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Wines in the press - December 2-4

Published:  06 December, 2011

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett thinks it's hard to beat fizz at Christmas, but even with all the cut-price offers around, you might not want to make it Champagne, she says.

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Sterling given boost by euro agreement

Published:  06 December, 2011

Sterling strengthened against the US dollar yesterday after an agreement between France and Germany over the the euro zone crisis helped boost 'riskier' currencies.

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Scotch whisky raises £90,000 for Japanese relief effort

Published:  05 December, 2011

The 'Spirit of Unity' whisky, created by seven independent Scottish distilleries for the relief effort in Japan following its earthquake and tsunami, has raised £90,000 to date.

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Wine Australia UK plays down proposed London move

Published:  05 December, 2011

Wine Australia's UK chief has played down the proposed move from its central London offices as part of a drive to cut costs.

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Tesco introduces lighterweight Champagne bottle

Published:  05 December, 2011

 

Tesco has launched the first lighterweight Champagne bottles to its range, as part of its drive towards sustainability.

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Record sale of £2.9m for Christie's London

Published:  05 December, 2011

Christie's London recorded its biggest wine sale total since 1997 as Sir Evelyn De Rothschild's collection hit £2.9 million.

 

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Sterling drops against euro as risk appetite improves

Published:  05 December, 2011

Sterling dropped off against the euro on Friday after better than expected employment figures in the USA gave a boost to global risk appetite.

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Mixed serves a "crime" against Champagne, says leading house

Published:  02 December, 2011

The president of Champagne Taittinger has criticised other houses for trivialising Champagne by recommending it in a mixed serve.

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Matthew Clark announces 3-for-2 deal to on-trade

Published:  02 December, 2011

Matthew Clark has jumped on the three-for-two retail offer bandwagon and announced a buy two, get one free Champagne deal to its on-trade customers to help boost profits.

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Scotch whisky exports at record high as new chairman announced

Published:  02 December, 2011

Scotch whisky exports reached a new high, bolstering the UK economy to the tune of £125 per second, as the Scotch Whisky Association unveiled Edrington's Ian Curle as its new chairman.

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Sterling boosted by Spanish bond demand

Published:  02 December, 2011

Sterling strengthened against a weaker US dollar yesterday after risk appetite improved following good demand at a Spanish bond auction.

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Festive deals mean 'bloodbath' for drinks trade

Published:  02 December, 2011

Consumers are seeking out cut-price drinks deals this Christmas as the on-trade is flooded with vouchers and supermarkets continue to offer deep discounts.

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Waldin and Smart fail to convince in"disappointing" biodynamics debate

Published:  02 December, 2011


Biodynamic winemaker Monty Wadldin and viticulturist, Dr Richard Smart failed to live up to their billing at what has been described as a "disappointing" biodynamics debate held last night at the WSET in London.

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Jacob's Creek targets women with Cool Harvest wine range

Published:  02 December, 2011

A new range of lighter style wines from Jacob's Creek, aimed at women, is hitting the shelves in the UK.

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Consumers going out 12% more often, says Deloitte

Published:  02 December, 2011

Consumers are going out to eat and drink 12% more often than six months ago, that's the good news from Deloitte's Taste the Nation survey.

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Eco-certified wines carry clout with consumers

Published:  02 December, 2011

As more wine companies jump on the environmentally friendly bandwagon, achieving full organic or biodynamic certification gives producers greater credibility with the consumer.

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Blog: Anne Krebiehl on natural wine book launch

Published:  01 December, 2011

Last night, some of the UK's finest winos braved the November cold to come to Artisan & Vine in Clapham where Kathryn O'Mara welcomed them to the official launch of "Authentic Wine - Toward Natural and Sustainable Winemaking", a new and inquiring book by Dr Jamie Goode and Sam Harrop MW.

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Vanquish Wine to distribute Tequila Casa Dragones

Published:  01 December, 2011

Vanquish Wine will distribute premium sipping Tequila Casa Dragones in the UK.

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WSTA comms director appointed interim CEO

Published:  01 December, 2011

WSTA's communications director Gavin Partington has to step up to the role of interim chief executive as the hunt for Jeremy Beadles replacement continues.

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D&D London restructures wine buying team

Published:  01 December, 2011

Restaurant group D&D London has restructured its wine buying team - the current buyers have left and decisions on wine willl now be taken by the food and beverage manager.

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