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Pig in a Poke signs up with Dating in the Dark

Published:  18 November, 2010

Pig in a Poke has signed a deal with Living TV to be the official wine supplier for the next series of Dating in the Dark.

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Sterling edges up after unemployment benefit claims fall

Published:  18 November, 2010

Sterling edged up yesterday after an unexpected drop in the number of people claiming unemployment benefits.

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Get involved with wine qualification debate

Published:  18 November, 2010

For the wine trade a WSET qualification has long been highly sought-after ? but this week Harpers checks out whether the next generation of wine movers and shakers feel the same.

In our analysis, we discovered most wine industry professional still value the WSET certificates. But the blogging community, according to blogger Robert McIntosh of wineconversation.com, points out that having a slightly different view point ? one that's not so "standardised" ? can be healthy.

Since our digital edition was published Twitter has come alive with interested parties calling for it to be available on the website so that it can be discussed.

Please tweet your comments using #HarpersWineWSET.

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Spirits producers in sensible drinking pledge

Published:  17 November, 2010

European spirits producers have pledged to step up their efforts to promote sensible drinking.

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Jameson Cult Film Club returns

Published:  17 November, 2010

Irish whiskey brand Jameson is again using film as a way of engaging with its audience.

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Cheval Blanc smashes wine auction record

Published:  17 November, 2010

An imperial of Cheval Blanc 1947 has broken the record for a price paid for a single bottle at auction.

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Napa Valley winery overwhelmed by debt

Published:  17 November, 2010

California's Cosentino Winery has ceased trading after failing to secure extra finance to cover its debts.

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Sterling falls sharply due to talks of further quantitative easing

Published:  17 November, 2010

Sterling fell sharply yesterday after Bank of England governor Mervyn King signalled that the Bank of England could launch a further programme of quantitative easing if needed.

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The Macallan sets record for most expensive whisky sold at £288,000

Published:  16 November, 2010
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Wines in the press - November 11-14

Published:  16 November, 2010

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett is talking about Beaujolais, not the "banana and bubble gum-scented nouveau" that will be hitting our shelves on Thursday, but the much-lauded 2009 vintage.

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Christie's NY wine sale raises $3.6 million

Published:  16 November, 2010
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Pre-tax profits down at pub chain Enterprise

Published:  16 November, 2010

Pre-tax profits at pub chain Enterprise Inns, which operates around 7,000 pubs throughout the UK, fell from £208m to £175m while profit after tax rose from £6m to £26m.

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Concern over Irish debt takes sterling to seven-week high against euro

Published:  16 November, 2010
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First Drinks invests in research to help retailers drive profits

Published:  16 November, 2010

First Drinks is investing in a research programme to help retailers drive future profits.

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Ireland's debt sees sterling hold firm against the euro

Published:  16 November, 2010

Sterling slipped against the US dollar yesterday but held near to a seven week high against the euro as concern over the debt situation in Ireland hampered the single currency's prospects.

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Donna Hartwig wins Wine Society's 'winemaker of the year'

Published:  15 November, 2010

Kingston Estate's Donna Hartwig has been named The Wine Society Members' Choice Winemaker of the Year 2010.

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Pernod Ricard campaign against drink driving

Published:  15 November, 2010
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Hennessy gears up for 54th Gold Cup

Published:  15 November, 2010

Hennessy is gearing up for this year's Gold Cup at Newbury which will mark 54 years of continuous partnership.

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More pubs selling alcohol round the clock

Published:  15 November, 2010

The number of pubs and bars with 24-hour alcohol licences has risen from 845 to 946 in the past year.

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Fine wine boom boosts Majestic

Published:  15 November, 2010

Majestic's half-year profits have soared by 20% helped partly by an increasing consumer interest in fine wines.

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