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Noma wins world's best restaurant for second time

Published:  19 April, 2011

Denmark's Noma has been name the world's best restaurant for the second year in a row at the San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Awards.

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Sterling strengthens against euro and US dollar

Published:  19 April, 2011

Sterling strengthened against both the euro and US dollar yesterday as a US credit rating outlook downgrade damaged the US dollar and fears over Greek sovereign debt hurt the euro.

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Fifty-five Oddbins stores on the market

Published:  18 April, 2011

A tranche of 55 closed Oddbins stores have been put up for sale ? the chain closed 39 stores last month but an extra 16 are now on the market with Christie + Co.

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Nomacorc holds first marketing symposium

Published:  18 April, 2011

Nomacorc's held its first-ever wine marketing symposium to discuss new and authentic approaches to capture and keep the attention of the growing segment of millennial wine drinkers.

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Auchentoshan to release limited edition 1975

Published:  18 April, 2011

Auchentoshan is to release a rare limited edition, The Auchentoshan Bourbon Matured 1975, that has only 500 bottles in existence.

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Blue Nun to sponsor Turner Classic Movies

Published:  18 April, 2011

Langguth Wines' recently re-launched brand Blue Nun is to support a TV sponsorship deal with 24-hour cable, satellite and digital channel, Turner Classic Movies.

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Wines in the press - April 15-17

Published:  18 April, 2011

The Guardian
If you've not yet noticed the post-budget duty increase that put another 15p on a bottle of wine, you soon will, says Fiona Beckett.

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Sterling strengthens due to euro debt concerns

Published:  18 April, 2011

Sterling strengthened on Friday against the euro which was hurt by suggestions that Greece would need to restructure its debt.

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Sauvignon Blanc de Loire Ambassador selection results

Published:  15 April, 2011

Twenty-eight wines considered to have the best commercial success in the UK market have been selected at the Sauvignon Blanc de Loire Ambassadors tasting, led by Sam Harrop MW.

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Wines of Argentina gears up for Malbec World Day

Published:  15 April, 2011

Wines of Argentina is gearing up for its first ever Malbec World Day, a global celebration of Argentina's 'hero' grape variety.

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Wines of Argentina is gearing up for Malbec World Day

Published:  15 April, 2011

Wines of Argentina is gearing up for its first ever Malbec World Day, a global celebration of Argentina's 'hero' grape variety.

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A difficult week for sterling

Published:  15 April, 2011

It has been a difficult week for sterling following lower than expected inflation data.

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AFWS Sommelier of the Year finalists announced

Published:  15 April, 2011

Sixteen sommeliers have made it through to the Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS) UK Sommelier of the Year 2011 finals.

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Clink Wines launches Clink Buying Club

Published:  15 April, 2011

Clink Wines has launched The Clink Buying Club (CBC) which allows wine merchants and parts of the on-trade to buy as a group giving them the buying power of bigger retailers.

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UK interest rate rises lag behind

Published:  14 April, 2011

Sterling fell to a five and a half month low against the euro yesterday as investors bet that UK interest rate rises would lag behind those in the euro zone.

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Kofi Annan calls on wine trade to tackle climate change

Published:  14 April, 2011

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan praised the efforts made by the wine industry in combating climate change, but called on the trade to innovate and invest in new technology.

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Climate change: Wineries need to 'put their money where their mouths are'

Published:  14 April, 2011

The world's major wineries need to start "putting their money where their mouths are" and take action on real measures to combat climate change, according to Pancho Campo MW, head of the The Wine Academy of Spain.

 


He was speaking at the end of the third World Congress on Climate Change & Wine held April 13-14 in Marbella and organised by The Wine Academy of Spain.

 


The key highlight of the show which attracted delegates from 40 countries was the address of former United Nations director general Kofi Annan.

 

He said the issue of climate change and the wine industry was inextricably linked. He urged all businesses, to Campo said it was time for the wine industry to show "it's true colours" when it comes to climate change.

 


"It is times like this when people have to be more innovative, courageous and have more imagination."

 


He was particularly dismissive of the wineries that are involved in "too much green marketing and not enough action".

 


Campo said all too often when you "scratch below the surface" of many of these green initiatives there is "nothing much there".

 

Koffi Annan's address

Keynote speaker, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, told an 800-strong audience last night that "some may find it odd to be talking about the wine industry and climate change, despite the effect it is having on every aspect of our lives".

 

 

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British adults drinking less than five years ago

Published:  14 April, 2011

The total number of adult drinkers in Britain has increased by about 300,000 every year, according to new research published in the Wilson Drinks Report Annual Review of 2010.

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Climate change: Wineries need to 'put their money where their mouths are'

Published:  14 April, 2011

The world's major wineries need to start "putting their money where their mouths are" and take action on real measures to combat climate change, according to Pancho Campo MW, head of the The Wine Academy of Spain.

 


He was speaking at the end of the third World Congress on Climate Change & Wine held April 13-14 in Marbella and organised by The Wine Academy of Spain.

 


The key highlight of the show, which attracted delegates from 40 countries, was the address of former United Nations director general Kofi Annan, who said  climate change and the wine industry were inextricably linked.

 

Speaking at the conference, Campo said it was time for the wine industry to show "its true colours" when it comes to climate change.

 


"It is times like this when people have to be more innovative, courageous and have more imagination."

 


He was particularly dismissive of the wineries that are involved in "too much green marketing and not enough action".

 


Campo said all too often when you "scratch below the surface" of many of these green initiatives there is "nothing much there".

 

 

 

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Producers told to 'make less wine' to help fight climate change

Published:  13 April, 2011

The owner of New Zealand's Felton Road winery has called on producers to "make less wine" as part of the solution to climate change problems.

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