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Veuve Clicquot vintage "top quality" allowing increase in reserves

Published:  25 October, 2011

The quality of the Veuve Clicquot has enabled it to produce a top quality non vintage and increase its reserve wines collection.

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Sterling drops as Euro crisis puts pressure on riskier currencies

Published:  25 October, 2011

Sterling dropped against the US dollar yesterday, coming off a six week high of $1.6001/£1 as uncertainty over the European debt crisis put pressure on 'riskier' currencies.

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German Pinot Noir put to the test

Published:  24 October, 2011

Some of the world's top Pinot Noirs will be pitted against the best from Germany at a blind tasting at the end of this month.

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Sterling hits six week high against dollar

Published:  24 October, 2011

Sterling strengthened to a six week high against the US dollar this morning as it tracked optimism that a deal would soon be reached to solve the European debt crisis.

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UK is number one market for Chilean wine

Published:  24 October, 2011

The UK has regained the top spot as Chile's number one export market for bottled wine.

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Don Shenker leaves Alcohol Concern

Published:  24 October, 2011


The chief executive of health charity Alcohol Concern, Don Shenker, is stepping down after the group failed to secure sufficient funding.

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Second wine store for Enoteca Da Luca

Published:  24 October, 2011

Italian wine and food shop Enoteca Da Luca, owned by restaurateur Robert Dora, is to open a second store in the City of London, and is on the look-out for additional sites across the capital.

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Doctors urge two or three-day break from alcohol

Published:  23 October, 2011

Doctors have told the government that drinking guidelines should deal with the frequency of alcohol consumption, not just how much is consumed.

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Christmas kits aimed at cocktail novices

Published:  23 October, 2011

Funkin has produced a Christmas cocktail starter pack to encourage pubs and bars which don't already serve cocktails to introduce them for the festive season.

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Portman Group releases first report on alcohol responsibility measures

Published:  21 October, 2011

The Portman Group is today publishing its first annual report on alcohol responsibility measures in a bid to show how the industry regulates its marketing and the measures it takes to help reduce alcohol misuse.

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Sterling falls against the dollar but rises against the euro

Published:  21 October, 2011

Sterling fell against the dollar but gained against the euro according to Smart Currency Exchange's currency analysis for Harpers.

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Fairtrade wines need to do more to convince restaurateurs

Published:  21 October, 2011

Restaurants might be serving Fairtrade coffee as a matter of course, but the logo is failing to persuade on-trade buyers to add ethical wines to their list.

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Trade questions restaurant discount vouchers

Published:  20 October, 2011


The jury is out on whether discount vouchers offer retailers and restaurateurs lasting custom or harm trade.

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Pernod sales down in UK

Published:  20 October, 2011

Poor performances from Jacob's Creek and Martell have contributed to a 4% decline in UK sales for Pernod Ricard in the three months to October.

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Diageo's Hyde to take WSTA role

Published:  20 October, 2011

Diageo Wines Europe managing director Nick Hyde has been nominated as new chairman of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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De Bortoli reveals multiple and independent strategy

Published:  20 October, 2011

Australia's fifth largest producer, De Bortoli wines, is determined to succeed in the UK both in supermarkets and with independents.

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Mumsnet joins Drinkaware to help parents talk to pre-teens

Published:  19 October, 2011

Drinkaware is harnessing the power of Mumsnet bloggers to encourage parents to talk to their pre-teens about alcohol.

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Wines in the press- October 13-16

Published:  19 October, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett has set out to debunk the myth that wine doesn't go with chocolate.

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Last chance to take part in Harpers indies' supplier consultation

Published:  19 October, 2011


This week is the final chance to have your say as part of the Harpers Wine & Spirit consultation with independent wine merchants to see what points of principle they would like to see suppliers follow when serving the independent sector.

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Halewood International remains under family control

Published:  19 October, 2011

Halewood International has confirmed it will remain in its current independent form following the death of its chairman and chief executive John Halewood.

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