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Wolf Blass signs two-year deal with England Rugby

Published:  11 January, 2011

Wolf Blass has signed a two-year deal with the Rugby Football Union to be the official wine of England Rugby until June 2012.

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Kiwi wine producers aim to make 20% of vineyards organic

Published:  11 January, 2011

Organic wine producers in New Zealand want to account for 20% of the country's vineyard area by 2020, up from 4.5% now.

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New Zealand vineyards to be 20% organic by 2020

Published:  11 January, 2011

Organic wine producers in New Zealand have announced that 20% of the country's vineyards will be organic by the year 2020.

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The Portman Group seeks new members for Independent Complaints Panel

Published:  10 January, 2011

The Portman Group is advertising for new members to join its Independent Complaints Panel.

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Fortified wine producers celebrate victory over 100ml measures

Published:  10 January, 2011

Port and sherry producers are breathing a sigh of relief following a reprieve for 100ml servings of their products.

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6,500 supermarkets and 5,000 pubs back Drinkaware campaign

Published:  10 January, 2011

The second year of Drinkaware's "Why Let Good Times Go Bad?" campaign drew support from 5,000 pubs and 6,500 supermarkets.

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Bars, pubs and clubs to open late for royal wedding

Published:  10 January, 2011

Bars, pubs and clubs will be allowed to stay open to 1am for two nights in a row to celebrate the royal wedding.

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Viña Errázuriz awarded top Parker points

Published:  10 January, 2011

Viña Errázuriz wines topped Robert Parker's list of Chilean wines for the second year running.

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Sterling benefits from heavy selling

Published:  10 January, 2011

Sterling had a strong day on Friday, closing above 1.20 against the euro after the biggest weekly gain against the single currency since mid-November 2010.

 

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Viña Errázuriz awarded top Parker points

Published:  09 January, 2011

Viña Errázuriz wines topped Robert Parker's list of Chilean wines for the second year running.

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Majestic has buoyant Christmas

Published:  07 January, 2011

Majestic wine had a buoyant festive season, with sales up 6.4% for the nine weeks of Christmas trading.

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Constellation's Europe and Australia sales drop 12%

Published:  07 January, 2011

Constellation's recently-offloaded Australian and European wine business saw sales decline 12% in the third quarter of last year.

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Sterling recovers from knee-jerk drop

Published:  07 January, 2011

Sterling had a shaky start to the day yesterday, falling against the US dollar and euro following worse than expected data for UK services sector activity for December.

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Geoffrey Dean's Ashes and wine blog: let the party begin!

Published:  07 January, 2011

Never have I been happier to be proved wrong. My prediction that the Ashes series would be tight was wide of the mark...the contest wasn't even close. Three innings victories says it all....Australia were thrashed in their own backyard. Enjoy it while you can, because they will rejuvenate in time. Australian sport is too well-structured and well-endowed not to.

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Tim Adams buys Leasingham Winery from Constellation

Published:  06 January, 2011

Australian winemaker Tim Adams has bought the Clare Valley's Leasingham Winery from Constellation.

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Another fall for sterling

Published:  06 January, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar yesterday as poor UK data contrasted with better than expected US economic data.

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Vintage Wine Estates acquires Cosentino in Napa

Published:  06 January, 2011

Vintage Wine Estates has acquired Napa Valley's Cosentino Winery, which ceased trading in November after failing to secure extra finance to cover its debts.

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Michel Roux's TV series to raise front-of-house profile

Published:  06 January, 2011

The Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS), is hoping to raise the profile of front-of-house as a viable career ahead of the new TV series, Michel Roux's Service.

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Fine wine proves canny investment in 2010

Published:  05 January, 2011

Fine wine proved a canny investment for 2010 ? outperforming other assets by providing investors with a 32% return.

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Portuguese wine mourns UK ambassador

Published:  05 January, 2011

Jose Leitao, one of Portuguese wine's leading ambassadors in the UK, has died aged 62.

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