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On-trade boost for wine sales

Published:  15 December, 2010

Wine sales are growing more strongly in pubs and restaurants than they are in the off-trade, according to the latest quarterly report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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Sterling drops off from three week high against US dollar

Published:  15 December, 2010

Sterling dropped from three week highs against the US dollar yesterday after strong US figures helped boost the US dollar.

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Harpers Drinking Out Excellence Awards shortlist announced

Published:  14 December, 2010

The shortlisted restaurant and bars in this year's Harpers Drinking Out Excellence Awards have been announced.

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Currency analysis December 14: sterling on a three week high

Published:  14 December, 2010

Currency analysis for December 14: sterling on a three week high.
For free bespoke drinks trade currency advice go to www.smartwinespirits.com.

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Online wine "too expensive" says YouGov poll

Published:  14 December, 2010

A quarter of consumers said they don't buy wine online because they think it's too expensive, and don't want to wait for a delivery, reported a YouGov poll.

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Wines in the press - December 10-12

Published:  14 December, 2010

The Guardian
Cheese and red wine clash almost as often as they hit it off, says Fiona Beckett.

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Sterling continues to hit high against dollar

Published:  14 December, 2010

Sterling hit a three week high against the US dollar yesterday; gaining nearly two cents from earlier lows after concerns hit the US economy that left investors selling the US dollar.

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Bibendum launches The Wondering Wine Company

Published:  13 December, 2010

Bibendum has launched an outside wine service called The Wondering Wine Company that aims to revolutionise how wine is served at UK sporting, food and cultural events.

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Asda launches interactive beer website

Published:  13 December, 2010

Asda has launched a microsite dedicated to educating customers about its range of international, British and local beers.

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Currency analysis, December 10: sterling slips against US dollar

Published:  10 December, 2010

Currency analysis for December 10 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling slips against US dollar. For bespoke currency advice for the drinks industry go to www.smartwinespirits.com

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Portuguese winemakers urged to band together

Published:  10 December, 2010

Portuguese winemakers have been urged to work together to raise awareness of their country and their products.

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Penny-pinching on wine in decline, says Wine Intelligence

Published:  10 December, 2010

Consumers are increasingly prepared to spend more money on a bottle of wine to drink at home, according to latest research by Wine Intelligence.

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Napa Valley Vintners launches rare wines website

Published:  10 December, 2010

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has launched a new website dedicated to rare wines in the premier Napa Valley portfolio.

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Geoffrey Dean: Ashes and wine blog reports on impact of rain to 2011 vintage

Published:  10 December, 2010


This has been a good week to be an Englishman in Australia following England's crushing victory in the second Test.

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Australia's First Families of Wine launches second year of UK activity

Published:  09 December, 2010

Australia's First Families of Wine (AFFW) has launched its second year of UK activity.

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Currency analysis, December 9: sterling hits two week high

Published:  09 December, 2010


Currency analysis for December 9 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling hits a two week high.
For bespoke currency advice for the drinks industry go to www.smartwinespirits.com

 

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Campo Viejo puts unique twist on wine and dine concept

Published:  09 December, 2010

Rioja wine brand Campo Viejo is linking up with tapas restaurants to flip traditional dining on its head.

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Halewood launches 2011 'Lamb's Spiced Master of the Blend' competition

Published:  09 December, 2010

Halewood International is to run its second on-trade based 'Lamb's Spiced Master of the Blend' competition.

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Ehrmanns adds Kiwi producer to its portfolio

Published:  08 December, 2010

Ehrmanns has been appointed as the UK agent for family owned New Zealand producer Giesen Wines.

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D&D to open two Leeds restaurants

Published:  08 December, 2010

 

D&D London has announced it will open two new restaurants in the new Trinity Leeds retail complex.

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