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A rollercoaster ride for sterling as interest rate speculation continues

Published:  18 February, 2011

The rollercoaster ride for sterling continued yesterday, as a speech by Bank of England policymaker Andrew Sentance reignited speculation over interest rate hikes.

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Rosemount launches 'Diamond Friends' Facebook campaign

Published:  17 February, 2011

Rosemount has launched 'Diamond Friends' -  a social media campaign, designed to raise the brand's profile and engage with the consumer.

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Champagne Summit: Jamie Goode video interview on Vintage masterclass

Published:  17 February, 2011


As part of Harpers Wine & Spirit's Champagne Summit on February 15, Jamie Goode conducted a blind tasting masterclass of Vintage and Non Vintage Champagnes.
You can catch a short interview between Goode and the International Wine Challenge's Ray O'Connor by clicking on the following link: http://www.internationalwinechallenge.com/blog/

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Distell sales hit hard by exchange rate

Published:  17 February, 2011

South African wine and spirits conglomerate Distell's sales gains have been hard hit by unfavourable exchange rates and a less profitable sales mix.

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Wines of Turkey tasting - last chance to register

Published:  17 February, 2011

It is the last chance to register for 'Discover the Roots', the inaugural Wines of Turkey conference & tasting 2011.

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Net profits up 10% at Pernod Ricard

Published:  17 February, 2011

Net profits are up 10% at French drinks giant Pernod Ricard thanks to strong sales growth of strategic brands in emerging markets.

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Centre-Loire Wines appoints Sopexa for 2011 programme

Published:  17 February, 2011

Centre-Loire Wines (BIVC) has appointed Sopexa UK, to manage its 2011 UK public relations trade campaign.

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Drake & Morgan launches fifth site

Published:  17 February, 2011

London bar group Drake & Morgan is launching its fifth site, The Drift, in the newly developed Heron Tower in Bishopsgate in early June.

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Sterling drops after Tuesday's gains

Published:  17 February, 2011

Sterling dropped yesterday, eradicating gains after the Bank of England's Quarterly Inflation Report doused market expectations of interest rate hikes.

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Virgin Wines to double its consumer tasting programme

Published:  16 February, 2011

Virgin Wines is to double its national consumer wine tasting programme for 2011 by visiting more UK cities.

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Fake alcohol on the rise

Published:  16 February, 2011

Trading Standards have warned retailers to be extra vigilant after officers found a high level of counterfeit alcohol in off-licences.

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UK Champagne consumption back to pre-recession levels

Published:  16 February, 2011

Champagne consumption in the UK is back to pre-recession levels, according to data from Wine Intelligence.

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Bargain Booze ad cleared of being irresponsible

Published:  16 February, 2011

An advert offering students the chance to win a year's supply of drink from off-licence Bargain Booze in Crewe has been cleared of being irresponsible.

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Sud de France announces 2011 programme

Published:  16 February, 2011

Sud de France Export (Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon) has announced its marketing and events programme for 2011.

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Sterling strengthens due to inflation jump

Published:  16 February, 2011

Sterling strengthened against both the US dollar and euro yesterday following another jump in consumer price inflation in the UK.

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Fosters demerger to go ahead in May

Published:  15 February, 2011

Foster's has announced it will pursue the demerger off its wine business from the core beer division and create two independent ASX listed companies.

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First Gamay Symposium attracts 11 countries

Published:  15 February, 2011

The first Gamay Symposium, aimed at raising consumer and professional awareness of the grape, saw over 600 entries from 11 different countries and 167 medals won.

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Harpers Champagne Summit gets underway

Published:  15 February, 2011

Harpers Wine & Spirit is holding its 2011 Champagne Summit today, which is aimed at educating and showcasing the best in Champagne to the UK's wine trade.

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On-trade failing to claim back £1,000s in capital allowances

Published:  15 February, 2011

Bar and restaurant owners are failing to claim back thousands of pounds worth of capital allowances, says one tax claim firm.

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Wines in the press February 11-13

Published:  15 February, 2011

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett says she hates the whole business of Valentine's Day. She would prefer a bit of thought to go into it, rather than eat heart-shaped food and sip pink fizzy drinks belongs to a teen movie.

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