of women opting for whisky, says Asda

Published:  08 February, 2011

Asda says the popularity of whisky is on the rise among women, with 35% choosing it over any other tipple, according to the supermarket's survey.

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On-trade 'faces mounting pressure'

Published:  08 February, 2011

Forty-seven businesses in the pubs, clubs and bars sector went into administration in the final quarter of 2010, according to the Insolvency Service.

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Hotel du Vin to open first London site

Published:  08 February, 2011

Hotel du Vin is opening its first London site ? Bistro du Vin will open in Clerkenwell in April.

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Ehrmanns adds organic Ascella Pure Wines to portfolio

Published:  08 February, 2011

Ehrmanns has announced its appointment as UK agent for organic Australian producer Ascella Pure Wines.

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Wines in the press - February 4-6

Published:  08 February, 2011

The Guardian

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc finds itself in the price war zone of wine retailing, says Fiona Beckett.

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