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Disaronno launches international cocktail competition

Published:  21 July, 2010

Disaronno has announced the launch of an international contest, that will put professional bartenders to the test.

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Currency update, July 21: sterling recovers losses

Published:  21 July, 2010

Currency daily update for July 21 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling recovered from Monday's losses yesterday as concerns over European bank stress tests saw investors taking profit from the stronger euro.

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Hotel TerraVina duo win Gastronomy Team of the Year

Published:  20 July, 2010

Sommelier Laurent Richet and chef de partie Neil Cooper from Hotel TerraVina in Hampshire have won the Academy of Food & Wine's 2010 Gastronomy Team of the Year.

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Tim How joins Enotria

Published:  20 July, 2010

Majestic's former chief executive Tim How has joined Enotria as deputy chairman.

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WSET announces freeze on prices

Published:  20 July, 2010

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has put a freeze on the pricing of WSET courses, examinations and materials for the coming academic year.

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Home Office takes over control of alcohol licensing

Published:  20 July, 2010

The government has confirmed that the Home Office will take over responsibility for the Licensing Act 2003, which regulates the sale of alcohol in England and Wales.

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Pernod Ricard to use Facebook in anti drink-driving campaign

Published:  20 July, 2010

Pernod Ricard UK is to use social networking sites to target 18 to 24-year-old drivers in the the latest phase of its Accept Responsibility campaign.

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Currency update, July 20: sterling hits seven week low

Published:  20 July, 2010

Currency daily update for July 20 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling fell yesterday against the euro to hit a seven week low.

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Wines in the press - July 16-18

Published:  20 July, 2010

The Guardian

Victoria Moore is visiting the winery and cellar for the Cave de Saumur - the cooperative that is now part of the wine-producing giant, Alliance Loire.

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Nederburg wins gold at Muscats du Monde

Published:  19 July, 2010

South African winery, Nederburg has emerged as the top performer in this year's Muscats du Monde.

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Captain Morgan given "rugged" image

Published:  19 July, 2010

Diageo has announced a new global pack design for Captain Morgan rum to be rolled out in late July.

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Drinkaware opens alcohol-free café for under-18s

Published:  16 July, 2010

Drinkaware is hoping to highlight the risks of excessive alcohol consumption to 16 and 17-year-olds with the opening of an alcohol-free café in Newquay, Cornwall.

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Currency update, July 16: sterling's good fortunes continue

Published:  16 July, 2010

Currency daily update for July 16 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling continues its rally against the US dollar, hitting a two and a half month high.

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London lauded as world cocktail capital

Published:  16 July, 2010

London was confirmed as the world's leading city for cocktail mixology last night as The Connaught Hotel's Erik Lorincz was crowned overall winner of Diageo's Raising the Bar competition.

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New wine buyer for Sainsbury's

Published:  15 July, 2010

Sainsbury's has appointed Spar wine trading manager Dror Nativ to the position of buyer for Australia, New Zealand and wine formats.

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WSTA appoints new policy manager

Published:  15 July, 2010

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has appointed Aileen Keyes as its new policy manager.

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Currency update, July 15: sterling jumps by nearly 1%

Published:  15 July, 2010

Currency analysis for July 15 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling jump by nearly 1% to $1.53/ £1 - the highest rate in two months.

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Big names sign up to appear at Harpers global wine conference

Published:  15 July, 2010

Dan Jago at Tesco, Justin James of Sainsbury's and Direct Wines' Justin Howard-Sneyd are just three of the big names who will be speaking at Harpers Wine & Spirits' inaugural Global Wine Conference 2010 in London on September 7.

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Currency update, July 15: sterling hits two month high against dollar

Published:  15 July, 2010

Currency daily update for July 15 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling hits two month high against the dollar.

For specialist drinks currency advice go to www.smartwinespirits.com

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Register now for merchants seminar

Published:  14 July, 2010

Independents looking for fresh ideas on how to promote their business are invited to attend the Top Merchants seminar on July 19 at the Bristol Hotel, Bristol.

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