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Wines in the press - May 20-23

Published:  23 May, 2011

The Guardian
Fiona Beckett says where she was staying in the Languedoc recently, you could buy rosé from the local cave for just £1.25 a litre, or 94p a bottle and it was exactly what she wanted at lunchtime, "light, crisp, refreshing and surprisingly well made".

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Vallée de Vin said to be in talks with India's Grover Vineyards

Published:  20 May, 2011

The owners of Vallée de Vin are said to be in talks to buy a significant stake in India's Grover Vineyards.

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Numbers up at LIWF

Published:  20 May, 2011

Despite tough trading conditions, attendance numbers for London's International Wine Fair have shown a slight increase, organisers Brintex have reported.

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Online wine world creates new brand at LIWF

Published:  20 May, 2011

Wine's social media world got together at LIWF to create a new pan-European blend from scratch, design a label and launch it to market before the fair closed its doors.

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Euromonitor: biggest growth in rosé, sparkling, New World and private label wines

Published:  20 May, 2011

The big opportunities for the Western European wine market are in rosé, sparkling wine, New World wines and private label, according to Euromonitor.

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On-trade: putting up wine prices good for business

Published:  20 May, 2011

There's a simple way to make more profit in the on-trade ? a Wine Intelligence experiment showed putting up prices can add £46,000 more annual profit.

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Michele Caggianese wins AFWS 'Restaurant Manager of the Year'

Published:  20 May, 2011

Michele Caggianese, restaurant and bar manager of London's Jumeirah Carlton Tower has been awarded the Academy of Food and Wine Service's AFWS, UK Restaurant Manager of the Year 2011.

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Kingsland Wines and Spirits announces Rickety Bridge partnership

Published:  20 May, 2011

Kingsland Wines and Spirits has announced a new partnership with South African winery, Rickety Bridge, based in Franschhoek.

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Sterling gains after UK sales data beats expectations

Published:  20 May, 2011

Sterling gained against the euro and US dollar yesterday after UK retail sales data beat expectations.

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Fine Aussie wines applauded in 100 Best list

Published:  19 May, 2011

This year's 100 Best Australian Wines includes 12 producers who have been included in every single list since its inception in 2004.

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A further 29 Oddbins stores go on sale

Published:  19 May, 2011

The joint administrators of Oddbins have put a further 29 stores across the country on sale, with the deadline for offers before 5pm of May 27.

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On-trade must explain natural wines to diners

Published:  19 May, 2011

Restaurants that fail to explain the concept of natural wines to diners are hindering consumer acceptance of the category, according to sommelier Romaine Henry from Hibiscus.

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Harpers debate: industry leaders slam big brands

Published:  18 May, 2011

Big brand wines were slammed for being over-priced, poor quality and lacking in self-confidence by industry leaders at Harpers debate.

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11 million UK regular wine drinkers go online for wine info

Published:  17 May, 2011

Almost 40% of regular wine drinkers in the UK , or 11 million people, search for wine information online - that's according to Wine Intelligence.

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Bottling in green glass could reduce CO2 emissions by 20%

Published:  17 May, 2011

Businesses could reduce their CO2 emissions by 20% by bottling in green glass according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme, WRAP.

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Freixenet claims Mia is biggest still wine launch of the year

Published:  17 May, 2011


Freixenet has launched a new mainstream Spanish wine brand aimed at attracting more women to the Spanish wine category.

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Consumer buying habits revealed

Published:  17 May, 2011

The simplicity of a label, the wine's colour and price are factors which most sway people to buy a certain a bottle.

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English wines celebrate IWC gold medal wins

Published:  17 May, 2011

The only rosé in the world to win a gold medal at this year's International Wine Challenge is from England.

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Online wine firms encouraged to flout rules

Published:  16 May, 2011

'There are no rules online - that's the beauty of it,' say wine business owners who are finding new ways of working the digital marketplace.

 

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31st LIWF prepares to open its doors

Published:  16 May, 2011

The 31st London International Wine Fair and Distil is preparing to open to the trade for three days of tastings, events and debate, from tomorrow May 17, at ExCeL.

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