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UK retailers plan ahead for Champagne for royal wedding

Published:  24 March, 2011

Important lessons have been learnt by UK retailers after over-stocking Champagne for the millennium celebrations and the same mistake will not be repeated for the up-coming Royal wedding and Olympics.

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Alcohol duty continues to rise

Published:  23 March, 2011

There was no relief for the drinks trade in the Budget, as the Chancellor failed to halt the progress of the controversial alcohol duty escalator.

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Sake Samurai Association launches earthquake appeal

Published:  23 March, 2011

The Japan Sake Brewers Association Junior Council (Sake Samurai Association) has established an appeal in order to help members affected by the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake and tsunami.

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Spanish tapas bar Pix opens Soho site

Published:  23 March, 2011

Late night Spanish tapas bar Pix is to open its third London premises in the West End.

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The Glenrothes Whisky Makers competition winners announced

Published:  23 March, 2011

Four winners of the international 'The Glenrothes Whisky Makers' competition have been announced.

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Budget to show public finances performing well

Published:  23 March, 2011

Consumer Price Index CPI, inflation hit the highest level since October 2008 yesterday, and saw sterling hit a new 14 month high of $1.64/£1.

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Blue Nun aims re-launch at younger consumer

Published:  22 March, 2011

German wine brand, Blue Nun has re-launched its range to appeal to the younger consumer.

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The? Prospector Syrah - more than just a name

Published:  22 March, 2011

More than just a name - the Jordan Wine Estate's new wine The Prospector Syrah 2008, is in acknowledgement of the public support the winery enjoyed in the successful campaign to save the Cape Winelands from a recent application to prospect and mine various minerals.

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Piper-Heidsieck to sponsor Elise Trophy

Published:  22 March, 2011

Piper-Heidsieck has announced an exclusive Champagne sponsorship of the Elise Trophy 2011.

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William Grant rolls out premium packaging

Published:  22 March, 2011

William Grant is rolling out new premium packaging for two of its Grant's range with an 'all you need to know' label.

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Sterling hits two week high against dollar

Published:  22 March, 2011

Sterling hit a two week high against the US dollar and is set to test the highest levels for over a year if inflation figures today come in higher than expected.

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Portman Group recruits members to independent complaints panel

Published:  21 March, 2011

Two new members have been appointed to the independent complaints panel - that tackles irresponsible alcohol marketing under the Portman Group's - Code of Practice.

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Inverarity Vaults releases two wines in support of Scottish Ballet

Published:  21 March, 2011

Independent merchant, Inverarity Vaults has launched two limited edition wines in support of Scottish Ballet's adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice stories.

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Sterling set for busy Budget week

Published:  21 March, 2011

Sterling is set for a busy week ahead with the Budget, Bank of England minutes, inflation and retail sales figures all being released against a backdrop of air strikes in Libya and worries over a nuclear meltdown in Japan.

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Wines in the press - March 18-21

Published:  21 March, 2011

The Guardian
With all those three-for-a-tenner promotions on every supermarket shelf, it's easy to forget what a great wine-producing nation Australia is, says Fiona Beckett.

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WaverleyTBS announces record attendance at portfolio launch

Published:  18 March, 2011

WaverleyTBS announced a record attendance at the launch of its re-vamped wine portfolio, that begins the first of a series of national tasting events.

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Sterling drops against euro due to Spanish bond auction

Published:  18 March, 2011

Sterling dropped to a four month low against the euro, but gained against the US dollar yesterday and overnight.

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Opportunities being missed in on-trade, says Wine Intelligence

Published:  18 March, 2011

Opportunities are being missed in pubs and restaurants due to disappointing wine offers and difficult to navigate drinks menus, according to Wine Intelligence.

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Oddbins' Baile says CVA 'best way forward'

Published:  18 March, 2011

Oddbins' Simon Baile is urging suppliers to vote for a company voluntary arrangement as the "best possible way forward."

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Japanese nuclear crisis continues to dent sterling

Published:  17 March, 2011

Sterling slipped against the US dollar yesterday as concerns over the UK economy and worries over the Japanese nuclear crisis dented the pound.

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