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FindWine launches fine wine portfolio

Published:  28 January, 2011

Online merchant FindWine has launched a 50-strong fine wine portfolio following the success of its Australian Wendouree tasting.

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Sterling gains against US dollar after Bank comments

Published:  28 January, 2011

Sterling gained against the US dollar yesterday as the currency continued to gain support following Wednesday's Bank of England minutes, hitting a daily high of $1.5991/£1.

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Jameson celebrates St Patrick's Day

Published:  28 January, 2011

Jameson Irish whiskey is launching a limited-edition bottle conceived by designer Paul Daly to capitalise on St Patrick's Day.

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Heidsieck under starter's orders with Jockey Club

Published:  27 January, 2011

Piper-Heidsieck has been named as the official Champagne partner to Jockey Club racecourses.

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Alcohol deaths fall, official figures show

Published:  27 January, 2011

There were 8,664 alcohol-related deaths in 2009, 367 fewer than recorded in 2008, according to the Office for National Statistics. But the number of deaths is still up 26% on a decade ago.

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Trade bodies step up fight to protect smaller shops

Published:  26 January, 2011

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Diageo to buy stake in Vietnamese distiller

Published:  26 January, 2011

Diageo is to buy a 23.6% stake in Hanoi Liqour, the Vietnamese branded spirits producer.

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Restaurants 'don't maximise web opportunity'

Published:  26 January, 2011

Restaurants have been urged to do more to promote their restaurants online, and to use the web to allow bookings.

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WSET holds fourth annual Awards & Graduation Ceremony

Published:  26 January, 2011

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust held its fourth annual Awards & Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the success of the top performing 2009/10 WSET students and diploma graduates.

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Tiger Tiger operator 'to buy Balls Brothers'

Published:  26 January, 2011

Tiger Tiger operator Novus Leisure has been linked with a bid for Balls Bros, the London wine bar chain which went into administration last year.

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Sterling plummets on back of poor GDP figures

Published:  25 January, 2011

The rate of sterling plummeted earlier today, dropping by 1.3% against the US dollar and 1.1% against the euro, as the market reacted to worse than expected GDP figures, writes Nick Ryder of Smart Currency Exchange.

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Wines in the press - January 28-30

Published:  25 January, 2011

The Guardian
The Chinese may be buying up the world's best Bordeaux, but is hard to think of a wine that's less suited to Chinese food, says Fiona Beckett.

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Sterling falls back after a bumper week

Published:  25 January, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar and euro yesterday as investors took profits following last week's highs.

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Bibendum launches Market Insights division

Published:  25 January, 2011

Bibendum has launched a new Market Insights division that aims to work closely with customers to deliver greater profits for the its category.

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Le Bouchon Breton best in Harpers Drinking Out Excellence Awards

Published:  25 January, 2011

Le Bouchon Breton in London's Spitalfields market has been named the best place for a drink whilst out dining in the 2011 Harpers Wine & Spirit Drinking Out Excellence Awards.

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Creation Wines appoints Ellis of Richmond

Published:  25 January, 2011

Creation Wines of South Africa has named Ellis of Richmond as its UK distributor.

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Emporia Brands rolls out spirits school

Published:  24 January, 2011

Emporia Brands is rolling out a series of spirits training days for specialist wines and spirits merchants.

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Artisan & Vine and DrinkBritain to launch 'Meet the Winemaker' tastings

Published:  24 January, 2011

Battersea-based wine bar Artisan & Vine is joining with DrinkBritain.com to launch a 'Best of English - Meet the Winemaker' series of tastings.

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Austrian wine industry announces record value

Published:  24 January, 2011

The Austrian wine industry has announced a positive year in 2010, despite difficult market conditions.

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Lloyd Webber's wine sells for £3.5m at auction

Published:  24 January, 2011

A selection of Andrew Lloyd Webber's wine collection went under the hammer in Hong Kong this weekend, raising $5.6 million (£3.5 million). 

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