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Tax hikes blamed for wine sales fall

Published:  13 December, 2011

Tax increases are mainly responsible for the drop in wine sales volumes - which has accelerated in the last quarter, falling by 4% - according to the WSTA's market report.

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On-trade mergers and acquisitions set to surge in 2012

Published:  12 December, 2011

Mergers and acquisitions in the UK bar and restaurant trade are expected to surge in 2012, according to BDO's 'Restaurant and Bars Report'.

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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book available as app

Published:  12 December, 2011

Octopus published, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2012, is available as an app for iPhone and iPod touch.

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Sterling ends week strong against euro

Published:  12 December, 2011

Sterling had a relatively strong week against the euro, but failed to push higher on Friday as analysts were left to digest the outcome of the EU summit.

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Sterling ends week strong against euro

Published:  12 December, 2011

Sterling had a relatively strong week against the euro, but failed to push higher on Friday as analysts were left to digest the outcome of the EU summit.

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Italian wines take top scores at IWC Library Collection

Published:  09 December, 2011

Results for this year's International Wine Challenge Library Collection 2006 and 2001 vintages have been announced, with Italian wines taking the top slots.

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The Wine Society appoints Tim Sykes head buyer

Published:  09 December, 2011

The Wine Society has announced Tim Sykes, will take over from Sebastian Payne MW as head of buying.

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Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino to join WSET patron scheme

Published:  09 December, 2011

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust WSET, has announced the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino joined its Corporate Patron scheme.

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Sterling makes gains due to further euro zone fears

Published:  09 December, 2011

Sterling hit a one month high against the euro yesterday.

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VIDEO: Supermarket wine aisles need to be edited

Published:  08 December, 2011

Supermarket wine aisles need an "editor" to remove 90% of what's on offer to make it easier for consumers to make a selection, according to a top brand consultant.

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Dom Pérignon releases 2003 vintage by hologram

Published:  08 December, 2011

Dom Pérignon's chef de cave was beamed via hologram into five different venues around the world to launch the Champagne's 2003 vintage yesterday.

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Banrock Station announces £1m 'lighter drinking' campaign

Published:  08 December, 2011

Accolade Wines has announced a £1m marketing campaign for its Banrock Station Light brand in a bid to champion the lighter drinking category.

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Sterling hits euro high, but UK economic picture deteriorates

Published:  08 December, 2011

Sterling hit a one month high against the euro yesterday of €1.1748/£1, coming close to the highest level since March.

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New chief executive for the Benevolent

Published:  07 December, 2011

The Benevolent has appointed Paul Newman, who joins from a health care charity, as its new chief executive.

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Robinsons invests £5m into brewhouse

Published:  07 December, 2011

Robinsons brewery of Stockport has installed one of the world's largest hopniks, as part of the company's £5m investment in its brewhouse.

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Penfolds gets its own managing director

Published:  07 December, 2011

Iconic wine brand Penfolds has appointed Gary Burnand as its managing director.

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Brintex and IWC team up to link unrepresented wineries to UK buyers

Published:  07 December, 2011

London International Wine Fair LIWF, organiser, Brintex, has teamed up with the International Wine Challenge IWC, to host the Discovery Tasting for wineries seeking UK representation.

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Sterling falls and retail suffers biggest sales drop since May

Published:  07 December, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar yesterday and a survey by the British Retail Consortium showed that retailers suffered their biggest annual drop in like for like sales since May.

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WSTA launches trade tasting iPhone app

Published:  06 December, 2011

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association WSTA, has announced its diary for tastings and events in the wine and spirits trade, is now available as a free iPhone app.

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Moët & Chandon releases Grand Vintage Collection 1911

Published:  06 December, 2011

Moët & Chandon have released 11, limited-edition coffrets of six bottles of Grand Vintage Collection 1911, to go on display in one of Harrods' Christmas windows.

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