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France dominates IWC trophy leaderboard

Published:  29 June, 2011

France dominates the trophies honours list in this year's International Wine Challenge, coming first for the third consecutive year with 34 wines being awarded a trophy - a 62% increase on last year.

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Ian Macleod buys Tamdhu distillery

Published:  29 June, 2011

Ian Macleod Distillers has bought Speyside distillery Tamdhu from the Edrington Group for an undisclosed sum.

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Yellow Tail launches 'love the taste or your money back' campaign

Published:  29 June, 2011

Australian wine brand, Yellow Tail is launching a risk free purchase, taste guarantee promotion, 'love the taste or your money back'.

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UK alcohol prices second in EU league table

Published:  29 June, 2011

The UK comes second in the European league table for drinks pricing, according to official EU figures.

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Gallo expands in Central Coast

Published:  29 June, 2011

E & J Gallo Winery is buying Edna Valley Vineyard for an undisclosed sum.

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Your high street needs you

Published:  29 June, 2011

Helping independent local retailers thrive in today's tough retail landscape is the aim behind Independents' Day 2011 on July 4.

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Diageo gains majority share in China's, Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing

Published:  28 June, 2011

Diageo has upped its stake to become a majority shareholder in one of China's largest spirit companies Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing.

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Champagne houses beef up portfolios

Published:  28 June, 2011

Two leading Champagne houses have been busy releasing new additions to their portfolios.

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Les Jamelles pushes heritage of Languedoc with Rare & Antique range

Published:  28 June, 2011


Les Jamelles Rare & Antique continues to introduce wines committed to help promote and maintain indigenous grape varieties from the Languedoc-Roussillon.

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Caskstrength whisky blog launches its own Scotch

Published:  28 June, 2011

UK whisky site Caskstrength.net has become the first blog to launch its own whisky. 

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Brandia International announces Vinho Verde campaign

Published:  28 June, 2011

Brandia International has developed a €5-million international promotional campaign for Vinho Verde, following a boom in global exports.

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Sterling falls to five month low against US dollar

Published:  28 June, 2011

Sterling fell to a five month low against the US dollar yesterday as concerns over the European debt crisis saw investors buy safe haven currencies.

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Constellation changes name to Accolade Wines

Published:  27 June, 2011

Constellation has officially changed its name to Accolade Wines from today, along with a new strategy.

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Wines in the press, June 24-26

Published:  27 June, 2011

Guardian
In Fiona Beckett's hometown of Bristol, a growing number of restaurants are now allowing you to bring your own wine.

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Diageo plans £9.5m upgrade at Speyside distillery

Published:  27 June, 2011

Diageo is planning a £9.5 million upgrade of its Scotch whisky production in Speyside.

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BHA is making headway on VAT cut for hospitality firms

Published:  27 June, 2011

The British Hospitality Association says it is making headway on a VAT cut for hospitality businesses.

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Hardy's retains biggest UK off-trade wine brand title

Published:  27 June, 2011

Constellation Wines has announced that Hardys, has regained the title of biggest UK off-trade wine brand.

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Sterling suffers as retail sales figure drop to year low

Published:  27 June, 2011

Sterling fell below $1.60 against the US dollar last week and below €1.12 against the euro as retail sales figures for the UK fell to the weakest level in a year.

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Kleine Zalze looks to spread its appeal to independents and on-trade

Published:  24 June, 2011

South African producer Kleine Zalze is looking to widen its range to appeal more to independent wine merchants and restaurants.

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The plus £8 wine category is here to stay, says Dedicated Wines' Edward Squires

Published:  24 June, 2011

Higher wine prices can be sustained in the UK as consumers grow to accept them and buyers recognise the higher margins that can be made for all in the supply chain, according to Edward Squires, co-founder of Dedicated Wines.

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