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Bordeaux 2009 "overpriced"

Published:  14 July, 2010

Bordeaux lovers can find better value in previous vintages than in the 2009 en primeur market, Liv-Ex has declared.

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Currency update, July 14: inflation helps boost sterling

Published:  14 July, 2010


Currency analysis for July 14 from Smart Currency Exchange: inflation figures a boost for sterling
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Rosé a bright spot for on-trade - WSTA

Published:  13 July, 2010

Figures released by the Wine & Spirit Trade Association show that sales of rosé wine have grown by 21.4% in value in the past year, with volumes ahead by 18.4%.

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Free Portman training for online alcohol marketers

Published:  13 July, 2010

The Portman Group is offering free, interactive training to encourage responsible online marketing of alcohol products.

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Restaurant discounts are "unsustainable", says report

Published:  13 July, 2010

Top-end restaurants are discounting at "unsustainable" levels as they try to woo customers, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Islay sales boost Morrison Bowmore

Published:  13 July, 2010

Morrison Bowmore Distillers has reported a 7% increase in pre-tax profit to £3.8 million in 2009.

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Friends in tribute to Helen Thomlinson

Published:  13 July, 2010

Friends and colleagues of Helen Thomlinson are planning a meal in September to celebrate the life of the former Hatch Mansfield and Rosemount sales representative.

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Chase Distillery looks to break into the US market

Published:  13 July, 2010


UK spirits specialists, Chase Distillery, hopes to break into the US market by appointing Pelican Brands as its American distributor for its range of English spirits and liqueurs.

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Currency update, July 13: UK inflation declines

Published:  13 July, 2010

Currency analysis from Smart Currency Exchange for July 12: UK inflation declines.

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Wines in the Pres, July 10-11, 2010

Published:  13 July, 2010


What have the national wine critics had to say this week? Find out with our round up of Wines in the Press for July 10, 11.

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Currency update, July 12: sterling slips up

Published:  12 July, 2010

Currency analysis from Smart Currency Exchange for July 12: sterling slips up

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Mango and peach Smirnoff for US

Published:  09 July, 2010

Diageo has added mango and peach flavours to its Smirnoff range in the US market.

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Denbies signs up Brendan Seal as vintage winemaker

Published:  09 July, 2010



English wine producer, Denbies Wine Estate has appointed Brendan Seal as its vintage winemaker and viticulturist. Seal is currently winemaker at Mount Edward Winery in New Zealand situated in the Gibbston sub region of Central Otago.

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Berry Bros updates app for i-Pad

Published:  09 July, 2010

Berry Bros & Rudd has launched an updated, i-Pad friendly version of its fine wine phone app.

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Currency update, July 8: sterling's two month high against the dollar

Published:  08 July, 2010

Currency analysis from Smart Currency Exchange, July 8: good day for sterling

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Millione launches to raise £1m for African schools by selling one million bottles

Published:  08 July, 2010

Millione is a new charity wine brand concept that hopes to use celebrity and retailer support to help raise £1 million to help build schools in Sierra Leone through selling one million bottles of the wine.

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Restaurant offers top wines from dispensers

Published:  08 July, 2010

A new restaurant hopes to persuade diners to trade up to more exclusive wines, served from Enomatic dispensers.

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Australian wineries seek recognition

Published:  07 July, 2010

Winemakers in Mount Gambier, on South Australia's Limestone Coast, are seeking approval for the area to have its own appellation.

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New alcohol guide for schools launched

Published:  07 July, 2010

Industry launches a new alcohol guide for schools after discovering more than half of youngsters obtained alcohol from their parents

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Final call for merchants looking to win a trip to Chile

Published:  07 July, 2010

Independent merchants interested in winning a wine trip to Chile early in 2011 are urged to register their interest by July 16.

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