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Lurton looks to new opportunities in France

Published:  22 June, 2011

Francois Lurton has his eye on vineyard acquisitions in the Languedoc-Roussillon in a bid to develop his white Grenache offering.

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UK is no longer number one wine market, says Mentzendorff's Andrew Hawes

Published:  22 June, 2011


The UK wine trade needs to come to terms with the fact it is no longer the number one market for many international wine producers, according to Andrew Hawes, managing director for Mentzendorff.

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Vinexpo blog: Bordeaux and en primeur rock

Published:  22 June, 2011

Harpers news editor Gemma McKenna blogs on the lively scenes in Bordeaux from Vinexpo

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Investors put off by high en primeur prices rediscover back vintages

Published:  22 June, 2011

Bordeaux wine investors are rediscovering previous vintages after being put off by the double-digit price rises of the 2010 harvest, according to Bordeaux Index.

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Sterling drops sharply due to further Quantitative Easing concerns

Published:  22 June, 2011

Sterling dropped sharply against the euro yesterday after it was signalled that the UK could be in for further Quantitative Easing if deflationary pressures mount.

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Emiliana pushes premium message

Published:  21 June, 2011

Emiliana Vineyards is on a mission to establish itself as Chile's leading premium organic producer thanks to a packaging revamp and newlook logo.

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Wines in the press, June 17-19

Published:  21 June, 2011

The Guardian
There's something about summer that suspends one's critical faculties, says Fiona Beckett.

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Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka launched to UK market

Published:  21 June, 2011

Hollywood actor Dan Aykroyd and artist John Alexander have launched their premium Crystal Head Vodka in the UK.

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Best Value Vin de France competition looks to double in 2012

Published:  21 June, 2011

The Best Value Vin de France selection of wines hopes to increase its range of award winning wines from the 46 chosen in the 2011 competition to at least 100 for the 2012 awards.

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Free Run launches new Champagne with Tesco.com

Published:  21 June, 2011

Free Run Wines is launching a new Champange with Tesco's online wine arm.

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Sterling recovers as fears calmed over stability of Greece

Published:  21 June, 2011

Sterling recovered late yesterday after comments from a top euro zone policy maker helped calm immediate fears over stability Greece.

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Brancott Estate launches Rugby World Cup campaign

Published:  20 June, 2011

Pernod Ricard UK has launched a marketing campaign around Brancott Estate's sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2011.

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Spanish producer Vicente Gandia signs deal with Bottle Green

Published:  20 June, 2011

Spanish wine producer, Vicente Gandia, said it has signed a deal with UK wine agency Bottle Green to help drive its wines in the UK off-trade.

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Yvon Mau vents frustrations over en primeur campaign

Published:  20 June, 2011

French negociant Yvon Mau has spoken out about its frustrations over how this year's en primeur campaign has been handled by the main Bordeaux houses.

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Yvon Mau to bring top Bordeaux wines to mainstream drinkers

Published:  20 June, 2011

French producer and negociant, Yvon Mau, is set to launch a range of Bordeaux wines for both the on and off-trades which it claims will open up appellations such as Margaux and St Emilion to the wider drinking public.

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Opus One: 2010 vintage symptomatic of climate change

Published:  20 June, 2011

The winemaker at icon California winery Opus One says the 2010 vintage is symptomatic of climate change happening in Napa Valley.

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Champagne Jacquart seeks best UK sommelier and chef duo

Published:  20 June, 2011

Champagne Jacquart is calling for entries to its Rising Stars Trophy competition to find the finest young chef and sommelier duo in the UK.

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French minister slams plans to liberalise grape planting rules

Published:  20 June, 2011

European Union plans to liberalise grape planting regulations were slammed by the French Agriculture Minister.

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Sterling remains subdued after poor retail sales figures

Published:  20 June, 2011

Sterling had a subdued end to the week following weaker than expected retail sales figures.

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Collaboration and partnership is way forward for global wine industry, says Vinexpo's Robert Beynat

Published:  19 June, 2011

A key consequence of the 2009/2010 global financial crisis has been the willingness of international wine players to work far more collaboratively and for the world wine industry to act far more as one, according to Robert Beynat, chief executive of Vinexpo.

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