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Viña Errázuriz awarded top Parker points

Published:  09 January, 2011

Viña Errázuriz wines topped Robert Parker's list of Chilean wines for the second year running.

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Majestic has buoyant Christmas

Published:  07 January, 2011

Majestic wine had a buoyant festive season, with sales up 6.4% for the nine weeks of Christmas trading.

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Constellation's Europe and Australia sales drop 12%

Published:  07 January, 2011

Constellation's recently-offloaded Australian and European wine business saw sales decline 12% in the third quarter of last year.

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Sterling recovers from knee-jerk drop

Published:  07 January, 2011

Sterling had a shaky start to the day yesterday, falling against the US dollar and euro following worse than expected data for UK services sector activity for December.

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Geoffrey Dean's Ashes and wine blog: let the party begin!

Published:  07 January, 2011

Never have I been happier to be proved wrong. My prediction that the Ashes series would be tight was wide of the mark...the contest wasn't even close. Three innings victories says it all....Australia were thrashed in their own backyard. Enjoy it while you can, because they will rejuvenate in time. Australian sport is too well-structured and well-endowed not to.

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Tim Adams buys Leasingham Winery from Constellation

Published:  06 January, 2011

Australian winemaker Tim Adams has bought the Clare Valley's Leasingham Winery from Constellation.

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Another fall for sterling

Published:  06 January, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar yesterday as poor UK data contrasted with better than expected US economic data.

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Vintage Wine Estates acquires Cosentino in Napa

Published:  06 January, 2011

Vintage Wine Estates has acquired Napa Valley's Cosentino Winery, which ceased trading in November after failing to secure extra finance to cover its debts.

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Michel Roux's TV series to raise front-of-house profile

Published:  06 January, 2011

The Academy of Food and Wine Service (AFWS), is hoping to raise the profile of front-of-house as a viable career ahead of the new TV series, Michel Roux's Service.

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Fine wine proves canny investment in 2010

Published:  05 January, 2011

Fine wine proved a canny investment for 2010 ? outperforming other assets by providing investors with a 32% return.

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Portuguese wine mourns UK ambassador

Published:  05 January, 2011

Jose Leitao, one of Portuguese wine's leading ambassadors in the UK, has died aged 62.

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Peyton and Byrne launches restaurant at Royal Academy of Arts

Published:  05 January, 2011

Oliver Peyton's restaurant group, Peyton and Byrne, is to launch restaurant and bar at the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Six new sites for Bristol bar group Loungers

Published:  05 January, 2011

Bristol-based cafe-bar chain Loungers is planning to open six new sites in 2011.

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Wines in the press December 30- Jan 2

Published:  05 January, 2011

The Guardian
It's January and many of us will be giving up wine for the month. But Fiona Beckett is adopting an alternative approach.

 

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Invivo Wines signs with Codorniu UK

Published:  05 January, 2011

New Zealand producer Invivo Wines has signed an exclusive on and off-trade distribution agreement for the UK and Ireland with Spanish firm Grupo Codorníu.

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Sterling gains as manufacturing activity grows

Published:  05 January, 2011

Sterling gained yesterday as manufacturing data showed that activity in the sector grew in December at the fastest rate in 16 years.

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How did your business fare over Christmas?

Published:  04 January, 2011

As the festive season draws to a close, Harpers wants to find out how the drinks industry fared this year through this short survey below.

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New funding for whisky qualification

Published:  04 January, 2011

Skills Development Scotland has teamed up with the Scotch Whisky Association to provide funding aimed at encouraging an additional 200 whisky workers to gain a Spirit Industry Vocational Qualification.

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Only 2 in 5 adults understand alcohol units

Published:  04 January, 2011

Only two in five adults understand how many alcohol units are in their drinks, according to research by Drinkaware.

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Tough year ahead for drinks trade as VAT rises

Published:  04 January, 2011


The 2.5% VAT rise will make the year ahead "pretty tough" for drinks retailers, according to the WSTA.

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