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Currency update, August 20: sterling regains lost ground

Published:  20 August, 2010

Currency update for August 20 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling recovers on the back of stronger than expected retail sales data.

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Last chance to attend Home Office roadshow

Published:  20 August, 2010

The drinks trade has one last opportunity to make its voice heard in the Licensing Act overhaul consultation roadshow ? scheduled for Nottingham on August 26.

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Slurp launches iPhone app

Published:  19 August, 2010

Online wine retailer Slurp.co.uk has launched an iPhone application containing almost 6,000 wines, beers and spirits.

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Academy calls for front-of-house nominations

Published:  19 August, 2010

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) is seeking nominations from employers and staff in the industry for its front-of-house Annual Awards Excellence.

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SNP: A below-cost ban could make alcohol cheaper

Published:  19 August, 2010

The Scottish National Party (SNP) has claimed that a ban on below-cost alcohol sales would make many supermarket deals even cheaper.

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Bibendum's profits surge 11%

Published:  19 August, 2010

UK wine distributor Bibendum is "cautiously optimistic" after announcing gross profits have risen 11% on last year to £20.8 million, following strong cost controls.

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Islay produces its first gin

Published:  19 August, 2010

The Hebridean island of Islay has turned its hand from the production of peaty whiskies to distill its first gin.

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Currency update, August 19: recovery for sterling

Published:  19 August, 2010

Currency update for August 19 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling rises to hit a daily high of $1.5689/£1.

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Brown Brothers buys Tamar Ridge

Published:  18 August, 2010

Australian producer Brown Brothers has bought Tamar Ridge Estates vineyard and winery interests in Tasmania from Gunns for AU$32.5 million.

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Currency update, August 18: Sterling falls again

Published:  18 August, 2010

Sterling fell yesterday against the US dollar and euro yesterday after inflation data showed a slow down in UK price growth.

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Armit appointed UK agent for Maison Deux Montille Soeur Frère

Published:  18 August, 2010

Armit has been appointed exclusive UK agents for Maison Deux Montille Soeur Frère.

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Enotria buys Great Western Wine

Published:  17 August, 2010

Enotria has bought Bath-based firm Great Western Wines (GWW) for an undisclosed sum.

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Currency update, August 17: sterling regains lost ground

Published:  17 August, 2010

Currency update for August 17 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling reclaimed some of the ground lost against the US dollar last week, rising 0.4% yesterday to hit $1.5665/£1 after risk sentiment improved in trading yesterday.

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New hierarchy for Languedoc appellations

Published:  17 August, 2010

A new hierarchy for Languedoc appellations has been confirmed by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL).

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Documentary push for Olmeca Tequila

Published:  17 August, 2010

Olmeca Tequila has produced a series of documentaries to educate consumers about the history of the category and its relevance to the London bar scene.

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Côtes du Rhône sponsors London Double Header

Published:  16 August, 2010

Côtes du Rhône wines will be the official match sponsor of the London Double Header at Twickenham, which marks the opening round of matches in the Premiership Rugby season.

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Currency update, August 16: sterling given downbeat assessment

Published:  16 August, 2010

It was an interesting week last week for sterling after the Bank of England's quarterly inflation report gave a downbeat assessment of the UK's prospects over the next two years.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd to partner Anchor Brewers & Distillers

Published:  16 August, 2010

Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits has formed a strategic partnership with Anchor Brewers & Distillers.

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Wines in the press - August 12-16

Published:  16 August, 2010

The Guardian

Victoria Moore would rather have another glass of red than drink stickily sweet wines.

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Nicolas to sell non-London stores

Published:  13 August, 2010

French wine retailer Nicolas has entered into negotiations to sell all 18 of its stores located outside the M25 to a company set up by its former operations director.

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