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Currency update, August 31: sterling quarterly quotes revised upwards

Published:  31 August, 2010

Sterling's movement last week was dictated by risk sentiment as sterling suffered on increased risk aversion at the start of the week but benefitted towards the end of the week due to gains in global stock markets.

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Wines in the press - August 26-29

Published:  31 August, 2010

Guardian
Victoria Moore is talking to New Zealander, Sam Harrop MW who thinks we're spending thousands on cases of en primeur Bordeaux when there's a region producing red wines showing better terroir, and with more vibrancy for a fraction of the price.

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Durius opens first London restaurant

Published:  29 August, 2010

The Durius Café restaurant chain has opened its first branch in London, following the launch of four in Spain.

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Hardys confirms multi-million pound campaign

Published:  27 August, 2010

Australian wine brand Hardys is planning a multi-million pound campaign around the extension of its Come Dine with Me sponsorship and an iPhone app.

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Pernod Ricard ups investment by 30% for Christmas

Published:  27 August, 2010

Pernod Ricard has unveiled the firm's Christmas plans ? it has upped marketing investment by 30% for this year's focus on premium brands across TV ad campaigns, sponsorships and new packaging.

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'Make it at Bushmills' competition winner announced

Published:  27 August, 2010

A 28-year-old lifeguard from Svishtov Bulgaria, has won the global Bushmills Irish Whiskey 'Make it at Bushmills' challenge.

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Diageo warns it may shift head office overseas

Published:  27 August, 2010

Diageo issued a warning to the UK government that it would not hesitate to move its head office overseas should taxes become "onerous".

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Currency update, August 27: sterling benefits from investor confidence

Published:  27 August, 2010

Sterling benefited from improved risk sentiment as gains in stock markets gave investors the confidence to seek higher returns elsewhere.

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Plumpton launches course on 'The Wine Trade in Britain'

Published:  27 August, 2010

Plumpton College has launched a new course entitled, "The Wine Trade in Britain".

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Police uncover illicit vodka plant near Bristol

Published:  27 August, 2010

Police have discovered an illicit alcohol still near Bristol, and believe fraudsters were producing fake vodka and selling it under the Chekov Imperial and Chundoff Russian brands.

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Bars and restaurants should capitalise on Christmas overnighters

Published:  26 August, 2010

Bars and restaurants should capitalise on the opportunity that one in three people will make a Christmas shopping trip this year which will include an overnight stay, according to Retail Eyes.

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Currency update, August 26: a quiet day for sterling

Published:  26 August, 2010

Sterling had a fairly quiet day yesterday and remains range bound against the euro and US dollar.

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Diageo wine sales up 20% in Great Britain

Published:  26 August, 2010

Diageo wine sales have grown 20% in Great Britain over the last year - led by Blossom Hill and innovative grocery sector launches.

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Edinburgh: new Whiski Bar concept

Published:  26 August, 2010

Edinburgh retailer Whiski Bar is opening new premises which will incorporate a whisky shop, tasting room and bar.

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Glenrothes to launch whisky making competition

Published:  25 August, 2010

Glenrothes is launching a global cometition giving four consumers a chance to become Glenrothes whisky makers for a week.

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UK revival for Romanian wine?

Published:  25 August, 2010

Romanian wine is being stocked at Oddbins once again following a 10-year hiatus ? prompting claims that the country's wines are undergoing a UK revival.

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Berry Bros & Rudd to match red wine with fish

Published:  25 August, 2010

Berry Bros & Rudd is using science in an attempt to prove that red wine does go with fish after all.

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Corks Out installs Enomatic machines

Published:  25 August, 2010

Wine merchant Corks Out will install Enomatic machines to four of its five shops and offer sampling to both on and off-trade customers.

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Century-old recipe inspires Glenmorangie expression

Published:  25 August, 2010

Glenmorangie has used a rediscovered century-old recipe to create the latest addition to its Private Edition range.

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Currency update, August 25: sterling falls to one month low

Published:  25 August, 2010

Yesterday sterling fell to a one month low against the US dollar and ended four days of gains against the euro over fears of a double-dip recession.

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